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VIEW ON THE MURRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

VIEW ON; THE MURRAY. - The view on the Murray, given in this issue, occurs at a part of the river contiguous to Lake Moira, N.S.W.. It represents a large reed heU, with a .native ,in the distance, .paddling a canoe, and two .'others- in the foreground.. There is a ere at samenesa in all the Murray . sconory ; Dut tins particular spot was selected by onr artist as being one of the prettiest he saw in the, coarse of his visit to that quarter; and also because it is a favorite place for fish ing for the Murray: cod, whioh here. attains an immense size. The black woman in the reed bed is hunting for eggs, or more probably .dig ging up some roots of the reed, and her lord is swimming across the river to aid her in the oc cupation, whatever it may be, in which she is engagecL The Murray reed is a useful as well as ornamental production. The stalk is from eight to ten feet high, and j binted like the bamboo ; when dry it becomes hard and tough; and the natives easily convert it into the sp...

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SWIFT'S TIMBER SHIP OLINDA GREEK—SEE NEXT PAGE. SWIFT'S TIMBER SKID, OLINDA GREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

SWIFT'S TIMBER SKIP, 0 I« I N D A (3 It E E £.— pbe jjext page, '??'?' SWIFT'S TIMBER SKID, OLINDA GREEK. ; Among the most picturesque dells of the Dandenong, and about five or six miles from Lilydale, an extensive saw-mill is steadily at work converting tho giants of the forest into ? deals and quartering for the service of colonists who are rabidlv oeonliner the vale of the Yarra. To supply his wants the proprietor, Mr Swift, '?' has to send his cutters some miles . tip tho - ranges, and when the logs are trimmed they are dragged by bullock towns down the hill sides to the mill. This is an operation of some clanger, as the sadden canting of a log might bring destruction on tho whole team as well as the drivers ; but titno and constant use soon form a track, and tho ono of which we give a . view in our large engraving on page 9 is now dyer a mile in length, running up one of tho most picturesque spurs in the neighborhood, diverging into one of those sheltered gullies ?'where the Eu...

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The thirty-second anniversary of the colony of South Australia was celebrated in Adelaide on Monday, the 30th December. One of the journals, in instituting a comparison between the condition of things when a small band of moneers 'raised the British flat* at HoldfnRt. Bay and what is to be seen now, says : — ' The time has been so well' employed that, however soon the vision of a great Australian Empire is realised, South Australia will form an. important part in that empire. With a po pulation of 173,000, and facilities for settling an indefinitely large one, this colony has a legitimate right to a place amongst the nations whioh claim to have important destinies.' In spite of bad harvests, dull times, enemies at home, and oraakeVs out here,' says a late Adelaide paper, there is still a little go-a-head activeness left in South Australia. Whilst the Government are extending railways, commence ing new waterworks, and ordering fresh im provements here, there, and eve...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

!' ' S'E W;I^ GP M A C H JIN E'1' 'C'1 O: Jsk^P- '^ $#H*S 1 ?-?, . ' SUPPLIERS OF -' - ^',' -^7tv ! '..;? SEWING. MACHINES TO HER1 MA JEST Y THE QUEEN. ? -^y .' ? . ? : ? i ? -. ? ''' 1 ' ' ~\Las ' ? ' ? ? ,- . * ?';?.., . PKINCIPAL ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GKOYE.R &; BAKER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY;' , _— _ ii|_= _ ___=__ ^^ ^ ^_ ^ . HE A- D 0 !?' I-1 I C E FOR T -K E A U fcj T li A L I A N COLONIES: ?\::.i-,;.-.8O- OOLLINSrSTREET , EAST, MELBOURNE:--'.^ ? - Tho.CROS^:-^t]&':LEGipN of HONOR was CONFERRED UPON tho REPRESENTATIVE oithe GROVER & BA.KER S.TMl.Oo.'b MACHINES /V'^'^^ :.- at the late PARIS EXPOSITION: , ^'Y^'' * '' - \ ° ' . ? ?? -.', »o .! ?-' advertised Ihat a conteinpwlo«.%ewing machino was awarded the GOLD MEJDAL at tho-la't'o Pahis Exposition, but a certified copy 'of tWO^o^AL Atva*^ ;LiST:Bhows Uvtt'NO.GQt^ MEDAL was awardedv(one Button Holo-Maohiuo excepted) to any JEWING KAQH^NTS'WSA^EYE.R:. ., ,. 4

