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An Account of the Sea Coast and Interior of South Australia; With Observations On Various Subjects Connected with its Interests.

       


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CHAPTER I. 
Duties of an Explorer—Geographical position of South Australia—Description of its coast line—Sea mouth of the Murray—Entered by Mr. Pullen—Risk of the attempt—Beaching—Rosetta Harbour—Victor Harbour—Nepean Bay—Kangaroo Island—Kingscote—Capt. Lee's instructions for Port Adelaide—Port Adelaide—Removal to the north arm—Harbour Master's report—Yorke's Peninsula—Port Lincoln— Capt. Lee's instructions—Boston Island—Boston Bay—Coffin's Bay— Mr. Cameron sent along the coast—His report—Position of Port Adelaide . . . . . . . .  147 
CHAPTER II. 
Plains of Adelaide—Bridges over the Torrens—Site of Adelaide—Government House buildings and churches—Schools—Police—Roads— The Gawler—Barossa Range—The Murray Belt—Moorundi—Natives on the Murray—Distant Stock Stations—Mount Gambier district— Its richness—Ascent to Mount Lofty—Mount Barker district—Scene in Hindmarsh Valley—Proportion of soil in the province—Pastoral and Agricultural—Port Lincoln—Climate of South Australia—Range of the thermometer—Salubrity . . . . .  189 
CHAPTER III. 
Seasons—Cause why South Australia has fine grain—Extent of cultivation—Amount of stock—The Burra-Burra mine—Its magnitude— Abundance of minerals—Absence of coal—Smelting ore—Immense profits of the Burra-Burra—Effect of the mines on the labour market —Reluctance of the lower orders to emigrate—Difference between Canada and Australia—The Australian Colonies—State of society— The Middle Classes—The Squatters—The Germans—The Natives— Author's interviews with them—Instances of just feeling—Their bad qualities—Personal appearance—Young settlers on the Murray—Conclusion . . . . . . . .  241 
MR. KENNEDY'S SURVEY OF THE RIVER VICTORIA . . .  289 

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