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Barkly, Henry (Sir)
Islanders of the Pacific. Letter from his Excellency Sir Henry Barkly to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle relative to the extent to which the Islanders of the Pacific are being enticed or torn from their homes and conveyed in slave vessels to South America
Melbourne: By Authority: John Ferres, Government Printer. Good+ with no dust jacket. (1863). First Edition. Pamphlet. Some foxing. A couple of 3/8" tears in margin. Some creasing.; Header: "1862-3. Victoria." A single leaf, printed on both sides. Page dimensions: 342 x 214mm. "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 11th August, 1853." "Rumours of the extent to which the Islanders of the Pacific Ocean are being enticed or torn from their homes to work at the Chincha guano fields, or in Peruvian mines, have long excited indignation in this colony [...]". The letter concludes: "The remedy to be applied must be left to the Imperial Government in its Wisdom to determine. It has never been backward in promoting any measure that would tend to check the exportation of slaves from Africa, and the outrage on humanity is undoubtedly in the present instance by so much the greater that slavery is not an institution of the South Sea Islanders, and that no internal slave trade exists by which the foreign trade can be fed." This is the original printed leaf from 1863, not a facsimile or a modern reproduction.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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