Employment Certificate from Osijek Girls Secondary School in Croatia for Helen Ilich dated 1946. Helen worked as a high school art teacher during World War II before migrating to Australia, with her two children, in 1953. Her husband was already in Australia when Helen and the children migrated.

Helen had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio which she particularly enjoyed. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.

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Cream A4 sized piece of paper with typed black text.

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