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 3 - ... supply all demands of this nature; and if the histories of every house were made public, you would shudder. Even in our small menage, our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy ! But these formidable truths are hushed up, or tried to be so.
Page 128 - ... extend the hand of fellowship to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth.
Page 71 - 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 9 - To Lord Howick, says Colonel Torrens, in the introduction to his work on Colonization, belongs the honour of having been the first to give practical operation to the principle of selling the colonial lands at the disposal of the crown, and of employing the proceeds of the sale in conveying voluntary emigrants to the colonies.
Page 129 - ... made, ordered, or enacted by, for, or as the Laws, Orders, Statutes, or Constitutions of any other Part of Australia, but shall be subject to and bound to obey such Laws, Orders, Statutes, and Constitutions as shall from Time to Time, in the Manner herein-after directed, be made, ordered, and enacted for the Government of His Majesty's Province or Provinces of South Australia.
Page 156 - In the course of thirty years, the tract of land in question (the banks of the Hawksbury,) taking the unimproved land as our criterion, has evidently arisen 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 3s. 2Jd. per annum, and this too under the most impolitic and oppressive system [of government] to which any colony was perhaps ever...
Page 17 - 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 5 - I am prepared to go much farther than this,— I am prepared to prove, both theoretically and practically, that Emigration may be so conducted, as to replace with interest the whole of the expenditure incurred in effecting it, and to aid the finances of the country by opening new and not inconsiderable sources of direct public...

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