Records relating to emigration of various members of the Montgomery and Evans families to Australia, 1920s-1950s



Walter Montgomery, emigrated in 1927: Photograph of Walter Montgomery (son of Caroline and Harry) during WWII service in Australia. Photograph of Walter Montgomery and his wife Muriel Montgomery. Newspaper cutting from Northampton newspaper re Walter’s return visit to his brother Sidney in 1973. Photographs of Caroline Montgomery on a voyage to visit her son Walter in Australia, 1934. Travels on vessel Bendigo, P&O. Includes passport photograph, photograph with Joyce on her 11th birthday 14th February 1934, Caroline in Colombo with local children enroute to Australia. Gladys (sister of Walter, daughter of Caroline) and Harry Montgomery emigrated in 1949: Photographs of Gladys Montgomery in Colombo enroute to Australia, 1949. Photographs of Gladys and Harry in Australia outside the house in Melbourne they built and at Bondi Beach, Sydney (?). Pamphlet ‘Modern Homes by Jim Styles, Ready Cut Home Specialist, East Oakleigh’ Contains floor plans, sketches and prices. Passport of Gladys Fanny Montgomery, 10 November 1953 – this was obtained for Gladys’ return to the UK with Joyce and Ron Evans. Documents relating to the emigration of Joyce Ruby Evans (daughter of Gladys and Harry Montgomery) and Ron Evans. The couple travel with their young daughter Dawn in February 1953 but decide not to settle in Australia and return to Northampton in January 1954: References for Ron and Joyce Evans to support their application for emigration. Manuscript voyage journal by Joyce Evans. Document of Identity issued by Commonwealth of Australia Department of Immigration in lieu of a passport for Ronald Evans to travel as an approved migrant accompanied by his wife and child, 12 January 1953. Luggage labels for Orient Line (2 items). Voyage ephemera for Orient Line, Orcades 1953, dinner menu, meal sitting and table card, advice leaflet ‘Health and Comfort in Tropical Waters’, ‘Animal Guessing Competition’, Port Information for Gibraltar, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne. Orient Line envelope, telegrams and marconigrams received by Ron and Joyce. Advertisement for Woolworths shop in Port Said. Postcards of interiors of Orcades, Orient Line – tourist class smoke room, tourist class two berth cabin, tourist class games deck, exterior of vessel. Family photographs and photographs from voyage to Australia. Bon Voyage and Christmas cards sent to Ron and Joyce Evans. Brochures (x6) re emigration to Australia, 1952 Notes from donor, Ron and Joyce Evans’ second daughter, Anita Mallard (Evans), explaining the collection and the family connections with Australia. Copy photographs of Anita Evans visiting Walter and Muriel Montgomery in Melbourne in 1974, Joyce and Ron Evans in 1983. Audio visual material – Joyce’s journal being read and discussed by Joyce with her daughter Dawn. Filmed by Pete Ashby, Dawn’s then husband.