Four years in Queensland

Kennedy, Edward B. Four years in Queensland. London, UK: Edward Stanford, 1870.

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Author Kennedy, Edward B.
Title Four years in Queensland
Place of Publication London, UK
Publisher Edward Stanford
Publication year 1870
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Language eng
Total number of pages 246
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
Abstract/Summary Preface: I have so often been asked by friends at home, "What sort of country is Queensland?" "What is the life like?" "Whether it would be advisable to emigrate?" — and so many other questions, that I think the best way of answering them is to "jot down" my experience and remarks in the following little work ; and in doing so I wish it to be understood that I have done my best to paint matters as they really are, and to describe everything precisely as it presented itself to me during a residence of over four years in the Colony, and this without making any attempt at scientific writing, or more than "touching upon" the politics of the Colony. In addition to my own observations I have availed myself of the various reliable sources of information to which I have had access, and in doing so have been exceedingly careful only to choose those which I know to be perfectly trustworthy, and in which I had the fullest confidence. Instead of giving the new Land Act in its entirety, I have made use of an excellent little pamphlet issued by the Lands Office at Brisbane, giving a digest of the most important parts of the Act. Though I am quite prepared to have this little work criticised by old colonists and others, yet it must be borne in mind that it is written expressly for intending emigrants at a time which I think may be considered opportune, when the great importance Queensland has raised herself to latterly, in her new industries of growing Sugar and Cotton, is taken into account, and also from the fact that many are now turning their thoughts towards the Colonies, owing to the overcrowded state of the professions at home, and the reductions already being made in those very professions. E. B. K. London, 1869.
Keyword Frontier and pioneer life -- Queensland.
Queensland -- Description and travel.
Q-Index Code AX
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