Australia and the East: Being a Journal Narrative of a Voyage to New South Wales in an Emigrant Ship, with a Residence of Some Months in Sydney and the Bush, and the Route Home by Way of India and Egypt, in the Years 1841 and 1842
J. Murray, 1843 - 465 pages
"The author went out to Sydney in the Lady Kennaway, 584 tons. He gives an interesting account of New South Wales in the late thirties under the administration of Sir George Gipps."--Abebooks website
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agreeable appearance arrived Australia bark Bathurst beautiful Bell River betwixt bird boat Boree Botany Bay brickfielder Britain bullocks bush bushrangers cabin called Cape capital Captain cattle chain of ponds climate colony comfort Connobolas convicts cuddy danger dark deck delightful distance district dray dreadful eight emancipist emigrants England feet fire flocks forest head heat horses island labour Lady Kennaway land last night Liverpool Plains look Moreton Bay morning mountains native never Paramatta passed passengers plain poop poor Port Port Jackson pounds present resembles river road sails scarcely Scotland seen settlers sheep shepherds shillings ship shores side sight Sir George Gipps South Wales station storm SWAN RIVER COLONY Sydney thing to-day town trees tribe Van Diemen's Land vessel voyage weather whole wild wind wonderful wood wool young
Page 9 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Page 355 - ... the habit which all classes seem within the last few years to have contracted, of speculating beyond their means, of living beyond their income, of spending money before it was acquired, and of keeping up the appearance of men who had realized large fortunes, while they were only in the act of accumulating them. Extravagant expenditure in houses, in furniture, in entertainments, in equipages, in dress, in servants, in short, in every branch of disbursement, was characteristic of all the trading...
Page 439 - What are the hopes of man? Old Egypt's king Cheops erected the first pyramid, And largest, thinking it was just the thing To keep his memory whole, and mummy hid; But somebody or other, rummaging, Burglariously broke his coffin's lid: Let not a monument give you or me hopes, Since not a pinch of dust remains of Cheops.
Page 21 - You gentlemen of England who live at home at ease, how little do you think upon " the dangers of this infernal hunting.
Page 304 - ... excess of such duties as are partly for the purpose of revenue, and partly for that of protection — that the prayer of the present petition is respectfully submitted to the wisdom of parliament. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that your honourable House will be pleased to \ take the subject into consideration, and to adopt such measures as may be calculated to give greater freedom to foreign commerce, and thereby to increase the resources of the state.