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On the present Export of Silver to the East.

healthy manner, and things on the whole appear to be as prosperous as ever. But a cheap and plentiful supply of lands is of the first importance to the prosperity of the colony; and it is only when she offers this to the world that she may expect that free and healthy emigration to her shores which is indispensable to her permanent advancement and prosperity.

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APPENDIX.

 Year.   Population.   Imports.   Exports.   Land sold.   Value of Wool. 
£ £ Acres £
1836 1,000 
1837 3,000  14,000  10,000 
1838 5,000  71,000  21,000  39,000  19,000 
1839 7,000  203,000  78,000  38,000  70,000 
1840 10,000  392,000  155,000  83,000  160,000 
1841 14,000  335,000  139,000  51,000  120,000 
1842 19,000  284,000  464,000  4,000  300,000 
1843 22,000  183,000  278,000  1,000  200,000 
1844 24,000  151,000  257,000  100  200,000 
1845 28,000  284,000  464,000  4,000  300,000 
1846 34,000  316,000  425,000  5,000  300,000 
1847 42,000  438,000  669,000  26,000  400,000 
1848 50,000  374,000  675,000  23,000  400,000 
1849 60,000  480,000  755,000  23,000  60,000 
1850 70,000  745,000  1,042,000  100,000  800,000 
1851 95,000  1,056,000  1,424,000  70,000  700,000 
1852 180,000  4,044,000  7,451,000  257,000  1,000,000 
1853[1] 220,000   15,842,000  11,061,000  300,000  1,600,000 





  1. I have not been able to procure reliable statistics for the years 1854 and 1855.