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Digital Photograph - Setsutaro, Leo, Leonard & Matsu Hasegawa in their Backyard, Geelong, circa 1933 Image Reg. No: MM 107263

Summary:
Photograph of Setsutaro Hasegawa with one of his sons, identified as Leo, and two of his grandchildren in his backyard at Little Ryrie Street backyard, Geelong, Australia. The photograph was probably taken circa 1932-33. 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 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 married Australian born Ada Cole in 1905, with whom he had three children, Leo in 1906, Motto Kozo (Jack) in 1907 and Joe in 1911. He established a laundry business in Geelong in the late 1920s.

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.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Setsutaro Hasegawa with one of his sons, identified as Leo, and two of his grandchildren, identified as Leonard [the little boy] and Matsu [the baby], in his backyard at Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Australia. The photograph was probably taken circa 1935.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
Acknowledgement:
Source Andrew Hasegawa
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 101 mm (Height), 152 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: japanese immigration, japanese communities, portraits, photography, families, homes, gardens, backyards
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Gardens
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933
Person Depicted: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933
Person Depicted: Leo Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933
Person Depicted: Leonard Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933
Person Depicted: Miss Matsu Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933

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Andrew Hasegawa Posted on 20 Jun 2011 12:04 AM
In this photograph are Setsutaro Hasegawa nursing Leonard, born 1929, in the rocker is Matsu, born 1931. Tom was born after Matsu, the little boy in the photo is clearly older than Matsu. The photo probably dates from 1932/33 judging by Matsu's age.
Andrew Hasegawa Posted on 12 Jul 2011 4:43 PM
I showed this photograph to Matsu Lymer (nee Hasegawa) on Sunday July 10th 2011 and she confirmed that this is a photograph of ST Hasegawa nursing Leonard and her in the rocker. Tom is not in the photgraph. It dates from 1932. Leonard was born in 1929 and Matsu in 1931, May.

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