Similar items over time

Leaflet - Contribution Scheme, Victorian Civil Ambulance Service, 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 8012

Leaflet issued by the Victorian Civil Ambulance Service in 1958 to Bretislav Lukes. The leaflet details membership benefits, conditions and instructions on how to order an ambulance. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked for the Germans during the war in Junkers aircraft factory. He migrated to Australia in 1950 after spending time in an IRO camp following World War Two. Sent to Bonegilla upon arrival, Bretislav completed his compulsory employment at Australian Iron and Steel at Port Kembla, probably on the Snowy Hydro-electric Scheme. When his two year labour contract was completed he moved to Melbourne where he lived for the rest of his life, although he did return to Czechoslovakia and other parts of Europe to visit friends and family.
Cream (yellowed) paper, 2 sided with black printed text and b/w photos. Includes images of historic ambulances, VCAS headquarters and an emergency scene.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.80 cm (Width), 44.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Emergency Services - Ambulance
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: This/Could/Happen/to/You/VICTORIAN CIVIL AMBULANCE SCHEME/Presents their/CONTRIBUTION SCHEME/and Invites You to join now.
Issued By: Victorian Civil Ambulance Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No