Travellers Aid Society of Victoria. (1916-)

Also known as
Travellers' Aid.
Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria.
Function
Voluntary organisation and Welfare organisation
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The Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria is a non-profit, independent organisation, providing a range of services and assistance for travellers, including those with special requirements or in emergency situation. Founded in 1916, it initially offer support and protection for women and girls arriving in Melbourne from overseas, interstate and country Victoria. It was not until the late 1960s that they expanded their work to include men. The Society now assists travellers of either sex.

In 1915, acting on the advice of the British Travellers Aid Society and expecting migration to Australia to increase, the Travellers Aid Committee of the Young Christian Women's Association in Melbourne invited charitable organisations in Victoria interested in the care and welfare of women and girls to a Conference to consider forming a Society along the lines of the British Society. Following on from this meeting the Travellers Aid Society of Victoria was formed in 1916 as an independent body. In its early years, it was predominantly deserted wives of soldiers and their children benefited from Travellers Aid. The Society particularly worked on applications for War Gratuity Pensions. Accommodation was found for many women and unmarried mothers were provided with care during and after their pregnancies. Regular and ongoing follow-ups were part of the service. Women arriving by steam ship and working couples were assisted to find employment.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Annual Report/ The Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [1917]
  2. By land, sea or air: A history of the Travellers Aid Society of Victoria
    Heydon, Toby
    [2003]
    Published: Travellers Aid Society of Victoria
  3. The University of Melbourne Archives: Edith Harrison Moore Papers (1898 - 1960)
    Personal correspondence, including letters from brother Gilbert a'Beckett, Sir Thomas a'Beckett and her husband, 1902-1960; Companies' and Societies' material (circulars, advertisements, information notes, minutes, reports) 1917-1951; Newspaper cuttings, invitations etc., 1929- 1954; accounts, tax assessment; Diaries, 1901-1958; engagement books, 1938-1961; papers given by Lady Moore to various societies; pattern books, architect's drawing, etc.
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  1. Travellers' aid newsletter
    Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [ Periodical : 1900-2014 ]
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  2. Annual report / the Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [ Article : 1917-2009 ]
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  3. Annual report of the President / the Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [ Article : 1973-1998 ]
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  4. Annual report ... and financial statement of accounts / Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Homeward Bound emergency relief program annual report / Travellers Aid
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    [ Article : 1900-2009 ]
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  6. Travellers aid : assisting travellers at the point of need / Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
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    [ Book : 2008 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  7. When your daughter leaves home be sure she looks out for our workers wearing the white shield badge marked "Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria"
    Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria
    [ Book : 1918 ]
    View online
    At State Library of VIC
    When your daughter leaves home be sure she looks out for our workers wearing the white shield badge marked "Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria"
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