The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) by David Dickinson Mann


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Present Picture of New South Wales
(1811), by David Dickinson Mann

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Title: The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811)

Author: David Dickinson Mann

Release Date: April 4, 2005 [EBook #15533]

Language: English

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THE PRESENT PICTURE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, 1811
ILLUSTRATED WITH
FOUR LARGE COLOURED VIEWS,
FROM DRAWINGS TAKEN ON THE SPOT,
OF
SYDNEY,
THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT:
WITH
A PLAN OF THE COLONY,
TKEN FROM ACTUAL SURVEY BY PUBLIC AUTHORITY.

BY
D. D. MANN
MANY YEARS RESIDENT IN SEVERAL OFFICIAL SITUATIONS.

London, 1811
SOLD BY JOHN BOOTH, DUKE-STREET, PORTLAND-PLACE

* * * * *

CONTENTS
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DEDICATION

CHAPTER I

Discovery of New South Wales.--Arrival of a Colony there
from England.--Obstructions calculated to retard the Progress of
the Settlement.--Departure of Governor Phillip.--Intervening
Governors, until the Arrival of John Hunter, Esq. and his
Assumption of the Government.--Printing Press set up.--Cattle
lost, and Discovery of their Progeny in a wild State.--Playhouse
opened.--Houses numbered.--Assessments for the building of a
Country Gaol.--Town Clock at Sidney.--Natives.--
Convicts.--Improvement of the Colony.--Seditious Dispositions of
the Convicts.--Departure of Governor Hunter.--His Character and
Government.--Comparison of Stock, etc.--Governor King assumes
the Command of the Settlement--Table of Specie Vessel laden with
Spirits sent away.--Earthquake.--Inundation at the
Hawkesbury.--First Criminal for Forgery executed.--Atlas struck
by Lightning.--Tempests.--Desertions of the Convicts.--Newspaper
established.--Murders.--Singular Execution.--Lieutenant--Governor
Collins forms a new Settlement.--Insurrection of the
Convicts.--The Introduction and Progress of Vaccination, and its
subsequent Loss.--Influx of the Sea at Norfolk Island.--Limits of
Counties defined.--Ship overset in a Tempest.

CHAPTER II

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