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Digital Photograph - Setsutaro Hasegawa, Victoria, 1945 - 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 107255

Photograph of Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa taken between 1945 and 1952, probably in Geelong. Setsutaro Hasegawa migrated to Australia in 1897 at the age of 29. This was just four years before the introduction of the Immigration Restriction Act which virtually banned immigration to Australia from Asia.

Setsutaro established a laundry business in Geelong. 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. He was released at the end of World War II, and unlike most Japanese interns he was not deported. Setsutaro returned to Geelong where he remained for the rest of his life.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Photograph of Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa taken from waist up. Setsutaro is dressed in a suit and a hat. The image was probably taken in Geelong in Victoria between 1945 and 1952.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
Source Andrew Hasegawa
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 109 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: japanese immigration, japanese communities, portraits, photography, recreation, built environment
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Recreation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1947
Person Depicted: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1947

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