- Licence Inspections
William Howitt wrote this about licence inspections in 1855.
- Published Source
- Howitt, William, Land, labor and gold: or two years in Victoria, with visits to Sydney and Van Diemen’s Land, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1855. Details
Transcript…The system of hunting up licences was styled ‘Man hunting’, and the foot-police ‘Man-catchers’ and ‘Bloodhounds’. It was a system that raised the indignation of high-spirited freeborn men, and excited the universal hatred of the people, as a cold-blooded, un-English, un-Christian despotism.
Created: 24 August 2006