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 number**
It isn’t my father’s passport number. So what document does this number refer to?