Bailliere's Queensland Gazetteer and Road Guide; Containing the Most Recent and Accurate Information as to Every Place in the Colony

Bailliere's Queensland Gazetteer and Road Guide; Containing the Most Recent and Accurate Information as to Every Place in the Colony

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...on the mail road from Cooktown to the Palmer diggings, lying about 70 miles S.W. of the foimer, and 80 miles E. of the latter. It aud the neighbouring diggings afford employment to about 1000 persons, and are included generally in the Palmer goldfields. (See Cooktown. ) NORMAN RIVER (Burke district.) See Normanton. The mouth of this river is in 17 20' S. lat., 140 54' E. long., and bears W. by S. 78 miles from Sweer's Island. The river extends south-easterly 50 miles in a tortuous course to the township, where the navigation ceases. The bar, which lies about 1J miles off the shore and to the northward of the Bynoe, has 5 or 6 feet water on it at low water, according to the monsoon. Inside the bar the channel runs to the E.N.E. for some 3 miles, sheltered to seaward by a bank which dries at low water. A high sand bank, upon which a beacon is placed to lead over the bar, lies at the elbow of the channel, and from thence a course may be steered for the mouth of the river, avoiding the banks on either hand, which are hard and steep on the W. side, and soft and gradually shoaling on the E. side. The water gradually shoals as you approach the bar from seaward, and gradually deepens inside until past the sandbank. Directions.--To cross the bar, get the mouth of the Bynoe to bear S.JW., and the clump of trees to the eastward of the entrance to the Norman, on with the beacon on the high sandbank, on an E.N.E. bearing, and steer with these marks on until the sandbank is approached; then steer about S.E. by E. for the river heads, avoiding the banks on either hand; the channel being about half a mile wide. "Vessels working up this part of the channel should approach the E. banks with caution, as they are steep-to, while the.lead will show the...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745442
  • 9781236745446