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Ric Carlyon - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 8th October 1814

The “Active”, Mr. Dillon master, is expected to sail on a return voyage to New Zealand, in three weeks or a month, for the excellent purpose, as we understand, of setting down several Gentlemen of the Church Missionary Society, to commence the benign labour of opening the minds of the natives to those benevolent and just conceptions which adorn the Christian Religion, and which in a region of cannibals, will, it is much to be hoped, soon display its benefits, in putting an end to those horrible sacrifices, at the report of which we have so often shuddered.

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