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Magazine - 'Posh', P&O, Vol 1, No 2, Sep 1960 Document Reg. No: HT 1324

Magazine 'POSH', Vol 1, No 2, September 1960, published by P&O Lines. 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. This 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.
A4 size magazine stapled at spine. Full colour, 18 printed pages. Front cover of magazine has a colour image of a sailor playing the bagpipes to a young boy.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.60 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, publications, shipping lines, shipping companies
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text: POSH.
Handwritten: Just for your information
Publisher: P & O Line, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Sep 1960
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sep 1960

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