Leaflet, titled 'Facts about quarantine in Australia', edition number 10b, published by the Department of Immigration, Australia House, London, in May 1961. Contains information for intended migrants from England to Australia. It includes information on human, animal and plant quarantine, as well as extensive information on importing household pets into Australia. There is also a section covering imports to take special care over, such as animal skin or firearms. Part of a series of 'Facts about' booklets, which were issued by Department of Immigration to Mary and James Ward when they migrated with their children on 'S.S. Stratheden' from England to Melbourne, Australia, 7 November to 13 December 1961.

Part of a large collection of material relating to the migration and settlement of British migrants to Australia in the 1960s under the 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme. It documents in particular both the migration experiences of James and Mary Ward and their three children who arrived in Melbourne on the 'TSS Stratheden' from Yorkshire in December 1961; and the Burke Road East Malvern Methodist Church's sponsorship of a number of English families, including the Wards, under the Scheme. The Church's support included temporary accommodation for assisted families in a neighbouring house. The 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme (1957-1982) was part of a Commonwealth Government initiative which offered subsidised ship fares, accommodation and support to encourage migration from the UK to Australia after World War II.

Physical Description

Four page leaflet, extensive printed black text with black and yellow headings. Leaflet is organised though the use of sub-headings and contains four pictures to illustrate different points.


The Ward/Barlow Families collection is of national significance in documenting British assisted migration to Australia post-World War II. The collection provides a comprehensive snapshot from the commencement to completion of a British assisted migration experience and illuminates post-war immigration policies and procedures which favoured British immigration into Australia.

The collection of almost 400 items comprises a unique body of documentation with intersections between personal, community and government narratives that explore British post-World War II assisted migration. It includes photographs, personal correspondence, documents and objects offering a rare glimpse into the role of the Australian and British governments, Methodists Church sponsorship and community engagement in assisting and welcoming British immigrants to Australia. Assisted British migration was a constant theme of Australian immigration history until the early 1980s. Government initiatives such as the 'Bring Out A Briton' scheme had an enormous impact on the composition and size of the Australian population, making the Ward/Barlow collection of broad social and political historical significance.

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