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WHOLESALE ATTEMPT AT FORGING BANK NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

WHOLESALE ATTEMPT AT FORGING BANK . . NOTES. At the'city court, on the Gth inst., John Goldrick acd Louis Reynard appeared, on remand, charged with the foregoing offence. Mr Head defended the prisoners. The following evidonco was taken: — James Flatow, photographio artist and jeweller, said : I rebide at No. 31 Bouverie-strset, North Melbourne. . On Monday, the 27th ult., I saw the prisoner Reynard in Elizabeth-street. I know him pjeviously. -I am not aware whether or hoc he Irionr my occupation. Ho asked me if I had a photographio uppurutas for euIo.i . Ho said ho wanted to purchase it for another party. I told him that I had each an apparatus to dispose of. He re plied, '1 do not want it for. the. purpose of tailing portraits.' He abked me where I lived, and I gave him my address, 31 Bouverie-street. This conver sation took placu between nino and ten O'clock on the duy in question. Wo made an appointment to meet ut my house. At about one o'clock that same d.iy, Reynard came to my ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT AGAINST A TOWN CLERK. (Before the Hon. J. P. Fawkner, and Messrs Templeton, Cope, Thomas, and Greenwood.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

CHARGE Ol« EMBEZZLEMENT AGAINST A TOWN CLEBK. (Before tho Hon. J. - P. Fuwkner, . and Messrs Templeton, Cope, Thomas, and Green woo 1.1 At tho JEusfc Collingwood court on the 5th inst., John H. Moulines was charged with embezzling the sum of £210 ia lOd, the property of the borough council of Eust Collingwood. . - Mr Dobson, instructed by Mr Edwards, conducted tho case for tlio prosecution ; and Mr Duwson, in structed by Mr Reud, defended the prisoner. After an application, on behalf of the prisonor, for a postponement of tho case, which was refused by the bench, on the ground that it had already been postponed by the city magietrates, Mr Dobson briefiy stated tho cuse, and called — Mr John Noone, who deposed that ho was tho mayor of the borough. The prisoner was tho borough town clerk, Witness produced the books and letters referring to the appointment of tho prisoner as town clerk, on tho 19th April, 1804, which, were found in his possession. In cross-exuinination, witness stated ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
STARTING FOR THE CHRISTMAS PICNIC—SEE PAGE 12. STARTING FOR THE CHRISTMAS PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

^ro%¥:CT^ , .?; c H R x s T M A s P ? z c :NJ ;c'^^ STARTING, FOR THE CHRISTMAS ? ??????: ?:;:u:'picNW:^;^^;^K.' ' Christmas, onoeagainl An Australian, Christmas, bright with sunshine 1 ' /' An Australian Ch'riiittnas, celebrated, not as in old England, ftt domestic hearths, where the blazing logs are piled up;hightq keep out the cold, but in the , open, air,, , by, the, river.'i i Ijank, or sea shore, or forest glade, wittt the sky for roof, the gun for hearth; and the fallen gum trees; theflowering wattles, or drooping ferns, for furniture and ornament. An Australian Christmai, is, nothing without a. picnic' During the earlier . part of the day,' vehiolos of all sizes and shapes, from the'ari»tooratio' dog-Cart and tandem down to the unpretending milk cart, are is requisition to carry the townspeople off to some favor able holiday resort. By mid-day scarcely a. car or vehicle of any sort is to bo aeon in the streets, all having been chartered to convoy parties somewhere or other. ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THAKOMBAU, KING OF FIJI. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THAKOMBAU, KING OF FIJI. '?? Thakomban, the new president or king of Fiji, whose portrait we give, was formerly known as Seru, the son of Taaoa, former Chief of Mbau.: . The title of Thakombau (evil to Mbau) was conferred on him because of a successful. stratagem planned and executed by him, through which he defeated the rebels, that had driven Tanoa from his throne, in a long civil war. Up to a recent date Thakombau was au inveterate can nibal. It was in 1837 that Thakombau first came into contact with the Wesleyan Missionaries ; he was then favorably disposed towards them, but did not give up his heathenish practices. In April, 1854, Thakombau openly professed Christianity, and in 1857 he put away all his wives save one, was solemnly married to her, and then he and his queen wero publioly baptised. This adhesion of Thakombau to Christianity was bailed by the missionaries with great delight, as his con tinuance in the vioe of cannibalism and all its attendant cruelties had been to ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
VALLEY OF VOONA, ISLAND OF OVALAU. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

