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Booklet - W.D. Borrie, 'British People for the Commonwealth', Federal Capital Press, 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 1577

Booklet 'British People for the Commonwealth' by W.D. Borrie, published by Federal Capital Press, 1958. Borrie was a Professor of Demography at Australian National University in Canberra, this booklet comes from a paper he presented at the Australian Citizenship Convention in 1958. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. She noted that staff were not expected to be up on every policy development but that the information was made available for those who were interested.

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.
Small booklet stapled at spine. Cover of booklet is white with blue and grey printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.90 cm (Width), 20.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, immigration debates, government departments, publications
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: public addresses
Inscriptions: Text: British People/for the/Commonwealth/by/W.D. BORRIE, M.A.,/Professor of Demography,/Australian National University/AUSTRALIAN/CITIZENSHIP/CONVENTION/1958.
Author: Mr W Borrie - Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1958
Publisher: Federal Capital Press of Australia Ltd., Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1961

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