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Leaflet - Application for British Passport, Department of Immigration, 1950s Reg. No: HT 1264
- Leaflet detailing items needed for the processing of a British Passport Application. It was probably an internal Department of Immigration administrative list. 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.
- Half page (torn across bottom edge) typed list of instructions.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||20.30 cm (Width), 16.20 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies, immigration policies, immigration selection|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|Inscriptions:||Text: APPLICATION FOR A BRITISH PASSPORT/IMPORTANT.|
|User (Probable):||Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|