;vJALTnasivOE^ ^ooNAyisnAiNaj omov-JOiMJi ; Tlieivalloy.of :Voona,..in thexisldudlof ; Ovalau* ,: asc shown in the accompanying engraving, is a charac teristic view- of Fijian scenery. Such valleys- as this are frequently to be met with in the Fij i group, and they conspire to render the natural features of the island scenery very attractive. The mountain peak, so conspicuous in this view, is one of those. almost inaccessible heights on whioh the natives placa their towns for safety from the attacks of all foes ;? these -towns being generally - fortified - with strong palisades, and having but two entrances, the gates of which are. so constructed that only one person can bo admitted-at atirne. ?? ; -???:??? ?'?'???? ??'?? ;: ?-?? -X ?

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FISHING CRUISE OF THE FALCON. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE FISHING CRUISE OF THE FALCON. H.M. colonial schooner Falcon, returned from her fishing expedition on the. 28th ult, having, put in for shelter. She has not yet' finished her work of ex amining the supposed fishing grounds on our coast. It appears from her journal, that tho cruise has as yet proved a failure as regards obtaining fidh, bnt it is confidently exp:cted that her next cruise will be more successful. Wo append the con tinuation of her journal : — ' 15th November; half past five a.m. : Dawn trawl in five fathoms, sand and shell, Rabbit Island, bearing S.S.W., one and a : half mile. Eight a.m. : Up trawl; found-'no fish in- the net, only a quantity of sea- weed. Made sail, dnd- stood oft' land. ? Half-past -ten a.m.: Down- trawl in ten fathoms, off Seal Island. One p.m. ^ Up tiavyl.- No fish,, but a quantity of spiwn, seaweed andi fungus. Not much. torn. Mude for. Corner Inlet, and 'at' half past six- p.m.. came.- to; an :auohor there;.- lGtb. No vember, half-past- four, ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE PANAMA MAIL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE^ PAN AMA., MAIL -SEKVICB. : . f FKOJI THE IB. 31. HERALD, N0VE3IH Sit 17.] We undorstand tfiat a corx'espondence is in pro gress between the Government of Now Z inland and the Ministry' of .New South Wales in vio;v of the proposal to enlarge the operation of the contract for a mail service between these colonies and Panama. The first eteamor will start in June, 18GG, and before the regular line of ships is prepared a pioneer vessel will bo sent on an experimental trip. The French Grovernment are anxious to bo included in the contract, on behalf of the French settlement of Tahiti, whioh lies but little out of the track, and which might be' comprehended by a short delay. This is a new feature in the plan, and will,, of course, demand the assent of all parties. Tho Pacific Company are not indisposed to the project, and tho a Ivantage of connecting three great Governments, tho American, tho French, and the British, in one circle of commerce,. scarcely needs noiv explaining or enforc...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHIPPING FOR THE MONTH. VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF MELBOURNE SINCE THE DEPARTURE OF THE NOVEMBER MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

SHIPPING FOR THE MONTH. ? -p ?? — .VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF MEL ? BOURNE SINOE THE DEPARTURE OF THE NOVEMBER MATI.. November. 27. Victoria, H.M. colonial stoam sloop, 8 guns, Com mander Norman, from the Auckland IolaudB, via Dnaedin. 37. Charlotte Andrews, barque, 356 tons, H. Van dor Vord, from Conception Bay. H. Ii. Sharpe, agent. 27. Eliza Blnnche, brig, 170 tons, J. Grimes, from Foo Chow Foo. Dalgety and Co , agents. 27. A. J. Ramos (Chilian), schooner, 183 tons, H. Well ford, from Valparaiso. C. A. Wins, agent. 27. Princess Alexandra, brig, 228 tons, Leod Saabye, from Fob Chow Foo. 15. Cohen, Agent. 29. Silas Fish, Americas barque, 702 tons, Brand, from San Francisco. W. J. Greig, agent. $0. Challenge, steam-tug, 77 tons, Hy. Scoones, from London, via Plymouth. Reid, Poole and Co., agents. December. 2. Mary Hamilton, barque, 217 tons, Robert Warden, from Foo-Chorr -Foo. Grice, Suinner and Co., - agents. 2. Loda, barque, 427 tons, Henry Wade, from Cardiff Captain Wade, age...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE NORTH SHORE TRAGEDY AT SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

