Summary

Train time-table and route map issued by the Intercapital Daylight Express running between Sydney and Melbourne via the Yass Junction and Albury. It was provided to Wasyl Krechkiwsky prior to his journey from Bathurst to Tasmania to commence employment arranged by the Commonwealth Employment Service in 1948. He had been recruited by the Department of Public Works, Hobart, Tasmania to work as a labourer in Zeehan.

Wasyl Krechkiwsky was born in Ukraine in 1923 and after years spent in a German labour camp during World War II and then in German training camps after the War where he undertook training in motor mechanics, he migrated to Australia in 1948. Wasyl was employed at the silver-lead mines at Zeehan in Tasmania and from the1950s he worked for General Motors Holden and possibly later Nissan in Dandenong where he lived. A photograph of Wasyl behind the counter of a milk bar also suggests he owned and/or worked in a milk bar sometime during the 1950s.

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