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Date: 1871
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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 029 small.jpg Bundle 14.

No. 6.

Papers re reported atrocities at Solomon Islands 1871

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 001 small.jpg As per schedule

His Excellency The Right Honorable Viscount Canterbury KCB.


+c ---- +c ---- +c

Governor of Victoria

S 71/60

Letter Book vol III p . 242.

"Clio", at Williamstown

2 December 1871.

My Lord.

In compliance with the request contained in a telegram from the Right Honorable the Earl of Belmore, I beg to forward for your Lordship's information a copy of that telegram and of other correspondences which has passed upon the subject of certain atrocities committed in the Solomon Islands.

I have the honor to be

My Lord,

Your Lordship's obedient Servant,

J. H. Stirling

Commodore and Senior Officer

Letter - Commodore Stirling to Viscount Canterbury


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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 002 small.jpg Schedule of Enclosures

1. Copies of four telegrams.

27 Nov. Gov. N. S. Wales to Commodore Stirling

29 Nov. Crown Solicitor ---- Do ----

30 Nov. Gov. N.S. Wales ---- Do ----


1 Dec: ---- Do ---- ---- Do ----

2. Letter from Governor N. S. Wales to Commodore Stirling, dated 14 Nov.

Sub Enclosure – Statement made by Rev. Charles H. Brooke.

3. Information from Inspector General of Police at Sydney.

4. Statement made by Dective [ sic ] Office at Sydney, enclosing Statement made by William Oates, Seaman.

5. Letter from Commodore Stirling to Governor of N. S. Wales dated 23 November 71

Schedule of Enclosures


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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 003 small.jpg Copies of Telegrams Enclosure no. 1.

Governor N.S. Wales

to Commodore Stirling

27 Nov.

Your note received, further important information has been or will be forwarded to you. Strongly suspect Black brig to be “Water Lily”, Captain Hayes, was seen about four months ago among line Islands, her rendezvous is “Bounin” four North

Crown Solicitor N.S.Wales

to Commodore Stirling

29 Nov. The copies reports mentioned in my letter of 25th Inst were not sent from Post office by last mail but will be forwarded by Steamer on Wednesday 29th Inst by which mail His Excellency desires me to state he will send a further report.

Governor N. S. Wales

to Commodore Stirling

30 Nov. Referring to your letter of 23d

Nov.

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 004 small.jpg Nov. Will you kindly communicate all the reports sent you to Lord Canterbury –

With regard to the by yesterday’s mail I feel sure there is a mistake as to the date of Oates joining the Mouroa at Tahiti comparing statement with Consul Miller’s report in last blue book about that vessel, Oates must have joined her late in 1869 instead of in 1868 as stated in the report.

Governor N. S. Wales

to Commodore Stirling

1 Dec. ’71.

Have received further statement by Oates admitting he was on board Maeroa during her first voyage mentioned

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 005 small.jpg in Consul Miller’s report and so reconciling Chief discrepancies alluded to in former telegram between his statement and Consul’s report Lord Canterbury will have blue book containing letter at Page 122.
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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 006 small.jpg Enclosure No. 2.

Copy G. W. Underhill

Secretary

Confidential

Government House

Sydney, November 14th. 1871.

Sir,

I have the honor to forward for your information and such steps as you may deem desirable a statement by the Revd. Charles Brooke of the Melanesian Mission at Norfolk Island, respecting the proceedings of certain vessels amongst the Solomon Islands during the months of June, July, and August 1871.

2. You will observe that Mr Brooke does not give, and probably did not know the names and nationalities of the vessels mentioned

in

Commodore Stirling RN

HMS Clio

Enclosure 2 - Earl of Belmore to Commodore Stirling - page 1


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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 006b.jpg in the third part of his statement, but as he fixes the date of one occurrence which took place (probably unconsciously) in his own presence, I think it not impossible that a searching enquiry may result in our obtaining the information necessary to bring the masters of the ships to justice.

