MORE AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION
Group of migrants on MV Toscana at Trieste, 1954.
ANMM Collection Gift from Barbara Alysen to National Maritime Museum
1793 and 1850
The Gold Rush - 1850's
The Argus (Victoria) from Trove 1877
1945 - 1965 - Post war immigration,
Ten Pound Poms.
From the National Archives : Steve Carter, a migration officer,
interviews Vietnamese refugees at a refugee camp in Malaysia, 1979 (NAA: A12111, 79/46A/8
If you had an immigrant from this period, you may be as lucky as I was, to have their entire file available, it cost a very small amount to have it digitised and sent to me, as well as available online. in this I found photos, stories and a wealth of information about the family. A word of caution however, we did find some of the information incorrect. People were very scared at this time, and just wanted to leave the horror of Europe, so they sometimes told officials what they wanted to hear. We knew from family that there were two passages offered to my husbands family, one to Canada, another to Australia. They got on the boat to Australia because it was leaving first, how lucky we were!