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CHAP. I. 
MOTIVES which induced Government to employ King's ships in transporting Convicts to New South Wales.—Intention of establishing a Colony in Bass's Strait.—Calcutta appointed to convey thither the first establishment.—Passage from England to Teneriffe, and the Cape Verd Islands Page 1  
CHAP. II. 
From the Cape Verd Islands to Rio de Janeiro.—North Atlantic Ocean.—St. Sebastian.—Population.—Manners, Climate, and Disseases 31  
CHAP. III. 
Rio de Janeiro.—Productions, Trade.—Slaves, Indians.—Police and Courts of Justice.—State of Defense.—Political Situation 77  
CHAP. IV. 
From Rio de Janeiro to the Cape of Good Hope.— Islands of Tristan d'Acunha.—Cape Town.—Simmon's Town.—Dutch.—Departure from the Cape.—Island of St. Paul.—Arrival at Port Philip Page 115  
CHAP. V. 
Transactions at Port Philip from the arrival to the sailing of the Calcutta.—Survey of the Port.—Natives.—Communication with Port Jackson.—Determination to remove the colony.—Examination of Western Port 153  

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