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Form - Application for Australian Passport, Department of Immigration, circa 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 8050

Passport application form issued by the Department of Immigration, and completed by Bretislav Lukes (but apparently not sent) in relation to a proposed trip to New Zealand for 4 months. It must have been completed between 1956 when he was naturalized and 1960 when he ended his employment with W. Watson & Sons. 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.
Green folded foolscap size form, black printed text, completed in black ink
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.95 cm (Width), 33.95 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: applications
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1958
Other Association (See Comments): Bretislav Lukes, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958

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