Mud Map - Romanian, 1947-1960 Document Reg. No: HT 626

Mud Map drawn or used by Nicolae and Barbara Condurateanu, probably sometime between 1947 and 1960. It is hand drawn on what appears to be the backing card of a pad. It shows the street names and locations of specific buildings. The names are written in Romanian style text.

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.
Grey piece of cardboard with ink hand written map. Map lists streets, buildings and railway. Items identified but in foreign language, probably Romanian.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.20 cm (Height), 20.30 cm (Length)

More information

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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Hand writing diagram in ink
User (Probable): Nicolae Condurateanu, 1947-1960
User (Probable): Barbara Condurateanu, 1947-1960

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