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Newsletter - Stankovske Noviny, No 4, Czechoslovakia, 2 Jun 1960 Document Reg. No: HT 8059

Newsletter 'Stankovske Noviny' No 4. dated 2 Cervna (June) 1960. This newsletter was produced by the local political branch in Stankovske and it contains party milestones, capital works achievements, 5 year plan, election information and encouragement to vote. It is highly nationalistic in tone, and would have been collected by Bretislav Lukes on a visit home or sent to him by family in collected the circular during a trip home or was sent to him by family in Czechoslovakia to keep in touch. 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.
Pink paper, black typed text, hand drawn illustrations.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.60 cm (Width), 26.70 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: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - International Politics
Tertiary Classification: newsletters
Inscriptions: Written in Czech
Place & Date Issued: Stankovske, Czechoslovakia, 2 Jun 1960
User: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960s

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