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Letter - Attorney-General's Department to Mrs A. J. Kemp Regarding Eviction, 5 Dec 1921 Document Reg. No: HT 13755

Summary:
Letter from the secretary of the Attorney-General's Department to Mrs Annie Josephine Kemp, widow of World War I soldier Private Albert Edward Kemp, who was killed in action in 1917.

The letter refers to her earlier letter of 25 November 1921 regarding a 'Notice to Quit' served by her landlord. The secretary has 'the honor to inform' her that the Moratorium Act 1919, which restricted landlords from recovering possession of dwelling houses tenanted by female dependants of members of the Forces, expired on the 30 June 1921. He explains that there is no longer any Commonwealth restriction on a landlord taking such action.

Annie Kemp, supporting two children and struggling financially (for instance, she asked for assistance with a grocery bill), was subsequently forced to vacate her home. She moved to 19 Raleigh St, Malvern in 1922.
Description:
Single page letter, typed on off-white paper. The paper is printed with the name of the Attorney-General's Department. It is signed by hand, and stamped with Attorney-General's Department ink stamp and number '397'. The date is partly completed by hand also. Has been pinned up upper left corner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.10 cm (Width), 16.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, death mourning, accounting, domestic economy, world war i 1914-1918, making history - kemp mourning collection
Themes this item is part of: 6th Battalion Diary Extract, September 1917, Albert Edward Kemp Mourning Collection, Albert Edward Kemp, AIF (1884-1917), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT/Melbourne, 5th December, 1921./Madam,/Referring to your letter of the 25th November, 1921, to/the Secretary, Department of Defence, which has been referred to me in/connection with the Notice to Quit served upon you by your landlord, I/have the honour to inform you that as the provision in the Moratorium/Act 1919 restricting a landlord from recovering possession of any/dwelling house tenanted by a female dependant of a member of the/Forces or ejecting such tenant there from expired on the 30th June, 1921,/there is no longer any Commonwealth restriction on a landlord taking/such action.
Addressed To: Mrs Annie Kemp, 5 Dec 1921
Author: Attorney-General's Department
In Memory Of: Private Albert Kemp - 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

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