Chinese Immigration into NZ

Timeline created by SexuallyActiveRhinoceros
In History
  • Gaming act outlawed puckapoo and fan-two Chinese games of chance

  • The Poll Tax was increased to a hundred pounds

  • The Old Age Pensions Act excluded naturalised Chinese

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

  • English Reading test for "Aliens" which inlcuded Chinese

  • Chinese prevented from becoming naturalised citizens

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

  • Immigration Restriction Act which required all aliens to apply for a permit to come and only the Minister of Customs could decide who was allowed to come as permanent residents.

  • Amendment 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 fruiterers from using their children as unpaid workers.

  • war refugees, including Chinese, allowed to come on a temporary basis. Tax on Chinese abloished

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

  • Business Immigration policy selected immigrants on their personal qualities and not on their race