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Newsclipping - Herald Sun, 'No Eyes for Camera', 1 Mar 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1301

Article from the Herald Sun, dated 1 March 1958. The article is about the arrival of 'bride ship' Toscana, in Melbourne, and also covers the Greek men waiting in port. 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.
Article cut from a newspaper. There are three columns of typed black text, with several subheadings, and two black and white photographs. One photograph shows a group of young women leaning out of the edge of the ship Toscana, down to the pier below. The other image shows a group of men in suits standing on the pier along side the ship, some hold flowers or boxes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, arranged marriages, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages, greek immigration, proxy brides
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: No eyes for camera.... / Beaus at the / wharf to / meet brides
Publisher: Sunday Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Mar 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Mar 1958
Ship Depicted: ., Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Mar 1958

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