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Leaflet - Department of Immigration, Accommodation Guarantee, circa 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 607

Summary:
Blank Accommodation Guarantee form, Issued by the Department of Immigration, circa 1949. This form was probably obtained by the Condurateanu's as they prepared to emigrate to Australia. The form includes a section for those living outside the metropolitan area.

Nicolae Condurateanu was a Romanian who was placed in a POW camp during World War II in Germany. He met his wife Barbara, also a Romanian, when she caught the wrong train and ended up in a German Displaced Persons camp, where Nicolae was Barbara had spent World War II in a Russian POW camp and was meant to have been on a train back to Romania. 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 black text. The form was used by people sponsoring migrants stating that they 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: 33.50 cm (Height), 20.90 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: ACCOMMODATION GUARANTEE [extensive text]
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1949
User (Probable): Nicolae Condurateanu, Germany, circa 1949

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