A Ticket to Paradise?

These immigration images held by the National Archives are a selection from our exhibition A Ticket to Paradise?

Please cite the National Archives of Australia if you reproduce any of these images.

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    Prime Minister Ben Chifley and Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell greet British tradesmen who arrived in Sydney on the SS Largs Bay, 1947.
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    Annie O'Keefe with her daughter Mary Jacob, 1956.
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    Italian prisoners of war wait to board a train bound for an Australian camp, 1943.
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    Refugees await resettlement in a displaced persons camp in Italy, 1947.
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    The Nicol family waiting to board the SS Cameronia, 1950.
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    Some of the first 'displaced persons' to arrive in Australia enjoying themselves on the banks of the Hume Weir near Bonegilla, 1947.
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    Italian migrants arriving at Sydney, 1951.
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    The first assisted Turkish migrants arrive in Sydney, 1968.
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    Migrants disembarking at Sydney, 1973.
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    Two fishing vessels arrive in Darwin carrying Vietnamese refugees, 1977.
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    Eastbridge Migrant Resource Centre, Melbourne, 1978.
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    Mai Thanh Thuy and family are reunited with her husband, Nguyen Hoang Thanh, 1988.
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    Children playing at Westbridge Migrant Hostel, New South Wales, 1984.
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    Members of the Muslim community at prayer in a Perth mosque, 1990.
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    Cedars of Lebanon folkloric group, Sydney, 1995.
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