Employment reference from Bryson Industries Limited in South Melbourne for Wasyl Krechkiwsky, dated 4 December, 1959. The letter states that Wasyl had been employed by the company since 19 January 1953 as a motor mechanic and that he was 'conscientious, reliable, punctual and honest.'

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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