What people are saying - Write a review
acre appointed arrived banks Bill black boy British Captain Bagot Captain Grey Captain Sturt cattle Christian Church coast Colonel Light Colonel Torrens Colonial Secretary colonists Commissioners constitution Crown David McLaren Depot died Edward Stephens elected emigrants Encounter Bay England erected expedition explorer Eyre Finniss Flinders George Fife Angas Government Governor Gawler Governor Grey Governor Hindmarsh Governor Robe Holdfast Bay honor horses hundred interior James Hurtle Fisher John Morphett John Stephens Joseph Hawdon Kangaroo Island labor lady Lake Legislative Council Major O'Halloran ment Methodist miles Mount Murray named natives nominated Old Land Parliament party passed pioneer Port Adelaide position province river Robert Gouger sailed Samuel Davenport says settlement sheep shillings shore South Australia South Australian Company South Wales spear State-aid to religion tent tion took tralian travelled trees tribe Upper House vessel William young
Page 197 - for ye have taken away the key of knowledge, ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Page 293 - sleep to his eyes, nor slumber to his eyelids till he had found out a place for the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob,
Page 244 - The horrors of my situation glared upon me in such startling reality as for an instant almost to paralyse the mind. At the dead of night, in the wildest and most inhospitable waste of Australia, with the fierce wind raging in unison with the scene of violence before me,
Page 252 - and heated region into which we had penetrated as effectively as if we had wintered at the pole. . . . Providence had, in its all-wise purposes, guided us to the only spot in that wide-spread desert where our wants could have been permanently supplied, but had there stayed our further progress into a region that almost appeared to be forbidden ground.
Page 25 - agree as to the richness of its soil, and the abundance of its pastures. Indeed, if we cast our eyes upon the chart and examine the natural features of the country behind Cape Jervis, we shall no longer wonder at its differing in soil and fertility from the low and sandy tracts that generally prevail along the shores of Australia.
Page 244 - was left, with a single native, whose fidelity I could not rely upon, and who, for aught I knew, might be in league with the other two, who perhaps were even now lurking about with the view of taking away my life.
Page 244 - He who had faithfully served me for many years, who had followed my fortunes in adversity and in prosperity, who had accompanied me in all my wanderings, and whose attachment to me had been his sole inducement to remain with me in this last and (to him)
Page 268 - A voyage expressly undertaken for discovery in an open boat, and in which 600 miles of coast, mostly in a boisterous climate, was explored, has not perhaps its equal in the annals of maritime history.