We left as 10 Pound Poms
We arrived at Essendon Airport 44 years ago at 5.10pm.
After an exciting but tiring flight.
As we had no children we were not allowed to stay in the hostel accommodation but were eexpected to find our own way.
because we arrived on the Friday we were taken to free hostel accommodation for the weekend.
The house was in Hawthorne and was very nice (from what I can remember)
we ate, then went for walk to stretch our legs, and found a Bowling Alley, so we had a couple of games, then we went back to the hostel and slept the sleep of the innocent. And NO JET LAG.
Remarkable, maybe I was meant to live here.
We had about three hundred pounds cash, one suitcase, and one small container being shipped.
Not a lot but The Country has been good to us.
Many stories follow on, but its good to be Australian (signature to prove it) and the kids are all fiercely Australian and very proud of it.