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Naturalization Certificate - Issued to Barbara Condurateanu, Commonwealth of Australia, 1965 Document Reg. No: HT 831

Summary:
Naturalization Certificate issued to Barbara Condurateanu by the Commonwealth of Australia in 1965. The certificate was printed by A.J. Arthurs, Commonwealth Government Printer. It states that Barbara is an Australian citizen.

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:
Large cardboard certificate with image of Queen Elizabeth at top of Certificate, followed by text. Certificate stamped, signed and dated at base. Reverse side contains Barbara Condorateanu's details.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.60 cm (Height), 31.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, displaced persons, migrant hostels, migrant camps, naturalisation, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration, incentive
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Front:COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/Nationality and Citizenship Act./ CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION/AS AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN [Extensive Text] Reverse: PARTICULARS RELATING TO PARTICIPANT [Extensive Text]
Printer: A.J. Arthurs, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1965
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Issued To: Barbara Condurateanu, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 1965

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