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TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

TASMANIA. [PHOM.OUR OWN COimESPOHDENT.l The departure of ourGbyernor, Colonel Gore* Browne,' and the arrival of another, Mr Du Cane, form the' most important items of intelligence for tie month. Th'e 'former with his wifo and family left flbbnrt i Town'on^th tilt, for Mel bourne, and have since sailed for London in the' Holmsdale. They have parted with many friends who will long1' remember them for their unostentatious benevolence and consistent ohd'racierl Of this ','tbe colonists' 'have afforded them arnplo proof . Prior to their leaving, ad dresses from the' judges and from, the colonists generally were presented to the Governor, while the ladies, in a peouliarly-flattering manner did the same to' his wife] soiiyehirs of several descriptions were forwarded in addition to a purse of sovereigns for the purpose of pur chasing a testimonial for his Excellency, and another of like character from the ladies for Mrs Browne. The new Governor, Mr I-u Cane, with his wife, the honorable Mrs...

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CHAMBERS'S STONE-BREAKING MACHINE, RICHMOND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

?OHAMBERS'S ;STONE^BREAKING MA ; r :??-??:! . CHINE, (RI0HM[OND. ', ' . ??vMr -Enooh ' Chambers commenced stone .; breaking by machinery about three years 'ago, ,. and-.perseverancG has now crowned . his. enter- -Brisei,.wiUi ;succesar ? Atthe outset he had a gflod ''deal! of ; opposition ' to . encounter,'-. partly ??ff'^lf'^^^'i^JIS,'^?*1 ^'prevalerit'that maobine-. iwoSeni n»raI;\'WM*:inlerlor In wearing qualities to that broken by the band, and owing still mpro to a strong dislike on the part of working men. to having thoir manual' labor superseded by the introduction of machinery. Tho ' op position, though not . altogether extinct in some places, has considerably subsided, ex perienco . haying amply demonstrated tho durability of \ niachine-_broken-f metal,.- and- bIbojt-. the .'-ipreawS?:- -compactness of the l^oad-! way, whiob.- is easily perceptible wherever the metal has been, laid for some time. ' Mr Cham ben's machinery is erected on thb flat between Richmond and Hawthorn...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

?~'.. -J. ' _. .. _ ' THE '' Vj»Ar»y BegiBtered at Stationers' Hull. LMJP ROVED SHIRT. -SnmK Noto *° Trada Mark- ;? ^ABBANTED ClM / W. E. ? B B E E'S A PEEP EOT FIT! ?SV~-^ - gbanulau eefsrvesoent _^3gv. ?^^^ OITEA'TE OF MAGNESIA, ^jfTj ll^'^!^ may Iwoliuilned from all wholesale and retail grocers, r-flUJ A ' If* «w!T\ provision merchants, druggi-tB and storekeepers hade'/ m/\ ? I I \Xy|i fft And throughout the colonies, at English prlcoB. U iff I IJ lOn '/jl- - AbBtract of Dr. Macadam's ronort: ;'U ) I B\ \L 'i J7 Jtl 11 , r ? ?' 'Government Analytical Laboratory,' m AM, \yJJf XMJJ^ W 11/// various 'Melbourne.28rdAuguBt.1806. - ELa If ril I! irW 'Iboreby certify that Webber'B Citrate of Magnesia, u— ' // ffl I I Buil . Is made from perfectly pure materials, and not com ? ? I ??;? ? ft ? \ \ pounded, as 1b often the case, with a mixturo of sizes j I \ \ qualities sulphate of magnesia (Epsom raits), carbonate of \ ' ' I M ? magnesia, and tartario acid. ^L- '^A ?? ''It will therefore ...

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MY DREAM, THE WINNER OF THE DERBY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

MY DREAM, THE 'WINNER OF THE DERBY. My Dream, by Fisherman, dam Nightlight, by Arohy out of Rushlight, by Bay Middloton out of Torch by Lamplighter. Nightlight is the dam of Lantern, winner of the Melbourne Cup in 1864, Kerosene and Budelieht. Sho is u dark bay or brown filly, stands fifteen hands three inches, has - altogether a weedy appear ance, and does not convey to ene the ability she has shown to carry weight. She is a very wiry filly, with a very game head and an eye expressive of determination, a long lean light neok well set on to an excellent pair of slanting shoulders, chest deep, a round barrel rather pinched towards the flanks, very long lengthy quartersjwellletdown.whioh may account for her magnificent style of going, which is long, low and easy. She has run three times, winning twice.- At two years old, in the Sapling Stakes, on the speoial day, she was fourth, with 8 st 2 lb to Melancholy Jaques, Zouave, 8 st, second, Fenella, 8 st 7 lb, third. It is fair, however, ...

