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Envelope - Telegram to Robert Salter, 2 Sep 1938 Document Reg. No: HT 20320 1

Summary:
Envelope for a telegram addressed to Robert Salter dated 2 September 1938. The telegram informs Robert 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 eventually obtained a visa for Australia and permission to bring both his fiancee and parents out from Austria with the help of Federal MP William Maloney who befriended him.
Description:
White envelope postmarked Canberra 2 September 1938 and addressed to Robert Salter, passenger SS Nieuw-Zeeland, Sydney.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 146 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, front: IF NOT CLAIMED WITHIN 14 DAYS PLEASE RETURN TO/DAVIES & WOODS, SOLICITORS, CANBERRA/Robert Salter Esq.,/Passenger S.S. Nieuw-Zeeland.
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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