New Zealand: Its Present Condition, Prospects and Resources; Being a Description of the Country and General Mode of Life Among New Zealand Colonists, for the Information of Intending Emigrants

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Edward Stanford, 1856 - Emigration and immigration - 364 pages

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Page 159 - To Her Most Gracious Majesty, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c., &c.
Page 174 - Otago was founded under the auspices of the New Zealand Company by " An Association of Lay Members of the Free Church of Scotland for Promoting the Settlement of Otago.
Page 56 - ... portage, conveyed across the Manukao harbour, in canoes or small craft, to Onehunga ; and carted by a good road from Onehunga to Auckland. During the summer of 1852, the natives brought to market in Auckland, in canoes alone, upwards of 11 00 kits of onions (about twenty tons), upwards of 4000 kits of potatoes (more than one hundred tons), besides corn, cabbages, and kumeras ; peaches grown by the natives, and sufficiently good for culinary purposes, are very abundant and cheap. During the early...
Page 352 - No man in this world can go through any enterprise that has greatness in it without being often and sorely disappointed, because nothing great is ever done without enthusiasm, and enthusiasts are often over-sanguine.
Page 60 - House rent and servants' wages are at least double what they are in England. But there are no taxes, rates, or dues of any kind. Clothing of all kinds is also of course dearer in New Zealand than in England. But wine, spirits, and groceries are for the most part cheaper. Bread and butcher's meat are about the same. The fish caught near Auckland, although of but moderate quality, is plentiful and cheap. Vegetables are also abundant. To those who live in the bush, or at a distance from the town, and...
Page 39 - Sandy places, which in any other country would be quite barren, are covered with herbage in New Zealand. Everywhere trees and shrubs grow to the margin of the sea, and suffer no harm even from the salt spray.
Page 360 - BUTTON, a Resident Agriculturist in that Colony for the last Twenty Years, and Secretary to the Government Board of Statistics. Second Edition, with the Government Regulations relating to the FREE GRANTS, and a Map showing their Position and the Railways. Is. 6d.
Page 60 - Almost everything necessary to comfort and convenience may now be procured in Auckland; but not always of the best quality. Although cheaper than Wellington, Auckland is by no means a cheap place of residence : certainly not more so than an English town of the same size. House-rent and servants...
Page 354 - ... highly-peopled countries, that in them whole classes, from the Sybarite peer to the work-house pauper, have this curse hanging heavy on their lives, that they have nothing to do; and this it is that justifies us in urging men to emigrate, that in new countries every man must do something, and every man finds something to do. I have seen here clergymen ploughing, and barristers digging, and officers of the army and navy 'riding in' stock, and no one thought the worse of them, but the contrary.
Page 109 - ... 7,781 21 37,138 30 The accounts for the year 1860 were made up to the llth of January, 1861, instead of the first of the same month as heretofore. This difference in time was occasioned by the delay in obtaining the appropriation and interest due at the beginning of the year. The balance in the hands of the treasurer at the commencement of the year 1860 was $19,634 11 ; of this, $4,600 were expended in the purchase of $5,000 Tennessee State bonds, leaving $15,034 11.

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