Land, Labour and Gold, Or, Two Years in Victoria: With Visits to Sydney and Van Diemen's Land, כרך 1

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - 397 עמודים
 

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עמוד 152 - ... nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close. So that from their infancy, being thus annoyed with these insects, they do never open their eyes as other people, and therefore they cannot see far unless they hold up their heads, as if they were looking at somewhat over them.
עמוד 152 - Their eyelids are always half closed, to keep the flies out of their eyes, they being so troublesome here, that no fanning will keep them from coming to one's face; and without the assistance of both hands to keep them off, they will creep into one's nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close...
עמוד 38 - it is a wonderful place to take the conceit out of men who expect much deference'.15 It was small wonder that in the midst of such excitement Captain Chisholm found great difficulty in enforcing the repayment of the loans made by the society. There are several references to this in the contemporary press, and the Argus in i*Ibid.
עמוד 169 - ... diggings. On reaching the brow of a hill, we see a broad valley lying below us, and white tents scattered along it for a mile or more. The tents, right and left, glance out of the woods on all sides. In the open valley they stand thick, and there is a long stretch up the centre of the valley, where all the ground has been turned up, and looks like a desert of pale clay. After our long pilgrimage, it seems as if we ought never to come to diggings at all, but that our business were to go on and...
עמוד 17 - every single tree has been levelled to the ground; it is one hard, bare expanse, bare of all nature's attractions, a wilderness of wooden huts of Lilliputian dimensions; and everywhere around and amongst them, timber and rubbish, delightfully interspersed with pigs, geese, hens, goats, and dogs innumerable. The streets, so called, which all run in the true gridiron or rather hurdle style, are not roads but quagmires, through which bullock drays drag fresh materials, with enormous labour ploughing...
עמוד 115 - They all seem very cheerful and even merry ; and the women seem to make themselves very much at home in this wild, nomadic life. As for the generality of the men, they are, to look at, as rude fellows as you ever saw. They beat your navvies at home all to nothing. They are generally rigged out in strong fustian trowsers, and stout shoes or boots ; a blouse or cloth shirt, which they call a 'jumper...
עמוד 173 - ... the creek. It is black as ink, and has a stench as of a tan-yard, partly from the bark with which they line the sides of their holes. In the midst of all these holes, these heaps of clay and gravel, and this stench, the diggers are working away thick as ants in an ant-hill. You may imagine the labor of all this, and especially of keeping down these subterranean deluges of Stygian water . The course of the creek is lined with other diggers washing out their gold. There are whole rows, almost miles,...
עמוד 14 - I see your native forest of Eucalyptus !" This dream I told to my suns, and to two of our fellow-passengers, at the time ; and on landing, as we walked over the meadows, long before we reached the town, I saw this very wood. " There !" I -exclaimed, " is the very wood of my dream. We shall see my ^brother's house there !" And so we did. It stands exactly AS I saw it ; only looking newer ; but there, over the wall of the garden, is the wood, precisely as I saw it, and now see it, as I sit at the dining-room...
עמוד 25 - ... come and send me down again. Accordingly I had to march down again nearly a mile through their terrifically muddy streets, after a shower, for they have not yet a single square inch of pave. Arrived, I got all arranged, though with very few words, and very crusty ones, and with very surly looks. This rapacity seems to run through everything here. In the shops the prices they ask are actually amusing from their enormity, and if you seem to acquiesce in them pretty easily, they seem immediately...
עמוד 224 - It appeared, therefore, high time that an end should be put to this state of things ; that all prudent forbearance had reached its limits.

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