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Notepaper - SS Strathaird, P&O Line, circa 1950s Reg. No: HT 1477
- Notepaper provided for passengers correspondence on board the SS Strathaird. 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.
- Sheet of A5 size cream notepaper with blue printed text. There is a watermark of a two masted sailing ship within a circle.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||12.70 cm (Width), 20.30 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Text: Strathaird/Aboard a Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company's Ship.|
|Manufactured For:||P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s|
|Place & Date Used:||circa 1950s|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|
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