3. I propose to send confidentially a copy of the statement to Sir George Bowen, and extracts (from the paragraph marked III to the end) to Lord Normanby, to the Governor of New Caledonia, and to the British Consuls at Fiji and Samoa - and I shall of course communicate with the Crown Law Officers here, and the Secretary of State.

4 I

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 006c.jpg 4. I think that any unnecessary publicity should be avoided as tending to defeat the object in view. But if you think it desirable to communicate with the Governments either of Victoria or of any other Colony you may be at, you will no doubt use your own discretion in the matter.

5. I would also suggest to you to consider whether or not it would be useful to write to the Commander in Chief in China on the subjects as one of these vessels is described as coming from the North West.

I have +c

(Sigd.) Belmore

Enclosure 2 - Earl of Belmore to Commodore Stirling - page 3


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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 006d.jpg description insufficient to identify Sub Enclosure to Enclosure no. 2

Copy G.W. Underhill

Secretary

Statement of the Revd. Charles Hyde Brooke of the Melanesian Mission.


The following is a statement of facts concerning the proceedings of certain vessels at the Island of Florida in the Solomon Group chiefly in the months of June, July and August 1871, during which period the writer was stationed there as a missionary.

I. Until the present year this Id has been visited only by the vessel belonging to the Melanesian Mission but on landing there on the 13 June I was informed that a strange vessel had called in my absence and had taken away about fifty men whose names were given, among whom was a former scholar of ours who

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 007 small.jpg in company with many others put off to trade and was detained on board. He jumped overboard however in the evening, and swam ashore, a long distance, at the imminent peril of his life.

He states that the vessel was over crowded with natives of various islands, that the food was insufficient, and that a gun protruded through the bulkhead at either end of the hold, which they were told was for them if they did not behave quietly. The only form of agreement entered into by the Captain of the vessel and the Natives was the holding up of two fingers, which my informant construed into two moons or two months, but which of course meant as many years. No valid agreement can be entered into by the two parties in question, and there is no

such

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 008 small.jpg Qd ‘Mystery’ of Sydney

Helen of N Z

such thing as a competent Interpreter to be found (with the exception of Missionaries, although Bishop Patteson himself has been known to say that he would not undertake the task) on any of the islands. The Natives who are thus taken away may be divided into three classes: 1Those who go willingly, from love of adventure, chance of emolument, or owing to some disagreement on shore. 2 Those who go on board the vessels for the purpose of trading and are forcibly detained. 3 Those whose canoes are snared, harpooned or otherwise disabled, and are themselves picked up by the vessels’ boats, lowered for the purpose, and put on board.

II On Sunday 12th August, two vessels hove in sight, one being a large topsail schooner and the other a small fore-and-after. Having been greatly exasperated by some outrages lately committed at the

island

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 009 small.jpg island to which I shall refer presently, the Native Chief proposed to attack the smaller vessel, but was dissuaded on my offering to put off in my own boat with some of the scholars in order to ascertain the vessels’ real character. I found her to be the “Helen” of New Zealand, Captain Mackenzie, she was in quest of laborers for Captain M’s plantation in the Island of Tanna. There were only one or two lads from the New Hebrides Islands on deck, but Charles Sapibuana one of my party, called my attention to a disproportionately large copperful of yams which was being cooked at the time, saying that he believed that there must be some more natives below; the hatches being closed. That this was the case I afterwards

learnt

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 010 small.jpg learnt from the Rev. J. Atkin, who was staying at San Christobal when the “Helen” called there on her way to the north, and the Captain told him that he had twenty five or twenty nine (I forget which) natives on board.

These unfortunates therefore were kept under hatches during the two hours we remained on the vessel. The larger schooner was from Queensland and had a Government Agent on Board.

