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Letter - W Maloney to Robert Salter & Rudolph Brill, 8 Nov 1938 Document Reg. No: HT 20321

Letter from W. Maloney to Robert Salter and Rudolph Brill, dated 8 November 1938. The letter provides instructions that the men need to following in order to obtain permission to bring out the fiancée of one of the men from Austria. Salter migrated to Australia from Austria, fleeing Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 1938.

He had applied for residency in Australia five months before leaving Vienna but could not wait for approval as he was in danger of being arrested. When he arrived 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 to come out to Australia. Maloney also aided Salter's friend Rudolph Brill obtain a permit.
Letter headed The Parliament of the Commonwealth, House of Representatives, Canberra, ACT, from W. Maloney to Robert Salter and Rudolf Brill, North Melbourne. Dated 8 November 1938.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 254 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: THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH/HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,/CANBERRA, F.C.T./8th November, 1938/Messrs. Robert Salter and Rudolph Brill,/23 Chapman Street/NORTH MELBOURNE. VIC./Dear Friends,/I am not sure which of you gentlemen desires/to bring his fiancee out to Australia, but if he will write/to me making an application through me for the permission for her/to come here I will do what I can./I want you to state the name of the lady,/her address, and also state that you have already established/a factory with three girl employees and room for eight more/but business is so brisk that you cannot get these employees/but are advertising for them. I will then enclose the/particulars in a letter of my own, and I am sure you will/have a favourable reply./With all kind greetings and good luck,/Yours fraternally/(W MALONEY)
Addressed To: Mr. Robert Salter, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 08 Nov 1938
Addressed To: Mr Rudolf Brill, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 08 Nov 1938
Sender: Honourable William Maloney, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 08 Nov 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.

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