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The Sweating Cimmission.

[per press association]

Wellington, i^prjl 25. „ E>eforo the Sweating Commission" tod,ay,'a youth, agea 19, k printer, stated that he had been induced to leave England by an immigration agent,' who told him that he would, receiye a vacancy as a cadet on a farm, in Taranaki. When he arrived at the, latter, place lie was put in fy livery stable,, and had to work 17 hours a day for five shillings a week. He was afterwards put on a farm, but got no payment. Ho had been offered work at both the Cape and Hobart, but the agent, who was on board, told him "You don't do -r-y^-V" r.f t 7-.? <nrt, There is plenty of ■■ :■:, !■ 11.I 1.- :>,»:, and yo,^ will be better oil" on a farm." Several, other witnesses said they were in the same position as

himself. The gentleman attended and stated that the two lads who arrived by the Tongariro would have -been taken on as improvers by the local bootmakers, but were prevented by the Trades Union. Two cabinet-makers complained of the number of boys employed in the trade in proportion to the number of men. ■

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The Sweating Cimmission., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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The Sweating Cimmission. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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