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Letter - Australian Citizenship Registration, Mrs M Wei Kuen Gung, 6 Dec 1962 Document Reg. No: HT 15753

Letter from K J Smith, Commonwealth Migration Officer for Victoria, Department of Immigration to Mrs M Wei Kuen Gung of Ascot Vale on 6 December 1962. Stating that her registration as an Australian citizen has been approved. Mary arrived in Melbourne from Hong Kong on the ship Shansi in 1947, with her husband Samuel and two children Jeffrey and Phyllis. 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.

Mary was married to Samuel Gung, who was born in Australia to Chinese parents. They remained in Australia after migrating in 1947, having four more children here. They were greatly assisted in immigration matters by Auther Calwell, then Immigration Minister, and a friend of the family.
Yellowing paper with Department letterhead. Printed in black ink. Personal details typed in black. Signature in blue pen. Small tear on right hand side
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.70 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, government departments, immigration, immigration policies, citizenship, white australia policy
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Migration Collection, Samuel Gung, Son of Chinese Migrants (1920-1993)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION/6th December, 1962./Dear Madam,/I am pleased to inform you that your application/for registration as an Australian citizen has been approved./I enclose Certificate of Registration No. C(1) 8718/granted in your favour and would be glad to receive your/acknowledgement by return on the attached copy of/this letter.
Addressed To: Mrs Mary Gung, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 06 Dec 1962
Sender: K. Smith - Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 06 Dec 1962

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