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Form - Accommodation Guarantee, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1272

Summary:
Unused Immigration Department 'Accommodation Guarantee' Form. Staff assisted migrants to complete such forms, as many had limited English. 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.
Description:
Foolscap size form with typed black text.
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, housing
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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: accommodation forms
Inscriptions: Text: File No./Commonwealth Migration Officer/8 Elizabeth Street,/MELBOURNE. Vic./ACCOMMODATION GUARANTEE.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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