Travel And Trout In The Antipodes; An Angler's Sketches In Tasmania And New Zealand by William Senior

Travel And Trout In The Antipodes; An Angler's Sketches In Tasmania And New Zealand

byWilliam Senior

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Keturning from the shipping office I meet my friend. He smiles, and asks--"Do you remember Prince Henry's ejaculation about the intolerable proportion between bread and sack?" "I do. "What of it?" "Only this. If you go to Tasmania you'll find an intolerable amount of travel to an infinitesimal amount of trout." And in closing Chapter I., it is onlv fair I should warn the reader that my friend spoke undoubted truth. CHAPTER n. COASTING AND CAPITALS. Brisbane unfinished--Eival ports--The river--Situation of the city--Parliament buildings--Threatening weather--A nasty night at sea--Midsummer Christmas--Sydney harbour--Sydney city--En route--Turning the corner--Melbourne and its suburbs--King People rules--" Chalk it up." Before finishing this book I shall have occasion to deal with more than one Australasian capital, and since my start is from Brisbane, let mo at once introduce the reader to that city, the introduction being the first contribution to that inevitable preponderance of travel over trout of which somewhat has already been hinted. Standing, as we will suppose ourselves to be doing, on the wharf, pending the departure of the steamer south, our view of Brisbane is limited, and would favour the idea that the place is unfinished. Though it is not so unfinished as it appears from this standpoint, there is some room for the supposition. Brisbane is the youngest of the Australian capitals, not having yet attained its majority, and there are reasons why it must take longer to mature than did either Sydney or Melbourne. The first was formed under the direct fostering of the English Government, and began with whatever advantages belong to a garrison town. The second sprang out of a gold fever, and, even in its canvas and weatherboard era, had collected as many in...

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Title:Travel And Trout In The Antipodes; An Angler's Sketches In Tasmania And New ZealandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217301487

ISBN - 13:9780217301480

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