A chequered career, or, Fifteen years in Australia and New Zealand

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Nesfield, Henry W
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N 919.4 N459
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London : Richard Bentley, 1881
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Chequered Career 1
CHEQUERED CAREER 7
CONTENTS. 9
NOTE. 13
CHEQUERED CAREER. 15
CHAPTER II. YE CITIE OF LONDON—A SHIPBROKER’S OFFICE—CLERKS IN GENERAL-DINGO IN PARTICULAR. 30
CHAPTER III. OFF TO NEW ZEALAND—ADVICE TO EMIGRANTS. 35
CHAPTER IV. AUCKLAND NAPIER—ON A SHEEP STATION. 42
CHAPTER V. A VISIT TO A HAU HAU PAH—THE PAIMARIRE RELIGIONTHE BATTLE OF OMARANUI. 55
CHAPTER VI. THE BAY OF ISLANDS—MISSIONARIES—A JOLLY PRIEST-HARD UP – COOK ON BOARD A COASTER TIMBER LUMPING MY FRIEND THE BUTCHER. 65
CHAPTER VII. WEST COAST—R.M. V. J.P.—BUTCHERING—NELSON—SULLIVAN THE MURDERER—GAMBLING. 82
CHAPTER VIII. BOARD-SHIP ACQUAINTANCES—FORWARD CHILDREN THE CAPTAIN-SAILORS-APPRENTICES-STEWARDS-SECOND-CLASS PASSENGERS—YOUNG MEN IN THE SALOON—MY FIRST AND ONLY LOVE! 98
CHAPTER IX. THE HOT SPRINGS OF LAKE TAUPO—MY FRIENDS THE POIHIPIS -BATHING IN THE PRIMITIVE STYLE—R.I.P. 117
CHAPTER X. MY LIVERY STABLES — THE DANCING CABBY – HANGING A MURDERER—A MODERN JONAH-AMATEUR ACTORS-I TAKE TO THE STAGE. 127
CHAPTER XI. MELBOURNE—SQUATTERS—FASHIONS IN THE COLONIESLARRIKINS ACTORS. 143
CHAPTER XII. PAWNSHOPS—MY ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE ‘ARGUS’—GET A BILLET AT LAST WARDEN IN A LUNATIC ASYLUM—BUSSTABLES GROOM TO A DOCTOR. 156
CHAPTER XIII. SYDNEY—I MAKE AN APPEARANCE AT LAST—TRAVELLING CADS. 175
CHAPTER XIV. BRISBANE—QUEENSLAND IN GENERAL—BLACKBIRD CATCHING. 192
CHAPTER XV. OVERLAND FROM BRISBANE TO NEWCASTLE—OUR ENTERTAINMENT-A WOOL-BALE THEATRE—A REAL 'COUNT' KEEPING A ‘PUB’-TICHBORNIAN LIARS—NEWCASTLE, N. S. WALES. 200
CHAPTER XVI. CLIMATES OF THE COLONIES—TASMANIA—LAUNCESTONCONVICTS—HOBART TOWN. 224
CHAPTER XVII. ENGAGED FOR THE ADELAIDE SEASON—PANTALOON IN THE PANTOMIME—THEATRICAL ANECDOTES. 238
CHAPTER XVIII. LOOKING FOR RESPECTABLE SITUATIONS—CAN’T GET ONE—A LITTLE ABOUT TROOPERS—BECOME GROOM TO A BREWER —DITTO TO TWO DOCTORS. 253
CHAPTER XIX. COACHMAN TO A SWELL-OUR FOUR-IN-HAND-NOTES ON SERVANT LIFE—A GRAND GARDEN-PARTY-MISTOOK HER FOR A LADY’S-MAID—TIPPING. 269
CHAPTER XX. THOUGHTS ON THE COACH-BOX—AT THE CHURCH DOOR—A HUNT-DAY WITH THE ADELAIDE HOUNDS—THAT UNDERTAKER—AFTER THE HUNT. 289
CHAPTER XXI. GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEVEES – COLONIAL GOVERNORS – THE HONOURABLE MR.-.-GOOD-EYE TO THE STARTE. 303
CHAPTER XXII. BUSH LIFE IN NEW SOUTH WALES—THE STATION MANAGER BREAKING IN COLTS—SCARCITV OF WATER COST OF WELLS. 319
CHAPTER XXIII. A CHAPTER ON SNAKES AND VERMIN IN GENERAL. 331
CHAPTER XXIV. BUSHRANGERS – THE KELLYS – CATTLE-DROVING A DOUBLE SUICIDE—THE AUSTRALIAN HORSE. 342
CHAPTER XXV. ‘GROG SHANTIES.’ 358
CHAPTER XXVI. BUSH LIFE—PROS AND CONS. 372
CHAPTER XXVII. ARRIVAL AT THE LONDON DOCKS. 377
AT ALL BOOKSELLERS'. THE NET ADDITIONS TO BENTLEYS' FAVOURITE NOVELS. 385
BENTLEYS’ FAVOURITE NOVELS. 386
BENTLEYS’ FAVOURITE NOVELS. 387
BENTLEYS’ FAVOURITE NOVELS. 388
BENTLEYS’ FOREIGN FAVOURITE NOVELS. 388

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