Australian Facts And Prospects; To Which Is Prefixed The Author's Australian Biography

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byRichard H. Horne

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. The exploration of the unknown interior of this continent has not yet advanced with much success. The expeditions have penetrated as far as their means permitted; but the means they employed are now known to be utterly inadequate. The horse will in future be superseded by the camel, and an expedition of well-selected men, "with all appliances and means to boot," will eventually pass through the central regions of the country, and make their northward way out to the Gulf of Carpentaria, or by some of the fine rivers work a passage into one of the bays of the Admiralty Gulf in the north-west corner of Tasman Land. There is great reason to believe that this latter passage has once been effected. A human skeleton, with a rusty rifle-barrel by the side of the bones, has recently been discovered within eighty miles of the settlement on Swan River; and this having led to a search, the remains of huts built by European hands, together with a number of bones, are believed to indicate the last resting-place of the exploring party and its leader, Leichhardt, and to constitute the melancholy record of their own fate. The exploration will be made, a passage across the interior will be established; and instead of the three Australian colonies vigorously endeavouring to get the line of direction and final point of arrival arranged and marked out according to what each one regards as most favourable to its special interests, it is probable that the best minds and strongest influences will so far govern the choice, that a route will be agreed upon which shall best serve the collective interests of all three. A beaten track will follow--then a road, and in many places a tramway, but not, I trust, any ambitious railway attempts for years to come. This road thr...

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. The exploration of the unknown interior of this continent has not yet advanced with much success. The expedition...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217685528

ISBN - 13:9780217685528

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