The Progress of Australasia in the Nineteenth Century

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Linscott Publishing Company, 1903 - Australasia - 468 pages
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Page 438 - ... all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and her Dominions ; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations.
Page 22 - February, 1807, he issued the following general order : — " His Excellency the Governor laments to find by his late visit through the Colony that the most calamitous evils have been produced by persons bartering, or paying, spirits for grain of all kinds, and the necessaries of life in general, and to labourers for their hire ; such proceedings depressing the industrious and depriving the settlers of their comforts. In order, therefore, to remedy these grievous complaints, and to relieve the inhabitants,...
Page 2 - Terra begins at two or three degrees from the equator, and is maintained by some to be of so great an extent that if it were thoroughly explored, it would be regarded as a fifth part of the world.
Page 77 - An Act for the better Security of the Crown and Government of the United Kingdom.
Page 6 - Such intrepidity is certainly worthy of passing notice. Unlike the American Indians, who supposed Columbus and his crew to be supernatural beings, and their ships in some way endowed with life, and who were thrown into convulsions of terror by the first discharge of firearms which they witnessed, these Australians were neither excited to wonder by the ship, nor overawed by the superior number and unknown weapons of the strangers. Cook examined the bay in the pinnace, and landed several times ; but...
Page 107 - The recognition in our legislative enactments of the natural and inalienable rights of the whole community to the land - upon which all must live, and from which by Labour all wealth is produced by the taxation of that value which accrues to land by the presence and needs of the community, irrespective of improvements effected by human exertion...
Page 4 - Roebuck" in 1699 to further prosecute his discoveries. To him we owe the exploration of the coast for about 900 miles — from Shark Bay to Dampier's Archipelago, and thence to Roebuck Bay. He appears to have landed in several places in search of water. His account of the country was quite as unfavourable as Pelsaert's.
Page 342 - ... gaol or house of correction, there to remain without bail or mainprize, for any time not exceeding three calendar...
Page 313 - ... owing to the prevalence of intellectual and moral culture in the one case, and the want of it in the other. No other cause can be named, adequate to the...
Page 365 - gold fever" had brought to Australia not only young stalwart enterprising men of great endurance, and capable of adapting themselves to almost any conditions of life, but also multitudes of others whose chief idea was that wealth could be acquired almost without exertion. Unable to endure the hardships of a digger's lot, without trade or profession, and capable of only the lightest manual labour, they...

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