These transfers are illustrative of the administration in place to facilitate communal living at migrant hostels in South Australia.
The Migration Museum has two continuous rolls of iron-on transfers each of 5cm diameter & spaced at 4cm intervals. Each transfer has a circular, decorative border around the inner border printed: COMMONWEALTH HOSTELS LIMITED. This surrounds an outline map of Australia with the initials C & H superimposed on each other in the centre. The transfer paper is almost transparent & tan-coloured with the backing shiny & transfer side matt. Each roll has a cardboard cylinder in the centre. A half circle of red paper is inserted into the roll, approximately 0.5cm from the centre.