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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 09:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello I was a ten pound Pom.

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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #10 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. 
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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #11 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
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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #12 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 :)

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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #14 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!
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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #15 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...

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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 18:04 GMT (UK) »
where did my 2nd reply go?


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Re: 10 Pounds to go to australia
« Reply #17 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.

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