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Thu, 11 Apr


St Johns Church

I was a £10 Pom!

The story of a local £10 Pom who travelled to Australia in search of a dream.

I was a £10 Pom!
I was a £10 Pom!

Time & Location

11 Apr 2024, 14:00

St Johns Church, Broad Street, Harleston IP20 9AZ

About the event

The phrase 'Ten Pound Poms' is used to describe the Britons who emigrated to Australia following World War 2 on the Australian government's assisted passage scheme. The purpose of this scheme was to enlarge Australia's population whilst supplying workers for the country's growing economy and industry.

Britons were offered a way out of the rationing and deprivation of post-war life, shown visions of glorious sunshine and boundless possibility by a government desperate for an influx of labour.  They were offered the dramatically reduced fee of £10 for their passage only on the condition that they stay in Australia for a minimum of two years, or pay back the full fare.

Local financial advosor, Clive Attwood was a £10 Pom.  Clive will tell his story of the experience.

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