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Leaflet - 'Australia Invites You', Australian News & Information Bureau, England, 1956 Reg. No: SH 980517
- Red, black and white leaflet titled 'Australia Invites You' published by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London and printed by C.F. Hodgson & Son, London, in 1956. It was given to Ron and Joan Booth as part of a collection of promotional material when they were arranging to migrate to Australia.
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.
- Pamphlet with text and photos printed in black and red on white paper.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
|Dimensions:||22.20 cm (Height), 8.90 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, migration settlement, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, promotional materials, british immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed text: 'AUSTRALIA / Invites / You/ A Summary of what Australia offers / emigrants from the United Kingdom'.|
|Publisher:||Australian News & Information Bureau, London, England, Great Britain, 1956|
|Printer:||C.F. Hodgson & Son Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1956|
|User:||Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 1956|