Summary

Portrait photograph of Moto Kozo Hasegawa, younger brother of Leo Takeshi Hasegawa taken as a child, circa 1910. Moto was later known to many as Jack and then Jack Cole. It would have been taken in either Geelong or Ballarat. Leo (Leonard Takeshi) Hasegawa 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.

He 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. In 1943 Leo successfully petitioned for his father's early release from Tatura, after he was interned as an enemy alien in 1941, following the outbreak of war with Japan.

Description of Content

Studio portrait of Leo Hasegawa, aged about four years old, taken circa 1910 either in Geelong or Ballarat. He is pictured wearing a shirt, tie, jumper and hat.

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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