Newspaper Clippings - Jean Morton & Patience Strong Document Reg. No: HT 32735 7

Summary:
Two newspaper clippings originally stored within the pages of a black leather bound Bible, which was brought by Mary Ward when she migrated with her family from England to Australia in 1961. One clipping is a poem by Jean Morton entitled 'Lines of Comfort.' The other clipping is features a 'Quiet Corner' article by Patience Strong. Patience Strong was the pseudonym of the English poet Winifred Emma May (1907-1990), used for her 'Quiet Corner' articles in The Daily Mirror until World War II when she was transferred to The Sunday Pictorial (which became The Sunday Mirror).

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.
Description:
Two newspaper clippings.
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: 110 mm (Height), 53 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, religions, churches, migrants, religions methodist, community organisations, english immigration, prayers, religious artifacts, religious instruction, migration schemes, religious symbols
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: religious materials
Author: Winifred May
Past Owner & User: Mrs Mary Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain

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