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Booklet - 'Facts about Assisted Passages to Australia', Australian News & Information Bureau, Mar 1955 Document Reg. No: SH 980524

Summary:
Booklet titled 'Facts about Assisted Passages to Australia' published by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London, March 1955. 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.
Description:
Booklet of 16 pages of text,photos and graphics printed in black and orange ink on white paper. Stapled.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.60 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, promotional materials, migration settlement, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed text: Facts about/ASSISTED PASSAGES/to Australia [Extensive text]
Publisher: Australian News & Information Bureau, London, England, Great Britain, Mar 1955
Printer: C.F. Hodgson & Son Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, Mar 1955
User: Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 1955-1956

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