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Digital Photograph - Leo Takeshi Hasegawa in Uniform, Sydney, 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 107257

Photograph of Leo Takeshi Hasegawa in his Australian army uniform, in Sydney, in the 1940s. Leo (Leonard Takeshi) Hasegawa served in the citizen and interim army service, from 1941-1948, then as a Clerk of Works (Construction) in the Australian Army from 1948-1960.

Leo was born in 1906 in Geelong. The son of Japanese migrant Setsutaro Hasegawa, who arrived in Australia in 1897, and Australian-born Ada Cole. Leo married Edna Ida Gladys Jorgensen in 1929. Leo successfully petitioned for his father's early release from Tatura in 1943, after he was interned as an enemy alien in 1941, following the outbreak of war with Japan.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Photograph of Leo Hasegawa with two other uniformed men all in Australia army uniform. Taken in Sydney during the 1940s, while Leo was serving in the citizen and interim army service.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
Source Andrew Hasegawa
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 139 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: japanese immigration, japanese communities, world war ii 1939-1945, militaria australian, australian army, military history, military uniforms, recreation activities
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940s
Person Depicted: Leo Hasegawa, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940s

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