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Telegram - To Robert Salter, 2 Sep 1938 Document Reg. No: HT 20320

Summary:
Telegram to Robert Salter dated 2 September 1938. It informs him that both his applications seeking permission to remain in Australia have been declined, but that the decision may be reconsidered with evidence of employment, business or financial security.

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 could not wait for approval as he was in danger of being arrested. On arrival he discovered that his application for residency had been rejected. With the help of MP William Maloney, Salter eventually obtained residency and was able to bring out his fiancee and parents.
Description:
Telegram typed in blue ink on buff coloured paper, from Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney, to Robert Salter, SS Nieuw Zeeland, Brisbane, dated 2 September 1938. Stamped as received in Brisbane.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 136 mm (Height), 209 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, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text, front: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT/RECEIVED TELEGRAM/W 647 CANBERRA 55 7 PM/LETTERGRAM ROBERT SALTER/PASSENGER SS NIEUW ZEELAND BRISBANE/BOTH APPLICATIONS REFUSED BUT MAY BE RECONSIDERED IF FURTHER MATERIAL/SUPPLIED WE SUGGEST IF POSSIBLE YOU SUBMIT UNDERTAKINIG BY PERSON OR/FIRM TO EMPLOY YOU OR PARTICULARS OF DEFINITE PROPOSAL TO CARRY ON/BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA OR EVIDENCE SATISFACTORY FINANCIAL POSITION/WRITING SYDNEY DAVIES WOODS.
Addressed To: Mr. Robert Salter, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 02 Sep 1938
Sender: Davies & Woods, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2 Sep 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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