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Document - Resettlement Status Slip, Issued to Bretislav Lukes, 9 Mar 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 8031

Resettlement Centre Status Slip issued to Bretislav Lukes by the IRO, dated 9 March 1950. The slip states that Bretislav is being returned to the DP camp Ulm from the Augsburg Resettlement Centre, as he is awaiting transportation to Australia. 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 piece of paper, with black printed and typed text, signature in blue ink
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.20 cm (Width), 26.20 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: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) & International Refugee Organisation (IRO)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Germany, 9 Mar 1950
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Germany, 9 Mar 1950

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