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Card - Tradex Transport Agency, circa 1950s Reg. No: HT 1586 2
- Card 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.
- Light blue rectangular card, with perforation down middle. Text is printed in dark blue and the company's logo is in red.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||15.20 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)|
|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:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Tertiary Classification:||baggage handling|
|Inscriptions:||Text: CUSTOMS/AGENTS/MU 2522/SHIPPING/AGENTS/MB 3406/TRADEX TRANSPORT AGENCY PTY. LTD./OFFICIAL CONTRACTORS/COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION/Registered Office:/375 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.1/CARTAGE/CONTRACTORS/MB 2077/P.T.O. FOR/LOCATION MAP.|
|Issued By:||Tradex Transport Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|