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Extract from Undesirable Immigrants Exclusion Act 1919

Extract from Undesirable Immigrants Exclusion Act 1919

War intensified popular prejudices in New Zealand. This is an extract from an act which was passed in 1919 to restrict the immigration of ‘aliens’. The Undesirable Immigrants Exclusion Act tried to exclude Germans, Austrians and ‘disaffected’ or ‘disloyal’ people from entering New Zealand.

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Reference: New Zealand Statutes, 1919, pp. 160–4.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Between the wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/2135/extract-from-undesirable-immigrants-exclusion-act-1919 (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015