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Form - Application for Board and Lodging, Issued to Ron Booth, Commonwealth Hostels Ltd, 20 Jun 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980532

Application for Board and Lodging Form issued by Commonwealth Hostels Limited to the Booth Family, dated 20 June 1956. It was used by the Booth family upon their arrival in Australia to apply for accommodation at the Brooklyn Hostel. 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.
3-sheet form of foolscap size printed in black and handwritten in blue ink on white paper. Pinned in one corner.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.70 cm (Height), 20.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, migration settlement, migrant hostels, accommodation, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Commonwealth Hostels
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: administration
Inscriptions: Printed text: APPLICATION FOR BOARD AND LODGING AT BROOKLYN [Extensive text]
Issued By: Commonwealth Hostels Ltd., Australia, 20 Jun 1956
Issued To: Mr Ron Booth, Victoria, Australia, 20 Jun 1956

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