An Historical And Statistical Account Of New South Wales

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJohn Dunmore Lang

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Y. THE HUNTER AND MANNING RIVERS. "Ditissimus arvis; Quinque greges illi balantum, quina redibant Armenia, et terrain centum vertebat aratris." Vine. JEn. vii. 539. "Five herds, five bleating flocks, his pastures fill'd, His lands a hundred yoke of oxen till'd." Dbyden. The territory of New South Wales extends for a great distance from Sydney, as a centre point, to the northward, southward, and westward: I propose, therefore, to present the reader successively with a general description of each of these three great divisions of the colony, beginning with the Hunter and Manning Rivers to the northward. Hunter's River rises in the great dividing range of the colony, and waters a large extent of valuable agricultural and pastoral country in its course to the Pacific. In the upper part of its course, it receives many tributary streams, each of which has its separate valley, with its agricultural and pastoral population; and lower down, where it is navigable by steamboats, it is joined by two other navigable rivers from the northward, the Patterson and* the William. The counties of Northumberland, Hunter, Phillip, and Bligh are situated on the south side, or right bank of the river; and those of Gloucester, Durham, and Brisbane on the north, or left bank. The area of these seven counties is 15,590 square miles; and their population, on the 1st of March, 1851, was 30,758. With these counties, however, are connected the squatting districts immediately beyond them, of Bligh, Liverpool Plains, New England, and Gwydir, comprising an area of 59,096 square miles, with a population of 8,610, that is, one person for every 6J square miles. The whole amount of the live stock, both in the counties and squatting districts, is as follows, viz.: -- Horses ..... 35,367 Horne...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Y. THE HUNTER AND MANNING RIVERS. "Ditissimus arvis; Quinque greges illi balantum, quina redibant Armenia, et terrain centum ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217172164

ISBN - 13:9780217172165

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