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Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account of the Bush and of the Colonies, with Their Respective Inhabitants (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
Discovery Miles 4 030
Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account of the Bush and of the Colonies, with Their Respective...
Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account of the Bush and of the Colonies, with Their Respective...

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Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account of the Bush and of the Colonies, with Their Respective Inhabitants (Paperback)

William Pridden

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Loot Price R403 Discovery Miles 4 030

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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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE BUSH IN THE INTERIOR. It needs only a single glance at the map of New Holland to see that, like most other countries, and even more than most others, the coasts are well known, while the interior parts are comparatively undiscovered, and, to a great extent, totally so. And, although a much more minute description of the shores of this immense island might easily be given, although we might accompany Flinders or King in their navigation of its intricate seas, and survey of its long line of coast, yet this part of the subject must necessarily be passed over without detaining us any further. A very considerable portion of the sea-coast of New Holland is not much unlike that in the Gulph of Carpentaria, in the north part of the island, where, when Captain Flinders had reached the highest spot he could find in 175 leagues of coast, --this loftiest hill did not much exceed the height of the ship's masthead And where the shores are not of this exceedingly level character, they are usually sterile, sandy, and broken, so as to offer rather an uninviting aspect to the stranger. It is obvious that, in either case, whether the coast be flat or barren, there may be many beautiful and lovely districts within a day's journey inland; and nothing is more absurd than to take exception against the whole of a country merely because its borders and boundaries are forbidding. In the case of New Holland, it is true, the same sort of barrenness extends itself very much into the interior of the land; but, if we pursue the patient footsteps and daring discoveries of those few Europeans who have penetrated far into its inland parts, we shall find many interesting scenes described, and much both of the sublime and beautiful in nature brought before us. One of the pri..

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Pridden
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-69102-7
Barcode: 9781235691027
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
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Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-69102-0

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