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Certificate - Aliens Act, Department of Immigration, Wing Henry J Louey Gung, 1947 Document Reg. No: HT 15766

Certificate No. 899958 issued by the Department of Immigration, Commonwealth of Australia. It was issued to Wing Henry J Louey Gung (Jeffrey Gung), son of Samuel and Mary Louey Gung. Jeffrey was born in China and migrated with his parents to Australia in 1947. He suffered whooping cough during the journey and was nearly thrown overboard by the captain, who feared an epidemic. He grew up in Travancore near Mt Alexander Road, and recalls Arthur Calwell being a friend of the family and assisting them with immigration matters. 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.
Green card with black printed text. Paper glued to inside cover with black and red printed text. Personal details in blue pen.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Width), 15.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, government departments, immigration, immigration policies, 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: certificates
Inscriptions: Text: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA/DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION/ALIENS ACT 1947-1959/By Authority:/A.J. Arthur, Commonwealth Government Printer,/Canberra.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947
Issued To: Jeff Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947

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