Anthony Roy Bates, aged 15 about to depart for Australia. Me then.
Barkingside, the Barnardos village we went to prior to our emigration to Australia.
Barnardos village – The Cottages
A photo of my group at Heathrow airport.
Our flight manifest.
The Barnardos report for that year featuring us on the front cover.
Getting into trouble before we had even arrived.
At Mascot Airport in Australia, a press opportunity with the Singing Rabbi.
West Ryde in Sydney, our first Australian home.
The Farm, homestead, Scone.
The farm and dairy, Scone.
The homestead Tooloogan Vale in the Hunter Valley New South Wales
Main Street – Scone
One of four pubs, Main Street – Scone
Letter from Barnardos
My entire Australian history, summed up in a few lines.
The Afric – the ship that I stowed away on.
The Africs ship log for that fateful voyage.
A New Zealand report on me after being caught stowing away.
Court records New Zealand
The Suevic, upon which I was transported home on.
Ships article for the Suevic.
The African Prince
A page from the log book of the Anatolian
A record of my Seaman Book (Passport to the World), showing my stamps
Me & my best mate Ricky
Our Wedding Day – March 8th 1968
Linda with best mates Barbara on left and Ann on right
The proud Grandparents Bert & Flo