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Newsletter - Migratious, Vol 1, No 6, Dec 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 1266

Newsletter 'Migratious' published for the Department of Immigration and Social Welfare Club, December 1950. It includes staff gossip, social commentaries, description of the children's Christmas party at the Somers holding centre, advice on playing golf, record collecting and tennis etc. 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.
Foolscap sized newsletter of 13 typed pages and some hand drawings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, newsletters, abdisalanfaheye 143
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: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: newsletters
Inscriptions: Text: MIGRATIOUS!/Published Monthly in the interest of/The Department of Immigration and Social Welfare Club./Editor: D. NEWMARK.....Melbourne......Contributions Invited/Vol.1 No.6 MELBOURNE. DECEMBER, 1950.
Publisher: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1950
Editor: D. Newmark - Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1950
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1950

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