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Programme - MV Oceania, Lloyd Triestino Line, Concert Program, 20 Oct 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 1559

Summary:
MN Oceania concert programme, dated 20 October 1955. The concert was provided for First Class passengers. It is part of a collection of shipboard memorabilia collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. As part of her role Margaret often met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne and received gifts from ship staff.

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:
White programme features full colour fancy dress group illustration and ribbon heading on front cover. Back features red and white flag. The text is Italian and English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.30 cm (Width), 22.10 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigrant shipping, immigration policies, ship memorabilia, shipping lines, music
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: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Text, inside: PROGRAMMA/DEL GIORNO/TO-DAY'S/PROGRAM/LLOYD TRIESTINO/M/N. OCEANIA.
Manufactured For: Lloyd Triestino Lines, Italy, 1955
Place & Date Used: ., 20 Oct 1955
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955

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