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TWELVE YEARS' WANDERINGS IN THE BRITISH COLONIES.
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IN THE BRITISH COLONIES.
FROM 1835 TO 1847.
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
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Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.
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General remarks on Emigration.....1-43
Origin of the settlement -- Climate -- Produce -- Inhabitants and soil...... 47-62
Early trade of New Zealand--Whaling and Whalers--Causes of the failure of colonization on an extensive scale--Number of white population ..... 63-86
Prospects of New Zealand--Its advantages and disadvantages for immigration--Market price of food, &c. ..........87-94
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NEW SOUTH WALES.
New South Wales--Its discovery--Colonization--Progress--Population --Increase of stock, sheep, cattle and horses--Imports and exports---Revenue--Shipping ....97-123
Sydney--Its population -- Religion--Corporation -- Environs -- Public Houses--Buildings and gardens--Police-office. .....124-147
Towns of New South Wales--Mode of government--Land system -- Squatting ..... 148-200
Labour in New South Wales, convict and free--Produce--Climate-State of society--Banking system. .....201-257
Punishment of convicts in New South Wales and the Penal settlements --Aborigines--Conclusion and remarks .......258-202
AUSTRALIA FELIX; OR, PORT PHILLIP.
Discovery and settlement, soil, climate, produce, and minerals--Imports and exports--Revenue, Crown lands, population and cultivation......295-329
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Melbourne; extent, situation, population, municipal privileges and rights--Geelong, Belfast, and Portland, new townships--Rates of wages--Prices of provisions and goods......330-364
Aborigines -- Squatting -- Government--Separation from New South Wales......365-410
The preys--Causes of the ill success of many of the original emigrants to Port Phillip--Prospects of the colony and its natural capabilities.......411-431