Teang Wee's naturalisation certificate, 1885

Teang Wee's naturalisation certificate, 1885

Chinese people living in colonial Australia were able to be naturalised (to become British subjects) during certain periods. Each colony had different regulations. The National Archives holds colonial naturalisation records for Victoria and South Australia. This Victorian naturalisation certificate of Teang Wee, issued in 1885, was used several times as an identity document to return to Australia.

This record can be viewed in the National Archives RecordSearch database.

A1, 1922/8707

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