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Book - 'Tales They Tell in Yorkshire', 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 32727

Small book, titled 'Tales They Tell in Yorkshire' by H.L. Glee and printed by Methuen & Co. Ltd. London, in 1954. This book was bought by Mary and James Ward after they migrated to Australia in 1961. Purchased by James Ward from the E.J. Brown bookshop in Bendigo, the subject relates to his own upbringing in Yorkshire.

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.
Small book bound in red linen, white stain on front and back.
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: 14 mm (Height), 111 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: folklore, children s folklore, immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, migrants, english immigration, migration schemes
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: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: No writing on front cover. Second page in book is titled: 'TALES THEY TELL IN YORKSHIRE'.
Hand-written in blue ink on the first page: 'J W. Ward.'
Sticker on inside of front page: 'Bookshop & Library/E.J. Brown/Arcade Bendigo'.
Past Owner & User: Mr James Ward, Glen Iris, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Author: Mr H Glee, London, England, Great Britain, 1954
Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1954

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