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Cards - Learn English, Department of Education, circa 1950s Reg. No: HT 1269
- Set of five Cards outlining English Language classes, correspondence courses and radio lessons available from the Department of Education Section. They are 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.
- Five Cards outlining English Language classes, correspondence courses and radio lessons available from the Department of Education Section. Written in English and four European languages, it has a tear off reply paid order card for the course of choice.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||14.10 cm (Width), 17.90 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies, education, language teaching, language services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Education & Training|
|Tertiary Classification:||language education|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on each card: NEW AUSTRALIANS / LEARN / ENGLISH / To become an Aus- / tralian citizen, / To help you in your / daily work. / To share a full life / in Australia. / To succeed in your / new life. / AND / In the interests of / your children. The text is repeated in Italian, Dutch, German and Greek|
|Issued By:||Department of Education, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|
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