! THE NORTH' SHbEE'TRlG-EDY AT '- One' of the jnos t oxtrabfdin'ary cases i of murder ' thafc'has bdourrod iii inoderd days* is now* undergoing1 exQ.minati6natr tlie* water 'polida boutt,;' SjiJney £a. oaseV which;' for the singular arid sensational 'ciiiBum- stances' which ' surround ' it,, far/ snrpasaos anything yet ..recorded, eyori in fiction ., , s The main features of the,pase,.,as .abstracted from .- the evidence, are as. follows :— r. About .two months ago, a man named Kinder; a toller in' the ; CityBank, Sydney, residing, on'the North Shore, was found in his. house by a niecUoal man who. had been brought to- his assistance; lying Bhof through' the 'temples'; undi from tho evi de'noefgiv*en.;at the inquest 'by his wife, and a man and woman) -named ; Bertrand, %ho were there at the time, 'it *; appeared * that' he had' committed fiuicide,' and'a verdiblr was, broughtin' accordingly; Shortly 'after wards'! ho waver, a mail named Jackson . who had, been, intimate with .Mrs Joi...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE PRINCESS'S THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

i 1THE iJBRINCESS'S THEATRE. ThovioissitudeB- to whioh colonial theatres are exposediare matters of notoriety. There is not one jteinplo oftho .drama -in! all Australia- which has not, :at'Rome period or, :other of. its career, been put to ?other than- its legitimate uses. In Melbourne, both ^iir.times.past'riridr present, :We have seen- our theatres1 rbyt:turns;tran8formed in tot promenade, concert, halls,. :dud-intb arenasifor .thetdisplay of the -broad.bumors ?6f;tho tblown of the jriag, ;.'and the;agility:-df i.hoth' biped and quadruped'performors.:-Eyen.cnow;,'^the; managers of our leading places . of \anrusemeilbinre compelled, in ordet/,tb ;?. draw 'the i'fiokl* icrow.d-.to their.festaJblishments,: to open tho'doorsvtq performers ? (whose '.paraphernalia is ;- an ?-? eyesore : ;;toi _a- ailarge jiumber:;,of ;.thosoi.who!attend::thoatres.i ^iEerbapsi.of ' the-three«abodes of jThospitiniMelbournej-jhowever, ' the;Pjrinces8's^Theatre:hasahadttthB-jno8ti.cheqiiered cureer:.iErect...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE DESERTED DIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

- ; THE DESERTED DIGGINGS. '.?'?? Bv as Old Chhh. [FROM THE AIJSTBAI.IAN JOOBNAi.] It was about an hour before sunset, on a beauti ful day in early spring, that I rode slowly amongst the solitary heath-clad ranges of the once .famous Kajunga diggings. For miles and miles the bed of every gully, the crest of every hill, and the broad surface of every flat, were' thickly dotted with hillocks of pipe-clay heaped up near some f alien-in shaft, over the mouths of many of which windlass legs, with here and there a windlass-barrel, were still standing. Three years before, every hill and gully in the district was thickly peopled. The site of tents and stores might easily be traced on the ground, which, where they had stood, was hard and grassless,, while on every side, sod or log-chimneyB ' — the latter for the most part entire, the former in various stages of decay — gave abundant proof how numerous had once been the-dwelling-placas of the digger. The country through which ;Iihad-!for some...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE ELEPHANT ROCK, CAPE SCHANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE ELEPHANT ROCK, CAPE SCHANK. : The promontory called Cape Schank, which stands out into Bass's Straits, between Port Phillip and 'Western Port Bay, is replete with subjects both for the'artist and the man of science. It presents geo logical; formations in curious shapes of rocks and caves for tho latter, and bold, picturesque, and richly colbreid- views for the former. The accompanying sketch, from.the pencil : of N. Chevalier, illustrates the character of the scenery.: Cape Schank itself is repre sented^ on the right, in: tho distance, with the Pulpit Rook 'separated from it by a deep chasm. The remark able basaltic rock in the' foreground takes its name from some supposed resemblance to an elephant. ??, ? fPE E^EJPHAlifT EOCK, CAPE SOHANK— |_fiiom a diuvwing by n. chevalierJ. fPE E^EJPHAlifT EOCK, CAPE SOHANK— |_fiiom a diuvwing by n. chevalierJ.

