Patricia June Morgan
|Country of Origin||England|
|Date of Birth||1943|
|Year of Arrival in Australia||1967|
|Submitted by||Patricia Morgan|
REASON FOR LEAVING HOMELAND.
I was 24 when I left England, with my then husband of a year, to move to Australia. He had a friend who had already immigrated to Sydney who loved it and we thought we would like the lifestyle – it would be great to get out of the cold!
ABOUT THE JOURNEY
We left Southampton on the “Fair Sea” with over 300 adults and over 150 children and as the Suez Canal was closed (for political reasons) the trip took us around the bottom of South Africa and it took 6 weeks in total. When we arrived in Sydney the Apex Club who had sponsored us put us up in a hotel at Lavender Bay, a lovely spot on Sydney Harbour. After a week we found somewhere to live, jobs each and our new life began!
IMPRESSIONS OF ARRIVAL
It was 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun was shining as we came into Sydney Harbour early in the morning. Our first impressions were the weather was great and we thought how different it was to England. Everything was more relaxed and easy.