The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia: Including Particulars Descriptive of Its Soil, Climate, Natural Productions, &c. ... Embracing Also a Full Account of the South Australian Company, with Hints to Various Classes of Emigrants, and Numerous Letters from Settlers Concerning Wages, Provisions, Their Satisfaction with the Colony, &c

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Smith, Elder, 1839 - South Australia - 224 pages

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Page 130 - ... extend the hand of fellowship to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth.
Page 73 - They are never awkward ; on the contrary, in manners and general intelligence they appear superior to any class of white rustics that I have seen. Their powers of mimicry seem extraordinary, and their shrewdness shines even through the medium of imperfect language, and renders them in general very agreeable companions.
Page 129 - Then answered I them, and said unto them, "The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build : but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Page 158 - In ihe course of thirty years the tract of land in question (the banks of the Hawkesbury), taking the unimproved land as our criterion, has evidently risen to this enormous price from having been of no value whatever ; or, in other words, each acre of land has increased in value, during the interval which has elapsed since the foundation of the colony, at the rate of 3 shillings and 2%d. per annum ; and that too, under the most impolitic and oppressive system (of government) to which any colony perhaps...
Page 19 - Of the western shore of Yorke's Peninsula nothing is known, but Captain Sturt says, ' The valley of the Murray, at its entrance, cannot be less than four miles in breadth. The river does not occupy the centre, but inclines to either side, according to its windings, and thus the flats are of greater or less extent, according to the distance of the river from the base of the hills.
Page 6 - All these advantages may be expected to counterbalance, and much more than counterbalance, the first disadvantage of a longer and more expensive voyage. If an extensive Emigration to the Australian colonies would, in the first instance, be more costly than one of similar magnitude to British America, the repayment would be earlier and more rapid. I will now conclude. I venture to hope...
Page 5 - Will it be said, that England cannot do, in her colonies, that which America is doing in her western forests ? If a considerable and increasing revenue be derived from the sale of unappropriated lands in the State of Ohio, on the American side of the lakes, is it unreasonable, is it visionary, to expect that a similar revenue may be obtained from the sale of similar lands in Upper Canada, on the English side of the lakes ? In Upper Canada, the soil, the climate, and the commercial position, are little,...
Page 39 - ... acres thus paid for, to call on the colonial commissioner to direct the survey of any compact district within the colony, of an extent not exceeding 15,000 acres; and within fourteen days after the publication of such surveys at the land office, to select his land from any part of such district before any other applicant.
Page 54 - The grass, indeed, burnt by the natives to the ground a few months ago, is already ankle-deep, — close and rich, not rank. Our oxen and horses, hard worked and hard ridden as they necessarily are, grow fatter and fatter every day ; and the sheep, whose bones, when landed, seemed only to be held in their places by the skin, have never required more than a few weeks to get them into excellent condition. I have seen mutton at the butcher's which would not have disgraced Leadenhall market. Pigs and...
Page 193 - ... to the searcher's office, custom-house, and asking for a printed form, which they must sign, and deliver to the custom-house officer, with a tender to allow him to examine the packets, baggage, &c., if he wishes it. He signs it, and this is all that is required from emigrants, who may then ship it without any expense, except wharfage charges.

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