This photograph shows Ivan Kucan and friends walking along Flinders Street near Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, 1951. According to his 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 Ukraine. During 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 two years of working off their passage the group of five migrant men came down to Melbourne to purchase land to build homes.

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Four men walking on Flinders Street, Melbourne. The man on the far left is wearing a hat and glasses and is carrying his coat.

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