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Following the death of my parents, some gems were discovered including original documents from the sea passage when emigrating in 1955.

 

This is just the front cover of the information card handed to passengers, and I think my favourite sentence is WARNING - Passengers must not sit on the Ship's Rails.

 

Pearson Australia educational publishing division is working on a secondary school textbook Pearson History 10. There is a chapter on ‘Migration Experiences’ in which they have bought the license off me to include one of my images posted on Flickr, as well as some of the background text.

 

The text book to be released in November will have a print run of 50,000 plus a digital version.

 

They will also give me a complimentary copy of the book when released.

 

I can't tell you how pleased I feel about this, as the photo of my family reunion in 1955 is really special for me, as photos from that part of my life are almost non-existent.

 

My father migrated from England first and after finding a job, mum and the three boys packed up and followed about six months later, disembarking in Sydney, then trained it to Brisbane, where a news photographer just happened to be loitering.

 

In the link to the originally posted photo below, I am the cute little guy in the middle. Travelling on different liners, the Otranto and Orontes were sister ships in a group of five built for the Orient line in the mid 1920s.

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Taken on May 30, 2012