Certificate of Service issued to Alexander Caurs by the Department of Works, Commonwealth of Australia, dated 21 August 1970. It details that Alexander worked as a storeman between 22 August 1966 to 21 August 1970 and has resigned. It has been signed by both Alexander Caus and W A Ozanne (A/G Director of Works).

Alexander was born in Latvia in 1926, and migrated to Australia in 1948. He married Kateryna Caurs (nee Pimenow) who was born in 1915 in Luzk, Poland. A mechanical engineer, she worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and later for the International Refugee Organisation (IRO). In 1950 Kateryna and her mother migrated to Australia.

Physical Description

Thick white paper with blue print, black typed text and signatures in pen.


Statement of Historical Significance:
The Caurs collection represents the experiences of wartime dislocation and post-war immigration of a family from three cultural backgrounds, Polish, Latvian and Ukrainian. The principle story represented in the collection is that of Kateryna Caurs (nee Pimenow) and is one not often told, that of a professional educated woman, a mechanical engineer, whose qualifications were recognised in Australia.

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