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Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

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Language: English
Wordcount: 45,397 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: CT
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Downloads: 315
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Genres: Biography, Audiobook
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settled by mutual consent, as the empire, in its united state, sails along the great ocean of the future. The mother will then, in emergency, have the sure call of her children; while every colony, even to the very smallest, will know that in case of need the whole empire is at its back. When the rest of the world knows that fact, it will thenceforth probably not trouble our empire either about international rearrangements or anything else.

EARLY PORT PHILLIP.

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot And the days o' lang syne." --Burns.

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." --Haynes Bayly.

Entering Port Phillip on the morning of the 13th December, 1840, we were wafted quickly up to the anchorage of Hobson's Bay on the wings of a strong southerly breeze, whose cool, and even cold, temperature was to most of us an unexpected enjoyment in the middle of an Australian summer. A small boat came to us at the anchorage containing Mr. and Mrs. D.C. McArthur and others who had friends or relations on board, an

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