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WELLINGTON, May 15. A statement regarding the treatment of the crew of the steamer Manuka at the quarantine station at Somes Is-. land was made by the Minister of Pub-; lie Health (the Hon. G. W. Russell) to-day. ..; "The Chief Health Officer, Dr. Valintine, this morning' visited the Manuka," said the 'Minister, "and discussed with the crew of the vessel the trouble that was being made, with xe-' gard to the men at Somes Island, as;>a[ result of which the ship was hem up. I Dr. Valintine informed me that two of | the three men referred to were completely restored to health, and that subsequently there was no need for their further detention on the quaran-. tine island. In the case of the third man his illness made r jt( impossible for him to be removed. ?V" After meeting L»r. Valintine, the crew "expressed complete satisfaction, and agreed to work tiie ship." . ,"'"''. ' A memo., received by the Minister from Dr. I'Vengley, makes this other statement: "The three seamen remaining on the .-.island.-, to-day refused to be removed to hospital on the iriaaiiland, as was desired by their comiijdes on the Manuka." ... .-.'■ ' . '. The Manuka left for Sydney at 4.3Q P.m.. .; ...... ;.." ■•. .; -.: ...... : ''"""

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THE MANUKA'S CREW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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THE MANUKA'S CREW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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