The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia: Including Particulars Descriptive of Its Soil, Climate, Natural Productions, and Proofs of Its Superiority to All Other British Colonies : Embracing Also a Full Account of the South Australian Company, with Hints to Various Classes of Emigrants, and Numerous Letters from Settlers Concerning Wages, Provisions, Their Satisfaction with the Colony, &c

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Smith, Elder, 1839 - South Australia - 224 pages
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Page 130 - ... extend the hand of fellowship to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth.
Page 73 - They are never awkward ; on the contrary, in manners and general intelligence, they appear superior to any class of white rustics that I have seen. Their powers of mimicry seem extraordinary, and their shrewdness shines even through the medium of imperfect language, and renders them, in general, very agreeable companions.
Page 129 - Then answered I them, and said unto them, "The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build : but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Page 158 - In the course of thirty years, the tract of land in question (the banks of the Hawksbury,) taking the unimproved land as our criterion, has evidently arisen to this enormous price from having been of no value whatever, or, in other words, each acre of land has increased in value during the interval which has elapsed since the foundation of the colony at the rate of 3s. 2|d. per annum, and this too under the most impolitic and oppressive system [of government] to which any colony was perhaps ever...
Page 73 - The quickness of apprehension of those in the interior was very extraordinary, for nothing in all the complicated adaptations we carried with us either surprised or puzzled them. They are never awkward ; on the contrary, in manners and intelligence, they appear superior to any class of white rustics that I have seen.
Page 19 - 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 6 - All these advantages may be expected to counterbalance, and much more than counterbalance, the first disadvantage of a longer and more expensive voyage. If an extensive Emigration to the Australian colonies would, in the first instance, be more costly than one of similar magnitude to British America, the repayment would be earlier and more rapid. I will now conclude. I venture to hope...
Page 49 - But 1 should conceive the returns would be still more satisfactory here, as in the older settlements pasturage is scarce, and most of the sheep-runs are obliged to be rented at a high rate ; whereas in this colony a purchaser of land may obtain a square mile (or 640 acres) of pasturage at 40s. per annum.
Page 5 - Will it be said, that England cannot do, in her colonies, that which America is doing in her western forests ? If a considerable and increasing revenue be derived from the sale of unappropriated lands in the State of Ohio, on the American side of the lakes, is it unreasonable, is it visionary, to expect that a similar revenue may be obtained from the sale of similar lands in Upper Canada, on the English side of the lakes ? In Upper Canada, the soil, the climate, and the commercial position, are little,...
Page 41 - What a land is this to which you have sent me ! The loveliness and glory of its plains and woods, its glens and hills ! But of these you will hear from others. I cannot, however, leave it out of my estimate of God's goodness to me, that he has placed me in so fair and sweet a portion of his earth ; neither do I think it unimportant to your society.

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