A Lecture on South Australia: Including Letters from J. B. Hack, Esq., and Other Emigrants, Delivered Before the Members of the Chichester Mechanics' Institution, Nov. 27, 1837

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J. Gliddon, 1838 - South Australia - 30 pages
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Page 10 - Of the western shore of Yorke's Peninsula nothing is known, but Captain Sturt says, ' The valley of the Murray, at its entrance, cannot be less than four miles in breadth. The river does not occupy the centre, but inclines to either side, according to its windings, and thus the flats are of greater or less extent, according to the distance of the river from the base of the hills.
Page 4 - It is a shameful and unblessed thing to take the scum of people and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation ; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary...
Page 25 - The EMIGRATION FUND thus raised is placed under the management of the Commissioners; whose duty it is to regulate the rate of payment, so as to obtain neither too large nor too small a number of labourers; and by the selection of young, healthy persons of good character and of both sexes...
Page 5 - Freemen find so many ways of making money here, that they will not take service ; and so the convicts, or, as they are delicately called,
Page 28 - ... applies: all sections included in the same tender must adjoin each other : all tenders will be opened in public, and those received on the same day will be opened at the same time : such tenders as do not comprise any section, included in any other tender, shall be first disposed of: when the same section or sections shall be named in two or more tenders, that tender shall be preferred which comprises the greatest quantity of land : when one or more sections shall be named in two or more tenders...
Page 5 - The state of morality in a country is tolerably well indicated by the consumption of ardent spirits. In Great Britain it amounts to one gallon and a fraction to each individual; in New South Wales, to the enormous quantity of seven gallons. Now, in South Australia no convict can set foot; and that this arrangement is likely to continue even after the colony shall be selfgoverned, would appear from Mr. Gouger's testimony. " Though it might be proved, perhaps...
Page 28 - England. 8. Leases of the pasturage of unsold lands shall be granted on the following conditions, among others :—The term to be three years, the tenant having a right of renewal in preference to any other applicant. Cultivation of the soil, and the felling of timber, to be disallowed. The land or any portion of it to be liable to sale; and, if sold, the lease to terminate on a notice of two months, the tenant having a right of renewal to unsold portions.
Page 28 - ... applications for land : all applications must be made by sealed tender, by filling up a printed form, which will be supplied at the land-office : each tender must specify, by reference to the map, the section or sections for which the intending purchaser applies: all sections included in the same tender must adjoin each other : all tenders will be opened in public, and those received on the same day will be opened at the same time : such tenders as do not comprise any section, included in any...
Page 26 - As the contribution to the emigration fund is the sole condition of obtaining land, the amount of contribution is described in the Act of Parliament and in the regulations as to its price. It is worthy of remark, however, that as the Commissioners are required to expend the emigration fund, without any deduction whatever, in carrying out labourers, the whole contribution is returned to those who make it, in the form of...

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