Anti-Chinese Meeting At Tumut  

The Sydney Morning Herald

By telegraph (from our own correspondent.)

 23 November 1887

Tumut, Tuesday.

A monster meeting was held at the Oddfellows' Hall last night to organise an Anti-Chinese League.

Over 500 persons were present, and numbers were outside the building unable to gain admission.

The Mayor, by request, presided, and great enthusiasm prevailed.

The proceedings were very orderly.

The principal leading residents took part.

The speeches were earnest, but temperate in tone.

It was shown that this district is seriously endangered by the presence of a large Chinese population, who are gradually acquiring the best agricultural lands.

Five resolutions and a manifesto of 18 clauses, prohibitory in charter, were unanimously carried.

 At the close of the meeting a great body of persons joined the league.

A copy of the resolutions will be forwarded to the member for this district for presentation to the Colonial Secretary.