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SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

ample experiment in colonization. For making such an experiment, that spot has been chosen concerning whose natural fertility there is better evidence than touching any other wilderness open to British enterprise. The wisest can only do as well as is possible.

Is there a country more suitable for the object in view, recollecting the greatness of that object, and the necessity of keeping away from colonies whose bad state of political economy would interfere with the best-laid plan if it were tried in their immediate neighbourhood? The reader must answer that question for himself. Neither the Government nor the Association are half so well qualified to decide the question, as those who, contemplating emigration, have the deepest interest in deciding it correctly.