Work Identity Card - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, circa 1940s Document Reg. No: HT 8036

Work identity card, 'prukaz' (proof), for the union of companies/combined factories managed by government. It was issued to Bretislav Lukes, circa 1940s. 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 double sided card with black border and black printed text, photo glued to front
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.10 cm (Width), 10.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, trade unions, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, identifications, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Written in Czech
Place & Date Issued: Czechoslovakia, circa 1940s
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, circa 1940s

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