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A VIEW OF A SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION

AND DISCIPLINE,

AS CARRIED INTO EFFECT DURING THE VOYAGE

TO THE

PENAL COLONIES OF AUSTRALIA.

BY

COLIN ARROTT BROWNING, M.D.,

SURGEON, ROYAL NAVY.

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”-Hosea, iv. 6.
“The great God, even our Saviour Jesus Christ, gave Himself for us, that He

might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar

people, zealous of good works.”—Tit. ii. 13, 14.
“I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one
sinner that repenteth.”—Luke, xv.

Prov. xiv. 34; Ezek. xviii. 27; Matt. ix. 13; Luke, xix. 10.

LONDON:

DARTON AND CLARK, HOLBORN HILL.

PREFACE.

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

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