Key Label - Tradex Transport Agency, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1585

Key label, issued by Tradex Transport Agency. 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.
Brown rectangular label with dark blue printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.40 cm (Width), 13.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, government departments, luggage, government policies, station pier
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: baggage handling
Inscriptions: Text: KEY LABEL/PRINT IN BLOCK LETTERS NAME AND FULL ADDRESS/FOR DELIVERY OR POSTAGE OF KEYS/Name of Ship/If unclaimed return to/Tradex Transport Agency Pty. Ltd./375 Flinders St., Melbourne.
Issued By: Tradex Transport Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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