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHOCK OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN THE NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

SHOCK OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN THE NEW ENGLAND DlSTllICr. I FROM THE AJ1JIIDALE ? TELEGRAl'H, N0VEM11ER 1-1.] One Monday morning, about a month ago, be tween hulf-pa«t six and seven o'clock, a smart shock of an earthquake wus felt in Avmidale, and the greater part of New England. The motion which it caused was vibratory, and otherwise similar to those usually ascribed to snch, phenomena. It was felt' by ourselves, and, perhaps, by nearly all in Armidttle who wore not notnully asleep at the time. Th'ofaot itself was sufficiently palpible to hum drpds in this immediate neighborhood, and is con firmed by a number of correspondinta and visitors. who felt and saw the effects of the shock. Cor respondents from Walcha, Beudemere, Bnndarra, Ollera, Uralla, and various other places, . coniirm. tho testimony of -:. tho: townspeople;- and' also; agree remarkably together- (considering: : the distances apart,, and the variations -which some hundrodsj-of timekeepers wonldV represent)' as to the time ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION OF AUSTRALASIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

^TERObiiONIAIi EXHIBITION OF'- ; The; following circular has beeH; issued by the .RoyaLCommisBion:— V , ?.-.'?'?.??-;;,?,?;'.. i.:'. .'.-,' y::;i -.'?..':'-.. i 'y Efts Excellency Sir; Charles -Darling having been '? : pleased to' issue -a' commission, authorising the above named persons: ?'? [the commissioners] to -take the ' necessary .steps for ,: managing, and conducting an International Exhibition,- to be ;, held in .'\ Melbourne, the lion, the Chief Secrotary of ? .Vic toria addressed; hiuisolf to the Governments of the : various dependencies ofthe Crown in Australasia, in ?viting their .cordial co-operation. Highly encouraging ; replies i, have -been received: .these convey a well founded assurance that the project of instituting a aeries of exhibitions of natural products, general in ? -lustries and art, to be held in succession in the several Australian colonies, has been accepted: in. a spirit -which acknowledges the -truth of the proposition that : -such exhibitions would...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EXECUTION OF A CHINAMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

EXECUriON OF A CHINAMAN. I FBOM THE .BATHUnST FREE MEHS, NOV. - 22.1 Yesterday, the ..man Ah Lun, who -waa convicted', of murder at the -last.'Batharst- assizes, suffered tho extreme ponalty of the .'lawiwithin the precincts of' thOigabl. ?' !£Phe .cohvictihas^isinoe^entonoo of death .wasipassodnipon- -him, tbeeni ifroquontly .visited ; by ,th'e::R9v.tM«SBrs '* Sharpe ivand -liangleyviunilnilso i by ; the.- i Christian ,: i.Ohinese -jlMissionary, ifrqm^'.Sofala ; . ;but, ,.i»dlthqngh,iytheir .-? teachings .'? wererrtranslated r tovt hioir/vby' ii.the'.s iGovfirnmenti i siinterproter,; Sing iChai,,3..novi.sviaibleiiaimprxission'.-rwas^'nia3e,;.-xipon-:. ,'him,;i»and^.'ho 1 dicd,ias?hejhaH.,llvuili :doplorably ignorant; of .:-thOi;trttthB-;fof..'iOLEfiatiai|ity.lrlUp to ? ; Monday Jlast the r.prisonor^ef used -to-fnthiiliSthui ho ihad-.douB'-.anythingiwiong, iand;pnrsi3ted,yihdeoLir ingthata8-it ! was a.^egular .ingufcUiB^wa^-i'poitfectly justified in his. coaduct.iButyesteraityanoTnj...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE EXPEDITION TO THE AUCKLAND ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE EXPEDITION TO THE AUCKI. AND ISLANDS.. TrRoit the otaqo' Tines or sovcsiunn 9.1 H. M. eolbnidl war steamer Viotoria, Commander Norman, arrived here yesterday1 morning, from her expedition to tho Auokland Islands, in search of shipwrecked persons, who, it was supposod, might be upon those islands. The result of the voyage is that no person ha3 been' found 'on the Auokland' group, or upon any of the others visited by Com mander Norman ; nor was any .trace of, shipwreck discovered beyond what has already been reported by Captain Musgravo,' who commanded the Grafton at the time of* her wreck. . That gentleman accom panied- the expedition; -aadM-we' 'hear- that he'1' thoroughly agrees in: the conclusion that there can-' bo eo living person on the. groups . of islands' visited or skirted during the.' Yiotbria'B'. v cruise. The Victoria left Melbourne ou the 4th- ' October, and arrived at tho Auckland Islands on the 10th. .A soarch-ofithe north-western' shares of 'the' ? main island; w...

