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Wage Card - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Australian Iron & Steel Ltd, Port Kembla, 24 May 1952 Document Reg. No: HT 8054

Wages card issued to Bretislav Lukes by Australian Iron & Steel Ltd Port Kembla, dated 24 May 1952. The card has been stamped 'unclaimed'. 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.
Small cream card with black printed text, blue ink annotations and red stamp 'Unclaimed wages'
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.30 cm (Width), 10.10 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: financial records
Inscriptions: AUSTRALIAN IRON & STEEL LTD./PORT KEMBLA/WAGES/Pay for fortnight ending 24/5/52/Amount £ 2:8:2
Issued By: Australian Iron & Steel Ltd, Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia, 24 May 1952
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1952

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