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Booklet - Commonwealth Office of Education, 'For New Australians, A Radio Programme for Newcomers to Australia', Department of Education, May 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1329

Booklet 'For New Australians: a Radio Programme for Newcomers to Australia', by the Commonwealth Office of Education for the Department of Immigration, May 1958. This booklet provides information about English language broadcasts for immigrants which were broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. 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.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.70 cm (Width), 22.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, immigration debates, government departments, publications, radio broadcasting
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
Inscriptions: Text: FOR/NEW AUSTRALIANS/BOOKLET 108 MAY, 1958/Registered in Australia for transmission through the post as a periodical./Broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission./Prepared by the Commonwealth Office of Education for/the Department of Immigration.
Author: Commonwealth Office of Education, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, May 1958
Publisher: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, May 1958
Other Association (See Comments): Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia, May 1958

Broadcaster of program
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1961

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