Accession Number: NEKHC:2012.25.1

Object: Landing Permit

Category: Vera Price; The Vera Price Collection; Germany; Poland; Britain; Refugee

Physical Description: Paper and printed ink. Some folding and creasing. Complete

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This document forms part of the Vera Price Collection. It is an entry permit for Vera, her parents, and her sister to enter Australia. 

Further Information

This landing permit was donated by Vera Price. It is the landing permit granted to Vera’s father, Richard, which gave the family permission to enter Australia. The permit states that it grants authority to four persons of German nationality, who were at that time residing in Poland, to be admitted to Australia. The four persons were Vera, her parents Richard and Suse, and her older sister Ursel. Instructions include that Vera’s father must on arrival satisfy the authorities that he has at least two thousand pounds capital. The permission is also granted with conditions including that the four people are in good health, and are of good character. The entry permit is valid until 30 November 1939. The permit in fact arrived too late, the family were able to travel as far as the United Kingdom, where they had arranged a stopover on their journey to Australia. However the outbreak of the Second World War prevented their onward travel. The family were seeking to leave Poland at this time as they were Jewish and facing increasing danger from the rise of Nazism and persecution of Jewish people.