A Vacation Tour at the Antipodes, Through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, in 1861-1862

A Vacation Tour at the Antipodes, Through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, in 1861-1862

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... it. The next day was St. Andrew's Day, which is always observed as a general holiday in New South Wales; and accordingly all the shops were closed, and picnics, principally to Manly Beach, near the entrance of the Harbour, were the fashion for the day. A friend drove me to Paramatta, a distance of sixteen miles. Soon after leaving the town, we passed near the University, and then saw at intervals detached villas with orange trees in great numbers about them. Paramatta, or Rosehill, as it used to be called, was very early used as a convict settlement; and there too is a public domain and house, originally for the use of the Governor, but now let to a private individual. The church has two tablets in it to the memory of the Rev. S. Marsden, who was upwards of forty years chaplain in the Colony. One of them is erected by his friends in New South Wales; but the other by people in New Zealand, whither he made seven voyages. On a hill above the church is a large red brick house in which he used to dwell. I believe the Orphan Asylum in Paramatta was the result of his energy, which found vent in many different ways. As &) general rule, he officiated in Sydney on the Sunday morning, and then walked over to Paramatta for the evening service. In the vestry of the church is his portrait. His Life, by the Rev. J. B. Marsden, is most interesting. Eel. Tract Society, price 3s. On Monday, the 2nd, I left Sydney at 6.45 by rail for Paramatta, whence at eight o'clock I started in the coach for Bathurst. A new gold-field had been discovered about 120 miles beyond that town, on the river Lachlan, and a rush was being made thither; accordingly, the coach was quite crammed with diggers. After a run of sixteen miles, during which we saw several good farms on either...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658647
  • 9781236658647