Review of Reviews,  6 (1892), 53.

The Future of New Guinea




Publications abstracted:

Henry O Forbes Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


Race, Imperialism, Climatology

    According to Forbes, 'who has certainly had excellent opportunities for studying the question on the spot', it is 'quite certain that New Guinea can never be colonised by white people. It is not only that white people die there, but before they die they are useless, owing to the climate, which causes great lassitude and nervous irritation'.

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