Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Protection Wins the Day in South Australia.

The utter and complete rout of the freetrade party in South Australia will (the Melbourne "Age " believes) stagger the supporters of the cause in the neighboring colonies, and more especially in New South Wales. The elections just concluded have resulted in every candidate who stood by Freetrade being rejected at the polls. The new Parliament will thus be Protectionist to a man. An ounce of fact is worth a ton. of wordy argument, and by this conclusive verdict from a colony, which only the other day, so to speak. became a convert to protection, the Freetrade party in Sydney, who profess to believe that they will yet bring a federated Australia to their way. of thinking, should receive their final quietus. The South Australian elections are further notable, insomuch that they show that the single tax campaign, undertaken by Mr Henry George, has been labor thrown away. Though the arch apostle of land nationalisation and of freetrade was in Adelaide during the voting, his presence, his oratory and his sophistical arguments have not resulted in a single success for his supporters. Indeed, the latter have rather found that to follow Mr George was to make defeat a matter of certainly. The faith of the few who have clung to their prophet's teachings, and have brought him all the way from America in a last desperate effort to hold together their rapidly dissolving forces, should now be finally shaken. Such a complete overthrow of a party has seldom taken place in the history of the Australian colonies, the only parallel being the Victorian elections in May, 1877, when the gaggers led by Sir James McCulloch, had their forces annihilated.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Protection Wins the Day in South Australia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

Word Count

Protection Wins the Day in South Australia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.