Wednesday, 06 November 2019
- On 12 February 2002, in the Grand Hall in Parliament in front of specially invited guests including members of the Chinese New Zealand community, the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, formally apologised to Chinese New Zealanders for the poll-tax imposed on them between 1881 and 1944. In this talk Nigel Murphy will discuss what the poll-tax was, why the Prime Minister apologised for it 58 years after it was repealed, and what the poll tax means to New Zealand today.
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
- Part of: Public history talk