Baggage Check Receipt - Issued to Joergen Larsen, Castel Felice, Sitmar Line, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1588

Baggage Check Receipt, no 9556, issued on the Sitmar Line ship the Castel Felice to Joergen Larsen, circa 1950s. 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.

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.
White paper receipt with extensive printed black text and details in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Width), 12.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, government departments, government policies, station pier
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Customs & Quarantine
Tertiary Classification: baggage handling
Inscriptions: Text: Castel Felice/Name/Baggage Check/This coupon is your receipt for one/piece of baggage with the number below:/9556/This piece of baggage will be delive-/red to you against this coupon at/destination. The owner of the bag-/gage in accepting this receipt agrees to/all conditions of the carrier as per the/contract ticket issued to the passenger.
Manufactured For: Sitmar Line (Societa Italiana Transporti Marittimi S.p.A.), Genova, Italy, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Place & Date Used: ., circa 1950s

Issued to Joergen Larsen a passenger on this ship

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