An Historical And Statistical Account Of The New South Wales (volume 2); From The Founding Of The Colony In 1788 To The Present Day by John Dunmore LangAn Historical And Statistical Account Of The New South Wales (volume 2); From The Founding Of The Colony In 1788 To The Present Day by John Dunmore Lang

An Historical And Statistical Account Of The New South Wales (volume 2); From The Founding Of The…

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. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE HUNTER AND MANNING RIVERS. "Ditissimus arvis; Quinquo greges illi balantum, quina rcdibant Armenta, ct terram centum Tertebat aratris.' Viro. JEn. vii. 539. "Five herds, five bleating Bocks, his pasture fill'd, His lands a hundred yoke of oxen till'd." Dkyden. The territory of New South Wales extends for a great distance from Sydney, as a centre point, to the northward, southward, and westward. In proposing, therefore, to present the reader with a general description of each of these three great divisions of the colony, beginning, as I have done, with the Western Counties, I shall now take up the Hunter and Manning Rivers; and shall afterwards give similar notices of the Southern Counties and of the Clarence River District 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 31st of March, 1871, was 79,801. With these counties, however, there 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 37,955. Until the year 1831,...
Title:An Historical And Statistical Account Of The New South Wales (volume 2); From The Founding Of The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021781140X

ISBN - 13:9780217811408

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