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Title Immigration Encouragement – Visual Standard
Date 1922-1929
Document Type Correspondence
Reference A461, C349/1/10
Library / Archive National Archives of Australia
Collection Name Correspondence files, multiple number series (third system)
Description This file concerns restrictions on the visually impaired. It contains a cable from Percy Hunter, Director of the Migration and Settlement Office in London, to the Prime Minister's Department in 1922, regarding the frequency of people with one-eye being nominated as immigrants and asking whether he was on safe ground in accepting them. Includes official correspondence concerning migrants with visual problems.
Series Description The series consists of general correspondence files which cover the wide range of subjects that came to the Prime Minister's attention. Many earlier papers from the previous general correspondence of the Department have been top-numbered into this series. The series also contains constitutional material dating back to 1901.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Responses to Immigration
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Canberra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; London, England
Ports Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian; English; European
People Quinlan, F J; Pearce, Sir G F; Bruce, S M; Barrett, Sir James; Hurley, L; Howse, Sire Neville; Bice, John G
Keywords injury, war, emigrant selection, emigrant, health and sickness, government, regulations, employment, application, regulations, unemployment, poverty, return passage, relief, charity, immigration, immigrant, assisted emigration, commonwealth, military, soldier, medical examination, disease, settlement
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the National Archives of Australia catalogue.
Language English
Copyright National Archives of Australia