Kōrero: Asia and New Zealand

Certificate of registration for Delip Singh

Indians were British subjects, as India was part of the British Empire. Despite this fact, New Zealand had placed restrictions on Indian immigrants since 1899, ignoring protests from the British government. The small number of Indian immigrants is indicated by the fact that authorities didn't even issue them with separate forms. Above is the certificate of registration for Delip Singh, as required under the Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1908. The certificate is actually one issued for Chinese migrants, to which the collector of customs has made amendments by hand.

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David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - Early 20th-century fears', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/36226/certificate-of-registration-for-delip-singh (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012