Historical information

Postcard written by Slavica Risek at 11 years of age to her grandmother on arrival to Australia from Croatia. She was travelling on the Angelina Lauro passenger ship with her brother, mother and father c.1969. She describes her cabin is located at the first windows at the bow of the ship. The postcard was never posted.
This was during a time that Australia was recruiting labourers from Europe. The family left Croatia along with many other immigrants looking for a better life in Australia.


This item is of historical significance as a representative example of a young girl immigrating to Australia during the time when Australia was recruiting labourers from overseas.

Physical description

Image of Postcard with photo on front of ship named Angelina Lauro sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On reverse side is a written message and address in Croatian