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Receipt - Issued to J Toth, By Evans & Balfour, Melbourne, 12 Dec 1959 Document Reg. No: HT 863

Receipt for a rifle, issued to Julius Toth by Evans & Balfour Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, dated 12 December 1959. Evans & Balfour are described as specialists in guns, rifles, fishing, tennis, badminton, golf and knives. In 1957 Julius came to Australia after he escaped the Russian invasion of Hungary, leaving his family in Hungary, he survived a dangerous journey alone to escape across the border to Austria. He was only able to bring a few possessions with him including his moulding tools, and cigarette holder and photo album, which were 18th birthday presents from a sister and friend.
Rectangular green paper receipt with black printed text and details filled out in blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.70 cm (Height), 10.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, immigration, receipts, recreation activities, rifles, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Banking & Finance
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Text: Amount of Transaction Sale No. Date/Specialists/GUNS/RIFLES/ FISHING/TENNIS/BADMINTON/GOLF.KNIVES/Phones Central 4004, 2360/WHOLESALE/AND/ RETAIL/EVANS & BALFOUR/PTY. LTD./269 LITTLE COLLINS STREET/(7 Doors down from Swanston St.)/MELBOURNE, C.1.
Issued By: Evans & Balfour, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Dec 1959
Issued To: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, 12 Dec 1959


David Stannard Posted on 03 Feb 2013 5:33 PM
Les Turner was the owner/managing director having bought out the interests of first Evans and then Balfour over time.
I was accountant to the firm and to Les Turner and his family.
Ray McMahon Posted on 20 Mar 2014 5:13 PM
I remember purchasing my first .22RF Left-handed BSA Martini International MKII competition target rifle from Les in December 1959. The rifle was state-of-the-art back then, and cost an outrageous sixty pounds. Being still at school, it took me over 12 months to pay Mum back. .22 rifles didn't need to be registered back then, and no-one raised an eyebrow when I set off to Flinders St.Station to catch the train back home.
Imagine doing THAT in today's world, Hmmmm??

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