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Digital Photograph - Government House, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 1 Dec 1961 Reg. No: MM 134431
- Digital photograph of Government House and the shoreline, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, taken from the ship on 1 December 1961 during the voyage to Australia of 'SS Stratheden'. 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.
- 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:
- The harbour's edge from the sea with one small. possibly naval, ship anchored in the foreground and a significant, two-storey colonial building at the water's edge with other low buildings and trees against a backdrop of mountains and low clouds.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from William & Jennifer Barlow, 2012
|Tagged with:||immigration, assisted immigration, cities, ports, shipboard travel, migrants, migration settlement, english immigration, cityscapes, ports of call, migration schemes, governors residences|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place Depicted:||Georgetown, Malaysia, 1 Dec 1961|