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Newsclipping - The Herald, 'The Lonely Men of Melbourne', 1 Mar 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1303

Article from the Herald, dated 1 March 1958. The article is about loneliness of migrant men in Australia and psychiatric and criminal repercussions. 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.
Newsclipping, whole page from the Herald weekend Magazine. There are ten columns of black text, with various subheadings. There is an image of a group of men in a social club type setting in the top right hand corner of the article.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 59.5 cm (Height), 42 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, government policies, immigration selection, 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: The lonely men of/Melbourne say/THEY'RE IN AN/EVE-LESS EDEN.
Publisher: The Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Mar 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 mar 1958

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