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RELATIVE POSITION

The average passage from England to Port Lincoln will occupy rather more than 100 days, and with little variation, since the voyage is, for its length, peculiarly safe and favourable. Moreover, the emigrant should bear in mind, that, going to a new settlement on the sea-shore, he will disembark from the ship in which he shall leave England, on the very spot of his future home. This will appear extremely advantageous to those who know how much time is lost, and how much cost and trouble are incurred, in conveying a family or goods from the sea-coast to the interior of any of our established colonies.


Prices of Provisions, Live-stock, &c.
In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land[1].

New South Wales. Van Diemen's

Land.

£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
Ale, English, per hogshead 6 0 0 to 6 5 0 6 0 0 to 6 5 0
Dittodozen 11 0 .. 13 0 11 0 .. 13 0
Colonial, per hogshead 3 0 0 .. 4 0 0 3 0 0 .. 4 0 0
Dittodozen 6 0 .. 8 0 6 0 .. 8 0
Beer, English, per hogshead 5 0 0 .. 5 3 0 5 0 0 .. 5 3 0
Dittodozen 11 0 .. 13 0 11 0 .. 13 0
Colonial, per hogshead 2 5 0 .. 2 15 0 2 5 0 .. 2 15 0
Ditto per gallon 2 0 .. 2 0 ..
Biscuit, per cwt. 11 6 .. 1 1 0 1 0 0 .. 1 5 0
Blankets, col. per pair 16 0 .. 1 10 0 16 0 .. 1 10 0
Blue, per lb. 1 6 .. 2 0 1 6 .. 2 0
Butter, fresh . . .. 1 9 1 5 .. 1 8
, salt 10 ½ .. 1 1 1 1 .. 1 4
Bread, 2 lb. loaf 2 .. 2 ½ .. 5
Candles, moulds, per lb. 9 .. 9 ..
dips 4 ½ .. 5 4 ½ ..
Cattle— Bullocks, each 2 15 0 .. 3 5 0 2 15 0 .. 3 5 0
  Working ditto 4 0 0 .. 5 0 0 4 0 0 .. 5 0 0
  Cows 1 10 0 .. 2 10 0 1 10 0 .. 2 10 0
  Ditto in milk 1 10 0 .. 2 10 0 1 10 0 .. 2 10 0
  1. This table has been made from the Price Currents in the last Newspapers received from the Australian colonies.