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Man, woman and two girls walking along a path in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This photograph shows the Kucan family on an outing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, 1951. According to the family, in 1949 the Kucan family migrated to Australia as displaced persons after the war. They had stayed in a displaced persons camp in Austria for four years but their country of origin was the Ukraine. The first two years in Australia, they lived in migrant camps in Bonegilla and Benalla. The men had to work off the cost of their passage in a contract to the government. After their contract was finished, Ivan and a group of five friends came to Melbourne looking for land on which to build their homes. They all purchased land in the same street in Newport and helped each other build their homes.

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