Monday, January 26, 2009

Hey, does this mean I can get an all Euro passport?

I was reading my ex-senator's blog, and came across this bit of info:

"At the time of Federation, all ‘Australians’ were still British subjects. There was no such thing as an Australian citizen until 1949.

According to this information sheet from the National Archives:

Throughout the 1960s, Australian citizens were still required to declare their nationality as British. The term ‘Australian nationality’ had no official recognition or meaning until the Act was amended in 1969 and renamed the Citizenship Act. This followed a growing sense of Australian nationalism and the declining importance for Australians of the British Empire. In 1973 the Act was renamed the Australian Citizenship Act. It was not until 1984 that Australian citizens ceased to be British subjects."

So does this mean I can get a Pommy/Euro passport, as I was born a British subject? That would be hot.


Therbs said...

Yeah, but then you'd have to play cricket for the Poms.

Chaz said...

In a word..NO!

YsambartCourtin said...

Grud dam it.

Chaz said...

Mate, my Pommie passport ran out over a year ago and i've not bothered renewing it at over $300 plus courier costs I really wonder if it's worth it.

YsambartCourtin said...

Ah yes, but you have been out of Oceania, while I have not. And the chance of do a working holiday is possibility. The chances of me ever saving enough to support myself overseas without work for three months are next to nothing.

Anonymous said...

Chaz beat me to it.