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Map - Melbourne & Suburbs, Victorian Railways Commissioners, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 61

Summary:
Map of Melbourne and suburbs, issued by the Victorian Railways Commissioners in 1954. It was used by Geoffrey and Hazel Tirchett when they migrated to Australia in 1954 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.
Description:
Fold out map of Melbourne on one side with information, and Melbourne and suburbs on the other.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.50 cm (Height), 0.20 cm (Width), 12.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, shipping industry, ports of departure, footscray
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, British Migrants, 1954, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Publisher: Victorian Railways Commissioners, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
User: Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
User: Mrs Hazel Tirchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954

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