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Letter - Child Endowment, NE McKenna, Minister for Social Services, to Honorable AA Calwell, MP, Gung Family , 15 Jan 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 15757

Letter to the Minister for Information and Immigration, The Hon A A Calwell MP, from N E McKenna, Minister for Social Services, dated 15 January 1949. The letter details concerns by Samuel Gung for child endowment to his wife, it states that two of three children are not entitled to endowment as they weren't born in Australia and are not residents, however it has been decided that endowment will be paid for two children. 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.

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.
Yellowing paper with printed 'Minister for Social Services' letterhead. Date stamped. Signature in pen. Correspondence is typed in black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.80 cm (Width), 33.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, government departments, government policies, social services, child welfare
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Migration Collection, Samuel Gung, Son of Chinese Migrants (1920-1993), Childhood & Youth Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Banking & Finance
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: 4783/E.48/6633./COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES/CANBERRA, A.C.T./15 JAN 1949/The Hon. A.A. Calwell, M.P.,/Minister for Information and Immigration,/Navy House,/Cnr. William and Collins Streets,/MELBOURNE./My dear Minister.
Sender: Mr N McKenna - Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 15 Jan 1949
Addressed To: Mr Arthur Calwell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 15 Jan 1949
Person Named: Mr Samuel Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 Jan 1949

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