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Digital Photograph - Ward Family, Thorntree Estate, Middlesbrough, England, circa 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 134415

Summary:
Digital photograph of the Ward family, (from left to right) Patricia, Jennifer, James, David and Mary, at Thorntree Estate, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, circa 1955. One of 84 digital photographs relating to the Ward family migration experience including their life in England, their voyage in 1961 to Australia and their settlement in Melbourne.

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:
Digital photograph.
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:
Group of two adults and their three children, two girls and a boy, sittng on a low wall with roads and houses of a new post-war housing estate in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from William & Jennifer Barlow, 2012
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, portraits, assisted immigration, migrants, migration settlement, english immigration, housing estates
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection, East Malvern Methodist Church, Bring Out A Briton Campaign, 1959, Ward Family, Assisted English Migrants, 1961
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Groups
Tertiary Classification: adults & children
People Depicted: Ward, James; Ward, Mary; Ward, Patricia; Ward, David; Ward, Jennifer
Format: Digital Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mrs Jennifer Barlow, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Person Depicted: Mr James Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Person Depicted: Miss Patricia Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1955
Person Depicted: David Ward, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1955

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