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Letter - Response to Enquiry about Immigration to Australia, Commonwealth of Australia to Ron Booth, 22 Dec 1955 Document Reg. No: SH 980551

Letter from the Commonwealth of Australia to the Booth Family sent 22 Dec 1955 regarding their enquiry about Assisted Passage 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.
Letter on quarto size white paper with text and graphics printed in black and purple ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.40 cm (Height), 20.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, migration settlement, british immigration, suburb boundaries
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA [Extensive text]
Sender: Commonwealth of Australia, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Dec 1955
Addressed To: Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 22 Dec 1955

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