EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Hill, Lieut. H. Gladstone
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Reference to the speaker's travels throughout the Empire. Comments on the lack of knowledge that Canadians have with regard to other parts of the Empire. Some personal background of the speaker as director of the Australian National Band, and as a New Zealander. A "tour" through the Empire. A physical and historical description of New Zealand. New Zealand's system of government grading that has been the making of the dairy industry. Details of how the grading system works. The lack of control over the products once they reach the retailers. New Zealand only on the fringe in the matter of production, and how that is so. The "White Australia" policy of immigration. Australia's railway. A description of Australia. The 16 day trip from Australia to South Africa. Public halls in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; the lack of them in Canada. The kaffir and the mulatto and related problems in South Africa. The issue of registration of the kaffir. Reaction to the Color-Bar Bill of the Hertzog government in Cape Town. The British idea of the protection of natives. London as a financial centre. The hidden wealth of Britain today which must be enormous. Ways in which Britain is financing the world. The traffic system in London. London's underground railways.