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Adminstration of New Guinea.

ATTACK IN.THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. [I'ER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] London^ April 26, , On the estimates coming up for discussion to-day, Sir. George Campbell moved to strike out £5000 for providing a New Guinea steamer. He condemned the contemptible bargain of making New Guinea subject to the administration of Queensland, a colony which was: unfit to control' races. Referring to Sir Win. McGregor's administration of British NeVGuiriea, he said he was a better explorer and naturalist than administrator, and He also attacked Mr John Douglas, who held the position of. Special Commissioner in New' Guinea from 1885 to 1888. ' ' Mr, W.. A. :f7 McArthur defend©* Queensland from the attack made hy the last speaker, and Sir T. Esnaonde thought it would be better to. allowQueensland to annex New Guinea. In reply Baron de Worms* expressed. surprise at the'extreme aad unwarrii^ able attacks made o» the colonists by Sir George Campbell, and as for Sir Wm. McGregor* it; was fimpossible to find a better administrator. ; Nq{j the j slightest^ reason, "in^ his "opinion/ had been shown why 'the vote sfionld be reduced. The amendment was negatived.

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Adminstration of New Guinea., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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Adminstration of New Guinea. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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