XI-"The Kanaka Labour Traffic" - J.D. Melvin - The Argus

XI-"The Kanaka Labour Traffic" - J.D. Melvin - The Argus

"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; In Missionary Precincts, Large Accession of Recruits"

by: J. D. Melvin | publication date: December 17, 1892 | Publication: The Argus | pages: 10

We explained that a large number of boys, on learning that the labour traffic was to cease, and that they would probably have no chance of recruiting again for Queensland, re-engaged for another term without leaving the plantations, and it was more than probable that the friends asked for were amongst that number.

The tenth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.

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