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Title Australia As I Found It. Being the Actual Experience of an English Girl as Told by Herself
Author Mitchell, Marjorie
Date 1930
Document Type Pamphlet
Publisher Information Society for the Overseas Settlement of British Women, London
Reference HT 33797
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description The pamphlet was published to promote emigration from the UK by young women in order to enter domestic service. It outlines Marjorie's experiences, from working as a governess in England to responding to an employment advertisement for domestic servants in Australia, her voyage, descriptions of her employment and the advantages of domestic service over office work.
Biographical Note / History Marjorie Mitchell was a domestic servant who migrated to Australia in 1929. During the 1920s the Australian and British governments coordinated assistance schemes such as Empire Settlement in order to encourage the migration of British families and in particular single men and women to fill desperately required domestic and agricultural labour jobs.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Australia
Nationality English
People Mitchell, Marjorie
Keywords domestic service, women, education, emigration, journey conditions, reverse migration
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museums Victoria