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Booklet - 'Facts about Social Services in Australia', Australian News & Information Bureau, Mar 1955 Reg. No: SH 980519
- Booklet titled 'Facts about Social Services in 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.
- Booklet of 8 pages printed on white paper with text and photos in blue and black ink. Stapled.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
|Dimensions:||20.30 cm (Height), 12.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, promotional materials, migration settlement, british immigration, social services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed text: Facts about/SOCIAL SERVICES/in 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|