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The first of the young freedom fighters, who came to Melbourne after the 1956 Hungarian uprisings, has become an Australian citizen at a Malvern Town Hall naturalization ceremony. 18 year-old Martin Tomanovit's naturalization was the culmination of an impressive fight to build a new life and career in Australia. When he arrived in Melbourne early in 1957, Martin was friendless and penniless and unable to speak a word of English. He is now a cadet engineer with a Melbourne cigarette company while continuing night studies at Royal Melbourne Technical College. Martin recieving his certificate of naturalisation from the then Mayor of Malvern, Cr S.G Hayes

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A12111, 1/1959/12/13
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