Kōrero: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Attacking Chinese (1 o 2)

Attacking Chinese

Within 15 years of their arrival, Chinese became the victims of racist hostility. By 1905, when John Collis Blomfield's cartoon appeared in the New Zealand Free Lance, a poll tax on every incoming Chinese person had been imposed and then raised from £10 to £100. But this did not stop the concern, and – as the cartoon suggests – there were highly negative stereotypes of Chinese. Some people called for even higher poll taxes to keep Chinese immigrants out.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-315-3-042
Cartoon by J. Blomfield

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Intolerance towards Asians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/28173/attacking-chinese (accessed 4 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Paul Spoonley, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018