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Document of Identity - Issued to Ronald & Joan Booth, Department of Immigration, 27 Apr 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980515

Summary:
Document of Identity issued to Ronald and Joan Booth by the Department of Immigration, dated 27 April 1956. 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.
Description:
Buff-coloured envelope with handwriting in blue and red ink and pencil. Document printed on grey paper with text and graphics in black, red and blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.80 cm (Height), 15.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, identifications, immigration policies, migration settlement, british immigration, immigration selection, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Handwritten text: Certificate of Identity/Ron & Joan 1/ARMY REFERENCE 18-10-93
Issued By: Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 27 Apr 1956
Issued To: Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 27 Apr 1956

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