Certificate issued by the Dept of Immigration to Mary Louey Gung permitting her to remain in Australia, dated 31 July 1962. Mary arrived in Melbourne from Hong Kong on the ship Shansi in 1947, with her husband Samuel and two children Jeffrey and Phyllis. Her name at this time is recorded on her vaccination certificate as Mark Wai Kwua. 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 card with black printed text. Personal details written in pen. Department of Immigration stamp inside.

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