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Letter - W Maloney to Robert Salter, 16 Jan 1940 Document Reg. No: HT 20474

Summary:
Letter from W. Maloney to Robert Salter, dated 16 January 1940. The letter congratulates Robert Salter on the finalising of his parents' admission to Australia. Robert fled Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 1938. He 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.

Upon his arrival in Brisbane he discovered 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.
Description:
Typed letter, headed Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives, Federal Members Room, from W. Maloney to Robert Salter, dated 16 January 1940. It congratulates Robert on the finalising of his parents' admission to Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 254 mm (Height), 202 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing trade, flinders lane rag trade, jewish immigration, refugees, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, correspondence, immigration selection, jewish communities
Themes this item is part of: Robert Salter Collection, Robert Salter, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Tailor, 1938, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text, printed: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES/FEDERAL MEMBERS' ROOMS/318 POST OFFICE PLACE/(BOX 1692 P)/MELBOURNE C.1./16th January, 1940/My dear Friend/The attached letter has just come to hand from the/Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and I am glad to/know that the matter of your parents' admission to Australia has been/finally settled, and that you are expecting them here at the end of/February./ With all kind regards to your dear wife and your/-self/Yours fraternally,/W Maloney
Addressed To: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jan 1940
Sender: Honourable William Maloney, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 16 Jan 1940
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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