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Receipt - Department of the Interior to Mr Brill & Mr Salter, 24 Jan 1940 Document Reg. No: HT 20473

Receipt for Mr Brill and Mr Salter, dated 24 Jan 1940. This receipt for 13 shillings was issued by the Department of the Interior for cablegram costs. This receipt relates to the letters dated 22/12/1939 and 9/1/1940. Brill and Salter migrated to Australia from Austria, fleeing Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 1938. Salter 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.

When he arrived in Brisbane he found that his application for residency had been rejected. With the help of William Maloney, a Member of Federal Parliament who befriended him, Salter was finally able to obtain permits for himself and his friend Brill, and later for his parents and fiancee.
Paper receipt with printed text, details in handwritten text in black ink, and several stamps in blue ink. The receipt is for 13 shillings from Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Interior, Canberra to Mr Brill and Mr Salter. Dated 24 January 1940, for the cost of a cable.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 222 mm (Height), 130 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: RECEIVED the amount printed above by Cash Register/RECEIVER OF PUBLIC MONIES/Cashier's Initials/Account No.Mr. Brill & Salter/258-260 Flinders Lane/Melbourne/Dr. to THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, CANBERRA A.C.T./For Cost of Cable.
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 24 Jan 1940
Issued To: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Jan 1940
Issued To: Mr Rudolf Brill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 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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