Immigrants: 1966 vs 1896 - Gabby Malpas

Gabby Malpas

Immigrants: 1966 vs 1896

12.5 x 14cmBlue cobalt oxide on white stoneware. Clear glaze. Gold lustre overglaze

Blue and white China has been a coveted commodity for centuries. These two vases show the immigration fee for British nationals in 1966 versus the immigration fee (male only – females not allowed), charged to Chinese nationals wishing to migrate to Australia/NZ from 1896.