Recent Information Respecting Port Phillip, and the Promising Province of Australia Felix, in the Great Territory of New South Wales: Including Their History, Geography, and Important Natural Resources, with Interesting Sketches of the Aboriginal Inhabitants, and Valuable Advice to Emigrants (Google eBook)

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Smith, Elder, & Company, 1841 - Victoria - 120 pages
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Page 119 - Mommarmalar also, being the Chiefs of a certain Native Tribe, called Dutigallar, situate at and near Port Phillip, called by us, the above mentioned...
Page 119 - Batman, his heirs and assigns, all that tract of country situate and being in Port Phillip, running from the branch of the river at the top of the port, about...
Page 119 - ... and marked out by us, according to the custom of our tribe, by certain marks made upon the trees growing along the boundaries of the said tract of land, with all advantages belonging thereto unto and to the use of the said John Batman, his heirs and assigns...
Page 20 - English language and manners, and had acquired habits of industry in agricultural pursuits, they might, therefore, be considered civilized, and as the available lands in this colony were occupied by flocks of sheep and fully stocked, it would be a favourable opportunity of opening a direct friendly intercourse with the tribes in the neighbourhood of Port Phillip, and...
Page 119 - Assigns, |Ul that Tract of Country, situate and being in the Bay of Port Phillip, known by the name of Indented Head, but called by us Geelong, extending across from Geelong Harbour about due South, for ten miles, more or less, to the head of Port Phillip, taking in the whole Neck or Tract of Land...
Page 119 - Phillip, taking in the whole neck or tract of land containing about 100,000 acres, as the same hath been before the execution of these presents delineated and marked out by us, according to the custom of our tribe, by certain marks made upon the trees growing along the boundaries of the said tract of land...
Page 30 - F. in the shade, and 125 when exposed to their influence. They seldom last more than a few days, and are cleared off by a thunder storm. But the rise of the mercury in the thermometer does not indicate the effect of the weather on the animal frame ; the humidity of the atmosphere is of far more importance in this respect, for I have felt a much greater degree of oppression in Calcutta with the thermometer at SO., and the atmosphere surcharged with moisture, than in New South Wales, when the mercury...
Page 68 - His description of Melbourne, six months after the first sale, is as follows : " When he first saw this settlement, in January, 1838, a few months after its authorised establishment, it presented more the appearance of the villages he had seen in the interior of India, a nucleus of huts embowered in the forest foliage, and peering at itself in the river stream that laved the thresholds of its tenements, than any collection of buildings formed by European hands.
Page 120 - All that tract of country situate and being at Port Phillip running from the branch of the river at the top of the port about seven miles from the mouth of the river Forty miles north-east and from thence west Forty miles across Iramoo downs or plains and from thence south southwest across Mount Vilaurmanartar to Geelong Harbour at the head of the same...
Page 119 - Bungarie, Yanyan, Moowhip, and Mommarmalar, the Chiefs of the said tribe, have hereunto affixed our seals to these presents, and have signed the same.

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