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Letter - Thomasina Tye, Birmingham to Arthur Tye, Australia, 22 Nov 1928 Document Reg. No: HT 826

Summary:
Three-page hand-written letter, written by Thomasina Tye to Arthur Tye, her cousin, in 1928. The letter is a plea from Thomasina, who was living in Birmingham, England, for her cousins in Australia to act as nominators or guarantors for her to immigrate to Australia. Her letter has a tone of desperation; it is apparent it is not the first time she has written to her three cousins for assistance (she refers to a letter in July; this letter is dated end November). She writes that she will repay any cost, not only financial but in any other assistance to Arthur and his family. She states she has submitted papers (presumably application forms) but obviously the authorities won't processed them until she has a sponsor. It also appears she is under some pressure to leave where she is. She is obviously determined ('destined' she calls it) to come to Australia.
Description:
Three page letter handwritten on lined writing paper. Paper discoloured. Letter is a plea from Thomasina Tye to her cousin Arthur to gain assistance to immigrate to Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Philip Renehan, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.50 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigration selection, immigration policies, british immigration, correspondence, families
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Handwritten on top of first page: 232 Park Road/Hockley/ Birmingham/England/22/11/28//My Dearest Arthur cousins [Extensive text follows]
Author: Miss Thomasina Tye, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 28 Nov 1928
Addressed To: Mr Arthur Tye, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Nov 1928

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