The New Hebrides and the Labor Traffic

The New Hebrides and the Labor Traffic

Saturday Review

by: | publication date: May 29, 1883 | Publication: The Age | pages: 7

They suggested vaguely that steps should be taken, and that the French Government should be spoken to with the object of protecting the natives of the New Hebrides from kidnappers; but they purposely stopped short of making for the one measure likely to prove effectually. Lord Derby thanked them for their moderation, and much commended their virtue. Then he proceeded to deal with the whole question in his own juridical style. He propped the arguments pro against the arguments con, and left them standing.

A critique of a timid report delivered to Lord Derby by the Colonial Secretary on the labor trafficking in the Pacific.

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