Tales of the Colonies, Or, the Adventures of an Emigrant, Ed. a Late Colonial Magistrate [C. Rowcroft]. by Charles Rowcroft

ISBN: 9781150290619

Published: January 31st 2012

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Tales of the Colonies, Or, the Adventures of an Emigrant, Ed.  by  a Late Colonial Magistrate [C. Rowcroft]. by Charles Rowcroft

Tales of the Colonies, Or, the Adventures of an Emigrant, Ed. by a Late Colonial Magistrate [C. Rowcroft]. by Charles Rowcroft
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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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. CONCLUSION. I Have butMoreThis 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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. CONCLUSION. I Have but little more to add to these memoirs. The recent events in the colony are too well known to render it necessary for me to enter into a description of them- but I cannot refrain from contrasting the present condition of Van Diemens Land with that which it presented in 1817, now more than two-and-twenty years ago. At that time scarcely an emigrant had arrived, and the colony was a purely penal settlement- now the farms of the emigrants are spread over a large part of the island.

In 1817, when I arrived in the colony, the population was not much more than two thousand, of whom very few were free inhabitants- the population is now not less than forty-five thousand, of whom more than twenty-three thousand are free. In 1817 there was not a single pound of wool exported from the colony- in ten years after, in 1827, 192,075 lbs. were exported- and, in 1838, 1,942,000 lbs.

were exported, selling at 1. Qd. to 2s. 6d. per lb. Until 1824, there was no attempt at the establishment of a bank- now there are not less than six banks, which may be considered as firmly established, with a paid-up capital of about 200,000/. In twelve years the exports have been increased from 14,000/. to 420,000/.

per annum. Churches have been built, and ministers appointed in most of the populous districts of the island. There is a greater security for life and property all over the country. The natives have long since been removed, in 1830, to an island in Basss Straits, and they are now known in the colony only by tradition. Bushranging, from the spread of free inhabitants, is now seldom attempted- and sheep stealing never occurs in the wholesale way in which it was carried on, as many remember, some years ago.

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