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Letter - Migrant Nomination, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1275

Unused form letter issued by the Department of Immigration in response to nomination enquiry, referring to an enclosed nomination form. It includes a questionnaire for applicant to complete regarding applicant's home and residence, as nominators usually provided accommodation for nominated migrants. 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.
Typed form letter, one foolscap page.
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, families, immigration selection
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 - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: forms
Inscriptions: Text: Dear Sir/Madam, / In response to your inquiry regarding the matter of making / a nomination under the migration scheme, a nomination form is / forwarded to you herewith for completion and return to this Office. / It is also requested that you complete the questionnaire hereunder / and return it with the nomination form. If, however, your nominees / will not reside in your home, please state the name and address of / the persons providing the accommodation. / If you desire to pay the passage contribution on behalf of / your nominees, the required amount (see Page 3 of nomination form) / should be remitted to this Office with the nomination form. / Yours faithfully, / V.T.NELSON. / Officer-in-Charge.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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