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Title: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: blue000125 on Tuesday 05 March 13 01:38 GMT (UK)
Does anyone know were i can get the list of names of the people who went to Australia in teh 1960s and the 1970s for ten pounds. Or did anyone ever hear of this sceme or is there a way to track these people down
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: kinsey on Tuesday 05 March 13 02:53 GMT (UK)
Hi
Have you searched the Australian collection?

http://naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx

Kinsey
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: majm on Tuesday 05 March 13 04:36 GMT (UK)
Ten Pound Poms  ;D

I think around 1,000,000 emigrated from Britain to Australia....   "Populate or Perish" was the catch-cry ...

http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/discoverycentre/your-questions/ten-pound-poms/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Pound_Poms

British Subjects aged 21 and over were eligible to enrol to vote in local, state and federal elections without becoming Australian citizens provided they were "Permanent Residents".    This changed to 18 and under in around 1972/3 and then from  Jan 1986 no one was eligible to enrol unless they were 18 and over AND were Australian Citizens (by birth or by naturalisation).  However, those British Subjects who were not yet Australian Citizens BUT were already enrolled, were able to continue to remain on the rolls.  There are many who still do, without taking the final step and becoming naturalised Australian Citizens.


Cheers,  JM   

Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 05 March 13 06:18 GMT (UK)
There wouldn't be a list of all 10 Poms would there majm?  :-\

If you are looking for anyone in particular you might find their immigration details at the appropriate State Archives, though I don't know if these are searchable like the older immigration records are - it may vary by State.

Depending on what you are trying to find out, they will probably appear on electoral rolls at some stage.

We've all heard of the scheme though.  :)
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: mumjo on Tuesday 05 March 13 08:03 GMT (UK)
Just a slight aside to this - we stayed at at B&b near Saffron Walden last year and the lady who runs it and her husband were 10 poms. They loved it but unfortunately after a few years had drought conditions which wiped out all their profits from their farm, so they decided to return to UK. Very reluctantly i think.
I don't know if she comes on this forum but she is into geneology, so she might be able to help.
Contact me by PM for her email address.
Jo
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: joboy on Tuesday 05 March 13 08:44 GMT (UK)
I came to Australia in 1948 on a free passage as an ex-serviceman and became an Australian in 1986 and I cant understand why fellow Brits have not taken the final step ....... it bewilders me completely.
Joe
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: PrueM on Tuesday 05 March 13 09:40 GMT (UK)
All immigration records post-WW2 (ish) are held at the National Archives of Australia, as previously mentioned :)

I don't think there is a "list" as such, but the immigration records usually show a good deal of information.  As I said on your other topic, many of these records are not yet indexed so it can be difficult to find them without knowing a date.  Have a read of the fact sheets here: http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/on-migration-citizenship/index.aspx (http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/on-migration-citizenship/index.aspx)
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: aghadowey on Tuesday 05 March 13 09:44 GMT (UK)
Topic connected to this query-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,638402.msg4854329.html#msg4854329
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Seoras on Tuesday 05 March 13 09:53 GMT (UK)
I was at school with a boy who's family had been 10 Poms but returned to the UK. I seem to remember him telling me that on arrival they were in some sort of camp, soes this sound correct you Aussies.
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: down-under on Tuesday 05 March 13 09:54 GMT (UK)
Hello I was a ten pound Pom.

Disembarked Fremantle Christmas day 1968 from the Fairsea
I always could vote even though I was not an Australia Citizen, I was a permanent resident. I am now a Australian Citizen. The National Archives is the place to go, I could always see my cousins in formation but not mine.

