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Form - Repayment of Accommodation for Dependents, English & Italian, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1277

Summary:
Form issued by the Department of Immigration to migrants and their dependents staying in Department of Immigration Accommodation. The signatory agrees to repay the costs of accommodation and other services provided for their dependents on a weekly basis to the Department of Immigration. 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:
One foolscap page, with text printed on both sides. On one side the text is in English and on the other it has been translated into Italian.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.80 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, assisted immigration, families
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 - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: forms
Inscriptions: Text: APPENDIX C/COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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