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Leaflet - TV Castel Felice to Southampton, Sitmar Line, 1959 Document Reg. No: HT 1492 2

Sitmar line foldout leaflet containing a schedule of fares and sailings for The Castel Felice to Southampton, printed 1959. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. As part of her role Margaret met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne and she often received gifts from ship 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.
Rectangular printed leaflet. White background with blue printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Width), 21.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, station pier
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: Roundabout Voyage of/T.V. Castel Felice/TO SOUTHAMPTON/terminating at Bremerhaven/at OFF-SEASON FARES/One-Class Air-conditioned Passenger Liner from/Melbourne and Sydney, via New Zealand,/Singapore, direct to Naples, Southampton and/Bremerhaven./Northbound Sailing Schedule/VOYAGE No. 53.
Manufactured For: Sitmar Line (Societa Italiana Transporti Marittimi S.p.A.), Genova, Italy, 1959
Ship Depicted: ., 1959
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Australia, 1959


Barry Pinkney Posted on 06 Jun 2012 12:47 PM
I sailed from Auckland on voyage 53. It was great to reminisce among these files.
Thanks a million

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