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Photograph - Sydney Louey Gung, Side Profile Portrait, Victoria, 1930s-1940s Image Reg. No: MM 97877

Portrait photograph of Sydney Louey Gung, taken in Australia, in the 1930s-1940s. 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.
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Side Profile Portrait photograph of Sydney Louey Gung who migrated to Australia in 1900. The photograph was taken in the 1930s-1940s
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, portraits, chinese communities, chinese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Sydney Louey Gung, Chinese Migrant, circa 1900, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1940s
Person Depicted: Mr Sydney Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1940s

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