Postcard - Gibraltar, The Rock Photographic Service, circa 1950s Image Reg. No: HT 1009

Postcard featuring an image of the Rock of Gibraltar as viewed from Spain, published by the Rock Photographic Service, circa 1950s. John William Gordon-Kirkby was born in Gibraltar on 26 August 1936. His parents lived in La Linea but due to the political instability in Spain at the time, they wanted John to be born on British soil. The family moved to Morocco in 1939, and in 1961 John decided to migrate to Australia. John decision was influenced by his father who had fought alongside Australians in World War I and liked them and their democratic approach to the military, and his sister who had met a group of Australians on a visit to England in 1959.
Postcard with a colour image of the rock of Gibraltar as seen from Spain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.60 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, identifications, immigration policies, migration settlement, british immigration, brought goods, immigration selection, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, gibraltar
Themes this item is part of: John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Text, reverse: Aerial View of Rock of Gibraltar from Spain.
Format: Postcard: Colour
Place & Date Manufactured: United States of America, circa 1950s
Publisher: The Rock Photographic Service, Gibraltar, circa 1950s
Place Depicted: Gibraltar
User: Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, Australia, 1961-2003


John W. Gordon-Kirkby Posted on 15 Apr 2011 1:46 PM
Minor corrections to capitons.
I ws born on Gibraltar 26 August 1936 Not 31/8/36
I migrated to Australia in 1961 not 1959. on the P&O liner Orsove as a "Ten Pound Pom"
arriving Melbourne 26/11/1961.

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