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A significant Item which occurs In a ! recent report of the Sydney Casual Labor Board bean oat oar often repotted statement that wetting me a are no betjfcjr off on the other side of the water than, they are fn New Zealand. Daring the past year men have flocked away from this con a try to Victoria and New South Wales, as if m these colonies the demand for labor was bo unlimited, and the supply so small, that they hid. nothing to do bat to reaoh Australia lv order .to find a crowd of eager capitalists on the look out for unappropriated labor, and ready to give fancy prices for it. According to various accounts this dream on the part of wrklng men that Victoria waa the laborers' elysicm has been rudely dispelled. Toe same unpleasant awakening must have occurred m regard to New South Wales. Ont of the number! of nnenaployi d In Sydney |which the Casual Labor Board put through its htvdu as candidates for relief works, there were 502 New Zealanders. Among these Sydney " unemployed," who were anxious to obuf a this relief work at 3s or 4) a day, there were many skilled, labourers- In {act tbeie were over eighty trades and professions represented by thosa who had applied to the Labor Bureau. With facts like this before us, and with the statements made In other quarters, we have Hue doubt bnfc that many working men who were so eager to shake the dost of New Zealand from their feet, have, In Sydney and Melbourne, quits realised the old adage that it Is better to sup with the devil they know than- with the devil they don't.—" Wanganul Ohronlole,"

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NEW ZEALANDEKS "ABROAD", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 13 November 1888

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NEW ZEALANDEKS "ABROAD" Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 13 November 1888

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