Text Wlochowitz family: migrants to Australia, 1950s

TLF ID M006986

This is a collection of primary-source documents about post-Second World War migrants Roman and Rosa Wlochowitz and their family, who came to Australia from Germany in the 1950s. It is introduced by the medical information form, seen here, for their three daughters, Christel, Gudrun and Monika. This form is part of a National Archives online exhibit showcasing the types of administrative records created in the course of a family's migration to and settlement in Australia. The exhibit is reached via the educational resource page for this form in the Archives Virtual Reading Room (VRROOM).



Educational details

Educational value
  • The collection of government migration and settlement records in the online exhibit are valuable for detailed historical studies of post-War migration to Australia, particularly for a case study of an individual migrant family.  The exhibit includes 12 primary-source documents, forms and photographs in a government file dating from 1953 to 1961, including the medical form seen here.
  • The sources highlight five stages in the process of migrating to Australia and becoming an Australian citizen: applying to migrate to Australia; government processing of potential migrants; travelling to Australia; providing alien (non-citizen) registration information; and applying for naturalisation (citizenship).
  • The document shown here and the linked exhibit illustrate how a cultural institution such as a national archive can communicate historical text, making available relevant primary sources from its vast range of holdings in an online environment.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment

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Contributors
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  • Name: Migrant Reception and Training Centre\, Bonegilla
  • Organization: Migrant Reception and Training Centre\, Bonegilla
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  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Name: Migrant Reception and Training Centre\, Bonegilla
  • Organization: Migrant Reception and Training Centre\, Bonegilla
  • Description: author
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.