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Hungarian Laszlo Makay arrived at Bonegilla in November 1951 after six years in a displaced persons camp in Germany. He chose Australia as a destination after receiving letters from friends already settled in the country. ‘Because they wrote so many nice things, I decided to migrate to Australia,’ Laszlo said in 2008. Laszlo’s passage was arranged under an agreement between the Australian government and the International Refugee Organization.
Quote from interview between Ann-Mari Jordens and Laszlo Makay, 2008. National Library of Australia: nla.oh-vn4318388

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