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THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

THE MONTH. The characteristic energy with which as a community we throw ourselves into the Christ mas and New Year's Day festivities is hardly wsrth referring to now exooptji's affording in dication of a satisfactory increase of Yiotorian ways and means at the beginning of 1869. So far as the cash receipts on_ the Government Railways can be taken as a criterion, a larger number of Victorians, seem to have boon re creating thomselves daring the late holiday b than on any former occasion of the kiud. Last year, when the presence of the Duke of Edin burgh gave an unusual impulse to pleasure excursions of all, kinds, the traffic receipts for. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Box ing Day amounted to £6989 12b 9d; but on the three holidays just passed the amount was £7832 5s Id, showing an incroase of £850. Yet the railways did not soem to bo specially patronised, for groups of pleasure seekers were at least equally numerous at overy likely spot within a reabh'able distance of Melbourne. ...

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COUNTRY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

COUNTRY NEWS. On the 3OthDeconiber Dr.Reia was presented '.at the (Jeelong Hospital with an address and .-.ajia'tidaomely embossed, silver cup containing '?:525, sovereigns, as d token of respect and sym 'pathy oh account of the annoyance and vexa tious Hiigdtion to which he had been subjected - tlirbugli .the lawsuit Barnett et uxor y. Held. ? Vr.ONphb 7ft 'Jnn; the body of a man named Cairns was fouiid in the scrub at Tobtgorook. ?itap'pears that the 'deceased' bad, under tho in fluence 'of 'drink; wandered from his home at ??Nepe'an ot tlio:4th January. Although search iyiis made by the neighbors nothing was heard o(;- him until the' 7th Jan. when constable O!ShanaBsy, of. Dromona, organised a search, which iVsnlted- in the discovery of the body in tfc.e acrnb*ii short distance from the Rye Hotel; ? # (Jinstokci taper says : — ?' A novel suggestion has'been ii bide for the supply ef fresh water to tHe shipping at' our wharfs; It is that one of the AbyBH'iiilan tabo wells should b...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

. BIETHS, MAERIAGES, DEATHS. ' :r '?-'.;:? ':.-'''/ » — — :; ;?;.; !?? ,-!- .;: KV; 'ilBXHS. . .... . . BLAin.-r0n the 80th Doc.at Wattle Bark, Essondon, the wifa'of W. Allison Blair, of a daughter. , . Burbows.— On the 11th Jan.. at Halkett House, Vlotoria^streot, Mrs Henry Burrows, of a daughter. . DrCKSON.— At Klwood, on the 19th Jan., Mrs Thomas ZMckson, of a, daughter. ' ' Eaukb.— On tbo2lBtDoc, at Bunbury, the wifo of Mr 'Peter Eados of a daughter. . Fishbxi.— On tho 20th Jan., at her residence, Bur nett-street, St. Kllda, tho wlfo of A. G Fisher, Esq.; of a son. - - ' Grady.— At 38 Carnarvon-street, St. Georgo's-road. Glasgow, on tho 4th November, 1868, Mrs Martin J3tewart Grady, of a daughter. , Hatmkld.— On tbo 13th Jan., at 108 Dover-street, Blohmond, the wifo of W. G. HatQeld of a son. ' HADDBN.-On the Oth Jan., at 10 Napler-Btroot, Fitzroy, the wife of J. 'W. Baddon, M.D., of a son. TttAOKAY.— -n tho 10th Jan., at Sandhurst, tho wifo of Mr Angus Maokay of a eon. . MAT,— ...

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BUST OF THE LATE G. V. BROOKE.—CHATLES SUMMERS, SCULPTOR.—SEE PAGE 37. UNVEILING THE BUST OF G. V. BROOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

BUST OF THE LATE G. V. BROOKE.— Charles Summers, sculptor.— see page 37. UNVEILING THE BUST OF G. V. BROOKE IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.-Sept 1867                   UNVEILING THE BUST OF G. V. BROOKE IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.-Sept 1867                   UNVEILING THE BUST OF G. V. BROOKE IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.     The tribute of the Melbourne Press to the memory of the late Gustavus V.Brooke has been at last deposited in the Melbourne Public Library. The uncovering of the bust, executed by Mr Charles Summers, took place at the gallery of art attached to the Public Library, in the presence of an assemblage of literary gentlemen and others. Among the   Press men present, the principal were Messrs R. H. Horne, C. Bright, D. Sy...

