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Envelope - Commonwealth of Australia to Ron Booth, 25 Jan 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980545

Envelope addressed to Ron Booth from the Commonwealth of Australia postmarked 25 January 1956. The envelope would have contained correspondence or information relating to the Booth family's application to migrate to Australia under the assisted passage scheme. 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.
Envelope of fawn colour with text and graphics printed in blue, black and purple ink on paper. Stamp in left top corner with text printed in blue ink on white paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.40 cm (Height), 17.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, migration settlement
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed text: ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE [Limited text]
Sender: Commonwealth of Australia, London, England, Great Britain, 25 Jan 1956
Addressed To: Mr Ron Booth, Manchester, England, Great Britain, 25 Jan 1956

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