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THE DEATH OF AN OLD MAN KANGAROO—SEE PAGE 4. THE DEATH OF AN OLD MAN KANGAROO. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE DEATH OF AN OLD/ MAN KANGARO 0— bed slge 4. THE DEATH OF AN OLD MAN . KANGAROO. We introduce tho subject of our fust pago illustra tion with the following letter from one of the hunting party to a friend at homo. 'Dear Georgo. — Wo have just returned from a splondid kangarooing tup, and knowing tho love you have for anything in the sporting way, £ must givo it you. Our party consisted of seventeen guns, besidos the drivers, cook, &c. ; our destination the ' Blacks' Camp Wat oi hole,' threo miles from Capo Scllanck. Dick Banner having already seen to the safe delivciy ot tho commissanat and swags at the place of rendezvous, namely, Diomana, I and half-a-doznn others set sail in Diok's lively little yucht, which, lifter a beautiful trip down Port Phillip Bay by starlight, arrived at peop-o'-day. Our arrival was greeted by tho rest of tho party by tho filing of guns, and wo found tho bul lock diay ready loaded, and Boguo with his cattle ready for a start. . Off wo set over ...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

THE MONTH. ?;?....', It is, a long lane that has no turning,' aa the saying is, and bo the long-existing political crisis' has come to : a turning at last. The Government wore forced, by the rejection of the tariff, to take one of two courses— resign, or go to the country. ;They resolved npon the latter course as the most decisive and satisfactory. The crisis now merges, therefore, into the general election, and already -we ?re in the thick of the campaign. Mr Higin botham, the Attorney- General, opened' it, at Brighton, on Monday, the 4th inst. ; Mr Verdon, _ : ? — ? ; ? .—__—______ ______ the Treasurer, followed, the next evening, at Wil liamstown, and Mr Michie, Minister of Justice, on the 9th, at Prahran. Mr Francis, the Commis sioner of Customs, met his constituents, on the 13th, at Richmond, and replied to all the criticisms that had beem made on -the tariff.; Mr M'Cullooh, in an address issued ito the electors of Mornington, has clearly defined' the issues of the contest. Eef...

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TWO CHINAMEN RESCUED FROM A SEVEN YEARS' CAPTIVITY WITH THE BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

TWO CHINAMEN RESCUED FROM A SEVEN YEARS' CAPTIVITY WITH THE BLACKS. [ritOrf THE TOUT DEN1S0N 'JIMES, NOVEMBER 25.1 About the end of 1857' a vossol named tho St. Paul loft Hong Kong, bound for Sydnoy, with 327 Chinese emigrants. She encountered fair winds till entering Torres Straits,' when tho weather became very boisterous, a'cd ultimately the vessel struck, and soon after went to pieces, on a reef off Rossel Island, tho crew, captain, and passengers landing with difficulty. They found .the island to be' a spot luxuriating in tro pical plants and fruits, bauaun, cocoa-nut, and yams in profusion ; the sea near tho coast teemed with fish, and tho land, apparently well supplied with pigs, promised that life had' not been saved from tho impending watery grave to bo lost by starvation. Ou tho third day of their captivity, Iho cuptain and crow, consisting of ton men, de termined to leave tho island in one of the ship's boats (almost the only thing saved from the wrock), and endeavor to f...

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OPOA, ISLAND OF RAIATEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 23 December 1865

OBOAV.ISnAND. OF RAIATEA. ;l .Th'e'ilslandiofiBaiateav- named Ulitea by Capt. ? G6ok,.iB_ the largest andlmost central of the Society Groupj.|:.ItB;;oircnmferoitcQ is nearly, fifty miles, andiitstanda-withirnainobl&ireof which engirdles it at'jK distanceiiof iVaboatititwo:.- miles; from the shore. : Thronghi;thisaroei!there?aro-.numeroua inlets, wide ;andideep;'enottpjb£.t»to?tadnrit!- ahipsf off- any; burthen, and\witliiaiitatspleiidid:ldgoon-- with safe and com DJodiousiTianchorage.i This liislandris'. not only the ilargestcbntitheimoaJidbftyiofv.theigroup. With the ?^exception c ofti at belt'i of tricliiaoilt which skirts the iBhorei-.i- andJic'ai :-f ewfr-.-fertilbi glens and valleys, iitt^consistSBofir, 'huge.-. -mountain masses, rising iabruptlyfi; itti-- some cases to tho height . of two thousand feet above the level of the sea. Its scenery is less soft and more sombre than that of its: sister islands ; and, .as the visitor approaches it, and especially while too dist...

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