Cassell's picturesque Australasia, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Page 168 - You are also with the consent of the natives to take possession in the name of the King of Great Britain of convenient situations in such countries as you may discover, that have not already been discovered or visited by any other European power...
Page 43 - Great arm-like bays, expanding at their upper ends, often branch from the main valleys and penetrate the sandstone platform; on the other hand, the platform often sends promontories into the valleys, and even leaves in them great, almost insulated, masses. To descend into some of these valleys it is necessary to go round twenty miles; and into others the surveyors have only lately penetrated, and the colonists have not yet been able to drive in their cattle.
Page 256 - ... feet in elevation, is perhaps one of the most grand and magnificent spectacles it is possible to imagine ; and standing on such an elevation rising over the south side of Caswell's Sound, Cook's description of this region was forcibly called to mind.
Page 43 - Leap: a view of similar but even perhaps more stupendous character than that near the Weatherboard. So early in the day the gulf was filled with a thin blue haze, which, although destroying the general effect, added to the apparent depth at which the forest was stretched below the country on which we were standing.
Page 43 - Very early in the morning I walked about three miles to see Govett's Leap ; a view of a similar, but even perhaps more stupendous character than that of the Weatherboard. So early in the day the gulf was filled with a thin blue haze, which, although destroying the general effect, added to the apparent depth of the forest below, from the country on which we stood.
Page 43 - So continuous are the bounding lines of cliff, that to descend into some of these valleys it is necessary to go round twenty miles ; and into others the surveyors have only lately penetrated, and the colonists have not yet been able to drive in their cattle. But the most remarkable point of structure of these valleys is that, although several miles wide at their upper parts, they generally contract towards their mouths to such a degree as to become impassable.
Page 20 - Were a settlement to be made at Port Phillip, as doubtless there will be some time hereafter, the entrance could be easily defended.
Page 258 - The Te Anau was allowed to drift up in the eddy caused by the fall, and being caught by the stream in the midst of drenching clouds of spray, she was spun round as though she were a mere floating twig; then steaming to a short distance, she stopped again. The weather had now taken up sufficiently for us...
Page 42 - About five miles distant in front, another line of cliff extends, which thus appears completely to encircle the valley ; and hence the name of bay is justified, as applied to this grand amphitheatrical depression. If we imagine a winding harbour, with its deep water surrounded by bold cliff-like shores...
Page 257 - Staubbach came down the cliffs from far above the clouds, and were blown away into spray while in mid-air by the fury of the storm. Wherever vegetation could get a footing on these immense precipices, lovely tree-ferns and darker shrubs grew in profusion, all dripping with moisture, and running up the cliffs in long strips of verdure till lost to our view aloft in the torn white mists. The vivid green of the foliage was the feature of all this wondrous scene which struck me most.

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