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Programme - Red Sea Meeting, Orient Line, 15 Jun 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 62

Programme for the Red Sea Meeting held on the RMS Otranto on 15 June 1954. This program was published by the Orient Line, it contains the rules for the race and tote. 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.
Programme with black printed text on piece of folded card. On the cover there is an image of a woman riding a horse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 1 mm (Width), 128 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, immigration, shipping lines, ten pound tourists, racing industry, english immigration, shipping industry, ports of departure
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Geoffrey & Hazel Tirchett, British Migrants, 1954, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Printed on Cover: S.S. "OTRANTO" RACE CARD / RED SEA MEETING / Tuesday, 15th June, 1954
Publisher: Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Orient Line), London, England, Great Britain, 1954
User: Mr Geoffrey Tirchett, 15 Jun 1954
User: Mrs Hazel Tirchett, 15 Jun 1954
Place & Date of Event: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 15 Jun 1954

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