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Group Certificate - Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Australian Iron & Steel Ltd, Port Kembla, 30 Jun 1951 Document Reg. No: HT 8055

Group certificate issued by Australian Iron and Steel Ltd, Port Kembla to Bretislav Lukes for income year 1950-51. 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 card copy taped at back. Black printed text with columns for payment dates and salary amounts.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.35 cm (Width), 28.25 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: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: AUSTRALIAN IRON & STEEL LTD., Port Kembla. Group No. 605/SERIAL NUMBER/GC 21097
Issued By: Australian Iron & Steel Ltd, Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Jun 1951
Other Association (See Comments): Bretislav Lukes, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Jun 1931

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