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Notice - Conditions and Rules, Commonwealth Hostels Ltd, 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980533

Notice of Hostel Conditions and Rules issued by Commonwealth Hostels Limited to the Booth Family, in 1956. It was given to the Booth family during their stay at Brooklyn Hostel and it sets out the various tariffs, conditions and rules associated with Migrant Hostel accommodation. 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.
2-sheet foolscap notice with text printed in black on both sides of white paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 cm (Height), 20.40 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: rules & regulations
Inscriptions: Printed text: COMMONWEALTH HOSTELS LIMITED [Extensive text]
Issued By: Commonwealth Hostels Ltd., Australia, 1956
Issued To: Mr Ron Booth, Victoria, Australia, 1956

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