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Booklet - Harold Holt, 'Building for a Better Australia', Conpress Printing, 1956 Reg. No: HT 1310
- Booklet 'Building for a Better Australia' by Harold Holt, then Minister for Immigration, published by Conpress Printing, 1956. This booklet contains a collection of addresses by Harold Holt presented at the Australian Citizenship Convention in Canberra, 1956. 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.
- A5 sized booklet with 31 pages, stapled at spine. Light orange cover with black printed text.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||14.10 cm (Width), 21.70 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, immigration debates, government departments, publications|
|Themes this item is part of:||Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|Tertiary Classification:||public addresses|
|Inscriptions:||Text: Building for/A BETTER AUSTRALIA/ADDRESSES/by the Rt. Hon. H.E. Holt, M.P.,/Minister for Immigration/AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP/CONVENTION, 1956.|
|Author:||Harold Holt, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1956|
|Publisher:||Conpress Printing Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1956|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1961|
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