III. I wish now to refer to another Class of Vessel which visited Florida during my stay.

1. On July 11. I was told that nine men had been murdered and their heads carried off by a Vessel which came from the north west. The scene of the murder was near a small Island, some distance from the mainland. The nine had gone off to trade. I was convinced of the General truth of the statement by the accuracy with which different narrators repeated the names

and

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 011 small.jpg and the truth of the reported murder by the way in which surviving friends had desolated their villages, which I visited as few days after I heard of the affair.

2. On August 17th. the same vessel or another, I cannot say exactly which, killed four out of five men about four miles from where I was staying. I had a long interview with the survivor. He said that he and his four companions put off in two Canoes, and that when they had been alongside for a short time, a man stept down from the vessel, upset the Canoes, and seized him by the belt, which broke and he fell astern where he remained concealed, until watching his opportunity he swam ashore. He saw a boat come round from the other side of the Vessel with four men in it. He says white men, but it is possible that he means light Coloured

natives

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 012 small.jpg natives, or men with white hair, but it is a detail of small importance if the Captain of such a Vessel be a white man. These four proceeded to kill his companions. He gave me the order of their deaths, they were first beaten with the oars and then beheaded with tomahawks +sc. The heads were taken on board, after searching in vain for the fifth the vessel took her departure.

3. Another Vessel was seen on the morning of August 29th. She was lying about a mile and a half from Shore. The native Chief had issued orders to the effect that no one was to leave the Shore; but one Canoe did put off with five men in it. I stood on the beach in company with a large crowd, to watch the progress of the Canoe. When it got near the Vessel which was a large black brig, two boats were lowered and pulled for the Canoe; anticipating what was about to happen I could not look steadfastly

at

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 013 small.jpg at what took place, but I have not the least doubt that my companions saw everything plainly. At each successive act in the murder of their fellow islanders, they raised a loud cry, and at length launched a war fleet, and put off either to save their friends or to have revenge. The boats did not wait, and they returned empty. Had my life been taken on the spot, who could have been surprised? as it was the Chief came to me and made me promise to do my best to [ ? ] them. The heads were taken as before.

The theory concerning this latter Class of vessels is this: that the white master takes on board skull hunters, from the North who are allowed by them to take the heads of these Southern people, whom they are ever striving to subdue, and that in Consideration of this aid, the white master may take men or trade on their return to the north. This used to be done in New Zealand many years ago, so that the credibility of the story is not impaired by its novelty.

( sd ) Charles Hyde Brooke

Norfolk Island

Oct 19th. 1871

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 013b.jpg Water Lily Enclosure no. 3

Copy G.W. Underhill

Secretary

Sydney. N. S. Wales

22 November 1871

Information received by the Inspector of Police respecting the kidnapping of natives of the South Sea Islands.

The vessels employed in the trade are owned by residents of Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmania, and New Zealand

The notorious Captain Hayes was seen about four months ago in a large Black Barque “Australian Packet” Captain Ho[ ? ] well known in Sydney and employed by Ross Lavin alias Captain McKenzie, alias Ross of the Island of Launa is employed in the traffic, her appearance is frequently altered by unshipping the Mizenmast thereby converting her into a brig

The

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 014 small.jpg The schooners “Sea Witch”, “Challenge” and “Lismore” of Sydney, and the Steamer Wainini of Melbourne but now in Sydney Harbour have all been employed in this traffic.

The plan said to be adopted by the masters and owners of the different vessels is to clear from the different Australian Ports with Cargoes of Gin, tobacco powder, caps, trinkets, fancy cotton, cloths, pipes and other articles ostensibly for the purpose of legitimate trade, but on arrival at the Fiji Islands, the names and rig of vessels are changed and fresh registers and papers are obtained at the Islands and used during the time the vessels are employed kidnapping.

Jno McL.

J. G. P.

The

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 015 small.jpg The statements contained in the above report were made to me by a respectable resident of the City who made them on the express conditions that his name should not appear, it is known within my own knowledge that from the nature of the avocations he knows much of what is going on amongst the Islands and for that reason I asked him to give me the information.

