Twelve sheets of onboard letterhead provided for passengers correspondence on the Orient Line, circa 1960s. They were collected by Margaret Wood during her own leisure travelling. They relate to a larger collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret during her time as 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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Twelve sheets of off-white note paper inscribed with black ink. There is an anchor logo in the top left corner in black ink.

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