Between 1945 and 1982 around one and a half million people emigrated to Australia under an assisted migration scheme. I was one of them. When I was 12 years old, my family and I travelled on a P&O liner visiting exotic ports on a 12,000-mile trip of a lifetime. For my parents, the cost of the voyage was 10 pounds each. My brother and I travelled for free.
This is my immigration story.
“The writing is accessible and compelling; the characters authentic ... This book highlights a significant chapter in Australia's modern history.”
“The blending of narrative non-fiction with supporting factual text effectively conveys the themes and ideas. The detailed illustrations immerse students in the time and place”
“Anelli's illustrations bring lifestyle and adventure to life ... There is much that can be discussed as a result of reading this book; both from the historical facts within the book ... as well as the experiences between those of a welcomed wanted immigrant to those who have been force to flee [their homeland] ...”