15 Oct 2013

Asian Report for 15 October 2013 - poll tax research

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:32 pm on 15 October 2013

Professor Manying Ip is an academic of great standing in New Zealand, and one of the first researchers to help uncover a buried history concerning our Chinese New Zealand community - to discourage "alien immigration", Chinese had to pay one hundred pounds each to enter the country. The Poll Tax was finally abolished in 1944 and in 2002 New Zealand became the first country in the world to issue a formal Poll Tax Apology. There are currently around 20,000 poll tax descendants living in our country.