chloeokoliFollowing on from yesterday, this is another letter of protest - this time from Reverend Andrew Hardie - regarding sending the Pacific Islanders to New Caledonia. Enjoy! 'Don’t Send Them To New Caledonia (Part 2)' The suggestion to send the Pacific Islanders to New Caledonia also caught the attention of another Reverend of the Presbyterian Church - Andrew Hardie. Hardie wrote to the Prime Minster hoping that such a proposal ‘will not for a moment be entertained by your Government’. He hardly thought any of the Pacific Islanders would choose to go to New Caledonia, but if they did, they ‘could not sustain the life of labour to which they would be set in the silver mines’. Hardie and his people would protest in the ‘strongest possible manner’ against carrying out the proposal. It was a proposal not 'worthy to be entertained’. Again, Atlee Hunt, Secretary of External Affairs, replied with exactly the same response he had given to Reverend Patton. The Commonwealth Government had not received any such offer, and if they had, they would consider his position.
Source - @naagovau -NAA: A9, A1902/8/21, Rev. Andrew Hardie protesting against … Pacific Islanders being sent to New Caledonia. Image source - @statelibraryqld - ’Studio portrait of three South Sea Islander men in Queensland', Will Stark, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, c.1910. #history #historynerd #historygeek #australianhistory #australia #newcaledonia #letters #archives #old #writing #igwriter #writersofinstagram #historian #longform #portrait #oldpic
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