IN MEMORY OF MIGRANTS TO AUSTRALIA This monument was erected to remember and honour all migrants who have come to Australia from many parts of the world. Their hardship and perserverence have contributed to the growth and development of this nation of ours. A nation we can all be proud of. The migrant monument will be here for generations to come. Helping foster an appreciation and understanding in the meaning and courage of the migrant.
letter to Barbara Condurateanu, Migrant Hostel Bonegilla, Victoria, from the Commonwealth Employment Service, 1950, telling her to start work as a maid at the Walwa Hotel, NSW. Wage 4 pounds 14 shillings and 6 pence per week (less tax)
"Passages in ships of the highest class are granted by the Agent General for NSW to eligible applicants such as farmers, Agricultural and other Labourers, suitable classes of Mechanics, and female Domestic Servants..." - Immigration Poster c.1850
Certificate Registration of Alien issued by the Commonwealth of Australia to Mr Ah Him, 1940. Asian aliens (non-citizen residents) could not apply for naturalisation until 1957. Mr Ah Him arrived in Australia in 1895 and travelled to China on several occasions. Here he asks for exemption from the dictation test on his return to Australia. The dictation test was used by immigration officers as a means of restricting entry into Australia and enforcing the White Australia Policy.