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Letter - To Barbara & Nicolae Condurateanu, Melbourne, 20 Aug 1955 Reg. No: HT 5408
- Letter addressed to Barbara and Nicolae Condurateanu dated 20 August 1955. It is written in a German dialect and is was likely sent by relatives back in Europe.
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.
- Hand written letter in purple ink on discoloured gridded paper.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2002
|Dimensions:||207 mm (Height), 151 mm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Cultural & Social Life|
|Inscriptions:||First line: Voiteni 20.8.55/Liebe Geerte Fran!
followed by extensive handwritten text.
|Other Association (See Comments):||Romania, 20 Aug 1955
It is likely this letter is from relatives back in Romania
|Addressed To:||Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Aug 1955|
|Addressed To:||Nicolae Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 Aug 1955|