Sweeney Wing Chee's student passport, 1925

Sweeney Wing Chee's student passport, 1925

In the early twentieth century, children in China could be sponsored by family in Australia to enable them to come to Australia to study. Their Chinese student passports, such as this one for Sweeney Wing Chee, provide details of their backgrounds, including their home village in China. The files also usually contain school reports and information about the family who sponsored their study.

This record can be viewed in the National Archives RecordSearch database.

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