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

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

"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Return to Bundaberg; Safe Landing of the Boys"

by: J. D. Melvin | publication date: December 20, 1892 | Publication: The Argus | pages: 5-6

Brought by my duties into close and daily contact with the boys, I had soon to acknowledge that though many of them were savages in reality, there was much of ordinary human nature in them all. 

The twelfth 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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