Twenty Years Experience in Australia: Being the Evidence of Disinterested and Respectable Residents and Travellers in Those Colonies, as to Their Present State and Future Prospects; the Whole Demonstrating the Superior and Extraordinary Advantages of Emigration to New South Wales, Alike to Men of Capital and the Labouring Classes ....

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Sivu viii - God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat and barley, and vines, and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey. A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Sivu viii - For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Sivu 97 - Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions, to the Executive of the United States, to be laid before Congress, at their next session.
Sivu 107 - The scene was different from anything I had ever before witnessed, either in New South Wales or elsewhere. A land so inviting, and still without inhabitants! As I stood, the first European intruder on the sublime solitude of these verdant plains, as yet untouched by flocks or herds, I felt conscious of being the harbinger of mighty changes; and that our steps would soon be followed by the men and the animals for which it seemed to have been prepared.
Sivu 118 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Sivu 107 - We had at length,' he proceeds, ' discovered a country ready for the immediate reception of civilised man, and fit to become eventually one of the great nations of the earth. Unencumbered with too much wood, yet possessing enough for all purposes, with an exuberant soil, under a temperate climate, bounded by the...
Sivu 96 - Company's service, who have settled in this colony, with their families, together with a rising generation of native-born subjects, constitute a body of colonists who, in the exercise of the social and moral relations of life, are not inferior to the inhabitants of any other dependency of the British crown, and are sufficient to impress a character of respectability upon the colony at large.
Sivu 85 - I have no doubt that many convicts who might have been rendered useful and good men, had they been treated with humane and reasonable control, have sunk into despondence by the unfeeling treatment of such masters ; and that many of those wretched men, driven to acts of violence by harsh usage, and who by a contrary treatment might have been reformed, have betaken themselves to the woods, where they can only subsist by plunder, and have terminated their lives on the gallows...
Sivu 36 - April, 1788, three months after the forming the settlement, the whole of the live stock in the colony consisted of — 1 stallion, 3 mares, 3 colts, 2 bulls, 5 cows, 29 sheep, 19 goats, 49 hogs, 25 pigs, 5 rabbits, 18...
Sivu 28 - F. in the shade, and 125 when exposed to their influence. They seldom last more than a few days, and are cleared off by a thunder storm. But the rise of the mercury in the thermometer does not indicate the effect of the weather on the animal frame : the humidity of the atmosphere is of far more importance in this respect, for I have felt a much greater degree of oppression in Calcutta with the thermometer at 80, and the atmosphere surcharged with moisture, than in New South \Yales, when the mercury...

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