Certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Australia on 20 May 1957 to certify that Mary Louey Gung and two children are authorized to enter the Commonwealth without being subject to restrictions. Mary arrived in Melbourne from Hong Kong on the ship Shansi in 1947, with her husband Samuel and two children Jeffrey and Phyllis. The Gung family collection documents their experiences of immigrating and living in Australia from the 1920s to the 1960s and the gradual easing of the White Australia policy.

Mary was married to Samuel Gung, who was born in Australia to Chinese parents. They remained in Australia after migrating in 1947, having four more children here. They were greatly assisted in immigration matters by Auther Calwell, then Immigration Minister, and a friend of the family.

Physical Description

Green paper with black printed text. Department of Immigration and Melbourne stamps. Personal details in pen. Printed details on back. Small watermarks on each corner.

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