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Pamphlet - 'Dairy Farming in Australia', Commonwealth Immigration Office, Melbourne, 1924 Document Reg. No: HT 33326

Pamphlet entitled 'Dairy Farming in Australia', published by the Commonwealth of Australia Immigration Office in Melbourne in 1924. The pamphlet aims to promote the dairy farming industry in Australia to prospective immigrants in order to increase rural settlement in Australia. Attracting British migrants to Australia to settle on the land was a key priority for Australian immigration schemes at this time, particularly with the launch of the Empire Settlement Scheme in 1922, which offered assistance and land packages to immigrants from the United Kingdom with varying degrees of success. The pamphlet includes information about the dairy industry, images of dairying activities and an invitation for apply for further information from Australia House in London.
Four page pamphlet which folds to DL size and has extra flap of information on right side. Front cover is in full colour featuring a Daryl Lindsay print of a pastoral scene with cows and gum trees. When completely folded the front and reverse covers are identical except for a logo on the back of a white Australia with 'Land of Opportunity' printed across it. Inside pages have black and white text and images .
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, agriculture, government departments, immigration policies, dairy industry, government policies, dairy farms, closer settlement schemes, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Front cover: 'DAIRY FARMING/in/AUSTRALIA.'
Rear cover: 'DAIRY FARMING/in/AUSTRALIA./The Land of Opportunity'
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia Commonwealth Immigration Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1924
Artist: Sir Daryl Lindsay, Victoria, Australia, circa 1924

Creator of cover artwork.

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