Port Phillip Settlement (Google eBook)

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivingston, 1883 - Port Phillip, Australia - 537 pages
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Page 525 - Admitting, as every reasonable person must, that a certain degree of concentration is necessary for the advancement of wealth and civilization, and that it enables Government to become at once efficient and economical, I cannot avoid perceiving the peculiarities which, in this Colony, render it impolitic and even impossible to restrain dispersion within limits that would be expedient elsewhere.
Page 216 - Esquire, but at present sojourning with us and our tribe, do, for ourselves, our heirs, and successors, give, grant, enfeoff, and confirm unto the said John Batman, his heirs and assigns, all 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 110 - His Majesty's Government do not intend to incur any expense in conveying settlers to the New Colony on the Swan River...
Page 351 - Be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof as follows : 1.
Page 364 - CD (in his actual possession, now being- by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made by the said CD in consideration of 5$. in and by an indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of...
Page 333 - York, in the latitude of 10 degrees 37 minutes south, to the southern extremity of the said territory of New South Wales, or Wilson's Promontory, in the latitude of 39 degrees | min.
Page 49 - The land behind us was the abode of a civilised people that, before us was the residence of savages. When, if ever, we might again enjoy the commerce of the world was doubtful and uncertain. The refreshments and the pleasures of which we had so liberally partaken at the Cape...
Page 191 - The boat went up the large river I have spoken of, which comes from the east, and, I am glad to state, about six miles up found the river all good water and very deep. This will be the place for a village.
Page 44 - I shall add nothing further on the subject, but that were I to settle in the upper part of the harbour, which is full of natives, I should require four times the force I have now to guard not only the convicts, but perhaps myself from their attacks. I cannot but suppose that all the disadvantages of Port Phillip are as well known to your Excellency as they are to myself at this moment. If they are, you will have anticipated this report, but it may not have entered into your contemplation that there...
Page 377 - Great Britain, on her part, surrendered to France all her pretensions to the country west of the Mississippi. It has never been supposed, that she surrendered nothing, although she was not in actual possession of a foot of land. She surrendered all right to acquire the country ; and any after attempt to...

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