Petition; Victorian Chinese Immigrants repeal of Immigration (Chinese) Tax

Abstract

A petition from Chinese gold diggers protesting against the Chinese Restriction Act of 1855. The Act limited the number of Chinese passengers on a vessel to Australia and imposed ten-pound poll tax on every Chinese arrival. The petition is notable for bearing 3089 Chinese signatures.

Metadata

Date
1856-12-11
Subject
Category
Keywords
Tax
Petitions
Current holder
Link
Item number
VPRS 3253/P0000, 1
Access rights
Digitised
Rights
Open, Physical
Country of origin
Language
Physical format
Petitions
Bibliographic citation