Letter from the Commonwealth of Australia to the Booth Family, dated 17 February 1956. The letter informs the Booth family that they are required to undergo a medical examination and chest x-ray before their application to migrate can be finalised. The Booth family, Ronald, Joan and their two children Ronald and Martin, migrated to Australia in 1956 under the assisted passage scheme. They left London on 18 May aboard the Strathaird and arrived in Australia in June. When they arrived in Melbourne they were taken to the migrant centre at the Royal Exhibition Building for processing and were then sent to the Brooklyn Hostel. They found Australia to be very different to how it was described in all the promotional literature they had been given in England, however they were made to feel very welcome.

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Foolscap size letter with text and graphics printed in black ink on both sides of white paper.

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