Chinese immigration

Timeline created by Nic Wenmoth
In History
  • Gaming Act outlawed puckapoo and fan-tan two Chinese games of choice

    Gaming Act outlawed puckapoo and fan-tan two Chinese games of chance
  • The Poll Tax was increased to a hundred pounds

  • Immigration Restriction Act which along with excluding criminals, the insane and people with infectious diseases also excluded

  • English Reading test for 'Aliens' which included Chinese

  • Chinese prevented from becoming naturalised citizens

    Chinese prevented form becoming naturalised citizens
  • Factories Act limited the hours that laundries employing more than two people could be open. This affected Chinses laundries as most of them emoloyed more than two workers

  • Amendant to the Shops and Offices Act stated that all people working in fruit shops apart from the owner and his/her spouse had to be paid the basic wage. This stopped Chinese fuiterers from using their children as unpaid workers.

  • Immigration review permitted Chinese with professional qualifications to come to New Zealand