A Statistical Account of Australia and New Zealand, Volume 8

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Government Printer, South Africa, 1900 - Australasia
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Page 7 - as well as the excellences of the climate of the whole region. Bourke has exactly the same latitude as Cairo, yet its mean summer temperature is 1-3" less, and its mean annual temperature 4 less than that of the Egyptian city. New Orleans also lies on the same parallel, but the American city is 4
Page 7 - hotter in summer. As regards winter temperature, Bourke leaves little to be desired. The mean winter reading of the thermometer is 54-7, and accompanied as this is by clear skies and an absence of snow, the season is both refreshing and enjoyable. The rainfall of New South Wales ranges from an annual average of
Page 659 - Bourke, a distance of 503 miles from the metropolis. Leaving the mountains, the western line, after throwing out a branch from Wallerawang to Mudgee, enters the Bathurst Plains, and connects with the metropolis the rich agricultural lands of the Bathurst, Orange, and Wellington districts. Beyond
Page 478 - and still less of breeding entirely for human consumption. He attentively watched the results of crossing his imported rams with the old stock, and by systematically selecting the finer ewes which were the offspring for further mingling with the sires, he gradually improved the strain, and in a few years obtained fleeces of very tine texture
Page 478 - which in 1797 he had procured from the Cape of Good Hope. That these animals were the finest obtainable in Europe may be gathered from the fact they also had formed portion of a present from the King of Spain to George III. After his return to New South Wales,
Page 788 - but the argument used in its justification is that the sums so obtained have enabled the Government either to construct works, which both enhance the value of the remaining public lands and facilitate settlement, or to endow municipalities, and thus enable them to carry out local works. The revenue from
Page 428 - interest in gold-digging declined, so did the desire for settlement on the land increase, and the question had to be dealt with in an entirely new .spirit, to meet the wants of the class of immigrants desirous of being placed upon the soil. The agitation which thus sprang up resulted
Page 107 - received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Cambridge, and was subsequently, to the great pleasure of his fellow-citizens, created a baronet.
Page 819 - electric telegraphs. In the early stages of Australasian borrowing the expenditure was moderate, loans being difficult to raise and interest high : but latterly, as the conditions under which loans could be contracted became favourable, especially since 1881, few of the colonies have set any bounds to their requirements. It was a repetition of the old
Page 478 - relations with Great Britain. With these ends in view, he procured from the Cape of Good Hope, at great cost and trouble, a number of superior rams and ewes. A happy circumstance favoured his enterprise; for he had the good fortune to secure three

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