The History of New South Wales

J. Hatchard, 1818 - 469 páginas
Contains numerous references to Aborigines; conflict with early settlers.

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Página 371 - His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Página 450 - ... permitted to form permanent residences to themselves at this place will have the highly important advantages of a rich and fertile soil, with a beautiful river flowing through it, for all the uses of man. The Governor must however add, that the hopes which were once so sanguinely entertained of this river becoming navigable to the Western Sea have ended in disappointment.
Página 39 - ... than any thing we can make with hemp, that they will not bear a comparison. From the same plant, by another preparation, they draw long slender fibres which shine like silk, and are as white as snow ; of these, which are also...
Página 425 - Wales; and it is, in their opinion, in a train entirely to answer the ends proposed by its establishment. It appears latterly to have attracted a greater share of the attention of government than it did for many years after its foundation ; and when the several beneficial orders lately sent out from this country, and the liberal views of the present governor, shall have had time to operate, the best effects are to be expected. The permission of distillation within the colony, and the reform of the...
Página 407 - This impolitic regulation, which caused much discontent, and materially checked all enterprise in building, has lately been rescinded. Many settlers have been sent out from this country by government, to whom grants of land, sometimes to a large amount, have been made; and in many instances their want of capital, of character, and agricultural knowledge, have exposed them to difficulties on their arrival, and excited complaints against them for misconduct.
Página 448 - Fish River, which forms a junction with the Campbell River a few miles to the northward of the road and bridge over the latter, has also two very fertile plains on its banks, the one called OConnell Plains, and the other Macquarie Plains, both of considerable extent, and very capable of yielding all the necessaries of life.
Página 419 - ... and to encourage the vices of the men, whilst but a small proportion will make any step towards reformation ; but yet, with all their vices, such women as these were the mothers of a great part of the inhabitants now existing in the colony, and from this stock only can a reasonable hope be held out of rapid increase to the population ; upon which increase, here, as in all infant colonies, its growing prosperity in great measure depends.
Página 461 - Bathurst ; but so very wild, and apparently so much alarmed at the sight of white men, that he could not induce them to come near, or to hold any intercourse whatever with him. "At the termination of the tour, Mr Evans saw a good level country, of a most interesting appearance, and a very rich soil ; and he conceives that there is no barrier to prevent the travelling farther westward, to almost any extent that could be desired. He states, that the distance travelled by him on this occasion was 142...
Página 73 - ... from her situation, I conjecture was not very comfortable or refreshing. Next morning we visited her again ; she had now got pretty much the better of her fears, and frequently called to her friends, who had left her, and who, we knew, could be at no great distance from her ; she repeated their names in a very loud and shrill voice, and with much apparent anxiety and concern for the little notice they took of her intreaties to return ; for we imagined, in all she said...
Página 420 - At the expiration of the time to which the convicts have been sentenced, their freedom is at once obtained, and they are at liberty either to return to this country, or to settle in New South Wales; should the latter be their choice, a grant is made to the unmarried, of 40 acres of land, and to the married, of something more for the wife and each child : tools and stock (which they are not allowed to alienate,) are also given to them, and for 18 months they are victualled from the Government stores.

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