Department of Immigration form which allowed Italian Agreement migrants to apply for assisted passage for a relative or fiancee. Italian Agreement migrants were those who migrated under a bilateral agreement signed in 1951 between Italy and Australia which assisted Italian migrants with the cost of their passage. The agreement resulted in the Australian Government subsidising 25% of the cost of the voyage, the Italian Government paying 25%, and the remaining 50% was provided as a loan to the migrant. This form is part of a collection of migration material 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.

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Foolscap size form printed on both sides.

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