Letter - To Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, 11 Feb 1956 Reg. No: HT 601
- Letter addressed to Barbara Condurateanu from her mother, dated 11 February 1956. It is written in a German dialect.
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.
- Hand written letter in blue ink on discoloured gridded paper.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
|Dimensions:||20.80 cm (Height), 14.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||displaced persons, immigration, migrant camps, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Cultural & Social Life|
|Inscriptions:||Text: 11.II 1956 / Liebe Geherte Frau / Wellisch! [extensive hand written text]|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Romania, 11 Feb 1956
This letter was sent by Barbara's mother.
|Addressed To:||Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 Feb 1956|