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Title Letter, from Thomasina Tye, England to Arthur Tye, Melbourne
Author Tye, Thomasina
Date c.Nov 1928
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference HT 826
Library / Archive Museum Victoria
Collection Name Diaries / Journals / Letters
Description Written by Thomasina Tye to Arthur Tye, her cousin, in 1928, the letter is a plea from Thomasina, who was living in Birmingham, England, for her cousins in Australia to act as nominators or guarantors for her to emigrate to Australia. Her letter has a tone of desperation; it is apparent it is not the first time she has written to her three cousins for assistance (she refers to a letter in July; this letter is dated end of November). She writes that she will repay any cost, not only financial but in any other assistance to Arthur and his family. She states she has submitted papers (presumably application forms) but obviously the authorities will not process them until she has a sponsor. It also appears she is under some pressure to leave where she is currently residing. She is obviously determined ('destined' she calls it) to come to Australia.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Birmingham, England
Nationality English
People Tye, Thomasina; Tye, Arthur
Keywords emigration, family
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museum Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museum Victoria