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Digital Photograph - Hasegawa Family in their Backyard, Geelong, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 107264

Summary:
Photograph of Setsutaro Hasegawa, one of his sons, identified as Leo, and one of his grandchildren, identified as Leonard (Leo's son) in his backyard at Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Australia. The photograph was probably taken circa 1935-1940. 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 (right) with his son Leo (left) and grandchild Leonard (middle), in his backyard at Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Australia. Based on the age of the child and date Leo married, the photograph is assumed to have been taken circa 1935.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
Acknowledgement:
Source Andrew Hasegawa
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 305 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: japanese immigration, japanese communities, portraits, photography, families, homes, gardens
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Gardens
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
People Depicted: Leo Hasegawa; Leonard Hasegawa; Setsutaro Hasegawa
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935
Person Depicted: Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935
Person Depicted: Leo Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935

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Andrew Hasegawa Posted on 31 Mar 2011 11:27 PM
The young boy is Leonard Hasegawa the son of Leo, in photo and grandson of Setsutaro Hasegawa also in the photo. The photograph was taken in the backyard of the family residence in Little Ryrie Street, Geelong.
Aron Hasegawa Posted on 02 Jun 2011 9:10 PM
I can't believe i found this! Leonard was my Grandfather. i am the youngest son of Lyle Hasegawa, Leonard's second son. Leonard died when My Father was seventeen. I never had a chance to meet him.
thank you so much. My Father will love this.

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