The Westminster Review Volume 118-119

The Westminster Review Volume 118-119

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...been laid for ever by the judicious treatment of the arrested leaders Te Whiti and John. They have, indeed, been treated as Cetywayo was treated. Arrested and taken out of their own country, they have since then been placed in charge of a magistrate and carried at the public expense all over the islands of New Zealand; they have been shown all the evidences of the overwhelming strength and great growth of the Pakeha power; and have had all these signs duly explained to them. There is little doubt but that were Te Whiti restored to his village he must expound the signs of the times to his kith and kin with far different convictions than when he sat there, and in his ignorance believed the Maori tribe more numerous than that of all the pale-faces put together. The Cape Government have done well definitely to establish in London an AgencyGeneral. They have also selected for the post of Agent-General Captain Mills, C.M.G., formerly Under Colonial Secretary at the Cape, and a man in every way well qualified to fill so responsible a position. The Cape Colony in its recent rapid development has assumed an importance in both the political and commercial balance of the Empire that will give to its Agent-General not only a necessary but a powerful prominence in the London world. The small-pox epidemic in the neighbourhood of Capetown has proved unaccountably severe. The Malay and coloured population are suffering most. Energetic measures have been, and are being, adopted to stamp out the disease, and also to relieve the distress occasioned by the visitation. The various Chambers of Commerce are agitating in favour of a western telegraphic cable to England. At the present the local Government does not see its way to assist. The Egyptian war has...show more

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  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,048g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947312
  • 9781236947314