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Newsclipping - Herald Sun, Weg Cartoon, 22 Jun 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1285

Cartoon by WEG (William Ellis Green), published in the Herald Sun, dated 22 June 1957. The cartoon shows a man with just arrived woman with bag over her head and her hands tied. The woman is being leered at by group of stereotypical Southern European migrant men. This cartoon 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.
Black and white cartoon clipped from a newspaper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.60 cm (Width), 12.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, immigrant shipping, arranged marriages, proxy brides, greek immigration, politics, cartoons
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 - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Text, along top of page: June 22, 1957 WEG's WEE (page cut)
Artist: Mr William Green, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Jun 1957
Publisher: Sunday Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Jun 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Jun 1957

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