Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Letter - J Hogan to Robert Salter, 16 Feb 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 20325

Letter from J. Hogan to Robert Salter, dated 16 February 1939. The letter contains a landing permit for Robert Salter's fiancée Miss I. Rosner. Robert Salter 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 found when he arrived in Brisbane 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, 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 J. Hogan to Robert Salter of Messrs Brill & Salter, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, dated 16 February 1939.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 248 mm (Height), 212 mm (Width)

More information

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./16th February, 1939/Dear Sir/With reference to your letter of the/1st February, i forward herewith Landing Permit No. 29197/in favour of Miss I. Rosner.
Sender: Mr J. Hogan - Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Interior, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 16 Feb 1938
Addressed To: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Feb 1938
Person Named: Mr Rudolf Brill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Feb 1938
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.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No