Saturday, January 7, 2012

Those Heathen Chinee

Two hundred and ten Chinese from Canton have died in New Zealand. Their corpes have been resurrected, the bones scrapped and will be forwarded to China by the next vessel. It is estimated that it will cost about £6,000 to land the bones inCanton, and the whole of the charges have been already defrayed by the Celestians themselves. One can not help thinking of the commandment of Joseph concerning his bones, and the thought intrudes itself that perhaps these Cantonese may be the lineal descendants of that Israelitish chieftain. Manawatu Standard, Volume 4, Issue 168, 21 June 1883, Page 3

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