J. Mc.L.

J.G.P

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 016 small.jpg Enclosure no. 4.

Copy

G. W. Underhill.

Secretary.

Subject: Re attached Communication from Charles Hyde Brooke

Forwarded for the information of the Crown Solicitor.

(Sd) J. Mc. L.

J. G. P.

Detective Office, Sydney

19 of November 1971.

Dectective Richard Elliott reports for the information of the Inspector General of Police that he has made enquiries relative to the above, and attached is a statement of a Seaman formerly employed in the South Pacific obtaining natives, from enquiries made by Detective from other sources, he is informed it is impossible to ascertain the name of the strange Vessel referred to on the 13 [ ?? ] unless she could be better described , it is possible she was the strange steamer referred to in the attached Statement. Detective has been unable to learn the name of any vessel having a gun through the Bulkhead in the hold, but Detective is informed it is quite

true

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 017 small.jpg true that it is not possible to obtain a competent Interpreter of the various languages in the Solomon Island Group. Detective is informed there are various means resorted to to obtain possession of the Natives, one being, when the Canoes come off to the Ship to trade, the ships’ boats are lowered, pull between the land and the Canoes and so cut off the Chance of the natives escaping back to land, the description of the large topsail schooner referred to in paragraph II dated 12th. August agrees with the description of the “Mystery” owned by Parbing of Sydney, and recently returned to Port, she is known to be in the labor trade. Detective further reports that he has made enquiries relative to paragraph III in attached Communication and is informed that it is a custom with the natives of these parts to obtain the skulls of other natives as trophies of valour

the

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 018 small.jpg the more skulls a Chief gets the greater man he is supposed to be, these skulls being kept by them in their houses, the only Brig answering the description of the referred to known to be in the labor Trade is said to be the “Water Lily” owned now, Detective is informed by the notorious Captn. Hayes and at present sailed by him, and from the antecedents of this man he is considered capable of any atrocity. Detective is further informed that the rendezvous of the “Water Lily” is at an Island called Boniu to windward the Marshall Group 4 [ miles – struck out ] Degrees north latitude of the line.

(sd) Richard Elliott.


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Detective Office

Sydney. 18 Nov. 1871

Walter Oates Seaman late of the Brig “Aurora” states that he entered the Service of William Stewart

of

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 019 small.jpg of Tahiti or Terrangeuil name of plantation in year 1868 as mate of the Ship Moaroa, she flew the French Colonial Flag, she was in the labor trade at Gilberts Group, the first Island we touched at was Nukonow ] we stayed there off and on 5 days, we got five natives willingly, from there we went to Peru in the Gilbert Group, went on shore to the king with interpreter called Sunday, and asked him if he would give us some natives; the King said he would not, if you take them you will never bring them back again, the Capt. Charles Steenalt said he would give him three days to consider, and if he did not give them he would take them, we had a Gendarme named Du Lauder on board at the time, on the third day the Gendarme said he would not go on shore he would stop

on

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 020 small.jpg stop on board and let the Captn. go to see if he could get any natives as he was getting tired of waiting for he wanted to get the ship filled quick so that he could get back, the Captain then went on shore, he stopped ashore about five hours, then came on board with 37 natives, the men all told me that they had great sport in the bush collecting them and making them fast, these natives were confined down below under lock and key. next day boats went on shore and brought on board fifteen natives taken in the same way as the others. next day boats went on shore and took seven more natives, the Captn. said I think we had better clear now for they are getting too wide awake, vessel proceeded to the Island Onotow, four boats went on shore during the night surprised the natives

when

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 020b.jpg when they were asleep, made 87 man and women fast, took them on board, next day vessel sailed for Tamana, in the same Group, boats went on shore but natives would not allow us to land, boats returned to ship, the ship was standing off and on the Island, 3 large Canoes Came alongside to sell fowls, and cocoanuts there were about 30 natives in each Canoe, we lowered a boat on the other side pulled round gently capsized the Canoes and took the natives in the boat, and made them all fast and put them down below. Vessel proceeded to Arour, Gilberts’ Group, boat went on shore, the men on the Island were very frightened seeing the men all around they said Do not hurt us and you can steal all the women you like so long as you make them fast, 38 young

