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Leaflet - 'A Welcome Awaits', Department of Labour & National Service, 1956 Reg. No: SH 980513
- Leaflet titled ' Australia A Welcome Awaits' published by the Department of Labour and National Service, circa 1956. It was part of a collection of promotional material used by the Booth family as they prepared to migrate to Australia. The Booth family, Ronald, Joan and their two children Ronald and Martin, migrated to Australia in 1956 under the assisted passage scheme. They left London on 18 May aboard the Strathaird and arrived in Australia in June. When they arrived in Melbourne they were taken to the migrant centre at the Royal Exhibition Building for processing and were then sent to the Brooklyn Hostel. They found Australia to be very different to how it was described in all the promotional literature they had been given in England, however they were made to feel very welcome.
- Pamphlet of 8 pages with text and graphics printed on white paper in blue and black ink.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
|Dimensions:||14.40 cm (Height), 11.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, promotional materials, migration settlement, british immigration, local trades committee|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed text: AUSTRALIA/A/WELCOME/Awaits... [Extensive text]|
|Publisher:||Department of Labour & National Service, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1956|
|User:||Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 1956|