Gatherings Of A Naturalist In Australasia; Being Observations Principally On The Animal And…

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byGeorge Bennett

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. OVERLAND ROUTE FROM SYDNEY TO SOUTHAMPTON. As a book, whose principal object is to impart information respecting the productions and natural history of some portion of the great territory of Australia and islands adjacent, cannot have a better conclusion than a description of the Overland Route from Sydney to Southampton, vid Egypt, I have been induced to append a rapid sketch of the journey, for the amusement and instruction of my readers. We left Sydney on the 14th of March, 1859, in the Peninsular; and Oriental Company's steamship 'Emeu,' Captain Small; on passing the Heads we encountered a head-wind, with rain, and ou the following day it increased to a strong gale. On the 16th the weather became fine, and we were off ' Wilson's Promontory,' having a view of the lighthouse, the high land in the background, and the wooded ravines of Waterloo Bay, varied by the distant and rugged islands of Corio, Cleft Island, and Redondo. Flocks of the Black-billed Gull (Larus pacificus) were flying about. On passing the southern part of Cave or Cleft Island, a deep cave was seen in the rugged mass of rock; and the only vegetation visible was upon the ledge at its entrance. On the rocks near these islands some Seals were sunning themselves. On the following day, at half-past ten A.m., we anchored in Hobson's Bay, off Sandridge. We landed, and drove about to view the spacious streets, which are adorned with shops and fine public buildings, and then went to the Botanic Gardens, where I met my friend Dr. Mueller, the Director. The Gardens are delightfully situated in a picturesque locality, having a park reserve. The land granted for the purpose amounts to 120 acres, of which 20 acres are under cultivation as the Botanic Gardens; the remainder is laid out as...

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. OVERLAND ROUTE FROM SYDNEY TO SOUTHAMPTON. As a book, whose principal object is to impart information respecting ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217477895

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