Australia, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Australia, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Australia, Vol. 2 of 2 Newcastle is pleasantly situate on a gently-rising hill, and on the ridge by which it is capped, on the south bank of the Hunter. Below the town, and at the mouth of the river, there used to be an island (nobby's Island, it was called, and strange stories of a convict who resided there are told), now connected with the mainland by means of a breakwater, of considerable use and value to the shipping visiting the harbour. Some idea of the importance of the shipping interest of Newcastle may be gathered from the fact, that nearly eight hundred thousand tons of coal are annually shipped from the port. In a very few years there is little doubt but European exports will be made direct to Newcastle, instead of having to undergo all the Charges and cost consequent upon re-shipment at Melbourne or Sydney. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243082274
  • 9780243082278
  • 1,766,300