PeverilPeril 3,171 Posted November 2, 2014 Report Share Posted November 2, 2014 Back in 1967 we applied for assisted passage to Oz. We had all the interviews, filled in all the forms, proved our qualifications, took our 2 kids to the immigration officer to show him they were white! and finally we were accepted. Once we had the acceptance letter and date we began selling furniture and bought packing cases. Just as we were about to put our house on the market we received another letter withdrawing the offer. Reason given was that I would not be able to get medical insurance due to a history of detached retinas. We were totally gutted. We considered paying our own way but it would have been too risky with 2 and 4 y/o children and no insurance. Several of our friends had already gone over and were doing OK. Some years later we promised ourselves that we would visit our old friends and eventually we did 4 years ago. Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. They had all succeeded. 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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