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Certificate of Registration - Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney Louey Gung, 03 May 1948 Document Reg. No: HT 15762

Certificate No. V9738 issued by Commonwealth of Australia to Sydney Louey Gung, Chinese, of North Melbourne, dated 3 May 1948. Sydney Louey Gung was born in Canton, China in 1880 or 1878. It is thought that he first arrived in Victoria around 1900, and established a laundry business in Bendigo. He eventually established the Geraldton Fruit Company, which he ran with his family until the 1950s. In 1912 he returned to China and married Yun Ping Louey Gung, with whom he had seven children. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s he frequently travelled between Melbourne and China. He passed away in 1954 and was buried in the Melbourne Cemetery. 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.
Brown card cover with black printed text and Commonwealth logo. Inside are nine paper pages with black printed text. Personal details are written in blue pen. There are two Department of Immigration stamps and a black and white portrait image of Sydney Gung.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.20 cm (Width), 12.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, government departments, immigration, immigration policies, white australia policy, baltoski
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Sydney Louey Gung, Chinese Migrant, circa 1900, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Naturalisation & Citizenship
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: FORM B/COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/ALIENS ACT 1947/Certificate of Registration/No. V 9738.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 03 May 1948
Issued To: Mr Sydney Gung, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 03 May 1948

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