Baggage Label - Holland Australia Line, Nijkerk, Cabin, 19 Apr 1959 Reg. No: HT 1463
- Cabin Baggage Label for the ship Nijkerk from the Dutch Shipping Company (N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschapppij) on the Holland Australia Line. It was used by migrant Kobler Marcal on the 19 April 1959. 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 often met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne and she often received gifts from ship staff
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.
- Blue, white and orange oval shaped cardboard baggage label.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||138 mm (Width), 95 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages|
|Themes this item is part of:||Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|Tertiary Classification:||luggage handling|
|Inscriptions:||Text: N.V. VEREENIGDE NEDERLANDSCHE/SCHEEPVAARTMAATSCHAPPIJ/HOLLAND-AUSTRALIE LIJN/NAAM Kobler Marcal/(NAME)/BESTEMMING Sydney HUT No. 4/(DESTINATION) (CABIN)/PER M.S./S.S. Nijkerk DATUM 19.4.59/(DATE)/VOOR DE HUT/(CABIN).|
|Manufactured For:||Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschapppij Holland Australia Line, Netherlands, circa 1950s|
|Place & Date Used:||Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschapppij Holland Australia Line, 19 Apr 1959|
|User:||Mr Kobler Marcal, 19 Apr 1959|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959|