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Letter - Department of Immigration to Travellers Aid Society, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1262

Blank form letter addressed to the Travellers' Aid Society, requesting overnight accommodation and meals for unspecified females. It requests that the account to be sent to Department of Immigration, Melbourne. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960.

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.
Single typed page with letterhead. Off-white paper, with black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.30 cm (Width), 25.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies, immigration policies, immigration selection, housing
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: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Typed: Dear Madam, / Please provide overnight accommodation and meals / for the evening of / for females. / Please render your account to this Department for / accommodation and meals provided. / Yours faithfully, / for Commonwealth Migration Officer.
Addressed To: Travellers' Aid Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Sender: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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