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Booklet - Harold Holt, 'A Happier Land', Department of Immigration, 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 1309

Summary:
Booklet 'A Happier Land' a booklet of addresses by Harold Holt, then Minister for Immigration, presented at the Australian Citizenship Convention Canberra, 1955. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. She noted that staff were not expected to be up on every policy development but that the information was made available for those who were interested.

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.
Description:
A5 sized booklet stapled at spine. Light green cover with maroon printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.80 cm (Width), 20.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, women s work, government departments, government policies, immigration policies, publications
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: public addresses
Inscriptions: Text: A HAPPIER LAND/ADDRESSES/by the Rt. Hon. H.E. Holt, M.P./Minister for Immigration/AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP/CONVENTION, 1955.
Author: Harold Holt, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1955
Publisher: Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1955
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1961

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