Volume 65: Macarthur-Onslow correspondence, 1846-1929: No. 398
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CO-OPERATIVE SILK GROWING
OF NEW SOUTH WALES LIMITED.
ITS OBJECTS AND PLANS.
Not many months ago, a policeman in one of the suburbs of Sydney observed a young girl stagger and fall in the road. He went up, and, thinking she was intoxicated, was handling her rather roughly, when a medical man who was passing interfered. The girl, a young governess, had fainted from exhaustion. She had been almost without food, and had walked in search of work till her strength had given way, and she had fallen insensible. Not long after another girl was found under a bench in the Domain also insensible, having eaten nothing for four days.
These are cases which happen to have come under the public notice; they are but a sample of numbers which remain unheard of, but they show the need for organised effort to prevent the possibility of such things happening in a state we call civilised.