Leaflet entitled 'Ach Australian' (New Australian) issued to the Lischke family during their migrant voyage to Australia on the MS Skaubryn, 18 December, 1955. Walter and Gerda Lischke and their four children brought this leaflet, their crossing the equator certificates and a camera amongst their possessions. Walter created an album of photographs documenting their journey.

Physical Description

Fold-out paper pamphlet green, yellow and blue cover with black and white line illustrations of Australian symbols. Black and white photographs within.


Statement of Historical Significance:
This collection provides an evocative insight into one family's post World War II migrant journey, from processing and transport from Bremerhaven, Germany through the ship voyage, ports, arrival and processing at Station Pier, Bonegilla and their early settlement. The photo album compliments other diaries and photo journals in the Museum's collection and demonstrates the importance to migrants of documenting their journey and creating an enduring record of this seminal human experience. The camera with which the photographs were taken is also part of the collection, providing an often rare tangible link between the technology and what it produced and the technological era represented.

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