Chinese Immigration into New Zealand

Timeline created by clarissa.parkin
  • Gaming Act outlaw puckapoo and fan-tan two Chinese games of chance

  • The Poll Tax increased to a hundred pounds.

  • Immigration Restriction act which along with excluding criminals, the insanse and people with infectious diseases also exluded Chinese

  • english reading test for "aliens' which included Chinese

  • Chinese prevented from becoming naturalised citizens.

  • Factories act limited the hours that laundries employing more then two people could be open. This affected Chinese laundires as most of them employed more than two workers

  • Amendent to the shops and offices act stated that all people working in fruit shpos apart from the owner and his/her spouse had to be paid the basic wage. This stopped Chines fruiterers from using their children as unpaid workers

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