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Notepaper - SS Mooltan, P&O Lines, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 1479

Thirty-six sheets of notepaper provided for passengers correspondence on board the SS Himalaya. 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.
Thirty-six sheets of off white notepaper printed with blue ink. There is a watermark of a double masted sailing ship on each sheet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.70 cm (Width), 20.30 cm (Length)

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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), Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: stationery
Manufactured For: P & O Line, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s
Place & Date Used: P & O Line, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s


John Sherress Posted on 24 Feb 2011 4:55 AM
I have a silver bookmark with quis nos separabit and himilayes on. It has a Mappin and Webb hallmark for 1952. My first thought was it something to do with the Everest Expedition. However, after seeing the coat of arms on the notepaper I realise it is the same as Mrs Wood notepaper

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