Chinese miners in Robe

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Chinese miners in Robe

Clip from Coast Australia  |  Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  January 19, 2015

Determined Chinese men walked over 4 million man miles through swamp, desert, mountain and plain from South Australian ports to the Victorian gold fields. The Victorian government sought to restrict the number of Chinese entering the colony and introduced of the Chinese Immigration Act. The legislation limited the entry of Chinese to one person per ten tonnes of ship cargo and imposed a ten pound head tax on every Chinese entering a Victorian port. It was largely unsuccessful as creative ship ow

Determined Chinese men walked over 4 million man miles through swamp, desert, mountain and plain from South Australian ports to the Victorian gold fields. The Victorian government sought to restrict the number of Chinese entering the colony and introduced of the Chinese Immigration Act. The legislation limited the entry of Chinese to one person per ten tonnes of ship cargo and imposed a ten pound head tax on every Chinese entering a Victorian port. It was largely unsuccessful as creative ship ow

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