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AUCKLAND, 31 arch 7:"' Superintendent Kiely, officer in charge of the Auckand police distrct, says that there is not an atom of evidence to support, the statement made by Mrs Field ut the animal meeting of. the Women's Christian Temperance Union that an organised system is at work in this country for recruiting girls for the underworld.

Referring-to the particular instances quoted by -Mrs Field, tjie■-Superinten-dent said that a few cases to-which a certain- amount of suspicion '/attached, had been reported to the police, but in none of them bad there been an atom of evidence to show the existence of white slavery.

Superintendent Kjely added: "I can say without hesitation that-so far as Auckland is concerned there is not a vestige of truth- in the assertion. I can also say with, almost as much con-, fidehce that white slavery is unknown in New Zealand."

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WHITE SLEVES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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WHITE SLEVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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