South Yorkshire Times February 4, 1950
Bound For Australia
Conisbrough Man Sails This Month
Closely following Miss Laura Turner, another Conisbrough resdent, who sailed recently, Mr. Colin Wall, of 30, Chambers Avenue Conanby, will leave Tilbury in a liner “Orion” for Australia on February 17th.
Mr. Wall, who is 22, is a fitter a Cadeby Colliery, where his father Mr. W. H. Wall, is a deputy. He worked for four years, however as a fireman on the railways, and it is to continue in this work that he is going to South Australia.
Mr. Wall is travelling under a Government emigration scheme. He does not yet know where he will work in the country, as all the details have been arranged for him, nor is he sure whether he will still be a fireman. He will continue in his present work until about a week before he sails.
As he has never been abroad before, he does not know quite what to expect, but is looking forward to seeing as much of the country as possible. “It’s a change of life, he considers, “and I’ve always, wanted to go out.” He cannot be sure, even, that he will stay on in Australia, but hopes so, an added that he would like to prove to his workmates that he will not be home again, after only a year or two.
A keen rambler, and a member of Y.H.A. he is taking, all his kit with him, and is expecting to put in some long walking. He also will see the series of Test matches to be played in the country next winter, as far as possible.