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APPENDIX VI

Statistics of Australasia, 1840–1890.

                                               
1840  1850  1860  1870  1880  1890 
Population at end of Year ... No.  194,792  426,064  1,221,547  1,898,572  2,715,782  3,787,894 
Shipping—Inwards and Outwards: 
Number of Vessels . No.  3,154  4,430  10,144  12,703  14,738  17,629 
Tonnage ... Tons  646,774  970,327  2,909,308  4,065,559  7,710,615  15,542,248 
Commerce— 
Imports .... £  4,428,450  3,889,480  27,781,448  29,465,361  45,286,652  68,001,986 
Exports .... £  2,316,692  3,752,833  21,982,287  31,085,722  49,023,832  64,799,178 
Total Trade ... £  6,745,142  7,642,313  49,763,735  60,551,083  94,310,484  132,801,164 
Wool Exported (in Grease) ... lbs.  12,543,500  41,331,500  62,403,200  162,949,200  402,514,400  573,533,600 
Area of Land under Cultivation .. Acres  262,877  501,927  1,581,988  3,869,567  10,610,705  15,892,235 
Public Revenue ..... £  915,730  1,211,709  5,806,978  8,518,113  17,293,449  29,212,301 
Bank Deposits— 
Banks of Issue ... £  No returns  2,459,300  15,063,700  23,185,800  54,541,500  110,681,800 
Savings Banks ... £  No returns  240,200  1,353,500  2,364,700  6,746,700  16,516,200 
Total .... £  No returns  2,699,500  16,417,200  25,550,500  61,288,200  127,198,000 
Live Stock— 
Sheep ..... No.  6,093,100  16,584,800  22,614,300  51,294,200  75,158,700  115,995,800 
Horned Cattle ... No.  1,004,400  1,937,800  4,075,500  4,712,900  8,225,800  10,735,400 
Horses ..... No.  71,300  167,100  459,800  797,800  1,230,100  1,720,700 
Railways— 
Miles open .... Miles  Nil  Nil  226  952  4,921  11,990 
Telegraphs— 
Miles of Wire ... Miles  Nil  Nil  3,454  15,454  46,082  85,753 

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