women

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 020c.jpg women were all made fast by the hair of their head and led [ ? ] the boat and taken on board the ship we then sailed for Tapetula Gilbert Group Capsized some Canoes and took the natives on board we then sailed for Tahiti, the natives were kept down below fo six weeks, never allowed to come on deck till a sickness broke out amongst them, dying on an average 5 a day, they were all told not to speak about being kidnapped, if they did speak they would get killed. Just before we got to Tahiti the natives had to sign an agreement for Five years. in fact they were forced to sign the paper when they arrived in Tahiti, they were all marched ashore and put to work on the plantation at wages from 1$ to 3$ per month.

Second Voyage.

I made a Second Voyage in same ship to the same Group

of

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 021 small.jpg of Islands, as before the natives were obtained the same way, procured 235 natives, a Gendarme accompanied the ship this voyage also, but did not go on shore.

Third Voyage

On my return to Tahiti I shipped the schooner Engine belonging to the same man and sailed by Capt Snider, to the same group of Islands and the Marshall Group this voyage, three ships sailed in Company viz: the Prince Alfred of Auckland, and the Midge of Auckland, the two latter vessels were chartered by Stewart this voyage, we went to Pleasant Id and Ocean Island and bought natives there giving for each 10 natives one musket; the natives were procured by the crew of the Engine assisted by the Crews

of

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 022 small.jpg crews of the other Vessels, and when a sufficient number was got, about 500 they are taken on board the Prince Alfred, and Midge and these ships sailed to Taiti with them, the Engine then sailed for Noumea, New Caledonia where I left her. The three Voyages I made extended over a period of 22 months I was also employed on Stewarts plantation overseer over the natives, I then came to Sydney, where I shipped on board the Aurora brig to Solomon Group on a trading voyage where I arrived the latter of end of May of this year. We first went to the Island of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Group, when on the East side of the Island I saw what I took to be a vessel coursing down before the wind from the direction of St. Kreuz. we attempted to cross her

bows

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 023 small.jpg bows in a boat to see if she would heave to to get news, she hauled on a wind bearing port I was in in her wake, she was then 20 fathoms ahead of us, I saw she had no name on her stern, no men on deck and no Colors, I then saw she was a high pressure screw steamer about 90 tons, painted black, rigged topsail schooner, we heard from the natives of that island that this steamer had been stealing natives during the night, about a week after that we sighted her again, tried to cut her off with our Vessel hoisted colours and received no answer, she sailed away in a different direction. We then went up to St. Christoval, Solomon Islands, the natives there told

us

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 024 small.jpg us that the same vessel had stolen 30 men from the village of Hononow, and committed similar depredations up the Coast, and saw nothing more of this Vessel. Some of the natives on St. Christoval can speak English. I never knew a native Interpreter who could interpret the languages of each of the Islands as they are all different. I have heard that natives are brought from the Nor west, and landed in the Southern Islands by European vessels who are trading for Tortoiseshell or other produce, by this means they enforce trade and the sculls go as payment to the natives in return for services. I have never heard of a white man taking part in procuring these sculls. otherwise than bringing the natives from the Nor-west to the South, and taking the

natives

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 025 small.jpg natives back with the skulls to the nor-west. The only large Black Brig I knew to be in the labor trade was the “Water Lily”, she was sailed at that time by George Pease formerly a Lieutenant in the American Navy, she was an armed vessel carrying six – 5 or 6 pound Guns. To the best of my belief there is at present about 40 sail of vessels in the Pacific Ocean Labor Trade, Kidnapping and Blackbirding for the various plantations in Fiji, Taiti, Queensland, Samua and Noumea, New Caledonia. previous to leaving Sydney in the “Aurora” there were a number of natives aboard acting as Seamen belonging to the Solomon Group they were transferred from that ship to the Kate Carney, belonging to the same owners, and a number from the Kate Carney belonging to the New Hebrides were put on board the “Aurora” on the pretence of being taken to their own home, 4 deserted, and 2 are now on board the Melaine belonging to the same owner.

