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Booklet - Athol Townley, 'Australia Unlimited, Immigration Builds the Nation', Department of Immigration, 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1320 1

Booklet 'Australia Unlimited: Immigration Builds the Nation', by Athol Townley the Minister for Immigration, published by the Department of Immigration in 1957. The Australia Unlimited catch phrase was initially used in conjunction with proposals which envisaged Australia as the Empire's major field for White immigration. This booklet 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.
A5 size booklet with 16 pages. It has a blue cover and white and black printed text. The booklet is stapled at spine.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.70 cm (Width), 20.50 cm (Length)

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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), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reports
Author: Mr Athol Townley - Commonwealth Government Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1957
Publisher: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957-1961

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