Maoriland Worker, Volume I, Issue 1, 15 September 1910, Page 5
S>an He.no/ writing in a recent number of the 'Bulletin," says: New South Wales wants a new Government Victoria, a land policy to keep its settlers in the State South Australia, a railway to Port I>arwin; Westralia, its long-looked-for Kalgoor lie-Port Augusta line Tasmania, an 1-i rm clock; but Queensland Avants .■ys. Almost every third emporium ;-a and the smaller towns has a< -r! em and in its window for a boy. Walking round Brisbane the other day I counted no less than 131 shops crying aloud for this commodity. The range was wide enough to embrace any kind of boy that Avas on the horizon. The wanteds included a boy," a strong boy," a willing boy," an active boy,'j "an intelligent boy." a smart boy;" "a, big boy"; "wanted, a small boy "wanted, a useful boy," a bright boy," and so on. A large number wanted an honest boy, but most of the applicants apparently ■didn't care a cuss so long as they got plain, ordinary two-legged boy. If I were the father of a couple of hundred boys T'd never have to work again. One hundred and ninety-nine would bring their wages hoir- ,nd one would bring mc home after ig time.