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Passport - Issued to Evelyn May Rowell, by United Kingdom, 1920 Document Reg. No: HT 19

British Passport issued to Evelyn Rowell in 1920. Evelyn migrated to Australia from England in 1921 on the Beltana. A domestic servant, she came out from Basingstoke to meet up with her sister who was already settled in Australia (and may have assisted her with her fare). Evelyn worked on a cattle station in Queensland where she met her future husband Charles Warr, who was working as a roustabout.

Evelyn and Charles had seven children and settled in Wangaratta, living a simple life, camping out with Charles working at a rope works, as well as doing some timber work and flourmilling - this was Depression time. In the 1940s, the family moved to Parkdale.
Blue card with gold stamped British coat of arms entitled 'Passport'; includes photo and personal details.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Charles Warr, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.50 cm (Height), 0.40 cm (Width), 11.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, identifications, immigration policies, citizenship, british immigration
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: identification
Inscriptions: Inscribed: PASSPORT / 269678 / Miss E. M. Rowell
Issued By: United Kingdom: Government, London, England, Great Britain, 1920
Issued To: Evelyn Rowell, London, England, Great Britain, 1920

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