"The Labor Trade and Aboriginal Races" - Unsigned - The Age (Australia)

"The Labor Trade and Aboriginal Races" - Unsigned - The Age (Australia)

by: Unsigned | publication date: May 12, 1883 | Publication: The Age | pages: 1

The annexation of New Guinea by Queensland, which may be regarded as an accomplished fact, again directs attention to the Pacific labor trade, and to the relations of white men to the inferior races with which they are brought into contact. The northern portions of Queensland are in need of colored labor for the cultivation of semi-tropical products, and there can be little doubt that the native population of New Guinea, a country which lies so conveniently near her shores, will ere long be laid under contribution for labor supply.

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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