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Leaflet - British Migration, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1278

Summary:
Two papers on British Migration policy issued by the Department of Immigration to staff. The papers outline the affirmative British migration policy, categories and other migration streams, including displaced Persons, International migration Agreements, and concludes with a justification of the White Australia Policy. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. She noted that staff were not expected to be up on every policy development but information was made available for those who where interested.

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:
Two sets of papers on British Migration. Each paper is four foolscap pages of typed black text
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, white australia policy, oath of allegiance
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: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: BRITISH MIGRATION / The object of existing policy is to attract to this / country the maximum number of suitable British for whom / suitable accommodation is available.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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