Tenpoundpom.com preserves the history, experiences and memories of the Ten Pound Poms and aims for a better understanding of Australian immigration history.
It was sold as a ticket to paradise. Many saw it as the opportunity of a lifetime and the bargain of the century. Only £10 to travel more than 10,000 miles to start a new life in Australia. Over a million Ten Pound Poms took their chance and made the life-changing decision to move Down Under. For some it was the best thing they ever did. For others it was a big mistake. We look back at the amazing journeys of the Ten Pound Poms that helped to shape Australia.
Though our main focus is Ten Pound Poms we also explore White Australia Policy and immigration policy as it stands today. We take a look at how Australian immigration policy has evolved over the last century and reflect on the various approaches taken by government to manage its population.
Tenpoundpom.com is dedicated to providing advice and information for migrants and visitors to Australia (past, present and future) as well as students of Australian immigration history. We encourage you to read our articles and use our forum to share your comments, advice, memories, photos and experiences.
We hope you enjoy the site.
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