Cooksland in North-Eastern Australia: The Future Cottonfield of Great Britain

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (516 pages)
Author: J. Lang
Year: (1847) 2010
ISBN: 9781742227962
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Written by John Dunmore Lang in 1847, the book looks at the northern areas of Australia – their characteristics and prospects for future European colonization.

In twelve chapters Lang discusses the geographical features of the area; the region around the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Rivers; the Brisbane River; a visit to Moreton Bay; the natural and artificial productions of Cooksland; the climate; the squatting system; the Aborigines and the German mission to them; and future prospects in regard to civil and religious liberty.


'Brisbane Town, or the Settlement, as it is generally styled in the district, is admirably situated on an elevated ridge of considerable extent, on the north or left bank of the river; and if the Government had only taken advantage of the locality, as might have been done with perfect facility, on the settlement being thrown open for free immigration in the year 1842, a comparatively large population might have been already concentrated on that spot, enjoying all the real advantages of a town residence, and affording all the facilities which a moderately sized town presents to visitors from the country.'

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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