Australia Visited And Revisited; A Narrative Of Recent Travels And Old Experiences In Victoria And…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

bySamuel Mossman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. DISTRICTS OF YASS AND QUEANBEYAN. Salubrity of the climate--Australia essentially the poor man's country--Road from Jugion to Yass--Encounter a snake--Jugion creek--Cumbamurro estate--Boorowa River--Boorowa plains--Broughtonsworth estateTown of Yass--Mr. O'Brien and his estate of Deuro--Town and country visiting--Limestone caves--Inn at the "Gap "--Gungun creek--Winderadeen estate--Altitude of the country--Lake George--The main dividing range--An artist turned shepherd--Canbury plains--Night overtakes us--Danger of crossing swollen rivers--Fate of the Rev. Mr. Gregory--Estate of Yarra Lumla--Estate of Woden--Description of the district of Queanbeyan--Desire of the small settlers to possess land--Return to Winderadeen. The observant reader, who has followed us thus far upon our journey, must have noticed that our progress has never been once stopped by the inclemency of the weather, and that we bivouacked at nights in the open air with impunity; not that we travelled entirely free from a wet jacket, for served only to refresh the arid face of nature in that region, and make the landscape more brilliant than before, while our clothes would become wet and dry alternately without producing any of those serious results on the constitution which occur under similar circumstances in the mother country. Scarcely a day passed but we had the clear blue sky visible to soften the glare of the strong sunlight; notwithstanding the heat of the weather, we felt a buoyancy come over our spirits which was quite invigorating; and instead of feeling that lassitude which deadens the appetite in hot climates, we ate our homely meals with a zest which the epicure might well have envied. It was at such times that the idea would recur to us, what a glorious climate t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. DISTRICTS OF YASS AND QUEANBEYAN. Salubrity of the climate--Australia essentially the poor man's country--Road fr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217685420

ISBN - 13:9780217685429

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