Thirty-three Years in Tasmania and Victoria: Being the Actual Experience of the Author, Interspersed with Historic Jottings, Narratives, and Counsel to Emigrants

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Houlston and Wright, 1862 - Tasmania - 515 pages
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Page 321 - ... from the day next before the day of the date of the same indenture of bargain and sale, and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into possession), ALL THAT [parcels, general words : All the estate clause].
Page 255 - Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth : and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth : And when the sun was up, they were scorched ; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Page 447 - Melbourne shall be recognised as Academic distinctions and rewards of Merit and be entitled to rank precedence and consideration in Our United Kingdom and in Our Colonies and possessions and throughout the world as fully as if the said degrees had been granted by any University of Our said United Kingdom...
Page 243 - that the Natives of Van Diemen's Land were rational ; and although they might, in their savage notions, oppose violent measures for their subjugation, yet, if I could but get them to listen to reason, and persuade them that the Europeans wished only to better their condition, they might become civilized, and rendered useful members of society, instead of the bloodthirsty, ferocious beings they were represented to be. This was the principle upon which I formed my plan.
Page 311 - I joined this tribe about twelve o'clock, and staid with them until about twelve o'clock the next day, during which time I fully explained to them that the object of my visit was to purchase from them a tract of their country ; that I intended to settle amongst them with my wife and seven daughters; and that I intended to bring to the country sheep and cattle. I also explained my wish to protect them in every way, to employ them the same as my own natives, and also to clothe and feed them ; and I...
Page 321 - ... these presents, and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into possession, to hold the said tracts of land, with their and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances, but subject to the payment of the annual tribute therein respectively reserved, and made payable to the...
Page 323 - ... a confirmation from the Crown of your title to the land under the agreement into which you have entered ; an opinion which His Excellency cannot avoid expressing, although he is very sensible that the colonization of the country you have examined would, on account of its proximity, be highly conducive to the prosperity of Van Diemen's Land. " I am also to observe that, in reference to the application of Mr. Henty to be allowed, under certain conditions, to locate a grant of land on the southern...
Page 343 - ... conclusion, which would not apply with equal force to all the waste lands in every other part of the colony of New South Wales, his Lordship must decline to acquiesce in this doctrine, and cannot but believe that it was advanced by Dr. Lushington under a misapprehension of some of the most material parts of the case. " Port Phillip and all the neighbouring territory, forming a portion of the colony of New South Wales, the lands in that vicinity cannot be disposed of, except according to the rules...
Page 340 - ... quit rent not payable until the expiration of five years from the date of the grant or charter. This latter stipulation, the Association deeming an immediate superintendency by a Government commissioner and officers, for the due protection of all parties, of the utmost importance, would dispense with, and willingly commence payment at the expiration of six months from the arrival of such commissioners and authorities on the spot, always looking for a local expenditure of the quit rent for the...
Page 308 - Philip, with an undertaking to export to that place stock to the value of 5,000/, and which was to be placed for a certain number of years under my personal direction and superintendence. " This application was not granted by the Sydney Government, because the land was beyond the limits of that territory, and the occupation of Western Port had been altogether abandoned. " It occurred to myself, and some of the gentlemen who are associated with me, that, inasmuch as the Sydney natives who were living...

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