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Report - Harold Holt, 'What Immigration Means to Australia', Commonwealth of Australia, 30 Aug 1956 Document Reg. No: HT 1280

Summary:
Parliamentary report by Harold Holt, Minister for Immigration, titled 'What Immigration Means to Australia', dated 30 August 1956. The report outlines the effects of immigration on Australia and addresses common concern relating to Immigration. 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 available to 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:
Printed eighteen page report on foolscap size paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.20 cm (Width), 33.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, white australia policy
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: reports
Inscriptions: Text: 1956/THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/WHAT IMMIGRATION MEANS TO/AUSTRALIA/REPORT BY THE MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION/THE RT. HON. H.E. HOLT/30TH AUGUST, 1956/Presented by Command; ordered to be printed 30th August, 1956.
Author: Harold Holt, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 30 Aug 1956
Printer: A. Arthur - Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 30 Aug 1956
Publisher: Australian Commonwealth Government, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 30 Aug 1956
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1956

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