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Sticker - Car Registration, Government of Victoria, 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 8013

Car registration sticker issued by the Government of Victoria for the year 1963. The sticker was issued for a Simca sedan, registration GFK872, which was owned by Bretislav Lukes. 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 laminated sticker with green print (unused)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.20 cm (Width), 14.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Traffic Management & Safety
Tertiary Classification: registration
Inscriptions: STATE OF VICTORIA/YEAR OF 1963 EXPIRY/10/No 058648 PRIVATE
Issued By: State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1963
User: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1963

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