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Receipt - City of Essendon, 14 Jul 1952 Document Reg. No: HT 5407

Receipt issued by the City of Essendon to Nicolae Condurateanu for payment of council rates, dated 14 July 1952.

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.
Receipt on pink slip of paper with black printed text and handwritten text in blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48 mm (Height), 268 mm (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: CITY OF ESSENDON NO 14260 [extensive text]
Issued By: Essendon City Council, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 14 Jul 1952
Issued To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 14 Jul 1952

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