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  2. COCKATOO ISLAND.

    THIS islet of sandstone rock, lying in the Parramatta River, about three miles from Sydney, has a name which will live in the criminal history of the colony long after all traces of its penal character have disappeared. Already the fiat has gone ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 239 words
  3. THE AUSTRALIAN BUSTARD.

    THIS noble bird ranks second only to the emeu, and is as widely distributed over the plains of the interior. It stands higher upon its legs than the great bustard of Europe, and is similar in its habits, feeding on seeds, vegetables, grasses, insects, &c. ...

    Article : 75 words
  4. SQUATTING IN VICTORIA

    RETURNS relating to pastoral occupation furnished to parliament shows that in 1860 29,049,338 acres of the territory were occupied for pastoral purposes, for which a rental of £119,902 8s. ld, was paid. At the present time 27,034,785 acres are ...

    Article : 146 words
  5. THE BRUSH TURKEY; OR, WATTLED TALEGALLA.

    Tras singular bird is peculiar to Australia, and found from Moreton Bay to the Hunter; it does not inhabit the plains of the interior. It is gregarious in its habits, very shy and difficult to approach. The eggs are deposited under a large heap of ...

    Article : 76 words
  6. CABBAGE-TREE FOREST, AMERICAN CREEK, N.S.W.

    {No abstract available} [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 13 words
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