Asian Studies Program

Chinese Australia

Digital Documents Record

684 Applying the Dictation Test to coloured persons who intend to remain in the Commonwealth for a limited time only

Full Document Caption:
While on the face of it the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act did not discriminate against Chinese in practice did. This document instructs inspectors to apply the dictation test so that prospective ‘coloured’ immigrants who intended remaining in Australia would fail.

Source: National Archives of Australia (NT), A1/15, 1903/3997

Region: Date From: 1903 To: 1903

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