The New British Province of South Australia, Or, A Description of the Country, Illustrated by Charts and Views: With an Account of the Principles, Objects, Plan, and Prospects of the Colony

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C. Knight, 1838 - 252 Seiten

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Seite 223 - Assembly; be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, his heirs and successors, by...
Seite 222 - Council, to erect within that part of Australia which lies between the meridians of the one hundred and thirty-second and one hundred and forty...
Seite 234 - Provided also, and be it enacted that nothing herein contained shall be deemed, construed, or taken to extend to the imprisonment of any person before the first day of June one thousand...
Seite 147 - For many years the proportion of children to grown up people would be greater than was ever known since Shem, Ham, and Japhet were surrounded by their little ones. The colony would be an immense nursery; and all being at ease, without being scattered, would offer the finest opportunity that ever occurred to see what may be done for society by universal education.
Seite 225 - And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners shall and they are hereby empowered...
Seite 43 - Diemen's Land; some run exceedingly high and large in circumference, and may be converted into every domestic purpose as well as maritime, as many may be found and selected for ship's spars and other purposes of ship-building. Twenty years ago an American ship was cast away on the coast, and the crew built a schooner in Lagoon Bay, which enabled them to get away after a residence of several months on the Island. Salt is produced here in abundance ; I should say between two and three hundred tons...
Seite 54 - 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. It is to be remarked, that the bottom of the valley is extremely level, and extensively covered with reeds. From the latter circumstance, one would be led to infer that these flats are subject to overflow, and no doubt can...
Seite 229 - Bench or Common Pleas, or One of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer; (that is to say,) I AB do swear, That I will faithfully, impartially, and honestly, according...
Seite 51 - ... and the presence of seals upon the shore, concurred with the absence of all traces of men to show that it was not inhabited. The whole ship's company was employed this afternoon, in skinning and cleaning the kangaroos; and a delightful regale they afforded, after four months privation from almost any fresh provisions.
Seite 56 - Murray is not subject to flood, it has only recently gained a height above the influence of the river, and still retains all the character of flooded land. In either case, however, it contains land that is of the very richest kind — soil that is the pure accumulation of vegetable matter, and is as black as ebony. If its hundreds of thousands of acres were practically available, I should not hesitate to pronounce it one of the richest spots of equal extent on earth, and highly favoured in other...

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