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Naturalization Certificate - Issued to Nicolae Condurateanu, 8 Feb1965 Document Reg. No: HT 830

Summary:
Naturalization Certificate issued to Nicolae Condurateanu by the Commonwealth of Australia on 8 Feb 1965. The certificate was printed by A.J. Arthurs, Commonwealth Government Printer. It states that Nicolae is an Australian citizen.

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:
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 Nicolae 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
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, 8 Feb 1965
Issued To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 8 Feb 1965

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