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Ten pound poms
Transcript of Ten pound poms
10 Pound Pom Facts
Why did they come to Australia?
After World War II, Britain was a very depressing place and lots of people were having an awful time. On the other hand, Australia had more land than they could handle.
They came to Australia because
they thought they would have a much better life.
How did they make a difference?
A lot of the Ten Pound Poms were famous or were parents of famous people. If they didn't come, our country would be a different place.
What did they need to be to get to Australia?
They needed to be in sound health and under the age of 45 years. There were initially no skill restrictions although under the “White Australia Policy” anyone with a mixed background found it difficult to make it into Australia.
The aim of the Ten Pound Poms coming was to increase Australia's population in response to fear of a Japanese invasion.
White Australia Policy.
Who were they?
The ten pound poms were British citizens who immigrated to Australia after World War II. Many Britons were sold the dream of a new life in Australia. Over one-and-half million Britons went in the fifties and sixties under an assisted passage scheme, The normal cost was around 120 pounds. The government subsidised 110 pounds so adult migrants cost 10-pounds and everyone under the age of 18 was free.
Ten Pound Poms.
Who were they, why did they come to Australia and how have they made a difference?
Famous Ten Pound Poms
There are many famous Ten Pound Poms
Kylie Minogue's mother, Carol Jones.
Julia Gillard, past Australian Prime Minister.
Tony Abbott and his family.
Hugh Jackman parents.
Bees Gees band.
•1947 – Scheme started with a bang (400,000 Poms signed up at Australia House)
•1950 – Britain reduced its contribution to the fare to £25 per adult.
•1951 – Britain limited its contribution to £500,000 per annum
•1954 – Britain limited its contribution to £150,000 per annum (1,000 migrants)
•1957 – Bring Out a Briton campaign launched
•1959 – Nest Egg Scheme launched
•1969 – Peak year (nearly 80,000 Britons emigrated to Australia)
•1972 – Ten Pound Pom Scheme ended (increased to £75)
•1982 – Assisted Passage Scheme ended
The 'White Australia Policy' is Australia's approach to immigration, from federation until the latter part of the 20th century, which favored applicants from certain countries.