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Booklet - Sir Ian Clunies-Ross, 'History in the Making', Conpress Printing, 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1574

Booklet 'History in the Making', by Sir Ian Clunies-Ross, Chairman CSIRO, published by Conpress Printing, 1957. It is based on a speech given to the eighth Australian Citizenship Convention on January 25, 1957. 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.
A5 size booklet with seven pages, stapled at spine. Front cover of booklet is white with black printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.80 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, Ian Clunies Ross, Parasitologist & Veterinary Scientist (1899-1959), Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: HISTORY/IN THE/MAKING/by/Sir Ian Clunies-Ross,/Chairman/Commonwealth Scientific/and Industrial/Research Organisation.
Author: Sir Ian Clunies Ross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957
Publisher: Conpress Printing Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957-1961

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