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Booklet - Australian News & Information Bureau, 'Australia in Facts & Figures', Department of the Interior, Mar 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1328

Booklet 'Australia in Facts and Figures', issued by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Department of the Interior, March 1958. The booklet covers policy, economy and administration, with a chapter on 'Population and Migration'. 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 where 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. Cover of booklet is light orange with dark brown printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.10 cm (Width), 21.00 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Author: Australian News & Information Bureau, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Mar 1958
Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Mar 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1961

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