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Leaflet - Advice to Intending Applicants for Naturalization, Department of Immigration, 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1282

Leaflet issued by the Department of Immigration which outlines the requirements and steps for becoming naturalized and obtaining Australian citizenship. 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.
A5 size leaflet of four pages with black printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.30 cm (Width), 24.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, white australia policy, citizenship, naturalisation
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: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION/Advice to Intending Applicants for Naturalization/Read this, or get a friend to read it to you and it/will help you with your application for naturalization/as an Australian citizen./People wanting to be naturalized must/Be of good character./Speak and understand enough English to be able to talk about ordinary/things and to do a job among English speaking people in Australia/Understand the duties and the privileges of an Australian citizen/Intend to live permanently in Australia.
Issued by: Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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