Saturday, September 22, 2012

The arrivals for 1908 alone totalled 589, and of that number 538 were Chinese. The education test, however, proved its value, for in 1909 only 171 Celestials succeeded in gaining admittance, which was the smallest number for the past six years. The estimated number of Chinese in the Dominion at the end of last year was 2,824, including 67 females, but judging by the few arrivals since the beginning of 1909, the education test has practically stopped the immigration of Asiatics to New Zealand.  Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9263, 15 July 1910, Page 4

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