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Container - Wood, circa 1950 Reg. No: HT 628
- Wooden box used by Nicolae and Barbara Condurateanu to store special documents. 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.
- Wooden box, painted brown with hinges for lid and latches to keep closed, some nails used in construction. It appears to be made of second grade timber possibly from tea chests.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
|Dimensions:||44.80 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 28.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, displaced persons, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|User:||Nicolae Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947-2001|
|User:||Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947-2001|