Australian passport issued to Bretislav Lukes, 22 January 1973. Stamps on the passport indicate Bretislav travelled to Europe in 1976. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked for the Germans during the war in Junkers aircraft factory. He migrated to Australia in 1950 after spending time in an IRO camp following World War Two. Sent to Bonegilla upon arrival, Bretislav completed his compulsory employment at Australian Iron and Steel at Port Kembla, probably on the Snowy Hydro-electric Scheme. When his two year labour contract was completed he moved to Melbourne where he lived for the rest of his life, although he did return to Czechoslovakia and other parts of Europe to visit friends and family.

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Blue cover with gold stamped coat of arms and 'Australia Passport'. Photo id on page 3 and customs stamps from various European arrival points

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