Newsclipping from the Age, dated 17 July 1958. It contains an article about a German boy who arrived by plane, hoping to see his Mother who was not there. The article includes an image of the boy on tarmac. It 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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Article cut from a newspaper. There are three columns of typed black text, and a black and white photograph of a young blond haired boy in shorts and a jumper standing on the tarmac.

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