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

An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108030779

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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 past history and condition in his own time. The book strongly promotes what Lang deems to be the best interests of the colony, by encouraging the emigration 'of reputable families and individuals to its territory'. Volume 1 sets out the historical background and discovery of the coasts, leading to the establishment of the New South Wales British colony, and presents accounts of the condition and progress of the colony under various governments. Volume 2 investigates the distribution and character of the convict population and stresses the advantages of New South Wales to emigrants, finishing with an analysis of the practicalities of emigration and settling in Australia.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108030779
    • dimensions: 217 x 141 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: Available
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    Volume 1: 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. Volume 2:
    1. On the distribution, employment, condition, and character of the convict-population
    2. Journey over-land to Hunter's River, with a description of an Australian farm
    3. Notices of the settlements of Bathurst and Illawarra
    4. Statement of the advantages which New South Wales holds forth to various classes of emigrants of moderate capital, with introductory remarks on the geological features of the colony, and on its climate and diseases
    5. Estimate of the state of morals and religion in the colony, with a view of the existing religious establishments and denominations in New South Wales
    6. View of the state of education in the colony, with an account of the establishment of the Australian college
    7. Emigration
    considered chiefly in reference to the practicability and expediency of importing and of settling, throughout the territory of New South Wales, a numerous, industrious, and virtuous agricultural population
    being a lecture delivered in the temporary hall of the Australian College, Sydney, 9th May, 1833.

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    John Dunmore Lang

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