Editorial - Unsigned on Morrison's Queensland Slave Trade - The Age

Editorial - Unsigned on Morrison's Queensland Slave Trade - The Age

by: Unsigned | publication date: May 31, 1883 | Publication: The Age | pages: 4

That the newspaper which did not secure the privilege of giving the world the account of Mr. Morrison's tramp across the Continent should take to disparaging Mr. Morrison and throwing discredit upon his veracity in the hope of covering its own want of enterprise, is such a very natural trick that we should not have thought of calling attention to it if a gross injustice had not been done to a young Victorian of really uncommon spirit and promise.

The Age defends Morrison against attacks from another paper that tried to discredit his account of Pacific labor trafficking. The editorial cites several correspondents who wrote to them corroborating Morrison’s reporting.

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