John Parnaby
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John Parnaby commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"OK, I've found what it might have been - a "Document of Identity" to be surrendered on disembarkation. Museums Victoria has this sample https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/2043505"
Mar 26
John Parnaby commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"Hi Silvia - thanks again. I've seen a pic of my dad's passport which covers 1959-69 (am waiting for it to come out here to look at it properly) - but the number doesn't match meaning we might have all come out on a different document…"
Mar 25
Sylvia commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"I can see that in 1948 the UK was issuing passport numbers 842361 - 882640, so your number seems a bit low."
Mar 25
Sylvia commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"Sorry, I misunderstood and thought it was just mum and kids. To at least determine that it could be passport number, does the number format at least resemble your dad's passport number? If yes, I suppose immigration could have made a mistake…"
Mar 25
John Parnaby commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"Hi Sylvia Thanks for that... but why would the number on my father's incoming card be same number too - my mother's passport number?  Surely it would be his passport number. Was that an official just making the paperwork simpler?"
Mar 25
Sylvia commented on John Parnaby's blog post Mystery Number
"I assume that the kids did not have their own travel documents, but were listed on Mum's passport. This seemed to be fairly common in the olden days, but I believe that nowadays this isn't always allowed anymore."
Mar 25
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Mystery Number

When I was a child (10 months old) my family emigrated from the UK to Australia as ‘ten pound poms’. I was able to find us on the passenger arrivals list for the Canberra in 1965. Then I was able to see scans of the incoming passenger cards and see my mum’s and dad’s writing on cards filled in when we arrived!Fantastic... and that’s when I was flummoxed. Item 3 on the incoming passenger card is “Passport or other Travel Document No.”All - mother, father, 2 sisters and myself have **the same…See More
Mar 20

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Mystery Number

When I was a child (10 months old) my family emigrated from the UK to Australia as ‘ten pound poms’. 
I was able to find us on the passenger arrivals list for the Canberra in 1965. 
Then I was able to see scans of the incoming passenger cards and see my mum’s and dad’s writing on cards filled in when we arrived!
Fantastic... and that’s when I was flummoxed. 
Item 3 on the incoming passenger card is “Passport or other Travel Document…
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