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Poster - Notice to Aliens, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1268

Poster 'Notice to Aliens' issued by the Department of Immigration, and printed by L.F Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra. It outlines the requirements regarding 'alien' registration. Aliens are people living in one country who are seen to owe allegiance to another country. This poster 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.
Small single page printed poster.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.8 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, propaganda, italy
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: Policy
Tertiary Classification: rules & regulations
Inscriptions: Text: 'Notice to Aliens'
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1950s
Printer: L.F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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