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Kevin Tong

"I didn't speak English... but I knew how to say 'I love you' and that was enough!"

Detained by the Japanese in WWII and then by the Australians!

The true immigrant experience. Kevin Tong’s story starts in Guangzhou, China, but after he was forcibly taken to work for the Japanese in New Guinea during World War 2, he was detained by the Australian Army. His life in Australia might have started in an internment camp but he worked hard to create a full and rewarding life.

Age in Video
102 years
Date of Birth
2nd May 1920
Place of Birth
Guangzhou, China
Thanks To

Rima Chan, Joey Tso, Management of Bernard Chan Nursing Home, Lifestyle Department, Australian Nursing Home Foundation

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