Semi-tropical agriculturist, and colonists' guide : plain words upon station, farm, and garden work, house-keeping and the useful pursuits of colonists : with directions for treating wounds, fevers, snake bite, etc., etc. / by Angus Mackay

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MacKay, Angus, 1834-1910
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N 630.994 MAC
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Brisbane : Slater, 1875
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[Chapter heading not available] 2
SEMI-TROPICAL AGRICULTURIST AND COLONISTS’ GUIDE. 3
PREFACE* 7
CONTENTS. 9
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 9
MEDICAL HELP IN TIME OF NEED. 12
SEMI-TROPICAL AGRICULTURE. 13
ANALYSES OF SOILS. 14
SEASONS—THE CLIMATE. 17
TO MAKE AGRICULTURE PAY. 17
PLOUGHS AND PLOUGHING. 19
VARIOUS STYLES OF PLOUGHING. 23
DRAUGHT IN PLOUGHING. 25
HINTS IN PLOUGHING. 25
GRUBBERS AND CULTIVATORS. 26
HARROWS AND HARROWING. 28
SELECTING AND REPAIRING IMPLEMENTS AND TOOLS. 29
LIFE IN THE BUSH. 30
ROTATION IN COLONIAL FARMING. 31
WHAT DRAINING DOES. 32
DRAINING IN PRACTICE. 34
IRRIGATION. 34
SUBSOILING. 34
MAKING MANURE. 35
FENCES. 37
GRAIN CROPS. 39
MAIZE, OR INDIAN CORN. 39
WHEAT. 43
BARLEY. 44
OATS. 44
BUCKWHEAT. 45
RAPE. 45
RYE. 45
RICE. 46
SUGAR CANE. 48
MANUFACTURE OF SUGAR. 50
COFFEE. 53
TEA. 53
COCOA—CACAO—CHOCOLATE. 55
COTTON. 56
TOBACCO. 58
MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO. 61
ARROWROOT. 63
CASSAVA—TAPIOCA—CASAREEPPEPPER-POT. 65
OIL YIELDING PLANTS. 66
VEGETABLE OILS. 68
HOPS. 70
COST OF PRODUCING. 71
POTATO TRIBE. 73
SWEET POTATO. 74
CHICORY. 75
YAMS. 75
GINCER. 76
GUMS. 77
MEDICINAL PLANTS. 77
OPIUM POPPY. 77
TURMERIC. 77
SARSAPARILLA. 79
RHUBARB. 81
CINNAMON. 82
LICQUORICE. 82
CINCHONA—QUININE. 83
PEPPERMINT AND OTHER MINTS. 83
ALOES. 84
PEPPER-YIELDING PLANTS. CAYENNE. 85
BLACK AND WHITE PEPPER. 86
FIBRE-YIELDING PLANTS. 87
FIBRE-CLEANING MACHINE. 89
DYE-PLANTS.—INDIGO. 90
SILK AND SILKWORMS. 92
AUSTRALIAN TIMBER TREES. 97
PAINT FOR ROUGH WORK. 100
SEED PER ACRE. 100
STOCK. 101
MEAT SUPPLY OF AUSTRALIA. 102
HIGH FEEDING. 105
CATTLE IN AUSTRALIA. 107
WINTER FEEDING. 110
SHEEP. 111
DISEASES OF SHEEP AND CATTLE. 115
FLUKE—ROT. 117
INOCULATION AS PREVENTIVE OF PLEURO-PNEUMONIA. 118
PLEURO-PNEUMONIA—A REMEDY. 118
FOOT-ROT IN SHEEP. 120
SHEPHERDING V. PADDOCKING. 121
HORSE, IX HEALTH AND DISEASE. 122
SELECTING A HORSE. 124
HORSE BREEDING IN INDIA. 127
ANGORA AND CASHMERE GOATS. 128
KEEPING A PIG. 129
HINTS ON WHEAT GROWING. 132
NOTIONS THAT AID SETTLEMENT. 133
SERVICABLE HORSE-POWER, AND A FLOUR MILL. 133
CHAPTER ON BARNS. 134
GRAIN WEEVIL. 136
STEEPING SEED. 137
WATER IN DRY PLACES. 138
STEAM AIDS SETTLEMENT. 140
PRUNING FOR FRUIT. 141
GREENHIDE, LEATHER, AND SKINS. 142
KEEPING A COW. 144
MILKING. 144
SCIENCE IN CHURNING. 145
GOOD MEAT AND HOW TO CURE IT. 146
GOOD PORK AND HOW TO CURE IT. 148
GRUBBING MACHINE. 149
MOLASSES—HOW TO USE IT FOR STOCK. 151
PREPARING CORN FODDER. 151
WATERCRESS IN THE BUSH. 152
MAKING SOAP AND CANDLES. 153
CANDLES. 154
STEARIN CANDLES. 154
POINTS OF A PRIME BEAST. 156
USEFUL PLANTER AND CULTIVATOR. 156
MATTHEWS’ SEED DRILL. 157
HOLBROOK’S HORSE HOE, 158
PRESERVING AND- STUFFING BIRDS. 158
PLEUROPNEUMONIA INJECTOR. 159
THINGS WORTH KNOWING. 161
PRESERVING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. 163
HONEY BEE IN AUSTRALIA. 165
POULTRY YARD. 173
DUCKS. 176
GEESE. 176
FRUIT GROWING IN A WARM CLIMATE. 177
BUDDING. 187
GRAFTING. 188
FLOWER GARDEN. 189
ENEMIES IN THE GARDEN. 190
TROUBLESOME INSECTS. 192
CHEESE MAKING.—I. 194
MEDICAL HELP IN TIME OF NEED. 197
SNAKES AND SNAKE BITES. 200
HALFORD SNAKE BITE REMEDY. 202
APPARENT DEATH FROM DROWNING. 203
FEVERS. 204
INDIAN REMEDIES. 207
FEVERS OF CHILDREN. SCARLET FEVER—MEASLES—CROUP—HOOPING COUGH—DIPTHERIA. 209
EYES. 210
CAUSES OF DEAFNESS. 211
STARVATION. 212
SUNSTROKE. 212
INDIGESTION. 213
CONSTIPATION. 214
DIARRHCEA. 214
WORMS. 215
ACCIDENTAL POISONING. 217
DOMESTIC MEDICINES. 220
GOOD BREAD, AND HOW TO MAKE IT. 222
CAKES WITHOUT BUTTER. 225
MAIZE AS HUMAN FOOD. 226
CLEARING LAND. 227
KITCHEN GARDEN. 227
SALT IN AGRICUTURE. 228
CONCRETE FOR BUILDING. 229
TUBE WELLS. 230
SUMMER DRINKS. 231
SOUPS. 234
METHODS OF DRESSING VEAL. 236
[Chapter heading not available] 237

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