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Ten Pound Poms

The stories of the one million post-war Britons who paid ten pounds to emigrate to Australia in one of the biggest planned migrations of the twentieth century.

The stories of the one million post-war Britons who paid ten pounds to emigrate to Australia under the Assisted Passage Scheme. It was one of the biggest planned migrations of the twentieth century. The catch was that they had to stay for a minimum of two years. Many loved their new country, but one quarter fled home disillusioned, fleeing 'pommy bashing' or believing that they had been sold a lie.

49 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Oct 2008 20:10

Credit

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Praed

Broadcasts

  • Sat 2 Feb 2008 20:20
  • Sat 16 Feb 2008 02:05
  • Sat 25 Oct 2008 20:10