A Statistical Account of the British Settlements in Australasia: Including the Colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land: with an Enumeration of the Advantages which They Offer to Emigrants, as Well with References to Each Other, as to the United States of America and the Canadas; and Directions and Advice to Emigrants, Volume 1

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Page 314 - Robberies, Murders, Conspiracies, and other Offences of what Nature or Kind soever, committed upon the Sea, or in any Haven, River, Creek, or Place where the Admiral or Admirals have Power, Authority, or Jurisdiction...
Page 265 - To assert positively that we were on the margin of the lake or sea, into which this great body of water is discharged, might reasonably be deemed a conclusion...
Page 118 - Twofold-bay, and so on further in succession through a country as much more beautiful and superior to the Cow-pastures, as that now enviable district is to the land contiguous to Sydney, and where our herds, our flocks, and our cultivation may unlimitedly increase, at an inconsiderable distance from the great and grand essential in a young colony — water-carriage.
Page 234 - On the 3rd, the main channel of the river was much contracted but very deep, the banks being under water from a foot to eighteen inches. The stream continued for about twenty miles on the same course as yesterday, when we lost sight of land and trees, the channel of the river winding through reeds, among which the water was about three feet deep, the current having the same direction as the river. It continued in this manner for near four miles more, when without any previous change in the breadth,...
Page 186 - ... of our journey westward, were the only considerable pieces of water we had yet seen ; and I now estimated that the river, from the place where first made by Mr. Evans, had run a course, taking all its windings, of upwards of...
Page 324 - ... shall be given or pronounced for or in respect of any sum or matter at issue above the amount or value of five hundred pounds sterling (500), or in case such judgment, decree, order, or sentence shall involve, directly or indirectly, any claim, demand, or question to or respecting property, or any civil right amounting to or of the value of five hundred pounds sterling...
Page 320 - Courts respectively shall, together with the said two assessors, give their verdict upon every such issue or issues of fact as aforesaid ; and in case any such judge and assessors cannot agree upon such verdict, the verdict of the major part of them shall be taken, entered, and recorded as the verdict of all : Provided always, that if the parties, plaintiff and defendant in any such action, shall be desirous of having any such issue or issues of fact as aforesaid, tried by a jury of twelve men, and...
Page 235 - ... proof that the interior was covered with water, yet I felt it my duty to leave no measure untried which could in any way tend to a direct elucidation of the fact. It was physically Impracticable to gain the edge of these waters by making a detour round the flooded portion of the country on the...
Page 23 - AUSTRALASIA. lj the proprietors. The directors were authorized to issue notes, and to declare dividends, as well as to make regulations and bye-laws, for the management of the business of the Bank, with a provision for their conformity to the principles of the charter, and subject to the confirmation of the general meeting of the proprietors. The amount of shares subscribed was 12,600, and notes were issued by the Bank for 2s. 6d. 3s., and 10,s., 1. and 5. On the 1st January, 1821, the amount...
Page 371 - ... to circumstances and rumours, which every consideration of public policy required to be forgotten, and which nothing but the most pitiful spirit, the most despicable curiosity, could ever have dragged...

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