Oceana, Or, England and Her Colonies

Oceana, Or, England and Her Colonies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the war was nothing, and it may prove the seed of innumerable benefits. If, on the other hand, there comes of it only polite words of meaningless applause, and then oblivion, Mr. Dalley's patriotism will have spent itself in vain. CHAPTER XII. Visit to Moss Vale--Lord Augustus Loftus--Position of a Governor in New South Wales--Lady Augustus--Chinese servants--English newspapers--Dinner-party conversations--A brave and true bishop--Sydney Harbour onee more--Conversation with Mr. Dalley on Imperial Federation--Objections to proposed schemes--The Navy--The English Late hours, fine cookery, and agreeable society are very pleasant, but less wholesome than one could wish them to be. The town became insufferably hot. My mosquitobites refused to heal, and some change was desirable. The Governor, who had already asked me to visit him in his highland quarters, graciously renewed his invitation. His aide-de-camp assured me that it was meant in earnest, and that Lord Augustus Loftus would be disappointed if we left the country without seeing him, so we agreed to go. Moss Vale, the summer residence of the Governor of New South Wales, is a hundred miles from Sydney. Why it is called Vale I do not know, for it stands on the brow of an eminence two thousand feet above the sea. It corresponds to Mount Macedon in Victoria, save that, instead of being in the midst of forests, it is surrounded with rolling grassy uplands, thickly sprinkled with trees, sheep, and cattle-farms, &c., and long ago taken up and appropriated. The house has been lately purchased by the colony for the Governor's use. It is small, considering the dignity of its destination, and is unfinished within and without. Like all other country places in Australia, it is well protected by plantations....show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674820
  • 9781236674821