Australia Revisited in 1890, and Excursions in Egypt, Tasmania, and New Zealand: Being Extracts from the Diary of a Trip Round the World

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Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1891 - 499 pages
 

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JOSIAH HUGHES WAS MY GRANDFATHER ,AND I HAVE AN OLD COPY, BUT SOME PAGES ARE MISSING ,THUS MY EAGERNESS TO OBTAIN THE COPY THAT YOU HAVE ,AS A MATTER OF INTEREST ,HE WAS ALSO A RELATION TO ALCOCK AND BROWN WHO WERE THE FIRST PILOTS IN 1919 TO FLY THE ATLANTIC ,HIS RELATIONS WERE LORD ROBERTS WHO WAS KILLED IN FRANCE.MY NAME IS ALLEN ALCOCK. 

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Page 95 - Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.
Page 95 - There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a new generalization.
Page 82 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
Page viii - YACHTING CRUISES, The Orient Company despatch some of their Steamers on Yachting Cruises of from three to six weeks, visiting the finest Fiords in NORWAY...
Page vi - Established by Special Acts of the Colonial Parliament!, and Regulated by the Respective Governments. Offer a pleasant occupation— a healthy life— a cheerful home— a soil of unequalled fertility— producing^ by Irrigation results unparalleled in the annals of Horticulture — comfort, civilisation and material prosperity combined. LARGE FOLIO ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTIVE WORK. Price 2s.
Page 455 - AgentGeneral for the colony, and must be deposited with him. As a rule, a single man will be required to deposit not less than £100, and a married couple not less than £150, and...
Page 430 - Passengers' baggage and cabin furniture, except musical instruments and plate, arriving in the colony at any time within, six months before or after the owner thereof ; also household furniture and effects arriving within six months before or after the owner thereof, the same having been in the owner's use for a period of not less than six months before the removal to Tasmania, such furniture and effects not being for sale...
Page vi - AND FRUIT FARMS, and for the production, in assured quantity and excellence, of GRAPES, ORANGES, LEMONS, OLIVES, APRICOTS, FIGS and other fruits (already so successfully grown in Australia), by Cultivators with large and small capital, holding from TEN to EIGHTY ACRES and upwards.
Page 435 - Island of New Zealand. The mean annual temperature of the North Island is 57° and of the South Island 52°, that of London and New York being 51°.
Page 409 - Australia, situated in the southeastern part of the continent and bounded on the north by Queensland, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by Victoria, and on the west by South Australia (Map: New South Wales).

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