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Son of Ten Pound Poms By Jim Potts
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These are some of my personal memories about my family emigrating from England to Australia in 1956.
Ten Pound Pom: Victor Poxon Goes To War By John Pateman
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This is the story of Victor Poxon and time in the Royal Navy during the Second World War on HMS Aurora and his life in Australia in the 1960s and 70s.
The Jackaroo 'Outback Tales of a £10 Pom' By Roger Coote
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The ten pound pom’ was the description of those people who emigrated to Australia from Britain between 1945 to 1972. Government Assisted Passage Scheme devised by British and Australian... More > government.Australian government subsidised the fare to only £10 paid by the immigrant. ‘£10 Pom’ was born.This is the personal memoir of one of these ‘£10 pound Poms ’. His history, the reason for the journey and life in the outback is set down in this book in an informative and interesting way.Included in these memoirs are snippets of living conditions and attitudes. Songs and tales of life. Personal struggles. Interesting information of the layout and job allocation. Risks of the job are many including the fauna and flora dangers that must not be overlooked. Tales of the outback and also tales of the locals and the passions and temperaments of the many interesting characters found in this wild but beautiful country. Enjoy this wonderful tale and dream of the life under the southern skies!< Less
Memories of a £10 Pom: an autobiography of Bill Mutton By W.J. Mutton
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Bill Mutton was born in Dalton, England in 1927. His early childhood was a simple one, filled with happy memories. Later, the depression and World War II brought with it periods of drama, sacrifice... More > and tragedy. As a young man, Bill made the decision to emigrate to Australia where he joined the Royal Australian Navy. When he was de-commissioned, his career as a Steam Engine Driver took him to many parts of Australia, from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia to where he finally settled in Biloela, Queensland where he worked at the Callide Power Station. From the 1960’s until the late 1980’s he was heavily involved with the Queensland Labor Party and the Union movement and is still very passionate about politics today. It is a snapshot of both life in England up until 1950 and Australia’s recent political and social history. He is a man of candour and old-fashioned values and this story encapsulates his life, thoughts and experiences over 80 years.< Less
DREAMBOAT By Frankie Green
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Rene Locke and her grandmother Flo are separated by emigration. When the two women are reunited after decades, can the stories they tell each other bring a new lease of life, or is the present... More > irreparably haunted by the past? Set between the 1950s and the fag end of the C20th, and on opposite sides of the globe, Dreamboat is a novel exploring memory, recovery and the meaning of human connection amongst the legacies of colonialism.< Less
DREAMBOAT By Frankie Green
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Rene Locke and her grandmother Flo are separated by emigration. When the two women are reunited after decades, can the stories they tell each other bring a new lease of life, or is the present... More > irreparably haunted by the past? Set between the 1950s and the fag end of the C20th, and on opposite sides of the globe, Dreamboat is a novel exploring memory, recovery and the meaning of human connection amongst the legacies of colonialism.< Less
Pearl - A Sequel to Eugene By John G Smith
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This is a classic modern detective story. Pearl cannot accept that her deceased friend Eugene committed multiple murders back in 1956. She is merely an amateur sleuth with only a Burmese student Kyaw... More > to help delve into the past. The odds of success are slim and at times her faith is sorely tested. Conversely Marcus, a successful stock market day trader, has a burning moral obligation to prove that Eugene was a killer. It is the unexpected that shocks. Picture the scene. A bitterly cold winter’s day. A graveside. Pearl has thrown a handful of soil onto the coffin. She is weeping. Her friend had died suddenly. She wasn’t even in the country, never mind his cottage near Brighton. She is still staring at the nameplate “Eugene Whitby 1927 – 2015” when a stranger hands her an envelope. The note inside remains unread for days. The chain of events unleashed by the contents of that single piece of paper will shape her life for ever.< Less
Pearl By John G Smith
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This is a classic modern detective story. Pearl cannot accept that her deceased friend Eugene committed multiple murders back in 1956. She is merely an amateur sleuth with only a Burmese student Kyaw... More > to help delve into the past. The odds of success are slim and at times her faith is sorely tested. Conversely Marcus, a successful stock market day trader, has a burning moral obligation to prove that Eugene was a killer. It is the unexpected that shocks. Picture the scene. A bitterly cold winter’s day. A graveside. Pearl has thrown a handful of soil onto the coffin. She is weeping. Her friend had died suddenly. She wasn’t even in the country, never mind his cottage near Brighton. She is still staring at the nameplate “Eugene Whitby 1927 – 2015” when a stranger hands her an envelope. The note inside remains unread for days. The chain of events unleashed by the contents of that single piece of paper will shape her life for ever.< Less

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