An Historical And Statistical Account Of New South Wales (volume 1); Both As A Penal Settlement And…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJohn Dunmore Lang

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE COLONY UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF MAJOR-GENERAL BOURKE. Nullus in orbe sinus Baiis praelucet amcenis. Horace. Botany Bay, or, as it is now designated, New South Wales, is at present the first of the British Colonies. I Was walking with my late brother, Mr. George Lang, on the bank of the Parramatta river one beautiful evening in the year 1824, when the late Bungary, chief of the Sydney tribe of black natives, was pulling down the river, in a boat which he had received as a present from the Governor, with his two jins or wives. My brother accosted Bungary on his coming up with us, and the good-natured chief immediately desired his jins to rest upon their oars. During the short conversation that ensued, my brother requested Bungary to show us how Governor Macquarie made a bow. Bungary happened to be dressed at the time in the old uniform of a military officer, and accordingly standing up in the stern of his boat and taking off his cocked hat with the requisite punctilio, he made a low formal bow with all the dignity and the grace of a general officer of the old school. My brother then requested him to show us how Governor Brisbane made a bow ; to which Bungary very properly replied in broken English, '"top, 'top; bail* me do it that yet: 'top nudda Gubbana come." In short, Bungary could exhibit the peculiar manner of every Governor he had seen in the colony; but he held it a point of honour never to exhibit the reigning Governor. In conformity to this prudent maxim of Australian aboriginal policy, I might now bring my series of historical sketches to a close, leaving to some future colonial historian the task of exhibiting an outline of the administration of His Excellency Major-General Bourke, the present Gover...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE COLONY UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF MAJOR-GENERAL BOURKE. Nullus in orbe sinus Bai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217772331

ISBN - 13:9780217772334

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