Early Tasmania: Papers Read Before the Royal Society of Tasmania During the Years 1888 to 1899

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Government Print., 1902 - Aboriginal Tasmanians - 289 pages

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Page 216 - 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 283 - Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.
Page 283 - This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which...
Page 68 - from the middle of March to the middle of September work was to go on from 5 am till between 7 and 8 pm, with half an hour for breakfast, and an hour and a half for dinner and for the midday sleep.
Page 161 - D'Arcy Wentworth to Foveaux of the illegality of this treatment, he was exempted from further labour and given his liberty. He remained on the island for 15 months longer, until Major Foveaux was succeeded in the command by Captain Piper. Holt describes Norfolk Island in these terms : " The dwelling of devils in human shape, the refuse of Botany Bay, the doubly damned.
Page 56 - The Continent of Australia, which I hope will be the name given to this country in future, instead of the very erroneous and misapplied name hitherto given it, of New Holland^ which, properly speaking, only applies to a part of this immense continent.
Page 175 - ... Nassau, and their services done them, especially of that renowned Prince Maurice, now living. 4. The fourth, the withdrawing of the Duke of Parma twice into France, while in his absence he recovered those strong places of Zealand and Frizeland, as Deventer, Zutphen, &c. 5. And the fifth, the embarging and confiscating of their ships in Spain, which constrained them, and gave them courage to trade by force into the East and West Indies, and in Africa, in which they employ one hundred and eighty...
Page 22 - Streights, renders it in a political view peculiarly necessary that a settlement should be formed there ; and as far as the reports of those who have visited that coast can be depended upon, it is strongly recommended by the nature of the soil and the goodness of the climate.
Page 283 - But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.
Page 217 - MSS. 5222, Art. 12. A large sketch map, roughly executed, showing both voyages. In the centre of Australia is written " This large Land of New Guinea was first discovered to joyne to ye South Land by ye Yot Lemmen as by this Chart Ffranyois Jacobus Vis. Pilot Maior Anno 1643.

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