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CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA. - Chinese Immigration (Correspondence and Proceedings of Conference Respecting).

Brisbane, Govt Printer 1888. Foolscap, disbound; 31pp. ¶ Queensland's record of the intercolonial conference on the Chinese Question. The Chinese Question - ie how do we get rid of them? - brought the colonies together as few other problems ever could. Gathered here is a useful compilation of official and unofficial correspondence from all the colonies, including letters and petitions from Chinese residents in Australia and news from America about their new treaty with China. The colonies had to find their way round directions from London where measures such as the poll tax were seen as a threat to Chinese-British relations. The result was The Chinese Immigration Restriction Act of 1888. One point that maybe deserves more attention is that much of the current proud tradition of strict quarantine in Australia comes from the first intercolonial co-operation - in declaring ports of embarkation for Chinese immigrants as Infected Places. Prior to this attempts to establish a national quarantine policy had little success.
AUD 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 236.25 US$ 266.85 | £UK 207 | JP¥ 29536] Book number 10434

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