Mobilities Network for Aotearoa New Zealand & Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar Series 2020

Date Tuesday 13 October 2020
Time 11am - 12pm
Where Zoom (
Presenter Professor Michael Roche (Massey University)
Contact Shemana Cassim
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Permitting [im]mobility and the creation of identities

This presentation will discuss the permit system implemented by the government in the early 20th century as it related to efforts to restrict the movement of Indians into New Zealand.  A century on, the surviving index books and re-entry permits although containing very limited information can be used to reconstruct patterns of mobility. They also reveal something of how British/Alien categories of the settler state became complicated. 

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