Equity Volume 6

Equity Volume 6

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...is about 2j4 miles long by a mile wide, and is bounded on three sides by what is called the Town Belt, a reservation a thousand feet wide, with a pretty road running through it from end to end from which many charming views of the city and harbor may be obtained. The city has forty miles of metaled and well-drained streets, with asphalt pavements, gas and water, substantial buildings, and many handsome edifices. It is well endowed. Its rent roll amounts to about $50,000 a year. It owns gas works on which it makes a profit of $15,000 a year. The debt is 2 millions, but in addition to gas works valued at $500,000 and land worth over $1,000,000, the city owns water works representing $1,250,000, and public buildings, etc., bringing the total assets up to 3 million dollars. Dunedin has a University with separate faculties for Arts and Science, Law, Medicine, and Mining, a training college for teachers, a School of Art and Design, an Art Gallery, Museum, Theater, Public Atheneum and Mechanics' Institute, Botanical Gardens, etc. There are fine hotels and residences and beautiful stone buildings for commercial, social, and charitable purposes. The city is connected with the suburban boroughs by an excellent system of cable-tramways. Many of the dwellings are built high up, and peep picturesquely out of the surrounding foliage. The views of Dunedin and its suburbs from the water and from the hills are beautiful. CITY AND TOWN UFE. There are few palacial residences in New Zealand's cities and towns, but a very large number of comfortable homes. In the two-storied wooden houses, scattered among gardens and plantations, in which even the wealthiest class are usually well content to live, many refined and cultured men and women may be found, but no...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855639
  • 9781236855633