blackbirding

George Morrison
Morrison does an about-face from his earlier reporting and decries the practices he witnessed during his months as a sailor on a blackbirding labor recruiting mission.
"Further Details of the Slaver 'Mont Serrat’s' Expedition to the Gilbert Islands; A Probable Explanation of the Disaster That Befell the “Black-Birder” Tahiti; The Strange Story of the Pirate Jergerson Rivaling the Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; A Native Execution Described"
W. H. Brommage
The second part of Brommage's two-part expose of the California blackbirding practice.
Inside History of the Slaving Cruise of the "Blackbird" Steamer Montserrat; An "Examiner" Reporter Ships on the Slaver and Exposes an Infamous Trade; A Hideous Traffic Conducted Under the "legitimate" Plea of Supplying Laborers by Contract; Ignorant Gilbert Islanders Lured From Their Homes To Die In Fever-Infected Plantation
W. H. Brommage
The first part of Brommage's two-part expose of the California blackbirding industry.
"A Brig with 300 Gilbert Islanders in her hold near San Francisco"
The Tahiti, a blackbirding vessel carrying nearly 300 Pacific Island laborers, docked in a San Francisco-area bay attracting much attention to the question of whether or not such laborers were virtually slaves.
She had nearly 300 slaves on board; They were being taken to Mexico to work at starvation wages; All supposed to be lost
An account of the shipwreck of the blackbirding vessel the Tahiti, an event that invited national debate on the practice of blackbirding in the Pacific.
H. H. Leavitt Believed to have Perished with the Passengers
An account of the shipwreck of the blackbirding vessel Tahiti providing details about the ship's owner H. H. Leavitt, who died in the wreck.
"The Past Year"
The Argus
Published on New Years Eve, this editorial provides a retrospective look at 1892 and mentions the importance of the paper's Kanaka labour series by J.D. Melvin.
"by The Times Correspondent; A Favourable Report"
The London Times published a letter from its Australian correspondent Miss Shaw who concluded that labour recruitment of the kanakas by Australian employers is harmless and legitimate.
The Argus
An editorial by The Argus drawing attention to Melvin's largely positive experience with labour recruitment during his four month voyage on The Helena.
David Cozens
A letter to the editor hoping that the paper's special report on the region's labor trafficking might be used to improve the terms of the islanders' contracts.
The Argus
An editorial by The Argus pointing out that Melvin's largely favorable portrayal of Queensland labor recruiting practices questions the assumption that islanders are duped into labor contracts against their will.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Concluding Comments; Stringency of the Regulations; The Cost of a Kanaka"
J. D. Melvin
The thirteenth and final article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Return to Bundaberg; Safe Landing of the Boys"
J. D. Melvin
The twelfth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; A Full Ship; The Nineteenth 'Boy' Obtained"
J. D. Melvin
The eleventh article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; In Missionary Precincts, Large Accession of Recruits"
J. D. Melvin
The tenth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Competition Between Labour Ships; Re-Victualling Necessary"
J. D. Melvin
The ninth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; The Last of the 'Returns' Landed; Brisk Recruiting"
J. D. Melvin
The eighth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
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