Harper’s Weekly, March 29, 1879, page 247 (News Brief)
The "Chinese question" has broken out in Australia. The seamen on board the steamers of the Australian Steam Navigation Company first "struck" because Chinamen were employed on the company’s ships. Meetings have been held in Adelaide, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales—indeed, all over the colonies—in which the exclusion of the Chinese has been demanded. The expected arrival of a ship at Sydney with 300 Chinamen it was feared would occasion a riot. But for the Christian sentiment of the United States and the British colonies, the Chinese immigrants would fare badly.

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