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Rate Notice - Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works, 26 Oct 1952 Document Reg. No: HT 622

Summary:
Water Rates Notice issued by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to Nicolae Condurateanu, dated 26 October 1952. The rates are for one pound, sixteen shillings and eight pence.

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.
Description:
Cream coloured printed paper document containing some stamps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.50 cm (Height), 15.50 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, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Text: MELBOURNE AND METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WORKS [extensive text]
Issued By: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1952
Issued To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1952

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