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Receipt- K Willis & Co, Auctioneers & Estate Agents, 30 Aug 1952 Document Reg. No: HT 621

Receipt issued by K Willis & Co, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, to Nicolae Condurateanu balance on policy. It is dated 30 August 1952 and relates to the purchase of the Condurateanu's first home in Essendon.

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.
Receipt issued to N Condurateanus from K Willis and Co, Auctioneers and Estate Agents.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.20 cm (Height), 17.10 cm (Length)

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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: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Text: K WILLIS AND CO/ AUCTIONEERS AND ESTATE AGENTS [extensive text] invoice no 2205
Issued By: K. Willis & Co. Auctioneers & Estate Agents, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 Aug 1952
Issued To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 30 Aug 1952

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