About the Book
This is the story of a family in post war London deciding to make a new life for themselves in Australia as 'ten pound poms' in 1949. It describes their joy, their disappointment, and their struggle to survive in a new country. From the joy of eating freshly baked rolls for the first time in years to the worry of not having anywhere to live and starting their new life living in a tent on the outskirts of Sydney.
I was born in Wakefield, England in 1942. In 1949 my parents and brother and I migrated to Australia as "ten pound poms."I was lucky to have a happy childhood and teenage life until I found myself in a messy situation. However, with support from my parents I pulled through and continued my adventures. I worked in PNG for seven years and had some great times. It was there that I met and married my handsome Swiss boyfriend, Bill. We went around the world for our honeymoon and stopped to live in Switzerland for a while. Later we returned to Australia and embarked on family life in Brisbane, Queensland.