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Owner's Certificate - Motor Car, Government of Victoria, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 8060

Owner's Certificate of Motor Car issued by the Government of Victoria in 1954. The certificate is for a green Simca sedan, which was originally transferred from Devon Motors Pty Ltd South Melbourne. The certificate includes a history of ownership transfers from 1954 to 1959 when it was transferred to Bretislav Lukes. 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.
White paper folded in 3, double sided with double sided insert page. Black printed ink with purple 'Transferred' stamps. Pages held together with sticky tape.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.70 cm (Width), 19.30 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: Transport Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: licensing & road regulation
Issued By: State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
User: Bretislav Lukes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1959

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