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Reader riposte: A white NZ policy

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8 April 2011 09:08

James Cotton writes:

Michael Wesley maintains, in his recent piece on Australia and New Zealand, that the kiwis were never burdened with a White New Zealand Policy!

As a New Zealander observed in 1929: ‘In the minds of most people in New Zealand Asiatic immigration presents no problem. Its interest lies in the past. A “White New Zealand” policy is universally accepted in the Dominion, and the fact is recognised abroad.’ T D Hall, ‘N.Z. and Asiatic Immigration’, in Allan, Sir James et al (eds.), New Zealand Affairs (Christchurch: Isitt, 1929), p.81

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