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Envelope - Letter, Anna Hardmack to Robert Salter, 22 Dec 1938 Reg. No: HT 20322 1
- Envelope for a letter from Anna Hardmack to Robert Salter dated 22 December 1938. Anna thanks Robert Salter for his Christmas gift and sends her best wishes for his reunion with his fiancée. Robert 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.
He journeyed on 2 ships from Rotterdam to Melbourne via Indonesia and Brisbane, but found when he arrived in Brisbane 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.
- Buff coloured envelope, hand addressed to Mr Salter, 75 Palmerston St, Carlton and postmarked 22 December 1938.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
|Dimensions:||105 mm (Height), 133 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Arrival|
|Inscriptions:||Text, written: Mr. Salter/75 Palmerston St/Carlton.|
|Addressed To:||Mr. Robert Salter, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec 1938|
|Sender:||Anna Hardmack, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec 1938|
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.