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Photograph - Stern of Ship at Sea Image Reg. No: MM 130555

Photograph depicting the stern of an unidentified ship at sea. The photograph was found between page 334 - 335 of 'Practical Nursing Including Hygiene and Dietetics' by W.T. Gordon Pugh which had been brought to Australia with the Ward family when 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.
Sepia printed ink photograph of the stern of an unidentified ship at sea. Back of photograph printed word 'VELOX'. White spot on photography right centred.
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.
Description Of Content:
Sepia printed ink photograph of the stern of an unidentified ship at sea.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from William & Jennifer Barlow, 2012
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: housing, immigration, ships, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, employment, churches, migrants, immigration policies, religions methodist, community organisations, english immigration, accommodation, immigration selection, migration schemes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, East Malvern Methodist Church, Bring Out A Briton Campaign, 1959, Ward Family, Assisted English Migrants, 1961, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front of Photograph : Image'
Back of Photography: VELOX / VELOX / VELOX / VELOX'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Author: William Pugh, England, Great Britain, 1946
Printer: VELOX
User: Mrs Mary Ward
User: Mr James Ward

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