Dennis O’Hoy

Dennis O’Hoy

Born in 1938 of Chinese parents, Dennis has lived in Bendigo all his life. But it was a close run thing – his father struggled for decades with immigration authorities to enable his wife Suey and four children to stay in Australia. To avoid separation from their Chinese-born mother, two of his Australian-born children died before they could return home to Australia.

Dennis himself was only spared deportation when the outbreak of the Second World War meant no ships were available to take him away. Dennis is a passionate and highly knowledgeable family historian and leading figure in Bendigo’s community. He sees the injustice and racism of the White Australia Policy in his own family tragedy.

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