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CONTENTS.




INTRODUCTION.

Object of the work—South Australian Land Company of 1831 —South Australian Association—Theory of Colonization— Practice of Colonization, like the transplanting of a full- grown tree—Attention to details all-important—Details of the plan the subject of this work—Subject divided, p. 1


CHAPTER I.
NATURAL FEATURES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Advantage of introductory remarks—Natural features of extra-tropical Australia—Difference of temperature between the northern and southern hemispheres—Sterility of the sea-coast—The richest land not preferred in Australia—The management of water totally neglected—Vulgar error as to the unfitness of Australia for agricultural purposes—Means of water-communication in the new colony—Description of the south coast of Australia—Opinions on that subject, p. 9


CHAPTER II.
RELATIVE POSITION OF THE COLONY.

For the purposes of foreign trade—For obtaining live-stock and cheap food—Table of Sailing Distances to and from Port