The Dominion Of Australia; An Account Of Its Foundations

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byW. H. L. Ranken

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Natural capabilities of the country for settlement--Early colonisation--Agriculture and grazing--Squatting--Extension of settlements by squatting--Riverina--Central Australia--Northern Queensland, settlement and results. It is to the peculiar dryness of the climate, in a temperate zone, that the great salubrity of the Australian continent is owing; and it is to this extreme healthiness to man and beast that stock-breeding traces its success. No mere fattening quality in herbage, nor peculiar action of climate upon wool, can be of any avail, if the constitution of the animal is not sound. The best fattening pastures and finest wool districts have attained their celebrity upon acclimatised stock; and if at first sight improbable, it is nevertheless the experience of breeders upon the finest fattening country, that the stock bred there are more easily fattened for market than animals introduced from other districts. The success too of the grazier does not depend so much upon fine animals as upon increase; so that constitution and general health of the animal are of the first importance. Next, is the mildness of the winter. During no period of the severest season is it necessary to house the stock of the Australian grazier, nor to supply by agriculture more food than nature gives in the bush; and if by overstocking any limit may be surpassed, in attaining their present number the sheep NO ENEMIES TO OCCUPATION. 57 and cattle of the country have been almost quite unassisted by cultivation of the soil. Many countries have richer pastures, and some more j healthy climates also, for stock-raising; but Australia combines with these advantages a perfect immunity from all animals of prey. Neither feline, nor canine, nor reptilean enemy is strong enough, ...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Natural capabilities of the country for settlement--Early colonisation--Agriculture and grazing--Squatting--Extens...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217383262

ISBN - 13:9780217383264

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