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Baggage Label - Australian Customs, Yellow, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1571

Summary:
Australian Customs yellow baggage label, used circa 1950s. It was used to note that baggage had been inspected and passed by Customs. It is 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:
Rectangular yellow paper adhesive label with black printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.20 cm (Width), 12.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, government departments, government policies, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages
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 - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: luggage handling
Inscriptions: Text: Australian/Customs/V/18/PASSED/PORT OF/MELBOURNE/No. 2131.
User: Australian Customs Service, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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