Sketch Of The History Of Van Diemen's Land; Illustrated By A Map Of The Island, And An Account Of…

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byJames Bischoff

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... and ram-sheds. The fencing completed is 545 chains, or 6 miles in length, with drain and roads complete. At Surrey Hills, The officers' house and rooms; about eight cottages with sheep-sheds, stock-yards, &c. The population at Emu Bay and the Hampshire and Surrey Hills, consist of 62 men, 7 women, 5 boys, 5 girls, in all 79-At Woolnorth, Store, six cottages with blacksmith's shop and stable. Stock-yards and garden. There is one paddock of 100 acres, fenced on four sides. One paddock of 40 acres, fenced on two sides, the sea completing the enclosure. The population consists of 24 men, 4 women, 5 boys, 4 girls; in all 37-To the population in the service of the Company must be added, the assigned agricultural con victs, and it will be again increased by the people sent last year. The roads which have been constructed, are 22 miles cut through dense Myrtle Forest. 45-miles in one line, say from Emu Bay to the Race Course measured; and mile-boards put up, with numerous timber bridges, large and small, the whole line can be travelled, except in the very highest floods. 12 miles from Hampshire Hills to Burghley. 8 miles from Burghley to the Race Course. 9 miles from Chilton to Burghley. miles. One very substantial bridge has been erected at Weybridge, where the breadth of the stream is 55 feet. Another at the Hampshire Hills, very sub stantial, over a stream 88 feet wide. It appears that all the charges incurred in exploring, in the survey, buildings, roads, &c. amount to 30,050 13s. Id. or Is. 8%d. acre; add to this the value of quit rent, and the land, with every expense which has attached to it, will be 2s. 3d. W acre, whilst the lowest price for the worst land in the worst situation, without roads, clearing, buildings, or fences in Van Diemen's...

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... and ram-sheds. The fencing completed is 545 chains, or 6 miles in length, with drain and roads complete. At Surrey Hil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217792537

ISBN - 13:9780217792530

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