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Letter - Commonwealth Employment Service to Bretislav Lukes, Bonegilla, 21 Jun 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 8053

Form letter from Commonwealth Employment Service, Bonegilla, to Bretislav Lukes regarding work placement in steel industry at Port Kembla, dated 21 June 1950. 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 sheet with black typed text
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.40 cm (Width), 25.20 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: Working Life & Trades Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Sender: Commonwealth Employment Service (CES), Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, 21 Jun 1950
Addressed To: Bretislav Lukes, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, 21 Jun 1950

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