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Leaflet - Arrangements for Your Embarkation, P&O Line, 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 980528 2

Leaflet titled 'Arrangements for Your Embarkation' issued by the P&O Line for the voyage of the RMS Strathaird, departing London 18 May 1956. It was used by Ron and Joan Booth as they prepared to migrate to Australia. The Booth family, Ronald, Joan and their two children Ronald and Martin, migrated to Australia in 1956 under the assisted passage scheme. They left London on 18 May aboard the Strathaird and arrived in Australia in June. When they arrived in Melbourne they were taken to the migrant centre at the Royal Exhibition Building for processing and were then sent to the Brooklyn Hostel. They found Australia to be very different to how it was described in all the promotional literature they had been given in England, however they were made to feel very welcome.
White cardboard leaflet with text and graphics printed in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ron Booth, 1998
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, immigrant shipping, migration settlement, british immigration, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Printed text: ARRANGEMENTS/FOR/YOUR EMBARKATION [extensive text]
Publisher: Peninsula & Orient Steam Navigation Co., London, England, Great Britain, 1956
User: Mr Ron Booth, England, Great Britain, 1956
References: See Parent Record

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