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Men went mad with the boredom of five months at sea, with no sight of land to be
expected from Europe to Cape Otway in Victoria, and took their own lives within
days of sighting land. Robert Young, a clergyman, sailed from Plymouth in the ...
Bagot and Dutton shared their secret and quietly had eighty acres of the land
surveyed, then applied in the usual manner to pay the minimum price of £1 an
acre. For a month the Government Gazette advertised the land and got no other ...
11 NEW CORNWALLS FORTY miles across the water from Adelaide a leg of
land jutted south. At the top of the leg the landscape was flat and dreary with
hillocks of sand rippling the surface. No river or creek cut through the plains to the
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