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Booklet - 'Building a Home', Department of Immigration, 1959 Reg. No: HT 1327
- Booklet 'Building a Home', by the Department of Immigration, 1959. The preface has been translated into four European languages and the remainder of the booklet is in English. It was produced for migrants planning to build a home or buy land. 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 stapled at spine. Front cover of booklet has a black and white image of a bricklayer.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||22.30 cm (Height), 14.40 cm (Width)|
|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), Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Text: Building/A Home.|
|Author:||Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1959|
|Publisher:||Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1959|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1961|