Certificate no 166853 issued by the Medical Department of the Government of Hong Kong on 6 August 1947 to Mark Wai Kwua (Mary Gung) stating she have been vaccinated against smallpox. 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 Arthur Calwell, then Immigration Minister, and a friend of the family.

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Yellowing paper with black printed text. Logo of Hong Kong Government at top. Yellow stamp of Medical Department * Government of Hong Kong* in centre. Personal details written in pen. Two official stamps. There is a black and white with a white border attached.

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