A migrant from Italy, who found employment at Transfield's Port Kembla works, recounted his first experience as follows: "When I got off the ship I dressed myself in a new off-white suit. I wanted to be spruce, landing in a new country. My brother laughed when we met. "Where are you going in that fancy rig-out?" he demanded... I walked off the train at Port Kembla black... During the first six months I wanted to die. I was crying all the time".