Letter to the Minister for Information and Immigration, The Hon A A Calwell MP, from N E McKenna, Minister for Social Services, dated 15 January 1949. The letter details concerns by Samuel Gung for child endowment to his wife, it states that two of three children are not entitled to endowment as they weren't born in Australia and are not residents, however it has been decided that endowment will be paid for two children. 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.

Samuel was born in Carlton in 1920 to Chinese parents. At a young age he travelled to China with his family where he remained to finish his education and marry. In 1947 he returned to Melbourne with his wife and two children. He worked with his father at the Geraldton Fruit Company, and had four more children in Australia.

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Yellowing paper with printed 'Minister for Social Services' letterhead. Date stamped. Signature in pen. Correspondence is typed in black.

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