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Leaflet - Department of Immigration, Guarantee of Accommodation, circa 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 609

Summary:
Unused Guarantee of Accommodation form, issued by the Department of Immigration, circa 1949. It is probably part of the materials received by the Condurateanu's as they prepared to depart Europe for Australia.

Barbara Condurateanu was a Romanian refugee who spent World War II in a Russian POW camp and being repatriated back to Romania, when she caught the wrong train and ended up in a German Displaced Persons camp. In the camp she met fellow Romanian refugee Nicolae Condurateanu, who had spent World War II in a German POW camp. The couple married in 1948 at the A1 Heetre Camp and immigrated to Australia in 1950, where Nicolae worked in a Tea factory and Barbara at the Four and Twenty Pie factory. They had no family in Australia and had to rely on each other for support eventually purchasing a house and establishing a life in their new country.
Description:
Unused form with extensive typed black text. The form states that a person can guarantee accommodation for an immigrant for a period of 12 months upon their arrival in Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.60 cm (Height), 20.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, displaced persons, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: accommodation forms
Inscriptions: Text: GUARANTEE OF ACCOMMODATION [extensive text]
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1949
User: Barbara Condurateanu, Braunsehueig, British Zone, Germany, circa 1949
User: Nicolae Condurateanu, Braunsehueig, British Zone, Germany, circa 1949

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