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Tenpoundpom.com is for anyone who is interested in Australia... not just Poms!

Learn about Australia's fascinating immigration history, trace lost friends and relatives, share your own migration story or just sit back and enjoy a good read.


Since the end of the Second World War Australia has welcomed around a million immigrants per decade, including more than a million Ten Pound Poms. Each new migrant has a unique story to tell about how they moved to another world and helped to shape a nation.

Do you know a Ten Pound Pom? Have you ever asked an Australian immigrant what made them move to Australia? You will hear amazing stories of adventure, frustration and achievement. Stories about leaving family and friends behind and the challenges of building a new life in a foreign land.

Tenpoundpom.com preserves your migration stories for future generations. If your parents or grandparents emigrated to Australia and you never thought to ask them about it, now is the time!
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Free Passenger Lists

Free Passenger Lists

Big news for Ten Pound Poms looking for lost friends. Ancestry.com.au has digitized the Fremantle Passenger Lists and is offering free access to the archive this Easter long weekend.The Lists contain details of 3.5 million immigrants who docked at Fremantle between 1897 and 1963, including current Australian Prime Minister and famous Ten Pound Pom, Tony Abbott. Anthony John Abbot was only two... Read more.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Everybody needs good neighbours

Listen up Poms and Aussies. Forget the Ashes. Forget Eurovision. Neighbours is reinventing its iconic theme song and a competition has been launched between Australia and the UK to find a new singer. Have you got what it takes to be the new voice of one of the world's most recognised TV theme songs?To submit your entry you will need to download the famous backing track off the Neighbours website... Read more.

Whingeing Poms

Whingeing Poms

Anagram lovers will not be surprised to discover that "Olympic Park" gives rise to "A Prickly Pom". With only a few days until the opening ceremony in London, the Poms are whingeing up a storm, giving rise to a flurry of "Pommy Bashing" news articles and television programmes in Australia. Mayor Boris Johnson has taken the extraordinary step of telling Londoners to "put a sock in it", describing... Read more.

 

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After what seemed like a never ending train journey from Manchester, we boarded the cruise ship the “Fairstar” at Southampton for what was to be the first real holiday we had ever had. Can you imagine the delight we had at six weeks of free movies, our choice of swimming pools, wonderful food and sights we had never even heard of?

 

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Famous Ten Pound Poms

The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees

Arrived: 1958

Ship: Fairsea

During the long voyage to Australia the Gibb brothers sang to passengers in their pyjamas.

 

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Australia's coastline is nearly 26,000km.

 

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