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Baggage Label - Scandinavian Airlines System, Travel Details, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1569

Summary:
Airline Baggage Label or strap tag used by Scandinavian Airlines System circa 1950s. It is part of a collection of souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. As part of her role Margaret met migrants and often received gifts from other 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:
Rectangular cardboard airline baggage strap tag or label. Label is printed on both sides with airline logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.10 cm (Width), 11.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, immigration, immigrant voyages, women s work, air transport, government departments, government policies
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Cultural Diversity Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: luggage handling
Inscriptions: Text, front: PLACE OF DEPARTURE AND DATE OF ISSUE/SAS.
Front, stamped: SAS/STATION/COPENHAGEN.
Text, reverse: BAGGAGE (STRAP) TAG/No. checked/pcs./Individual wt./To Sydney/Orig. flt./Transfer at/Airline/Flt. No./Psgr's name/SK 16-07-78/SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM/DENMARK NORWAY SWEDEN.
Manufactured For: Scandinavian Airlines System, Solna, Sweden, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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