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Melbourne based Ten Pound Poms wanted

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Melbourne based Ten Pound Poms wanted Reply with quote

Hi folks, i am currently researching a TV show for Channel 4 in the UK and am looking to talk to any Ten Pound Poms who arrived and stayed in the Melbourne area. We are looking for people of all ages so please do get in touch. I can be contacted on ross.sinclair@hotmail.com or 0410 769 181 Many Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ross, good luck with your research.
Hope our forums prove fruitful for you.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Ten Pound Poms Reply with quote

On last night's TV News [21/2/09] was the new Arcadia enterng Sydney Harbour. A group of ten pound poms from the 1960's were invited on board. The new Arcadea is about four times a big as the original migrant ship which made the journey here so many times.

One couple met on board on their original journey, and the woman was wearing the cabin key on a chain around her neck as a momento.


I have sent a link with the Ten Pound Poms request to The Melbourne Age.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:08 am    Post subject: The Ships Reply with quote

Yeah,we came out on the Oriana,which also is about 3 times the size as it was then,which seems hard to believe at it was humungus then,would love to make that trip again,but sadly nobody does that run any more,the last ship I went on was the Australis and that is now at the bottom of the Mediterranean!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came here in 1963 on the Fair Sky, which is sadly no more. I went back to the UK in 1975 by plane, but when I returned 12 months later, I wanted to do the voyage again and I too travelled on the Australis, in November 1976.

I have a coffee table book called "Ships that Passed" all about ships that plied the Australian waters over the years. All the migrant ships are in there, so it's a book I love to look at from time to time.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue have you seen the sad demise of the Australis now ??
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stormfour wrote:
Sue have you seen the sad demise of the Australis now ??


Well I do remember that it went for scrapping some time after we sailed on her. I nearly lost my daughter on that ship. She climbed up onto one of the life jacket storage lockers and was sat dangling her legs over the side, with nothing at all between her and the Indian Ocean. I called to her very calmly and walked over to her. Once I was able to get my hands on her I dragged her off the locker and gave her a real bollocking. Think is, she was only 3. God it scared me, and I still have nightmares about it. One of her shoes fell off and into the ocean, and it could so easily have been her. Hopefully, modern ships don't have anything so dangerous around the rails.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this thread. Theres an homepage for the SS Australis.

The SS Australis.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Len, am looking at it now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went from London to Australia on the Strathnaver in 1958.
It was an amazing experience for me and my parents. We were waited on at meals, and the cabin steward tidied up after us, and we didn't have to do a thing but enjoy ourselves and visit exotic ports.
I think it's been the only time in my life when I felt rich.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This research is really interesting.
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