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'A sister to assist her' – assisted migration cartoon

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Title: 'A sister to assist her' – assisted migration cartoon
Date: 1937
Keywords: assisted migration, population growth, maternity leave, economic depressions
Record creator: Department of Health, Central Office
Reference: CP567/1, Box 4

A Sister to Assist her


Learning content

This is a black-and-white cartoon relating to the efforts of Joseph Lyons’s United Australia Party government (1932–39) to increase the population of Australia. It shows two storks – symbols of fertility and prosperity – delivering babies, both labelled 'To Australia'. One baby is wrapped in the Union Jack. The background, with its gum tree, is distinctively Australian. The caption refers to both assisted migration and an increased scope for the maternity allowance.

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