An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony: Volume 1

An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony: Volume 1

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The first prominent advocate of Australian republicanism, Scottish-born John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878) is an important figure in the history of his adopted country. This two-volume work, originally published in 1834, presents a series of chapters illustrating Australia's history and its condition in his own time. Written during a voyage from New South Wales to Britain in 1833, the book promotes what Lang deems to be the best interests of the New South Wales colony, by encouraging the emigration 'of reputable families and individuals to its territory'. Volume 1 sets out the historical background and discovery of the coastal areas, leading to the establishment of the New South Wales British colony, and presents accounts of its condition and progress under various governments. The reader will be mindful of Lang's aim in writing the work - to tell the truth 'fully and fearlessly' in order to secure Australia's general welfare and advancement.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139013157
  • 9781139013154

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Progressive discovery of the coasts of New Holland; 2. Establishment of a British colony at Port Jackson, under the government of Captain Arthur Phillip, R.N.; 3. General state of the colony during the administrations of Governors Hunter and King; 4. State of the colony during the administration of Governor Bligh, with an account of the origin and result of the Colonial Rebellion of 1808; 5. Account of the state and progress of the colony during the government of Major-General Macquarie; 6. Account of the state and progress of the colony under the government of Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane, K.C.B.; 7. Account of the state and progress of the colony during the government of Lieutenant-General Darling; 8. View of the present state of the colony under the government of Major-General Bourke; 9. View of the present state of agriculture and of the agricultural interest in New South Wales; Appendix.show more