Handbook to Australasia: being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, and New Zealand

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William Fairfax
W. Fairfax and Co., 1859 - Australia - 244 pages

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Page 96 - Spirits or strong waters, not being sweetened or mixed with any article so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be ascertained by Sykes...
Page 96 - For every gallon of such spirits or strong Waters, of any strength not exceeding the strength of proof by Sykes's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than the strength of proof, and for any greater or less quantity than a gallon, viz.
Page 104 - An Act to provide, until the First Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, and until the End of the next Session of Parliament, for the better 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 xvi - All that tract of country situate and being at Port Phillip running from the branch of the river at the top of the port about seven miles from the mouth of the river Forty miles north-east and from thence west Forty miles across Iramoo downs or plains and from thence south southwest across Mount Vilaurmanartar to Geelong Harbour at the head of the same...
Page 180 - Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, with the Advice and Consent of the Legislative Council.
Page 208 - Is. 3d. ; wine, in wood and bottle, containing less than 25 per cent. of alcohol of a specific gravity of '825 at the temperature of 60 degrees, Fahrenheit's thermometer, the gallon, 8s.
Page 97 - It has never been his wish to make that day any other than a day of devotion and rest, but circumstances compel him to employ it in labour. In this the whole are concerned, since the sooner we are enabled to leave this unpromising and unproductive country, the sooner shall we be able to reap the advantages and enjoy the comforts of a more fertile spot...
Page xxxvi - That any form of constitution which may be proposed for the colony, for some years to come at least, which takes the government out of the hands of a governor, executive, and nominee council, and substitutes for the latter a representative body, will be ill-suited to its real state and position, and will render the administration of its government as a distinct colony, upon whomsoever it may devolve, a task of exceedingly great difficulty and responsibility .
Page 101 - On a near examination, however, this vegetation is discovered to possess much gracefulness in the form both of species and of individual trees, and many delicate or minute shades in its verdure, which, combined with the ever changing ash-grey colour of the shedding bark of the Eucalyptce, the undulating and often broken surface upon which it thrives, and the resplendent sky above, present a world of interest and attraction. Frequently, it is so grouped as to exhibit contrasts of surpassing beauty,...
Page cv - Moral Order, instituted by virtuous men, with the praiseworthy design of recalling to our remembrance the most sublime truths, in the midst of the most innocent and social pleasures — founded on liberality, brotherly love, and charity.

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