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Naturalisation Certificate - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Commonwealth of Australia, 18 Jan 1956 Reg. No: HT 8048
- Naturalization certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Australia to Bretislav Lukes on 18 January 1956. 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 foolscap size thick paper with red seal and black printed text. Signed in blue ink by Harold Holt.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
|Dimensions:||21.00 cm (Width), 33.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, citizenship, migrant camps, naturalisation, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950|
|Secondary Classification:||Naturalisation & Citizenship|
|Inscriptions:||E (1) No. 35225/COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA./Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948-1955./CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION AS AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN.|
|Issued By:||Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 18 Jan 1956|
|Issued To:||Bretislav Lukes, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 18 Jan 1956|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 Apr 1956
Place and Date Bretislav swore oath of Allegiance