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Byrne, J. C
Title
Emigrant's guide to New South Wales proper, Australia Felix, or, Port Phillip, and South Australia / by J.C. Byrne
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FRM F5008
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London : Effingham Wilson, 1849
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167
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EMIGRANTS GUIDE TO NEW SOUTH WALES PROPER, AUSTRALIA FELIX, OR, PORT PHILIP, AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 5
PREFACE TO THE TWELFTH EDITION. 7
CONTENTS. 8
EMIGRANT’S GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER I. The Necessity of Discretion in the Choice of a Colony—Prospects in Australia for Mechanics and Tradesmen—Men of Education without Means not required—The Course that should be observed on resolving to Emigrate, and in conveying out Funds—Advice as to Outfit, Conduct on Board, and on First Arrival—The Emigrant likely to be taken in—Course of Conduct—Free Passages granted to Australia, and Emigration Commissioners’ Rules—Advice on the Choice of a Colony to Capitalists—Cost of Passage. 10
CHAPTER II. NEW SOUTH WALES PROPER. Original Settlement—Progress—Population—Climate—Soil— Produce—Grain imported—Number of Sheep, Cattle, Horses, &c.—Imports and Exports. 29
CHAPTER III. Sydney; its Population, Public Buildings, Corporation, and Character—Habits of Drunkenness—Prospects of sober Persons—Wealth of some Convicts—Sheep and Cattle Farming—Breed of Horses—Price of Stock—Sydney Markets—Prices of Provisions and Goods. 41
CHAPTER IV. GOVERNMENT OF THE COLONY. Revenue and Expenditure—Provision for Religion and Education—Mode of selling Land—Rates of Wages. 54
CHAPTER V. The Prospects of mere Labour in New South Wales—“The Society for the Promotion of Colonization”—National Emigration and Colonial Reform. 58
CHAPTER VI. AUSTRALIA FELIX, OR PORT PHILLIP. Original Settlement—Soil and Capabilities—Evidence on the Subject of Climate. 66
CHAPTER VII. Imports and Exports—Revenue and Expenditure—Land Fund—Mode of Disposing of Land—Counties—Population—Produce—Land under Cultivation—Returns of Stock. 77
CHAPTER VIII. Aborigines—Melbourne, Geelong, and Portland—Mode of Government of the Colony—Melbourne Markets—Rates of Wages—Scale of Rations, and Demand for Labour. 85
CHAPTER IX. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Original Settlement and Extent—Early Difficulties—Land Speculation—Governors Hindmarsh and Gawler—Extraordinary Expenditure of the latter—Universal Bankruptcy—Appointment of Captain Grey; Revival of the Colony—Votes in Aid of it, by the British Parliament—Major Robe’s Administration. 95
CHAPTER X. Mode of Government—Internal Communication—Aborigines—Climate—Mode of Selling Land—Land Fund—Landunder Cultivation—Imports and Exports—Produce of Wool—Returns of Stock—Revenue and Expenditure —Estimates for 1848 Population and Occupation—Number of Houses—Rates of Wages—Demand for Labour, and Persons required. 103
CHAPTER XI. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Adelaide—Places of Worship—Religion—Markets—Prices of Exports—Freights—Mining and Minerals—Description of the Burra Burra Mine—Prospects of the Colony. 117
ADELAIDE. WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. 1848. ARTICLES OF EXPORT. 120
FREIGHTS. 121
CASH BALANCE-SHEET OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MINING ASSOCIATION. From 30th April, 1846, to the 31st March, 1848. 126
STATEMENT OF EXPORTS OF COPPER AND LEAD ORES 139
ADELAIDE MINING SHARE LIST. 140
MASTERS AND SERVANTS’ ACT. 141
RETURN OF EXPORTS FOR THE YEAR 1847, THE PRODUCE OF THE COLONY, 142
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