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Leaflet - Becoming a Citizen, Department of Immigration, Sep 1953 Document Reg. No: HT 8044

Leaflet issued by the Department of Immigration in September 1953 to Bretislav Lukes. The leaflet contains information regarding steps to take to become an Australian citizen. 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 paper, black typed text
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.55 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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Title: There are 2 steps to take to become an Australian citizen.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Sep 1953
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sep 1953

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