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Booklet - 'Facts about Customs Duty in Australia', Australian News & Information Bureau, Jan 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980521

Booklet titled 'Facts about Customs Duty in Australia' published by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London, January 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.
Booklet of 8 pages with text, photos and graphics printed in black and green ink on white paper. Stapled.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.40 cm (Height), 12.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, customs houses, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, promotional materials, migration settlement, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed text: Facts about/CUSTOMS DUTY/in Australia [Extensive text]
Publisher: Australian News & Information Bureau, London, England, Great Britain, Jan 1956
Printer: C.F. Hodgson & Son Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, Jan 1956
User: Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 1956

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