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Issue Details: First known date: 1914... 1914 The White Slave Traffic : A Drama in Four Acts
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'Calling on a friendly visit to a chance friend, a helpless tool of the inhumane procuror, the girl is trapped and disappears, with her lover and his friends hot on her trail. Feigning madness in the harem of Abru Pahlan, the "white slave" drops her subterfuge for a fatal moment, and is in deadly peril when Carston, with her brother and Bertie Blair, arrive with break-neck speed. The final scene is a reunion on Circular Quay, when the arrival of a stage liner gives a touch of effective realism.

'The leading couple were well matched — the one in the passionate disclosing of a masked love, when his sweetheart was in peril; the other in phases both tragic and merry. Little Joyce Dench's role was brief, almost unnoticeable. Mr. Elton Black and Grace Doran were the comedy couple, and the mirth they raised was uproarious.'

Source: 'Kate Howarde Co.,' Kalgoorlie Miner, 30 November 1914, p.4.

Production Details

  • First production was staged at Kalgoorlie Town Hall on the 28 November, 1914.

    The production then toured Australia from Western Australia to New South Wales between 1914 and 1928.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1914 .
      Extent: 46 l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts
      Local Id: H0853
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