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Identity Document - Issued to John Gordon-Kirkby, by Commonwealth of Australia, 19 Oct 1961 Document Reg. No: HT 1005

Identity document issued to John William Gordon-Kirkby by the Commonwealth of Australia at Australia House, London on 19 October 1962. John was born in Gibraltar on 26 August 1936. His parents were living in La Linea, Spain at the time. In 1939 they moved to Morocco and were trapped there when war broke out, following World War II they remained in Morocco. After his father's death in 1959 John decided to migrate to Australia. In order to qualify for assisted passage he had to live in the UK for six months but his application was rushed through due to his being sponsored by an Australian couple who he had met while they were holidaying in Morocco. He arrived in Australia on 26 November 1961 and as was standard practice, his passport was taken in exchange for an identity document in order to assure he remained in Australia for the minimum 2 years. At the end of the two year period the passport was returned.
Single sheet of paper with printed black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.20 cm (Width), 24.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, identifications, immigration policies, migration settlement, british immigration, immigration selection
Themes this item is part of: John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Issued To: Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, London, England, Great Britain, 19 Oct 1961
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 19 Oct 1961
Place & Date Issued: London, England, Great Britain, 19 Oct 1961


ron pope Posted on 05 Aug 2013 1:47 PM
I left London on 28.3.1961for Melbourne on the STRATHAIRD was told it was her last trip I still have the passenger list plus a pen I would like to no if it is any value to anybody

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