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SHIPPING FOR THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 1 February 1869

SHIPPING- FOR THElSSOlfTHi VESSELS ABEIVED AT T^ POfiT 0** MEL BOURNE SINOE THE DEPABTUBE OF THE JANUARY MAIL. 'JANUARY.' . : -' . i 4. Avoca, R.M.S.S., 1481, Ohtrles G. Porrtna, com mander, from Sydney. F. K. Kendall, agent. - ir Ellss» Gorry, 'bgj ? sio;- uv ±V ur&u&m, from Ba tavla. Captain Graham, agent. 4. A. H. .Badger, bq, 417, . J. ? Ii. B. Brown, from ' - Tlmaru and Lyttelton, N.Z. Connoll, Watson and Hogarth, agents. - ' . ' . : 4. Bagna, Norwegian bg, 200, John O. Qlllbrandsen, from Foo-Chow-Foo. .B. Towns add Co., ,,i -.' agouts. j ?,?..!??.'; ... . ;-?':.,?_, ... 0. City of Manchester, ship, .088, J. D. Sband, from ' ' Glasgow. ' Alex. Mtofarian arid Co., agents. 0. Hydrabud, ship, Black Ball Line, 1349, Ed. Jones, from Liverpool. Bright, Brothers and Co., agentB. .-..-? . ? ? 0. Alfred, North. German bg, 101, T. Buttsohau, from Bativia. G. JUuyn, a?ent. 0. Nightingale, bq, 241, J-. M'Phaldon, from Mauri tiUB. Sponco Brothers, agenta. 9.' Thormepyla), sh...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

'\TISITOR8 to MEIiBOUBNE journeying to Bo V tanlcal Gardens, river or' road, call at BBAN DEB'S FBRBY. Good Wine. ? BANDEB'S FERBV', Uppor Yarra, south Bide, between Prlnoe's-bridge an»l that boautifulro Borl, the Botanical Gardens. ? ? ? TO SADDLERS, HARNESS MAKERS, So.— MeBsrs W. F. THOMAS & Co. beg to acquaint tho public they have now por/ootod a Kow Patent Bowing Machine, with .which . waxed thread may bo used with faolllty, the stitch produced being aliko on both tides, and as strong and durablo as any hand work, 1, Ohenpiide, B.C., or of W. Uilktboroo & Co., ^jytatO^JtoritrS^M^b^iBrno. ;.. .1.8180' ' T ONDON AGBNOY.— Tho AUSTRALIAN NEWS LJ ma-v ho read gratultouBly.in London; at the News ltoomn of Uos ra GORDON &' GOTOH, 121'iiolbom hill, whoro advortisemontB and subscriptions for tho Bamo are received. EN&LISH AND EUROPEAN NEWS. ? , '(THE MAIL,' A Paper containing the News, the principal Loadorp, a woll-d!gestod Summary, and all lDtdrestlog mat...

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THE TRIBE OP HAIRLESS MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

THE TBIBE OF HAIBLESS MEN. Some time age a squatter brought to Sydney,' from the interior of the country, a curious specimen of humanity. The man was entirely without hair' on the head or on any part of his body, and was said to belong to a native tribe marked by the same peculiarity. The Bquatter brought the man from the Balonne, one of the head waters of the Darling ; and it is only on the banks of the river Balonne that the tribe to which he belonged are to be found. Both men and women ore entirely hairless, and yet have no ; appearance of cutaneous ' disease. They are few in number, mild, and poaoeful ?. in their habits, and speak a dialeot differing from that of the neighboring tribes, who hold no intercourse _ with them, and never at- - ' tack them, regarding them in fact with a degree of su perstitious awe. Some aver that there is no finch tribe, and account for the hairless appearance of the aborigi- '. nal recently brought to Sydney by referenoe to a habit not unusual among...

