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Title English to Japanese Dictionary
Author Murray, Rev D A
Date 1892
Document Type Object
Publisher Information Osaka Kokubunsha
Reference HT 24671
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Personal Stories Collections
Description The dictionary was used by Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa. He purchased it before his departure for Australia in 1897 and used it to aid his learning of English once in Australia.
Biographical Note / History Setsutaro 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 worked as a houseboy in Melbourne before establishing a laundry business in Geelong. By 1910 he had married an Australian-born woman and had several children. 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.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Japan
Country (to) Australia
Nationality Japanese
People Hasegawa, Setsutaro
Keywords emigration, immigrant, literacy, languages
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English; Japanese
Document(s) linked to Name Seal Set, 'Hanko'
Suit, I. Sato, Black and White Wool
Passport for Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant
Setsutaro, Leo, Leonard and Matsu Hasegawa in Their Backyard, Geelong
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