British Migrants Celebrate 50 Years

British migrants that arrived in Australia in 1966 had a reunion in Morley.
British migrants that arrived in Australia in 1966 had a reunion in Morley.

MORE than 60 British migrants gathered in Morley to celebrate their 50th year in Australia.

The reunion on March 20 took place at Rhodes Park and was organised for people to reminisce about moving to Australia and living here since 1966.

Organiser Marylin Kettell said some people had moved on from the area since arriving in the 1960s, but still attended the reunion.

“Many have stayed in the same houses they purchased in 1966,” she said.

Her husband Frank said it was great to see familiar faces they had not seen for a few years.

“One lady, Rose, had a stroke a while back and she came down thinking she could only stay for a little while, but there were so many people she had not seen for ages that she stayed much longer,” he said.

“She didn’t want to go home.”

The Kettells held the 30th anniversary at their home.

“It was a smaller gathering then, but now everyone has kids and grandkids so the group got bigger,” Mr Kettell said.