Auckland, September 2. The scene alongside the Australia last night was a very animated one. Lawyers, merchants, soft goods men, and storemen worked "four hour" shifts at both hatches, and the cargo was all out early this morning. Great enthusiasm web shown. A large number of people were willing to work, but could not find room. The crowd kept back behind the barricade erected by the police. The Arawata arrived this morning from Fiji with large cargo of bananas, sugar, etc. The crew at once, on learning of the strike, gave 24 hours' notice to leave the ship, but consented to unload the vessel's cargo, which is mainly perishable stuff, today, provided no non-Union laborers were employed The officers will probably give notice to-day. All the chief stewards remain loyal to the CompanyThe Australia's officers gave notice today. The "Kamo coal miners at Whangarei have been ordered to refuse coal to the Union Company's boats. The Wa'rarapa arrived from the South at eleven o'clock, and was berthed quietly, without any disturbance. She leaves for Sydney to-morrow evening. She is being discharged by non-unionist labor. A large force of police are on the wharf, but things are very quiet. The officers of the Arawata gave 24 hours notice to-day to leave the ship tomorrow. The officers of the Australia struck today. The officers of the Orawatti, at One', hunga, strike this afternoon.
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AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890
AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890
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