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Photograph - Sydney Louey Gung & Helena Gung, Melbourne, 1950s Image Reg. No: MM 97879

Black and white photograph of Sydney Gung and his granddaughter Helena Gung, taken in Melbourne in the 1950s. 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 married Yun Ping Louey Gung (born 8.2.1890 in Celestial Avenue, Melbourne), 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:
Sydney Louey Gung and his granddaughter Helena Gung in the garden in the 1950s.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Jeff Gung, 2006
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, portraits, chinese communities, chinese immigration, school uniform
Themes this item is part of: Gung Family Collection, Sydney Louey Gung, Chinese Migrant, circa 1900, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s
Person Depicted: Mr Sydney Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s
Person Depicted: Miss Helena Gung, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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