The Hand-book for New Zealand: Consisting of the Most Recent Information

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John W. Parker, 1848 - New Zealand - 493 pages
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Page 172 - A SWARM of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.
Page 483 - Parliament, and to extend the provisions of an Act to provide for the administration of justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land: and for the more effectual government thereof, and for other purposes relating thereto.
Page 328 - The tides are very regular, flowing and ebbing six hours each. The flood comes from the eastward; and it is high water at the full and change of the moon, forty-five minutes past three, apparent time.
Page 368 - XXVIII. And whereas under an Act of the Governor and Council of New South Wales passed in the fourth year of the reign of Her Majesty, intituled " An Act to provide for the more effectual Administration of Justice in New South Wales and its Dependencies...
Page 486 - Government thereof, and for other purposes relating thereto," and of another Act passed in the ninth and tenth years of her Majesty's reign, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act for regulating the Sale of Waste Lands belonging to the Crown in the Australian Colonies...
Page 428 - An Act to empower the Governor of New South Wales to appoint Commissioners, with certain powers, to examine and report...
Page 4 - ... any contrary impression being made, the utmost solemnity was observed in transferring the rites of pagan superstition. They carried with them their gods, their festivals, their games — all, in short, that held together and kept entire the fabric of society as it existed in the parent state. Nothing was left behind that could be moved of all that the heart or eye of an exile misses. The new colony was made to appear as if time or chance had reduced the whole community to smaller dimensions,...
Page 34 - You might make it, in truth, the Britain of the southern hemisphere : there you might concentrate the trade of the Pacific ; and from that new seat of your dominion you might give laws and manners to a new world, upholding subject races, and imposing your will on the strong.
Page 316 - 6. The 2,400 Properties to be appropriated as follows, namely : — 2,000 Properties, or 120,500 acres, for sale to private individuals ; 100 Properties, or 6,0-25 acres, for the estate to be purchased by the Local Municipal Government; 100 Properties, or 6,025 acres, for the estate to be purchased by the Trustees for Religious and Educational Uses ; and, 200 Properties, or 12,050 acres, for the estate to be purchased by the New Zealand Company.
Page 33 - It is singularly congenial to English Constitutions. " I may add," says the Governor, " that mineral riches abound ; their extent and variety becoming more known and better ascertained every month. Since I last wrote to your Lordship, and mentioned this subject, tin has been found in this neighbourhood close to the sea." Copper, sulphur, iron, and coal had been previously known to be most abundant.

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