The History of New Holland from Its First Discovery in 1616 to the Present Time (Etc.)-2. Ed

The History of New Holland from Its First Discovery in 1616 to the Present Time (Etc.)-2. Ed

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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. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ... their manner of life, however, captain Cook confesses that his people could know but little, being not able to form the least connexion with them: for, after the first contest a't landing, they would pever come near enough to parly, nor did they touch or take. away a single article of all that had been lest for that purpose at their huts and the places which they frequented. CHAP. C H A P. VI. Description of Botany Baya-Soil and Production; of the Country around iA-Mnrlzs of the Coast from Botany Bay NorthwardffleDampiefs Description of B0ohies.-Cnptain Cook land; at Bustard Bay.Range from thence to Thirsty Sound. OTANY BAY is situated in the latitude of 34" South, and longitude 15!" 23' East, It is a capacious, safe, and convenient harbour for shipping, being only two or three points open to the South of East; and may be known by the land on the sea, coast, which is nearly level and of a moderate height, in general higher than it is farther inland, with steep rocky cliffs next the sea, which have the appearance of a long island lying close under the shore. The harbour lies about the middle of this land; and, in approaching it from the Southward, is discovered before a ship comes abreast of it, but from the Northwardi-t is not discovered so soon. The entrance is little more than a mile broad, and lies in West North West between the two points of land before mentioned; the Northernmost of which is called Cape Banks, and the Southernmost Point Solander. To lail into it, the Southern shore should be kept on board till the ship is within a small bare island which lies close under the North shore. Within this island the deepest water on that side is seven fathom, shal-z H 3 lowing lowing to five a good way up. _The water indeed of...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964179
  • 9781236964175
  • 2,256,303