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Henry George Interviewed upon Australia.

Henry George, oj» arrival m London, was immediately pounced upon by an interviewer, to whom he spoke of his Australian trip. He would not admit there was any reaction m Australian views on Jilie land question. On the contrary, he thought the protectionist wave, which had spread from Victoria, had spent itself. New South Wales would still have its work cut out to head up against the movo- | ment, but since his campaign the battle j between protection and freetrade is being understood m its vital relations to the land question, "The result of this new insight was already being seen m the fact that the Liberal froetradmg party m New South Wales is becoming much more Radical." Mr George was 'i'ecejyefl "everywhere with the, greatest kindiiew, K^ept m protectionist Melbourne, I never entoved a city m Australia without being received by the Mayor and leading citizens. Even m Melbourne, where the papers said I should not «efc"» kcapng, 1 had a most considerate hearing from thjj .audience m my de r bate with Mr Trenwith, the IVftcle Union representative, and chief spokesman ot llUi protectionists. Trenwith utterly tm>ke <Wi m debate, and brought down 9, gtorjj? r'f'i-y^tpv ov«» from bin mends

by such arguments as that you could never <.{ot a trood cigar m Victoiia until you had put a duty on the article." " How of the future of Australia '?" " It is not altogether rose colored," said Mr George reflectively; "the position of the workers is very strong, but the debts are heavy, and the private monopoly of land is extreme. The small holdings arc being swallowed up by the Ltnje, and now it is no uncommon, thing to tin/I 50,000 or 60,000 acres of excellent land occupied by a manager, six or seven boundary riders, and a cook (m the shearing season only) for every fifty or .sixty workmen. Federation ! Oh, Imperial federation never had any real life ; it's quite dead now. Nor is colonial federation much more than a sentimental idea at present. The tariff question stands m the way. Victoria, no doubt, wants it m order to complete her protectionist system, but it makes no perceptible progress."—" Press " correspondent.

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Henry George Interviewed upon Australia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890

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Henry George Interviewed upon Australia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890

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