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Hire Purchase Agreement - Patersons Credits & Barbara Conorateau, 9 Feb 1959 Document Reg. No: HT 625

Hire Purchase Agreement between Patersons Credits Propriety Ltd and Barbara Conorateau of 97 Spencer Street Essendon for one food cupboard and one de luxe kitchen cabinet, dated 9 February 1959. This agreement was signed when the Condurateanu's were making improvements to their first home.

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.
Cream coloured printed paper document with some type writing and hand writing included. Folio no 6570.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.80 cm (Height), 21.30 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: HIRE PURCHASE AGREEMENT [extensive text on both sides of document].
Issued By: Patersons Credits Pty.Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Feb 1959
Issued To: Barbara Condurateanu, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 9 Feb 1959

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