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Passport - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, by Commonwealth of Australia, 11 Dec 1978 Document Reg. No: HT 8052

Australian passport issued to Bretislav Lukes, 11 December 1978. The passport appears to be unused. 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.
Blue cover with gold stamped coat of arms and 'Australia Passport'. Photo id on page 3
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.40 cm (Height), 9.70 cm (Width), 15.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, identifications, 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: identification
Inscriptions: On cover: P311542/AUSTRALIA/PASSPORT
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 11 Dec 1978
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 Dec 1978

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