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Letter - Intention to Apply for Naturalisation, Department of Immigration to Bretislav Lukes, St Kilda, 26 Oct 1953 Document Reg. No: HT 8045

Summary:
Letter from Department of Immigration, Melbourne, to Bretislav Lukes, dated 26 October 1953. The letter acknowledges the receipt of a 'Declaration of Intention to Apply for Naturalization as 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.
Description:
Cream paper, black typed text, bottom portion removed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.95 cm (Width), 21.90 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: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Sender: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Jul 1956
Addressed To: Bretislav Lukes, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1953

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