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Booklet - Preliminary Embarkation Instructions, Orient Line, 1954 Reg. No: HT 43
- Booklet titled 'Preliminary Embarkation Instructions' issued by the Orient Line in 1954. The booklet provides general information about embarkation on Orient Line ships, but is not specific to a particular voyage. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia on the Otranto as `10 Pound Tourists', departing England on 3 June 1954. 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.
- Cream 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
|Dimensions:||18.30 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|Tertiary Classification:||rules & regulations|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on cover: ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA / PRELIMINARY / EMBARKATION INSTRUCTIONS|
|Publisher:||Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954|
|User:||Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, 1954|
|User:||Mrs Hazel Tirchett, 1954|