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Station Life in New Zealand

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Author: Lady Barker
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,531 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.2
LoC Categories: G, S, CT
Downloads: 547
mnybks.net#: 887
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Biography
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liage is more or less lost; the flowers also look withered and burnt up, as yours do at the end of a long, dry summer, only they assume this appearance after the first hot wind in spring. The suburb called Heidelberg is the prettiest, to my taste--an undulating country with vineyards, and a park-like appearance which, is very charming. All round Melbourne there are nice, comfortable, English-looking villas. At one of these we called to return a visit and found a very handsome house, luxuriously furnished, with beautiful garden and grounds. One afternoon we went by rail to St. Kilda's, a flourishing bathing-place on the sea-coast, about six miles from Melbourne. Everywhere building is going on with great rapidity, and you do not see any poor people in the streets. If I wanted to be critical and find fault, I might object to the deep gutters on each side of the road; after a shower of rain they are raging torrents for a short time, through which you are obliged to splash without regard to the muddy consequ

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