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Letter - Notification of Destination in Australia, Commonwealth of Australia to Ron Booth, 12 Jul 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980544

Summary:
Letter from the Commonwealth of Australia to the Booth Family, dated 12 July 1956. The letter contains the Booth's final destination in Australia which is Melbourne, it was not received by the family until they docked at Fremantle. 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:
Quarto size letter with text and graphics printed in black ink on white paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.10 cm (Height), 20.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, ten pound tourists, settlement, immigrant shipping, migration settlement, british immigration, -1
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, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 2 May 1956
Addressed To: Mr Ron Booth, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 12 Jul 1956

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