Magazine 'L'Angelo della Famiglia: Mensile Religioso Italiano' (Angel of the family: Italian Religious Monthly), October to November 1951, published by Advocate Press, Melbourne. This magazine would have been picked up by Margaret either in the community or perhaps lying around on a table at work, as it was not a magazine officially circulated at the Immigration Department. L'Angelo della Famiglia was first published in Melbourne in 1943. This 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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Magazine with a purple cover with an angel kneeling in front of a fireplace. There are fifteen printed pages and the text is all in Italian.

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