Proceedings, Volumen 15

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Página 112 - Young man, there is America,— which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners ; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.
Página 111 - Such is the strength with which population shoots in that part of the world, that state the numbers as high as we will whilst the dispute continues, the exaggeration ends.
Página 288 - It is a trite saying that anyone who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before does good to mankind.
Página 73 - The most strange fact, though the most certain in nature, is the unequal development of the human race. If we look back to the early ages of mankind, such as we seem in the faint distance to see them — if we call up the image of those dismal tribes in lake villages, or on wretched beaches — scarcely equal to the commonest material needs, cutting down trees slowly and painfully with stone tools, hardly resisting the attacks of huge, fierce...
Página 103 - ... of the Colonies into one united whole, which would be powerful enough to undertake and carry through tasks for which no one Colony is at present sufficient.
Página 98 - One of the more prominent legislative measures required by this colony, and the colonies of the Australian group generally, is the establishment at once of a General Assembly, to make laws in relation to the intercolonial questions that have arisen, or may hereafter arise, among them.
Página 100 - ... of the Federation. They would possess the power of more promptly calling new States into existence throughout their immense territory, as the spread of population required it, and of enabling each of the existing States to apply itself, without conflict or jealousy, to the special industry which its position and resources render most profitable.
Página 110 - That the Governments represented at this Convention undertake to submit and recommend to their respective Legislatures measures of permanent appropriation for defraying in proportion to population, such share of the cost incurred in giving effect to the foregoing resolutions as Her Majesty's Government, having regard to the relative importance of Imperial and Australasian interests, may deem fair and reasonable.

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