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Letter - Confirmation of Naturalisation, Harold Holt to Bretislav Lukes, Carlton, 2 Jul 1956 Document Reg. No: HT 8049

Letter from Harold Holt, Minister for Immigration, to Bretislav Lukes dated 2 July 1956. The letter acknowledges Bretislav's Australian citizenship. 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.
Letter from Harold Holt, Minister for Immigration, acknowledging Bretislav Lukes' citizenship, 2/7/1956
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.30 cm (Width), 25.50 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: correspondence
Sender: Harold Holt, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2 Jul 1956
Addressed To: Bretislav Lukes, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 2 Jul 1956

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