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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Ten Pound Pom
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'I don’t want to go to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we’re migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only £10 each. My brother Brian and I are travelling free. It’s a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England? In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson’s immigration to Australia.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Dog Books , 2017 .
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      • Published October 1, 2017

      ISBN: 9781925381214
      Series: y separately published work icon Our Stories Newtown : Black Dog Books , 2013- 7635982 2013 series - publisher biography

Works about this Work

[Review] Ten Pound Pom Katharine England , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 26)

— Review of Ten Pound Pom Carole Wilkinson , 2017 single work autobiography

'The latest addition to Black Dog's award winning Our Stories series is a particularly apt and personal one: well loved Dragon author Carole Wilkinson's parents came to Australia as Ten Pound Poms, nearly 13 year-old Carole and her younger brother Brian travelling free; illustrator Liz Anellis is a more recent import from the U.K. ' (Introduction)

[Review] Ten Pound Pom Katharine England , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 26)

— Review of Ten Pound Pom Carole Wilkinson , 2017 single work autobiography

'The latest addition to Black Dog's award winning Our Stories series is a particularly apt and personal one: well loved Dragon author Carole Wilkinson's parents came to Australia as Ten Pound Poms, nearly 13 year-old Carole and her younger brother Brian travelling free; illustrator Liz Anellis is a more recent import from the U.K. ' (Introduction)

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