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#151 Paul Hamilton

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 21:27

Probably full of 'Ten Quid Poms'. :wave:

 

The Sitmar line which owned Fairstar, Fairsea and the Castel Felice had a contract with the federal government to ship the ten quid poms out to oz.  I worked in a  bank liaision role on the ships for a few trips around from Freemantle and have very fond memories of some early morning entrances to Sydney harbour which is surely one of the world's greatest stretches of water. 



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#152 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:00

Probably full of 'Ten Quid Poms'. :wave:

Just think,, legal immigrants who sort of speak English!

#153 275 GTB-4

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:11

The Sitmar line which owned Fairstar, Fairsea and the Castel Felice had a contract with the federal government to ship the ten quid poms out to oz.  I worked in a  bank liaision role on the ships for a few trips around from Freemantle and have very fond memories of some early morning entrances to Sydney harbour which is surely one of the world's greatest stretches of water.


Not to mention P&Os Orsova, Orcades ad Oronsay...often packed to the gunnels with 10 pound POMs

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 20:43

Not to mention P&Os Orsova, Orcades ad Oronsay...often packed to the gunnels with 10 pound POMs

 Add to that Shaw Savill Line, which operated the New Australia (later to be renamed the Arkadia), which brought several 'famous' migrants to Oz  in 1955.  Included me as a zero pound POM (parents were 10 pound POMs) and, probably more importantly, the young lady who later became mum to the singing budgie and her sister. We were definitely packed to the gunnels, dad and me in a cabin with 4 other males, mum and my sister in another cabin with 4 other females, wonder if Kylie's mum to be was one of them?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:03

Add to that Shaw Savill Line, which operated the New Australia (later to be renamed the Arkadia), which brought several 'famous' migrants to Oz  in 1955.  Included me as a zero pound POM (parents were 10 pound POMs) and, probably more importantly, the young lady who later became mum to the singing budgie and her sister. We were definitely packed to the gunnels, dad and me in a cabin with 4 other males, mum and my sister in another cabin with 4 other females, wonder if Kylie's mum to be was one of them?


2Bob...you wouldn't be whingeing?? after all these years in the lucky country? :p  :cat:



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 20:13

2Bob...you wouldn't be whingeing?? after all these years in the lucky country? :p  :cat:

 

Strueth, bloody hell, no way cobber, not me.  Oz, absolutely spiffing place to be.



#157 eldougo

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 00:30

Joke.

In America it cost $10,000 to place a call to Heaven

On the Golden Phone in churches

Same in Europe and the rest of the world

In Australia it's only $1

Because it a local call, we already live in their...... :wave: