MARIA DOWGAI (NEE YURCHENKO) From War’s end in 1945, Maria, her husband Jack and young daughter Vera, travelled as “displaced persons’ through a series of Camps in Germany and Europe. On 5th August, 1948 Jack was sent to Australia by officials. Maria and Vera left Naples on 17th March 1949 and arrived in Melbourne on 13 April 1949.
Maria’s immigration document
Maria and family
One of the ‘officially sanctioned’ family photographs taken during one of Maria’s return visits in the 1970s. Back Row: Walter (Tanya’s husband), Nick (Walter’s brother), Vascik (Ustia’s husband), Vascile, Helen & Voilick (Ustia’s son & wife), Vera. Vascile (brother). Middle Row: Tanya, Nina (Vascile’s wife), Ustia, Marcia
(Anton’s wife) daughter, Peter (Vera’s husband) Tanya’s son Toila, Vera’s daughters Tanya, Hayla, Leila (Tanya’s daughter), Father, Mother, Mária and Anton.Details