An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia, by Charles Sturt

Table of Contents

Chapter I.

Duties of an explorer — geographical position of South Australia — description of its coast line — sea mouth of the Murray — entered by Mr. Pullen — risk of the attempt — beaching — Rosetta Harbour — Victor Harbour — Nepean Bay — Kangaroo Island — Kingscote — Capt. Lee’s instructions for Port Adelaide — Port Adelaide — removal to the North Arm — Harbour Master’s report — Yorke’s Peninsula — Port Lincoln — Capt. Lee’s instructions — Boston Island — Boston Bay — Coffin’s Bay — Mr. Cameron sent along the coast — his report — position of Port Adelaide.

Chapter II.

Plains of Adelaide — bridges over the Torrens — site of Adelaide — government house buildings and churches — schools — police — roads — the Gawler — Barossa range — the Murray belt — Moorundi — natives on the Murray — distant stock stations — Mount Gambier district — its richness — ascent to Mount Lofty — Mount Barker district — scene in Hindmarsh Valley — proportion of soil in the province — pastoral and agricultural — Port Lincoln — climate of South Australia — range of the thermometer — salubrity.

Chapter III.

Seasons — cause why South Australia has fine grain — extent of cultivation — amount of stock — the Burra-Burra mine — its magnitude — abundance of minerals — absence of coal — smelting ore — immense profits of the Burra-Burra — effect of the mines on the labour market — reluctance of the lower orders to emigrate — difference between Canada and Australia — the Australian colonies — state of society — the middle classes — the squatters — the Germans — the natives — author’s interviews with them — instances of just feeling — their bad qualities — personal appearance — young settlers on the Murray — conclusion.

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