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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #18 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
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #19 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...

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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #20 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.