The Present State Of Australia

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CHAPTER II. PRIVATE JOURNAL. SATISFACTION ON LANDING —SYDNEY AND ITS SOCIETY—GENE. RAL ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY—HANKER OF TRAVELLING— ABUNDANCE OF GAME—DELIGHTFUL CLIMATE—BEAUTIES OF SCENERY—EXTREMES OF SOCIETY ADVICE TO SETTLERS— ...
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CHAPTER II. PRIVATE JOURNAL. SATISFACTION ON LANDING —SYDNEY AND ITS SOCIETY—GENE. RAL ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY—HANKER OF TRAVELLING— ABUNDANCE OF GAME—DELIGHTFUL CLIMATE—BEAUTIES OF SCENERY—EXTREMES OF SOCIETY ADVICE TO SETTLERS— REPTILES—THE WILD DOG—INTERCOURSE WITH NATIVES CORROBERY—AUSTRALIANS AN INOFFENSIVE PEOPLE—PUNISHMENT INFLICTED BY NATIVES—THEIR MANNER OF FIGHTING—DEGRADED STATE OF THEIR FEMALES—THEIR AGILITY—THEIR FIDELITY—NATIVE HOSPITALITY—DIFFICULTIES AND ACCIDENTS—NATIVE MOURNING—BLACK CONSTABLES— PASSAGE UP THE RIVER MYALL—MEETING WITH NATIVES— EXPERT BOATMEN—A WOUNDED MAN—RETURN HOME OVERLAND—DISAPPEARANCE OF THE SUMPTER BLACK—EMBARRASSING SITUATION—SCANTY FARE—JOY AT DISCOVERING THE HILLS AT PORT STEPHENS — UNPLEASANT INTELLIGENCE- EFFECT ON NATIVES—THEIR ABSENCE — NATIVE CUSTOMS— EXAMINATION OF CONSTABLE — RETURN OF NATIVES—A MOTHER'S GRIEF—RECOVERY OF STOLEN ARTICLES. You will probably have heard, before this reaches England, that we had a favourable passage, and that our stock arrived well and in fine condition, with the loss only of eighteen sheep out of seven hundred and thirty. Our seven horses and twelve cows and bulls were landed in good order. This good fortune added much to the interest of the voyage, for though greatly favoured by the weather, no little anxiety was experienced in keeping the interior of our ark in order, to preserve the lives of our 46 RELEASE FROM SHIP-BOARD. precious cargo; you may therefore imagine that I felt in no small degree relieved when we anchored in Sydney Cove. To those who havenever been on long voyages, it is not easy to describe the feelings on first seeing the land which you are destined to inhabit, after all the tossings and rollings you have suffered for many months on the dreary and trackles...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781143014918
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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CHAPTER II. PRIVATE JOURNAL. SATISFACTION ON LANDING SYDNEY AND ITS SOCIETYGENE. RAL ASPECT OF THE COUNTRYHANKER OF TRAVELLING ABUNDANCE OF GAMEDELIGHTFUL CLIMATEBEAUTIES OF SCENERYEXTREMES OF SOCIETY ADVICE TO SETTLERS REPTILESTHE WILD DOGINTERCOURSE WITH NATIVES CORROBERYAUSTRALIANS AN INOFFENSIVE PEOPLEPUNISHMENT INFLICTED BY NATIVESTHEIR MANNER OF FIGHTINGDEGRADED STATE OF THEIR FEMALESTHEIR AGILITYTHEIR FIDELITYNATIVE HOSPITALITYDIFFICULTIES AND ACCIDENTSNATIVE MOURNINGBLACK CONSTABLES PASSAGE UP THE RIVER MYALLMEETING WITH NATIVES EXPERT BOATMENA WOUNDED MANRETURN HOME OVERLANDDISAPPEARANCE OF THE SUMPTER BLACKEMBARRASSING SITUATIONSCANTY FAREJOY AT DISCOVERING THE HILLS AT PORT STEPHENS UNPLEASANT INTELLIGENCE- EFFECT ON NATIVESTHEIR ABSENCE NATIVE CUSTOMS EXAMINATION OF CONSTABLE RETURN OF NATIVESA MOTHER'S GRIEFRECOVERY OF STOLEN ARTICLES. You will probably have heard, before this reaches England, that we had a favourable passage, and that our stock arrived well and in fine condition, with the loss only of eighteen sheep out of seven hundred and thirty. Our seven horses and twelve cows and bulls were landed in good order. This good fortune added much to the interest of the voyage, for though greatly favoured by the weather, no little anxiety was experienced in keeping the interior of our ark in order, to preserve the lives of our 46 RELEASE FROM SHIP-BOARD. precious cargo; you may therefore imagine that I felt in no small degree relieved when we anchored in Sydney Cove. To those who havenever been on long voyages, it is not easy to describe the feelings on first seeing the land which you are destined to inhabit, after all the tossings and rollings you have suffered formany months on the dreary and trackles...
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