Card - Stephens Baggage Agency, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1587 1

Summary:
Card issued by Stephens Baggage 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.
Description:
Light blue card with black printed text. The company logo is in red and black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.40 cm (Width), 20.50 cm (Length)

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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: About/Your Baggage/at Melbourne/STEPHENS BAGGAGE AGENCY/[F.H. STEPHENS (VIC.) PTY. LTD.]/off 554 FLIINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE/Telephone MB 3333 (20 lines)/STEPHENS ARE THE ONLY/OFFICIAL BAGGAGE AGENTS/FOR THE/IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT/Look for the Man wearing/Yellow Badge with Red Triangle/BAGGAGE/STEPHENS/AGENCY.
Issued By: Stephens Baggage Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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