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For the purposes of foreign trade — For obtaining live-stock and cheap food—Table of Sailing Distances to and from Port Lincoln— Table of the prices of provisions and live-stock in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land—Advantage of the new colony to the British inhabitants of India—Exportable commodities produceable in South Australia.

The position of Australia with relation to other parts of the world, is explained in the following extract from a little work on the state and prospects of New South Wales[1].

"Just before I embarked at Plymouth, I visited my grandmother, in order to take leave of her for ever.

Poor old soul! she was already dead to the concerns of this life: my departure could make but little difference in the time of our separation; and it was of no importance to her which of us should quit the other. My resolution, however, revived for a day all her woman's feelings: she shed abundance of tears, and then became extremely curious to know every particular about the place to which I was going. I rubbed her spectacles whilst she wiped her eyes, and, having placed before her a common English chart of the world, pointed out the situation of New Holland. She shook her head. 'What

  1. A Letter from Sydney; the principal Town of Australasia. Edited by Robert Gouger. J. Cross, Holborn. 1829.