Booklet 'Digest: Report of the Proceedings of the Australian Citizenship Convention' issued by the Australian News & Information Bureau, published by the Department of Immigration, 1958. This booklet is a report of the proceedings from the 1958 Australian Citizenship Convention, which was held in Canberra. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. She noted that staff were not expected to be up on every policy development but that the information was made available for those who were interested.

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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Large white booklet featuring photo strip panel of a black and white image of a large group of people on left hand side of cover. 36 printed pages.

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