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SOUTHERN INSURANCE COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

SOUTHERN INSURANCE COMPANY. The ninth' ordinary general meeting of the shareholders in this company was held at tho offioo, in Qneen-Btreet; oh the 5th Februarfj Mr F. J. Bligh presiding.' The business before the meeting was to' receive the half-ybarjy statement of accounts ' and directors' report ; to elect three directors in the room of Messrs J. H. Blaokwood and J. L. Barke, who. retire by rotation, and Mr Phipps Tarnbull resigned, and to appoint two auditors. The Secretary (Mr D. . Moffatt) - read the directors' report, , whioh has already been published with the balance-sheet. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report, and pointed oat that the aooounts had been presented in a complete form to the end of 1866, after the most approved method employed in the London offices: An underwriter had been appointed in London ' in consequence of the increasing ?business of the Company, and this gentleman gave every satisfaction.' Mr Conche se conded the adoption of the report. In reply...

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QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

QUEENSLAND.' ' I A, Booklaampton .paper givoB the following ' I particulars of a strange, animal lately diB I covered- at ia place called. t Morinish :— '* A I miner -named; James, ~ ?while at work in a temporarily ? abandoned claim in No. 2, North AlliancQ, discovered a sin gular animal, , which - as yet ? appears not to have been described; in the fauna of Aus tralia. . In size it is like the ? echidna, or native porcupine, hat appears ambidextrous, the only, two organs of locomotion partaking of. the digitate, and pedioalar anatomy. It ap peara nocturnal in its habit, and forma an ex ceedingly neat nest of dried grassroots and small branches. It is oviparous, the one captured a female, 'containing a bunch of eggs, in whioh the germs of . life were plainly perceptible. The discoveror intends forwarding it to the Acclimatisation Society at Brisbane, who will doubtless value it as a remarkable production of , our northern district.' ,.?:?. From the Queensland papers we learn that se...

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NEW SOUTH WALES? [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

NEW SOUTH WALESA The eighty-first anniversary of tho founda tion of the colony of New South WaleB, whioh fell on Tuesday, the 26th of January, was observed ai a general holiday. The an nual regatta is reported to have been a great success. The intelligence had been received . that morning of the death by drowning of the Rev. Mr Qainlaven, of Port Macquarie, whilst bathing in the sea on the 22nd January. .The town of, Lawrenpe, .on the Clarence . River, was visited oh the 15th Jan. by a thunder storm, accompatiiod by a hurricane iii terrific force: An irrimenso amount of damage was done. , Tho church pf All Saints was levelled witli the ground: Thb parsonage, whioh ad joined the church, also sustained somo injury. Xa tho immediate neighborhood of the church the gale, seems to have ragod with, all its fury. Along the road on each, side huge trees, many of theiri torn up by the , roots, are strown about in nil directions. A stable at the . Commercial Hotel was swept away; and.the large...

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AUSTRALASIAN INSURANCE COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

AUSTRALASIAN INSURANCE COMPANY. The half-yearly general meeting of this body was held, on the 5th .Feb., at their offices, Collins street ; the Hon. J. Graham, M.L.O., chairman of the. company , presiding. Aboijt thirty-five of the 'shareholders were present'. Mr E. L. Montiflore, secretory, read the report of the directors and financial. statements witii reference to the marine and fire branch. The chairman moved that the report be adopted, and said it gave him muoh pleasure that, not withstanding the heavy losses that ocorirred in the London bran oh, there was still a balance of capital in hand of £51,718, while £61,027 had been disbursed in dividends to share holders. This covered the year from August, 1867, to 31st December, ,1868, during whioh period ' it should be remembered a bonus amounting to £12,000 had been dis tributed and £50,000 capitalised. He . wiis happy to point out . that during the last lj'aif year the balance of profit bad amounted to £2918, which sum would havo...

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STALKING PELICANS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 22 February 1869

. STALKING- PELICANS. The illustration we give of this aboriginal mode of hunting the pelican is one that can only be indulged in to perfection on the banks of the Murray, in its lagoons and backwaters. At early dawn, on the unruffled bosom of a grand sweep of water, fringed with reeds, and its shores ovorshadowed with the finest apeoi mens of Australian flora, vast numbers of Aus tralian waterfowl may be seen, literally swarm ing in every direction the eye wanders, busily engaged in fisking for an early breakfast. There, amidst a cloud of dark colored and ever moving objects, the stately pelican, white as snow, may be seen, sailing to and fro, in zigzag lines, with astonishing celerity, and nnon dipping his enormous 'bill for fish or other, dainties, with pouch well filled, and pen dant like a huge bag. The pelicans are very fend, of sitting in long rows, on some sandy strip, to eDJoy their leisure wifch dignity; at ? such moments the wily native prepares himself to stalk his wary ...

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