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Membership Card - The Young Chinese League, Samuel Louey Gung, Melbourne, 1946-1947 Document Reg. No: HT 15741

Issued by the Young Chinese League, Melbourne to Samuel (David) Louey Gung as proof of membership for 1946-1947. Samuel was born in Carlton in 1920 to Chinese parents. At a young age he travelled to China with his family where he remained to finish his education and marry. In 1947 he returned to Melbourne with his wife and two children. He worked with his father at the Geraldton Fruit Company, and had four more children in Australia. The Gung family collection documents their experiences of immigrating and living in Australia from the 1920s to the 1960s and the gradual easing of the White Australia policy.

The Young Chinese League was created from an amalgamation of Chinese Progress Association and the Chinese Athletics Association. The organisation was formally established on 4 October 1932 with M.H. (Mee How) Ah Mouy as President, B. Moyling as Vice-President, C. (Claude) Wing Kee as Secretary and H. Nam as Treasurer. F.A. (Frank) Chinn, G. Lau, N. Wong Hee, G. Yee, Miss D. Chung and Miss L. Yee were Committee members.
Card cover, red on outside, white on inside, with black printed text. Personal details written in pen inside. Gold symbol of group on front. Issued by the Young Chinese League, Melbourne to Samuel (David) Louey Gung as proof of membership for 1946-1947. Front cover has details on the Young Chinese League, inside lists the executive and committee for 1946-47 as well as when paid subs. Back cover is blank.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.30 cm (Width), 8.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, chinese communities, immigration, community organisations
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Migration Collection, Samuel Gung, Son of Chinese Migrants (1920-1993)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: The/Young Chinese League/Inaugurated for our advancement in/SOCIAL, SPORTING & INTELLECTUAL/ACTIVITIES.
Issued By: Young Chinese League, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1946
Person Named: Mr Samuel Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1946-1947

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