Robert John Edmund (Bob) Tyghe

Berkeley Hostel, 1957   Robert John Edmund (Bob) Tyghe left England in 1957 with his parents, Robert Neil and Ethel Mary Tyghe and his sister Amanda Jane.  Both Robert Neil…

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Marzia Bonacina Zochil

Marzia Bonacina Zochil & The Bonacina Family Balgownie Migrant Hostel, 1961 We left Italy in 1961 arriving in Australia in March.  My parents, Giulia and Efrem Bonacina decided to migrate…

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Andrew Best

Balgownie Hostel, 1969 I was 11 years old and my family decided to emigrate from England.  My father was interviewed by BBC Two on the boat.  Rain to Southampton and…

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Eric Taylor

Balgownie Hostel, 1954 In 1954 my Mum (Lavinia, 37) and Dad (Alan, 37) decided to emigrate to Australia.  At that time, they had three sons: David (15), me, Eric (10),…

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William Gartley (Binks) McGill

Balgownie Hostel, 1952 William (Binks) McGill was my Uncle, whom I never met, as he sailed to Australia a few weeks before I was born.  From Australian Immigration Records I…

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John and Brenda Theobald

Berkeley Hostel, 1959 My wife Brenda and I, together with our 14 month old twin boys, Ian and Peter, departed Tilbury, Essex in England on 6 June 1959 onboard the…

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Tony Hart

Balgownie Hostel, 1965 My parents, Derek and Margaret (Peggy) Hart, my two older brothers Laurie and Chris, my younger sister Jackie and I left Wales, UK, in 1965.  We travelled…

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Hermine Rainow

Hermine Rainow and her Legacy to Wollongong Migrants Mrs Cosmopolitan” was how Hermine Rainow described herself when she was featured in an article that appeared in the Illawarra Mercury on…

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