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History of the Colony of Queensland from 1770 to the Close of the Year 1881, in Two Volumes (Paperback) Loot Price: R407 Discovery Miles 4 070
History of the Colony of Queensland from 1770 to the Close of the Year 1881, in Two Volumes (Paperback): William Coote
History of the Colony of Queensland from 1770 to the Close of the Year 1881, in Two Volumes (Paperback): William Coote

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History of the Colony of Queensland from 1770 to the Close of the Year 1881, in Two Volumes (Paperback)

William Coote

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...there needs no interpreter to explain what that means. Farther north, an adventurous traveller appears to have taken advantage of this ameliorated condition. A Mr. G. Francis, then recently from Port Phillip, reached a distance of about ninety miles north of the Burnett River, and seems to have discovered the Fitzroy. There was grievance, too, in the higher walks of civilization. A New South Wales Postal Act had imposed a charge of one penny for the carriage of a newspaper, at which the wrath of the press was excited. But the proprietor of the Courier derived consolation from an unusual source. He informed his subscribers that, "as some inducement to them to pay up their accounts before they become deeply stricken in years, the postage will be deducted from all accounts with this journal that are not suffered to run more than six months"--which suggests a halcyon period when credit and impecuniosity were twins. The editor fell foul of the authorities because, although 35 had been voted for the salary of a letter carrier, none had been appointed--to the great discomfort of the mercantile and trading community; and protest and representation were suggested. In due time the required official was appointed, and a ray of peace shone upon the editorial and mercantile mind. The year 1851 commenced in heat, meteorologically and politically: the thermometer on New Year's Day stood at 101 within doors; and the friends and opponents of convict labour took up their respective sides in undisguised hostility. A meeting of stockholders and others in favour of separation with " exiles," was called for January 11; and the notice was immediately followed by another from the opposite party, for a second or rather contemporaneous meeting, to protest a...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Coote
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55874-0
Barcode: 9781150558740
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-55874-1

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