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Letter - Mr Jones to Robert Salter, 1 Jun 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 20327

Letter from Mr. Jones to Robert Salter, dated 1 June 1939. The letter informs Robert that landing permits for his parents, Marcus and Gisela Salter, have been approved and are enclosed. It also informs Robert of the approval of his own permanent admission to Australia and landing permit. Robert migrated to Australia from Austria, fleeing Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 1938.

Robert had applied for residency in Australia 5 months before leaving Vienna but could not wait for approval as he was in danger of being arrested. On his arrival in Australia he found that his application for residency had been rejected. With the help of William Maloney, a federal Member of Parliament who befriended him, Robert was finally able to obtain permits for himself, as well as for his parents, his fiancee Ida and his friend who had accompanied him on the journey.
Typed letter headed Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Interior, Canberra, ACT, from Mr Jones to Robert Salter, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, dated 1 June 1939. It is forwarding a landing permit for Robert Salter's parents, Marcus and Gisela Salter. It also informs him of the approval of his own permanent admission to Australia and landing permit.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 253 mm (Height), 203 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing trade, flinders lane rag trade, jewish immigration, refugees, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish communities
Themes this item is part of: Robert Salter Collection, Robert Salter, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Tailor, 1938, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text, printed: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/Department of the Interior/CANBERRA A.C.T./1st June, 1939/Dear Sir/With reference to your letters of/the 5th and 9th May, I forward herewith Landing/Permit No. 32058 issued in favour of your parents,/Marcus and Gisela Salter./Approval has now been given for/your permanent admission, and Landing Permit No. 32600/has been issued in your favour./The Permit is being retained in/the Department, and the Customs Authorities suitably/advised of your permanent admission.
Sender: Mr Jones - Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Interior, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 01 Jun 1939
Addressed To: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Jun 1939
References: Video interview with Robert Salter particularly regarding his tailoring period in Flinders Lane - conducted by Jewish Museum of Australia for Schmutta Business exhibition, 2002?
Article: Salter, Robert 'Flinders Lane?Memory Lane' The Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, Vol 10, Part 7, 1989
Interview transcript: Robert Salter interviewed by son, date?.
Copies of selection of photos, including one showing Robert wearing the overcoat in the months before fleeing Vienna.

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