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Employment Certificate - Osijek Girls Secondary School, Croatia, Helen Ilich, 1946 Document Reg. No: HT 956

Employment Certificate from Osijek Girls Secondary School in Croatia for Helen Ilich dated 1946. Helen worked as a high school art teacher during World War II before migrating to Australia, with her two children, in 1953. Her husband was already in Australia when Helen and the children migrated.

Helen had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio which she particularly enjoyed. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.
Cream A4 sized piece of paper with typed black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.50 cm (Height), 20.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, displaced persons, artistic practices, employment, croatian communities, croatian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: tools of trade
Inscriptions: Text: GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL/Osijek/CERTIFICATE/It is hereby officially attested, that JELICA ILIC/was employed in this school as teacher of Arts from Novem-/ber 22, 1946 to September 30, 1953 by the decree of the/Board of Education in Zagreb No. 68813-II-5-1946, dated/November 11, 1946./During her employment she was appreciated as a very good teacher./Her employment ceased on her own request on account of her departure to Australia./Osijek, September 21, 1953
Issued By: Osijek Girls Secondary School, Osijek, Croatia, 1946
Issued To: Helen Ilich, Osijek, Croatia, 1946

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