Under the Southern Cross

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Printed at the "Mail" Press, by J.J. Craen, 1879 - 369 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 232 - From distant climes o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat or beat of drum, True patriots all; for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good...
الصفحة 300 - ... on every day on which he is certified by the teacher of the school to have been prevented from attending by sickness or other unavoidable cause...
الصفحة 233 - Our females have been used at night to walk. Sometimes, indeed, so various is our art, An actor may improve and mend his part ; "Give me a horse," bawls Richard, like a drone, We'll find a man would help himself to one.
الصفحة 302 - To use every endeavour to induce parents to send their children regularly to school, to compare the attendance of children at school with the roll for the school district, and to report the names of parents who fail or refuse to educate their children, or to send them to school.
الصفحة 101 - more extensive than Great Britain, equally rich in point of soil, and which now lies ready for the plough in many parts, as if specially prepared by the Creator for the industrious hands of Englishmen.
الصفحة 327 - ... or other warlike weapons. The jump now keeps time with each beat, and at each leap the dancer takes six inches to one side, all being in a connected line led by the first dancer. The line is doubled or tripled according to space and numbers, and this gives great effect ; for when the...
الصفحة 233 - bawls Richard, like a drone ; We'll find a man would help himself to one. Grant us your favour, put us to the test. To gain your smiles we'll do our very best ; And without dread of future Turnkey Lockits, Thus, in an honest way, still pick yo'ur pockets.
الصفحة 327 - The surrounding darkness seems necessary to the effect of the whole, all these dances being more or less dramatic ; the painted figures coming forward in mystic order, from the obscurity of the background, while the singers and beaters of time are invisible, have a highly theatrical effect. Each dance seems most tastefully progressive, the movement being at first slow, and introduced by two persons, displaying the most graceful motions, both of arms and legs, while...
الصفحة 330 - Wake wrote this he had no personal experience of the Australian Aborigines. On the other hand, Mr. Parker, who was for many years Assistant Protector of Aborigines at the Loddon Aboriginal Station, expresses his opinion as follows : — " Let it not for one moment be supposed that there are any intellectual obstacles to the Christianization and civilization of these people. I have always maintained that the obstacles are purely moral. It is the utter sensuality of their habits and dispositions that...
الصفحة 15 - ... numerous ravines, nearly all of which converge into one valley, which thus receives a large proportion of the drainage of the peninsula. The steepness of the hills, the hardness of the rocks, and the scarceness of the soil upon them, all combine to prevent any great amount of absorption, and thus a very moderate fall of rain suffices to send a stupendous torrent of water down the valley, which, ere it reaches the sea, not unfrequently attains the proportions of a river.

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