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Key Labels - Stephens, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1564

Summary:
Two key labels, issued by Stephens Baggage Agency. Both stamped with Anna Salen for ship name and Bonegilla Training Centre. They are part of a collection of immigration related 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:
Key labels joined together in a gang of two for Stephens Baggage Agency. Both are brown card with red ink text on one side. String for tying looped through eyelet of each tag. Ship name stamped in upper right corner. Destination stamped on bottom of tag.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.50 cm (Width), 13.40 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions does not include length of string. Measured as a gang of two.

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages, luggage
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: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: luggage handling
Inscriptions: Text: IF/UNCLAIMED/RETURN/TO/STEPHENS/off 554 FLINDERS ST., MELBOURNE/KEY LABEL/PRINT IN BLOCK LETTERS NAME/AND FULL ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY/OR POSTAGE OF KEYS/Name of Ship/ANNA SALEN.
User: Stephens Baggage Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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