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Card - Change of Address Acknowledgement, Department of Immigration Assimilation Division, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1267

Notice of receipt of change of address, occupation and place of employment, issued by the Department of Immigration Assimilation Division. 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.
Rectangular card with black printed text on both sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.10 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies
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: Text, front: DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION,/Assimilation Division, 4th Floor,/8 Elizabeth Street,/MELBOURNE, C.1/Dear Sir/Madam,/Form RA..5, dated/Your change of address, occupation and place of employment/have been recorded at this office./This acknowledgement should be retained by you as evidence/of your notification./For Commonwealth Migration Officer.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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