South Yorkshire Times: Saturday, May 25, 1957
Hoping for Better Chances
Conisbrough Family Going To Australia
Sailing for Australia today will be Mr and Mrs Joseph Baynham and their two children, of 63, Roberts Avenue, Conisbrough, who are hoping for better opportunities in dairying farming in Australia.
Mr Bayhnam (38), who worked at Denaby gasworks until it closed recently, and then at Manvers Main Coke ovens , has had experience of dairy farming in Derbyshire before he came to Conisbrough before the war.
The family left their council house on the Windmill estate last night (Thursday) and are sailing in the s.s. Strethard. Under an immigration scheme they will stay in Victoria at first and then Mr Baynham will be given a job on a dairy farm and later he is hoping to branch out on his own.
“We do not expect to become rich overnight, but we believe there are better opportunities out there and I shall be prepared to work hard. I think there are also better opportunities for the children,” he told a reporter.