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Birthday Card - 77 Years Old, Stankov City Council, Czechoslovakia, 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 8014

Birthday card acknowledging 77th birthday of an person unknown from president of committee of Stankov city council, dated 1950. The card speaks of being part of incredible political times, socialism, progress and wishing for recipient's happiness and long life with the nation. It is part of a collection of documents belonging to Bretislav Lukes a Czech migrant. 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.
Small cream piece of paper, printed black text with blue ink annotations and purple stamp
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.60 cm (Width), 15.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, correspondence, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Written in Czech.
Organisation Named: Stankov City Council, Czechoslovakia, 1950

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