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  • Gato 14 Dec 2008 at 20:11
    A stinging rebuttal of Hermann Detzner's claims appeared as a letter to the editor of The Argus on Saturday 15 November 1919 under the heading, 'Who is Detzner?'. Unsigned, the letter appears to be written by a senior Australian official with firsthand knowledge and experience of Detzner in New Guinea.

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Serious Charge by German.

"Slave Hunts Among Natives"

(Australian Press Association.)

LONDON, Nov. 13.

Captain Detzner lecturing before the Berlin Geographical Society, said that the natives of German New Guinea were against the domination of Australia, whose military levies had developed into slave hunts. Even the English planters had ad-  

dressed a letter to him advocating that the   country should not be handed over to Aus- tralia. The natives had collected money for a German war memorial.  

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