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Naturalisation Certificate - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Commonwealth of Australia, 18 Jan 1956 Document 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, citizenship, migrant camps, naturalisation, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: certificates
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

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