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Booklet - Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council, 'Australia Needs All These People', Conpress Printing, 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1321 1

Summary:
Booklet 'Australia Needs All These People', written by the Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council, 1958. The booklet contains information about the British migration program. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. She noted that staff were not expected to be up on every policy development but that the information was made available for those who were interested.

Margaret first worked in the Department of Alien Assimilation which focused on migrants post arrival, before moving to the Assisted Division which handled the reception of assisted European migrants arriving in Melbourne. Her final position was working for the General Assisted Passage Scheme, assisting migrants from the US, Scandinavia and Switzerland who came individually on general ships as opposed to migrant ships. She recalls her time with the Department with great pleasure. She was a young single woman and had just finished an Arts degree at Melbourne University. When she applied to the Public Service, she was placed with the Department of Immigration, as she spoke German. She left when she married in 1961 as per the policy at that time.
Description:
A5 sized booklet with 23 pages. Grey cover with black and white printed text. Stapled at spine.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 139 mm (Width), 205 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, immigration debates, government departments, publications
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: MIGRATION FACTS/AUSTRALIA NEEDS ALL THESE PEOPLE/ISSUED BY THE COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRATION ADVISORY COUNCIL.
Author: Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1958
Publisher: Conpress Printing Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1961

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