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Postcard - SS Queen Frederica, National Hellenic American Line, circa 1957 Image Reg. No: HT 1496

Onboard postcard made available to passengers for correspondence on the SS Queen Frederica, circa 1957. 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 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.
Postcard featuring image of the ship S.S. Queen Frederica at sea in New York harbour, statue of liberty in background. Unused.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.30 cm (Width), 9.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigrant shipping, immigration policies, ship memorabilia, shipping lines, passenger list 1957, passenger list 1956, passenger list 1959, passenger list 1965, 1970 immigration, 05 1960, kuther 1967, limantzakis
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Text, front: S/S Queen Frederica 21,000 t.
Text, reverse: NATIONAL/HELLENIC AMERICAN/LINE/S/S Queen Frederica.
Format: Postcard: Colour
Manufactured For: National Hellenic American Line, Genova, Italy, circa 1950s
Place & Date Used: National Hellenic American Line Transatlantic Passenger Service, circa 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1957


TINA MANIS ZARIFOPOULOS Posted on 27 Dec 2010 12:26 PM
My father Panagiotis Christou Manis arrived in
New york City aboard The S/S Queen Frederica
in the spring of 1951.
I will love to find out his name ship"s list
Discovery Centre Posted on 29 Dec 2010 4:27 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Tina, the US National Archives page on immigration records should help you to find the information that you're looking for. If this doesn't help, you should contact them for further assistance.
Andre Posted on 18 Feb 2013 1:12 AM
I crossed the Atlantic Ocean ,twice , on this magnificent ship.I have no regrets
William Scaramangos Posted on 28 Mar 2013 4:36 AM
Very nice trip from Greece in 1963, The Queen Frederica and me had a personal interest, I was 7 years old and had the biggest playground in the World, I visited all the nooks & crevices. Sorry to all about the shuffle board disks, they glided off the ship's side very elegantly!! I almost did too when they found out I unloaded them overboard... I have the captain's teletypes announcing some information about the Cuban Crisis back then, and Daily Planners and such.
John Crockford Posted on 24 May 2013 9:01 PM
My dad was posted to Germany in 1957 and my mother two sisters and I followed. We sailed from Wolfe's Cove in Quebec (if memory serves me correctly) I was 11 at the time. It was a stormy rough crossing but fortunately unlike my sisters and mother I did not suffer from mal de mer. I cannot remember the mans name Scotty rings a bell but not sure, but he was the Chief Engineer and introduced me to the wonderful world of marine engineering. I spent as much time as possible with him and his deputy. When I was older joined the navy and became a Chief Engineer.
Deb L'H Posted on 24 Nov 2013 4:21 PM
My father was posted to Germany in 1956. I vividly remember shuffle board, talking to old people and frightening life boat drills. I was almost 5 at the time, everything seemed very large and wondrous to me.
carmelo vento Posted on 07 Oct 2014 2:42 AM
my family and I arrived in NY on ss Queen Federica on April 11 1958 I would like to see a passenger list, menu, pictures of ship, etc. my father and mother and sister Frank, concetta, concetta, Vento
Louis Farrugia Posted on 26 May 2015 6:56 PM
Myself and my wife we came on this ship to Australia in 1959 unfotunately our trip had a lot of unpleasant happenings. We had a fire in the Red sea, then a big cyclon storm in the Indian Ocean, and a big fight between the people from Yougoslavia and Greece, Capltain orgered a curfew on the ship because of the big fight in which a lot of people got hurt.

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