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Letter - Accommodation & Employment, Greek Translation, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1273

Unused form letter issued by the Department of Immigration to assisted migrants, with handwritten text in Greek providing a translation of each paragraph. The letter grants permission to receiver to proceed to privately arrange accommodation and outlines other issues such as the two year Commonwealth employment contract and where to report. 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.
One page foolscap unused typed form letter with hand written translations in Greek.
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, employment
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: forms
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA / DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION / COMMONWEALTH BANK BUILDING / 8 ELIZABETH STREET / MELBOURNE, C.1 / Dear Sir, / Permission is given for you to proceed to accommodation / which I understand has been arranged for you privately at / .........................................................
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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