Where is it from?

Association locations map

Notepaper - SS Orsova, Orient Line, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1468

Notepaper provided for passengers correspondence on board the SS Orsova. It was collected by Margaret Wood during her own leisure travelling, not as part of her work for the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs 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.
Pale blue notepaper with green printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.80 cm (Width), 19.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, immigrant shipping, travel, travel tourism, correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: stationery
Inscriptions: Text: ORIENT LINE England-Australia-North America/S.S. ORSOVA.
Manufactured For: Orient Steam Navigation Co (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s
Place & Date Used: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No