Pam
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Finley 1 on Tuesday 05 March 13 10:07 GMT (UK)
My mother took my sister and I out to Australia on this scheme --- to follow my father who had gone out to join the Australian Navy.
We had to go to a Hostel, and then we rented verandahs!! or the odd couple of rooms - this was whilst awaiting a more permanent place at the Naval base, but parents fell out, so we were brought home.  Mother stayed out to complete more than her two years and to save up the homeward fare.  She was there another 5 years or so.   If she had returned pre. her two years she would have had to pay the full cost of travelling out to Australia. 
xin
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Seoras on Tuesday 05 March 13 10:31 GMT (UK)
Ah Xin, a hostel, that could be what my schoolfriend meant. I do remember he had a song they used to sing about the food, I can't remember it but peas were involved  ;D
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: PrueM on Tuesday 05 March 13 10:36 GMT (UK)
Some of the migrant hostels were huge, and more what you might think of as a camp - for example, Bonegilla (http://www.bonegilla.org.au/) :)
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: deeiluka on Tuesday 05 March 13 10:37 GMT (UK)
Finsbury Hostel in Adelaide.....

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/161541200?q=finsbury+hostel&c=picture&versionId=176082594
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45727615
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45718883

A picture from a different Adelaide Hostel....
http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/48750/B48574
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Wiggy on Tuesday 05 March 13 11:24 GMT (UK)
We had 10 POMS at our little country school!

Some didn't like it and returned to UK - only to find their memories of the 'old country' weren't quite right - and they ended up coming back to Australia. 

My uncle went from here to UK to study - stayed in UK long enough to qualify as a 10 Pom and returned that way with his family of wife and four children!
I remember we thought that was a bit of a cheek!!   ;D ;D

- everyone knew about 10 POMS!! 

And yes they often came to huge hostels first!
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: fastfusion on Tuesday 05 March 13 11:32 GMT (UK)
I , like my parents am a ten pound pom....

there were two types ..... ones on aircraft and ones on boats...

the general list of them is in fragmented form on the NAA or NLA site.  However to optain the list in its entire form for the whole decade may contravene privacy laws.

I am certain you could ask the library or archivists and they may indicate a statistic number report but as for individuals in entire form   , well, it could be a little harder....

I know I did FOI my own families files from the government and was given them for free because i was directly of concern and mention...

fusion
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Finley 1 on Tuesday 05 March 13 18:04 GMT (UK)
where did my 2nd reply go?


xin
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Billyblue on Thursday 07 March 13 11:15 GMT (UK)
A good book to read to tell you about this scheme is "Ten Pound Poms: Australia's Invisible Migrants" by A. James Hammerton and Alistair Thomson. Manchester UP, 2005.
If you Google the title you'll see more.
Plus websites re passenger lists.

The 2 year references people have made are re a condition of their Ten Pound passage - people had to work in a government registered/approved job for 2 years after they arrived; if they didn't do that / went back before the 2 years was up, they had to reimburse the Australian government for the full cost of their passage out.

Dawn M
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Wiggy on Thursday 07 March 13 11:19 GMT (UK)
When I first visited England in 1967, the ship I went on, was a returning migrant ship!   'Fairstar'!   Going back for another load of migrants I suspect, and taking us all for our year overseas before settling down to full time work here.    :D
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: fastfusion on Thursday 07 March 13 11:23 GMT (UK)
i am just glad we had "sponsors" to help get us settled into private accomodation....  I remember visiting the Immigration camp at Wacol where folk were billeted with nothing but a blanket seperating them from the next family and common facilities......  that was a morbid place next to the Army quarters......
some remnants are still there but most of it is gone thankfully...

 ::)
Title: Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
Post by: Patsylou on Friday 08 March 13 18:25 GMT (UK)
I went to Australia in 1970 for 10.  I went on my own and it was so easy, had to have an interview at australia house, piccadilly, manchester and that was it.  Flew to Sydney and the government had a rep. to meet me and other immigrants at the airport.  Single people and couples without children were taken to a hostel for a week, all meals provided then you were on your own.  If you wanted to come back before the 2 years you had to repay the gov. your fare.  I just stayed 2 years which is what I intented same as alot of the kids do now only it costs them alot more.