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Receipt - Payment for Passage, Issued to John William Gordon-Kirkby, 20 Jun 1961 Object Reg. No: HT 1006

Receipt for £10 issued to John William Gordon-Kirkby for the payment of his passage to Australia from England. Born in Gibraltar in 1939 John grew up in Morocco. Following his father's death in 1959 he decided to migrate to Australia. In order to qualify for assisted passage he had to live in the UK for six months, however John's application was rushed through as he was sponsored by an Australian couple. John met the couple while they were holidaying in Morocco. He arrived in Australia on 26 November 1961, working first in public administration and later working in PNG as a patrol officer.
Piece of paper with black printed text and details completed in black printed text, it has been signed in blue ink in the bottom right corner.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.60 cm (Width), 19.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, identifications, immigration policies, migration settlement, british immigration, immigration selection, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists
Themes this item is part of: John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Text: ORIGIINAL/COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/AUSTRALIA HOUSE,/STRAND, LONDON, W.C.2./Receipt No. M 90243/Being sums payable in respect of migration to Australia.
Issued To: Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, London, England, Great Britain, 20 Jun 1961
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 20 Jun 1961
Place & Date Issued: London, England, Great Britain, 20 Jun 1961


John Gordon-Kirkby Posted on 16 Apr 2011 3:26 PM
My sponsors : Les and Lita Shanlley of Moorabbin were not English but Australians by birth. Les had worked in Customs and Immigration in what is now the Immigration Museum. I am for ever indebted to their memory.

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