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"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.
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