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A VIEW OF A SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION
AS CARRIED INTO EFFECT DURING THE VOYAGE
PENAL COLONIES OF AUSTRALIA.
COLIN ARROTT BROWNING, M.D.,
SURGEON, ROYAL NAVY.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”-Hosea, iv. 6.
might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.”—Tit. ii. 13, 14.
Prov. xiv. 34; Ezek. xviii. 27; Matt. ix. 13; Luke, xix. 10.
DARTON AND CLARK, HOLBORN HILL.
When, in the year 1831, on being appointed to the Surry, the duties and responsibilities involved in the surgeon-superintendency of a convict ship, were, for the first time, imposed upon me, I felt myself greatly at a loss from the want of anything like a plan or system of management and instruction ; and
my consciousness of unacquaintance with the nature of the service on which I had entered, and with the manner in which I ought to proceed with the details of the duties of my new appointment, caused me no small degree of perplexity and painful anxiety. I had, it is true, a copy of the printed instructions ; but these, although they afforded me a general view of the duties of my station, supplied me with nothing like a scheme of education