Summary

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.

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.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph

Significance

The Hasegawa collection enables the exploration of a number of important historical themes relating to migration, working life, and wartime internment in Victoria.

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