Editorial: Queensland Slave Trade - The Age

Editorial: Queensland Slave Trade - The Age

by: | publication date: May 10, 1883 | Publication: The Age | pages: 4

We published yesterday an important letter from Mr. Morrison with respect to the Queensland slave trade; and at a time when Queensland is trying to annex New Guinea to herself with the avowed support of our own Premier it is important to understand what the fate of the natives of New Guinea will be if they are left to the tender mercy of the Queensland sugar planters. Mr. Morrison is not an interested or an untrustworthy observer. He is a medical student of Melbourne University; and having a passion for exploration he has been training himself in every possible way for a life of adventure in Africa. 

An editorial by The Age lending support to Morrison's letter published the day before that denounced Queensland labor recruitment methods. The editorial emphasizes the trustworthiness of Morrison's account.

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