[Editor: This untitled item about the “New Australia” colonists is an extract from the “Notes of the Month” column, published in The Shearers’ and General Laborers’ Record (Newport, Vic.), 15 March 1893.]
Have the New Australia parties who are about to emigrate to Paraguay taken the trouble to find out what the laws of that country are?
There is a more or less settled Government in that country, the laws of which they are bound to respect. At least they are bound to respect the customs of the country. Otherwise they are sure to come into collision with the authorities or the citizens, or perhaps both.
Intending pilgrims to the new Promised Land will do well to remember that the laws of all the Spanish-American countries are very different from those of Australia, the United States, or Great Britain.
They would also do well to remember that there is an all-powerful dominant church in that country which rules in political and social as well as ecclesiastical matters, and that “heretics” are not looked upon with a favourable eye.
The Shearers’ and General Laborers’ Record, (Newport, Vic.), 15 March 1893, p. 1 (column 3)
[Editor: Changed “new Australia” to “New Australia” “Udited States” to “United States”.]
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