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Newsclipping - The Age, 'Liner Brings 1400 from Europe; to Take 1200 Back', 11 May 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1318

Newsclipping from the Age, dated 11 May 1957. It contains an article about the arrival of over 1300 Hungarians in Melbourne, and the strains these numbers placed on customs and immigration officials. The articles also discusses how the ship took 1200 passengers to from Australia Europe for both holidays and return migration. This article 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.
Article cut from a newspaper. There are three columns of typed black text,with various subheadings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Width), 20.80 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration, refugees, ships, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages
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: Liner Brings 1400/from Europe;/to Take 1200 Back.
Publisher: The Age (Newspaper), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1957

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