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Following in the steps of his elder brother Rodney, 17 year old Peter Jenkins, of Clonbur, Avon Lane, Westward Ho! sails for Australia in the Otranto on Tuesday under the ‘Big Brother Movement’.

1954 Peter Jenkins

Peter was born in Barnstaple and then the family moved to Kent before returning to North Devon to live at Westward Ho1 eight years ago. After leaving Bideford Secondary Modern School, Peter went on to the North Devon Technical College at Barnstaple where he studied agricultural engineering, which he hopes to apply to his work in Australia. 

His brother who went to Australia at the age of 16 four years ago under the same scheme is now sheep farming at Concord, outside Sydney, and he has ‘sold’ Australia to his brother and mother who hopes to go out to join the boys next year.

Gazette article dated 10 December 1954

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