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Card - Educational Society, Japan, circa 1890 Document Reg. No: HT 22202

Card relating to an educational society in Japan which belonged to Setsutaro Hasegawa, who had been a teacher in Japan, before he migrated to Australia in 1897 at the age of 29. Just four years before the introduction of the Immigration Restriction Act which virtually banned immigration to Australia from Asia.

He established a laundry business in Geelong and by 1910 he had married an Australian-born woman and had several children. In 1941 Setsutaro was interned at Tatura as an enemy alien, he was over 70 years old. Released early in 1943 due to his age and poor health, unlike most Japanese interns he was not deported to Japan after the War. Setsutaro remained in Geelong for the rest of his life.
Small card with Japanese characters in black on both sides. There is a red stamp on one side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: japanese communities, japanese immigration, japanese culture, education, societies, teachers, identity cards
Themes this item is part of: Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Issued To: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Otaru, Japan, 1890s
Place & Date Issued: Otaru, Japan, circa 1890
References: 5 family photographs (need originals from donor to scan)

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