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The First Step | by Neil Ennis
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The First Step

The greatest journey starts with a step.


This is the form that Mum and Dad completed in order to apply to come to Australia in February 1963. They were 22 years old at the time. I wasn't even a year old, and Mum was pregnant with my sister, Karen.


Click on the thumbnails below to see any of the 32 pages in the application.


If you were a Ten Pound Pom, you can order your own set of documents. Just go to the Australian National Archives ( and follow "record search" links.


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Taken on September 8, 2008