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Booklet - 'Australian Housing Survey', Melbourne, 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 32647

Booklet entitled 'Australian Housing Survey', published by Australian and New Zealand Bank Ltd. Melb., 3rd ed., 1958. The booklet contains an introduction and seven chapters covering housing statistics, the Australian house, the housing market, costs, regulations, government assistance and finance. This is one of many booklets about Australia collected by James and Mary Ward before they migrated from England to Australia in 1961.

This item is part of a large collection of material relating to the migration and settlement of British migrants to Australia in the 1960s under the 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme. It documents in particular both the migration experiences of James and Mary Ward and their three children who arrived in Melbourne on the ?TSS Stratheden? from Yorkshire in December 1961; and the Burke Road East Malvern Methodist Church's sponsorship of a number of English families, including the Wards, under the Scheme. The Church?s support included temporary accommodation for assisted families in a neighbouring house. The 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme (1957-1982) was part of a Commonwealth Government initiative which offered subsidised ship fares, accommodation and support to encourage migration from the UK to Australia after World War II.
Stapled booklet of 56 pages printed in black and white, containing 16 full page photos of Australian house types, and a card cover with black and white text and ANZ Bank logo on a blue background. Bank logo also on outside of back cover.
Statement Of Significance:
The Ward/Barlow Families collection is of national significance in documenting British assisted migration to Australia post-World War II. The collection provides a comprehensive snapshot from the commencement to completion of a British assisted migration experience and illuminates post-war immigration policies and procedures which favoured British immigration into Australia.

The collection of almost 400 items comprises a unique body of documentation with intersections between personal, community and government narratives that explore British post-World War II assisted migration. It includes photographs, personal correspondence, documents and objects offering a rare glimpse into the role of the Australian and British governments, Methodists Church sponsorship and community engagement in assisting and welcoming British immigrants to Australia. Assisted British migration was a constant theme of Australian immigration history until the early 1980s. Government initiatives such as the ?Bring Out A Briton? scheme had an enormous impact on the composition and size of the Australian population, making the Ward/Barlow collection of broad social and political historical significance.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from William & Jennifer Barlow, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 134 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: housing, immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, banking industry, house building, migrants, community organisations, english immigration, immigration selection, migration schemes, banking
Themes this item is part of: East Malvern Methodist Church, Bring Out A Briton Campaign, 1959, Ward Family, Assisted English Migrants, 1961, Migration Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: publications
Body text: 'AUSTRALIAN HOUSING SURVEY / INTRODUCTION / The expansion of building activities in Australia ... (extensive text) ... funds set aside under the / Agreement for that purpose.
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand Bank Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1958
User: Mr James Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, 1958-1960
User: Mrs Mary Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, 1958 - 1960
Printer: Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd, England, Great Britain, 1958

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