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Our People Our Century - Being Kiwi

Television (Excerpts) – 2000

If you were Chinese and you came in, then you had to pay the £10 poll tax ... but a year later they changed that to £100, to really discourage Chinese immigration, and Chinese were the only people who had to pay that tax.
– Kirsten, a descendant of Chinese immigrants, discusses the challenges they faced
I had this strange desire to try and do a set of paintings with figures in a landscape because little or nothing had been done, and if there were figures in a landscape ... they tend to be microscopic sort of figures, whereas I tried to make the sort of balance between the landscape and the person about 50/50.
– Artist Trevor Moffitt on his work