P&O shipping line newsletter, 'Cruise News' issued November 1967. The articles reveal emphasis on tourist rather than migrant market and include articles on pleasure cruises and images of dining and shipboard activities. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. This would have been collected as part of her own travels.

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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Four page printed newsletter entitled 'Cruise News' and featuring P&O mermaid logo printed in blue. Includes printed articles and images throughout.

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