Queensland

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.
"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.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Re-engagement of Former Labourers; Two Women Accepted; Death of a Recruit"
J. D. Melvin
The seventh 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; Death of a 'Return'; A Large Number of Recruits Obtained"
J. D. Melvin
The sixth 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; Operations in Port Adam; Additional Recruits Obtained; Refusal of Recruits"
J. D. Melvin
The fifth 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 Safeguards Against Deception; First Recruits"
J. D. Melvin
The fourth 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 Natives Shy; Inspection by a Warship"
J. D. Melvin
The third 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; Reception of Returned Laborers by their Tribes; The First Attempt to Recruit"
J. D. Melvin
The second 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.
"Special Investigation by The Argus; A Representative on a Recruiting Schooner"
Australian conservative newspaper The Argus sent reporter J.D. Melvin undercover on The Helena, a blackbirding schooner headed for the Solomon Islands. It returned four months later with ninety recruits. This article explains the methodology and importance of the assignment, emphasizing Melvin as a trustworthy reporter.
Unsigned
Published as a special supplement to The Age, this editorial examines the annexation of New Guinea by Queensland and its implications for labor importation.
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