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Booklet - Embarkation Notice, Orient Line, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 41

Embarkation Notice issued by the Orient Line in 1954. The booklet provides information about the RMS Otranto's voyage on 3 June 1954. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia on the Otranto as `10 Pound Tourists'. Geoffrey already had three brothers in Australia, and upon arrival the couple lived with one of Geoffrey's brothers in Brunswick, until they bought their own home in Pascoe Vale. They fondly remember the journey, especially the food which seemed plentiful after rationing in England.

The term '10 Pound Pom' or '10 Pound Tourist' refers to British migrants who came to Australia following World War Two on an assisted passage scheme where each migrant paid 10 pounds a ticket. Migrants were required to remain in Australia for two years.
Yellow coloured booklet with extensive black text. The cover of the booklet has the Orient Line logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, British Migrants, 1954, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Printed on cover: ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA / EMBARKATION NOTICE / RMS OTRANTO, 3rd June, 1954 / ONE CLASS
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954
User: Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, 1954
User: Mrs Hazel Tirchett, 1954
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1954

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