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Digital Photograph - Four Men Standing on St Kilda Road, near Princes Bridge, Melbourne, 1951 Image Reg. No: MM 111006

This photograph shows Ivan Kucan and friends on St Kilda Road, next to Princes Bridge, Melbourne, 1951. According to his family, in 1949 the Kucan family migrated to Australia as displaced persons after the war. They had stayed in a displaced persons camp in Austria for four years but their country of origin was Ukraine. During the first two years in Australia they lived in migrant camps in Bonegilla and Benalla. The men had to work off the cost of their passage in a contract to the government. After two years of working off their passage the group of five migrant men came down to Melbourne to purchase land to build homes.
Description Of Content:
Four men standing on the foot-path on Saint Kilda Road, near Princes Bridge, Melbourne.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Larysa Kucan, 2006
Contributed by Ms Larysa Kucan
Discipline: History

More information

Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Konuisko, Mr (first name unknown); Howko, Mr. (first name unknown); Nytchenko, Mr (first name unknown); Kucan, ivan
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951

Source of Date Depicted: Family knowledge.
Photographer: Unknown

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