Chinese Immigration into NZ

Timeline created by rivettmv15
In History
  • Gaming Act outlawed puckapo and fan-tan, two chinese games of chance

  • Poll Tax increased to a hundred pounds

  • The Old Age Pensions Act excluded natrualized Chinese

  • Shops and Offices Act stated that only British subjects could decide on the opening hours of shops and offices in each district

  • English reading test for "Aliens" which included Chinese.

  • Chinese prevented from becoming natrualized citizens

  • War refugees, including Chinese, allowed to come on a temporary basis. Tax on Chinese abolished

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

  • English language test and the linking of residency with tax payments once again restricted the numbers of chinese that were able to qualify as immigrants