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Postcard - From Western Australia to Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, 6 May 1910 Image Reg. No: HT 22201

Postcard received by Setsutaro Hasegawa from Western Australia, dated 6 May 1910. Setsutaro migrated to Australia from Japan 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.
Postcard with plain front with address and date. The reverse side is all in Japanese text in black ink and signed in English.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 121 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: japanese communities, japanese culture, correspondence, japanese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Front of Postcard: 'to Mr and Mrs Hasegawa 207 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria Australia' / '13th May 1910'
Reverse of Postcard: Extensive text in Japanese.
Signed: 'Please give my regards to your wife and children / from Soya / Fremantle 6/5/10'
Format: Postcard: Black & White
Addressed To: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 6 May 1910
Addressed To: Mrs Ada Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 6 May 1910
Sender: Soya, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 6 May 1910
References: 5 family photographs (need originals from donor to scan)

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