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Workingmen’s Protective Association formed

The Workingmen’s Protective Association was formed in Victoria. Its goals were to reduce competition for white men from Chinese workers, and to suppress the immigration from China. Members agreed not to patronize Chinese businesses (CCL, 16; CTC, 48) This association, under the leadership of Noah Shakespeare, became the Anti-Chinese Association in 1879.

(CTC, 48)

Timeline Date

Sun, 1878-09-01

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1 September 1878