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(By Telegraph.—Own Corresponded-.)

WELLINGTON, this day. During his recent tour through the back-locks fringing Hawke's Bay, the Wellington Edncation Board's Truant Inspector found that certain of the children boarded out by tho Education Department were not making satisfactory attendances, for various reasons such as milking, hay-making, and baby-mind-ing. During his tour, the official ran across a family of six, whose ages ranged from 3* to 13* years. Morning and evening four of the children milked 29 cows, while the step-father accounted for six. The children were motherless, and their lives were not exactly a bed of roses. Though forced to work strenuously, the youngsters appeared to the ia he well cared fox. _..

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BACKBLOCKS SLAVERY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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BACKBLOCKS SLAVERY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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