"WANT A FREE COUNTRY."
The R.M.S. Asturias, which arrived a« Perth (W.A.), on the 12th inst., KroVighe 962 passengers to Australia, of"wnO'Hj 576 were third class. The latter included 03 for West Australia, of whom 25 FW* assisted or nominated immigrants,, chiefly] agriculturists and domestics. There is a contingent of 160 Germans, cofflpns*: ing 37 families, who are going to .Queens* land to form a German community a* Gayndah ,where a small party of West* phalians settled two years ago. r The leader of the party said: "W«', ■want land and work for ourselves in *-; free country, and to be our own master!; and we are here, despite the efforts 61 the Imperial Government to prevent .us. The German authorities wished this en* gration party to go to South-West Africaj and difficulties, it is alleged, were pJWT-. in the way of booking for Australia 6ft; the Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamer,; .buf Mr. Tozer, the Queensland Agent-Genera?, arranged that they should go to Londoiy; and go out in the Asturias.
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