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Driver's Licence - Issued to Barbara Condurateanu, Victoria, 24 Dec 1981 Document Reg. No: HT 629

Drivers Licence issued by State of Victoria Police for a motor car to Barbara Condurateanu, issued 24 December 1981 and valid until 30 December 1984.

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.
Green coloured printed paper document with some type written and hand written notations. Licence no 1634003. It has been signed in black ink by Barbara Condurateanu.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.10 cm (Height), 20.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: displaced persons, immigration, migrant camps, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, road transport, romanian communities, romanian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Road Travel & Motoring
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: LICENCE FOR DRIVER [extensive text]
Issued By: Victoria Police, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Dec 1981
Issued To: Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Dec 1981
User: Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 Dec 1981- 30 Dec 1984

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