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Postcard - MS Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, circa 1957 Image Reg. No: HT 848

Postcard of the MS Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, a Dutch ship used as a migrant ship between Amsterdam and Australia from 1950 to 1959. It depicts the ship that Julius Toth immigrated to Australia on, in 1957. Julius came to Australia after he escaped the Russian invasion of Hungary, leaving his family in Hungary, he survived a dangerous journey alone to escape across the border to Austria. He was only able to bring a few possessions with him including his moulding tools, and cigarette holder and photo album, which were 18th birthday presents from a sister and friend.
Double sided cardboard postcard. One side contains image of the ship MS Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt in black and white. Other side has printed details and stamp of travel service.
Description Of Content:
Double sided cardboard postcard. One side contains image of the ship MS Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, in black and white.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.30 cm (Height), 14.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, travel, ship memorabilia, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration, immigrant voyages
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Format: Postcard: Black & White
Past Owner: Mr Julius Toth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1957
Ship Depicted: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland, circa 1957

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