(sd) Walter Oates

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 025b.jpg Enclosure no. 5.

Copy

G. W. Underhill

Secretary

“Clio” at Melbourne

23 Nov. 71

My Lord,

I have the honor to acknowledge then receipt of Your Lordship’s letter dated 14 Inst marked Confidential, enclosing statement made by the Rev. Charles H. Brooke, respecting the much to be lamented state of affairs [ in ] the Solomon Islands.

2. In accordance with You Lordship’s wish, I will forward to His Excellency, the Commander in Chief in China, a copy of Mr. Brooke’s Statement. I trust he will dispatch a ship to investigate the circumstances and that either, by this means, or by some of the others which

You

To

His Excellency

The Right Honorable

The Earl of Belmore

Governor [ H? ] N. S. Wales

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 026 small.jpg you propose to adopt, the offenders will be brought to justice, but the descriptions of the vessels are scarcely specific enough to identify them.

3. I much regret to observe that serious irregularities, and outrages appear to have been on the increase during the past year, amongst the South Pacific Islands, partially owing – I have no doubt – to the unavoidable absence of H. M. Ships from the islands; most of the Solomon Islands, and the Line Islands are outside the limit of my command. I intend to bring the point under the notice of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

4. Your Lordship is aware that the “Rosario” is now

cruising

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1095 P1 unit 16 bundle 14 no 6 027 small.jpg cruising amongst the New Hebrides, and adjacent Islands. The Captains of the other ships of the Squadron, when proceeding to cruise amongst the Islands, will receive confidential Instructions to watch for the vessels complained of by Mr. Brooke.

I have +c

(sd) F. W. Stirling

Commodore and Senior Officer

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Has image captionCover +, Letter - Commodore Stirling to Viscount Canterbury +, Schedule of Enclosures +, Enclosure 1 - Correspondence - Page 1 +, Enclosure 1 - Correspondence - Page 2 +, Enclosure 1 - Correspondence - Page 3 +, Enclosure 2 - Earl of Belmore to Commodore Stirling - page 1 +, Enclosure 2 - Earl of Belmore to Commodore Stirling - page 2 +, Enclosure 2 - Earl of Belmore to Commodore Stirling - page 3 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - page 1 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 2 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 3 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 4 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 5 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 6 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 7 +, Enclosure 2 - Statement by Reverend Brooke - Page 8 +, Enclosure 3 - Statement by J McL - page 1 +, Enclosure 3 - Statement by J McL - page 2 +, Enclosure 3 - Statement by J McL - page 3 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Detective Elliott - page 1 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Detective Elliott - page 2 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Detective Elliott - page 3 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 1 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 2 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 3 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 4 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 5 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 6 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 7 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 8 +, Enclosure 4 - Statement by Seaman Oates - page 9 +, Enclosure 4 - Commodore Stirling to Earl of Belmore - page 1 +, Enclosure 4 - Commodore Stirling to Earl of Belmore - page 2 + and Enclosure 4 - Commodore Stirling to Earl of Belmore - page 3 +
Has keywordssolomon islands +, blackbirding +, pacific islands +, pacific +, south sea islanders + and atrocities +
Has languageen +
Has record agencyVA 466 - Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) +
Has record citationPROV VPRS 1095/P0, unit 16 +
Has record typeCorrespondence +
Has record urlhttp://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=1095 +
Has related resourcehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/Records_relating_to_Pacific_Islands_1840s_-_Current +
Has rightshttp://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright +
Has ship nameClio +
Latitude-9.625 +
Located inSolomon Islands +
Longitude160.188 +
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