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Australia and its settlements
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NK2550
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London : The Religious Tract Society, [1853?]
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198
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AUSTRALIA AND ITS SETTLEMENTS. 3
CONTENTS. 7
AUSTRALIA AND ITS SETTLEMENTS. 9
CHAPTER II. NEW SOUTH WALES. Limits and area—NATURAL FEATURES OF THE COLONY—The Blue Mountains—Their intricacy—Route across them —Harbours—Twofold Bay—Jervis Bay—Botany Bay—Port Jackson—Broken Bay—Northern ports—Coast rivers—The Shoalhaven—The Hawkesbury—The Hunter—Ode to Yimmang Water—Northern rivers—HISTORICAL SKETCH—Transportation—The first fleet—Settlements founded—Governor Philip—Early difficulties—Free emigrants—Governors Hunter, King, and Bligh—Governor Macquarie —Succeeding governors—Cessation of transportation—TOPOGRAPHICAL NOTICES—Counties—Population—Sydney —Site and character—Progress of the city—Paramatta—Bathurst—Newcastle—Maitland—Conclusion. 46
CHAPTER III. VICTORIA. Limits and area—Coast line—Wilson’s Promontory—Cape Otway—Port Philip—Port Western—Other barbours—Aspect of the interior—Australian Alps—Mount Macedon—The Grampians—Rivers—The Yarra Yarra—Lakes—Attempted settlement—First actual settler—Wild man of the woods—Influx of colonists—Proceedings of government—Statistics of the province—Territorial divisions—Melbourne—Its rapid progress—General description—Disembarkation scene —Overland routes—Neighbourhood of Melbourne—Geelong —Portland—Society in the colony 81
CHAPTER IV. SOUTH AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Limits and area—Coast line—Encounter Bay—Gulf of St. Vincent—Kangaroo Island—Visit of Flinders—Spencer’s Gulf—Lincolnshire names—Cape Catastrophe—Thistle Island—Interior of the colony—Hilly ranges—Volcanic cones—Water supply—Climate—Hot winds—Aborigines—Origin of the colony—Settlement at Kingscote—Melancholy adventure—Settlement at Rapid Bay—At Holdfast Bay-Discovery of Adelaide Plains—Governors Hindmarsh, Gauler, and Grey—Agriculture—Whale-fishery—Mines—Lead ore discovered—Copper ore—Kapunda mine—Moutacute—Burra Burra—Effect of the gold discovery—Counties —Adelaide—General description—Port Adelaide—North road—Gauler town—East road—Village of Hansdorf—German settlers—Mount Barker district—Population and prospects—Western Australia. 114
CHAPTER V. ABORIGINES OF AUSTRALIA. Number—PHYSICAL FEATURES—Colour and general description—Dexterity of the women—Acute senses—Remarkable circumstance—CHARACTER AND HABITS—Disposition-Social gradations—Dress—Dwellings—Food—Songs—Dances—Clever mimics—Customs—Funeral rites—LANGUAGE AND SUPERSTITIONS—Transmigration—Priests or Sorcerers—Notions of a Deity—Evil beings—INFLUENCE of THE WHITES—Unjust Treatment—Decrease of population—Failure of attempts to civilize—Recent employment of natives. 155
CHAPTER VI. CONCLUSION. The voyage—The route—Landing at Melbourne—First experiences—Warnings. 185

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