Digital photograph of Giuseppe Gonzales wearing a naval uniform on a ship sailing to Australia, 1940.

Giuseppe Gonzales was interned as an Italian enemy alien on arrival in Australia in 1940. Giuseppe met Bobbie on a ship he was working on as the ship's engineer, sailing from Italy to Australia in 1940. Giuseppe was arrested upon arrival and interned as an enemy alien until 1946 when he could finally marry Bobbie in Kew in 1946 - who lost her Australian citizenship as a result.

Refer to Narrative record 16616 Giuseppe Gonzales - Italian Internee World War II 1940 - Collections Online: Article for full story.

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Man wearing uniform standing on a ship deck

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