III-"The Contributor: A Cruise in a Queensland Slaver" - George Morrison - The Leader

III-"The Contributor: A Cruise in a Queensland Slaver" - George Morrison - The Leader

by: A Medical Student | publication date: November 4, 1882 | Publication: The Leader | pages: 36

 The next morning a crowd of men and women sat on the nearest rocky point and sent over the water the most dismal wailing and howling for the man we had taken the evening before. This, I may say, was a red letter day in my life, for it witnessed the first occasion on which I have sat down to dinner with royalty. 

The third installment in George Morrison's undercover series "A Cruise in a Queensland" about the recruitment of Pacific Islanders to work on the region's plantations (also called "blackbirding") for Melbourne paper The Leader. Morrison joined the crew of The Lavinia, a "blackbirder" from June through August, 1882.

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