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Notes - 'Adult Christianity: A Disciplined Life' Reg. No: HT 32735 20
- Two hand-written notes originally stored within the pages of a black leather bound Bible [Book of Proverbs], which was brought by Mary Ward when she migrated with her family from England to Australia in 1961. The larger of the two notes is titled 'Adult Christianity: A Disciplined Life' and appears to be notes taken during a sermon or a talk. The second of the two notes was written on a scrap of paper and lists the names of four women from the Old Testament in the Bible - Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and Deborah.
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.
- Hand-written notes, a single sheet of unlined paper and a scrap piece of lined paper.
- 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
|Dimensions:||201 mm (Height), 125 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||religious materials|
|Inscriptions:||Intact sheet [hand-written]: 'Adult Christianity, A disciplined Life / Hear the call follow me...[extensive text]'
Scrap paper [handwritten]: 'Romans 13 / Womens [sic] of the Bible (underlined) / Ruth and Naomi / Hannah / Deborah'
|Past Owner & User:||Mrs Mary Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain|
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