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Newsletter - The Good Neighbour, No 22, Department of Immigration, Oct 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 1330

Summary:
Newsletter, 'The Good Neighbour' No 22, October, 1955. The Good Neighbour was produced every six months by the Department of Immigration. This edition announces the upcoming arrival of the millionth migrant to Australia. This magazine 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.
Description:
Newsletter of eight pages, with extensive text and images in black and white.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.50 cm (Width), 38.50 cm (Length)

More information

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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: newsletters
Inscriptions: Text: OUR 1,000,000 th/MIGRANT DUE/IN NOVEMBER/The Good/Neighbour/in which is incorporated/The New Australian/The Monthly Bulletin of the Department/of Immigration to assist Migrants/No 22 CANBERRA October, 1955
Publisher: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Oct 1955
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1955

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