By John Dunmore Lang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2011
Online Publication Date:October 2011
Original Publication Year:1834
Subjects: Australian History
The first prominent advocate of Australian republicanism, Scottish-born John Dunmore Lang (1799–1878) is an important figure in the history of his adopted country. This two-volume work, originally published in 1834, presents a series of chapters illustrating Australia's history and its condition in his own time. Written during a voyage from New South Wales to Britain in 1833, the book promotes what Lang deems to be the best interests of the New South Wales colony, by encouraging the emigration 'of reputable families and individuals to its territory'. Volume 2 investigates the distribution and character of the convict population and stresses the advantages of New South Wales to emigrants, finishing with an analysis of the practicalities of emigration and settling in Australia. The reader will be mindful of Lang's aim in writing the work – to tell the truth 'fully and fearlessly' in order to secure Australia's general welfare and advancement.
CHAPTER IV - Statement of the advantages which New South Wales holds forth to various classes of emigrants of moderate capital, with introductory remarks on the geological features of the colony, and on its climate and diseases:
CHAPTER VII - Emigration; considered chiefly in reference to the practicability and expediency of importing and of settling, throughout the territory of New South Wales, a numerous, industrious, and virtuous agricultural population; being a lecture delivered in the temporary hall of the Australian College, Sydney, 9th May, 1833:
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