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Magazine - Oikoreneia: The Family Magazine, No 73, 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 1323

Magazine 'Oikoreneia' (The Family Magazine), No 73, 1957. This magazine would have been picked up by Margaret either in the community or perhaps lying around on a table at work, as it was not a magazine officially circulated at the Immigration Department. 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.
Magazine stapled at spine, with an aqua blue cover. There are 50 pages all in Greek.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Width), 27.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, publications, greek immigration, greek language
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Organisations
Tertiary Classification: publications
Place & Date Published: The Advocate Press, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957

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