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Membership Card - 'Clensky Prukaz', Technical Workers Union, Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, 1948 Document Reg. No: HT 8037

Union membership card Clensky Prukaz for technical workers, issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1948. 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 card, black printed and typed text and signature in red ink; reverse side series of dates 1948-1967 with red stamp on 1948
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Width), 9.90 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: Working Life & Trades Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Written in Czech:
Issued By: Clensky Prukaz, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1948
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, 1948

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