Swizzle Sticks - Plastic, Red, Blue, Yellow & White, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 1584

Set of eight plastic swizzle sticks in red, blue, yellow and white, which are part of a collection of shipboard memorabilia 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.
Eight plastic swizzle sticks in the shape of a trident. The sticks are in red, blue, yellow and white and have glitter swirled throughout them.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, immigration policies, station pier, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Consumption
Tertiary Classification: drinkware - accessories
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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