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Ship's Pass - R.M.S Otranto, Fremantle, Issued by Orient Line, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 40

Ship's Pass issued by the Orient Line in 1954. The pass allows the bearer to board the ship Otranto. It was used by Geoffrey Tirchett's brother to visit Geoffrey and his wife Hazel on the ship when it stoped at Fremantle. Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett migrated to Australia 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 rectangular card with blue printed text on both sides and a signature in purple ink on the front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 12.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, immigrant shipping, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure, quay i see the passinger list
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: tickets
Inscriptions: Printed front of card: ORIENT LINE
Publisher: Orient Line, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1954
Place & Date Used: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1954

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