Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea.

With Introductory Notes on North Queensland.

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Author: John Pitcairn
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,632 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: DU
Downloads: 994
Added to site: 2011.12.09
mnybks.net#: 31083
Genre: History
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mine in Australasia, and its resources are unlimited. It derives its name from the original discoverer, Mr. William Morgan of Rockhampton.

It would not be out of place here to give a short account of its origin.

A few years ago Mr. Morgan, a prospector, who was roaming over the country in search of minerals, happened to be travelling through a small selection of 640 acres owned by a workingman, who just managed to eke out a living on it, the land being very poor. The selector, an uneducated man and ignorant of geology, was busy carting stone in his wheelbarrow. Mr. Morgan, being of an observant nature, took up one or two pieces of it, examined them, and asked the owner where he had obtained them, and of what use the stuff was. He pointed out to him a hill where there were tons of the same material, and told him he was building a fence with it. After a few more inquiries, Mr. Morgan went on his way, taking with him a few specimens of the stone, which he sent for assay, and shortly afterwards wrot

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