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Digital Photograph - Setsutaro Hasegawa, South Yarra, circa 1908 Image Reg. No: MM 107256

Photograph of Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa probably taken circa 1908 in South Yarra, Melbourne. 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 first worked as a houseboy in Melbourne. By 1910 he had married an Australian-born woman and had several children. In the late 1920s he established a laundry business in Geelong. 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:
Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa is pictured from chest up wearing a suit and with a moustache. The image was probably taken in South Yarra, Melbourne circa 1908.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
Source Andrew Hasegawa
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 66 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: japanese immigration, japanese communities, portraits, photography
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897
Primary Classification: PORTRAITS
Secondary Classification: Male - Individuals
Tertiary Classification: adult
People Depicted: Setsutaro Hasegawa
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Place & Date Made: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908
Person Depicted: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908

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