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Newsclipping - The Age, 'Bride, Nursery Ship Brings 1300', 14 Jun 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1302

Article from the Age dated 14 June 1957. The article is about the US Navy's 'Bride and Nursery' Ship, the 'Genera; Langfitt' which arrived in Melbourne with 1300 Greek migrants, 300 who were prospective brides, and hundreds of young children. 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, with one column of typed black text. Halfway down the article the age range of the brides is in bold.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.40 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)

More information

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: "Bride, Nursery"/Ship Brings 1300.
Publisher: The Age (Newspaper), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Jun 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Jun 1958

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