Minogue Convict Heritage Revealed

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2010

With a fortune of £35million, Kylie Minogue would find the fare for even the most luxurious round-the-world trip a mere drop in the ocean.

But when the singer’s Welsh-born mother first made the long journey to Australia, it was in more humble style – as a ‘£10 Pom’.

The family secrets of Kylie and her X Factor star sister Dannii have been unearthed in passenger lists from the 1950s emigration scheme.

The stars’ mother was born Carol Jones in the small town of Maesteg, South Wales, where her family ran the local post office.

She was just 12 when she emigrated to Australia with her mother Millie and father Dennis on the SS New Australia on April 20, 1955.

The Jones family were among the estimated 710,000 Britons seeking a new life in Australia who were lured by the £10 ticket.

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