NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
19th November, 1906 : Two new reports argue strongly for white settlement and development of the Northern Territory, and for white coexistence with the Aborigines. They come from the Adelaide Coroner, Dr Ramsay Smith, and a German scientist, Professor Klatz, who has done a study of Aborigines in the north over the past couple of years. Dr Smith said that after a four-week study of hygiene conditions he could find nothing to show that white men cannot live in the Northern Territory. He said that objection to white labour were commercial. Professor Klatz said he found the blacks fine types of people and their relations with whites were best where laws did not intervene. He said he could not believe that thousands of acres were left idle in the north.