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Oceania: A Supplementary Geography James Franklin Chamberlain

Oceania: A Supplementary Geography

James Franklin Chamberlain

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330463666
Paperback
188 pages
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Excerpt from Oceania: A Supplementary GeographyDuring recent years Australia and the islands of the Pacific have attracted much attention. In these times of hunger for land, Australia is one of the few areas toward which settlers with limited meansMoreExcerpt from Oceania: A Supplementary GeographyDuring recent years Australia and the islands of the Pacific have attracted much attention. In these times of hunger for land, Australia is one of the few areas toward which settlers with limited means can turn. This is because the country is very sparsely populated, which in turn is the natural result of light rainfall in most of the continent.The people of Australia have faith in their country, and faith in themselves. Through irrigation vast tracts have been reclaimed. Cities have sprung up in the desert in response to the rich deposits of gold and other forms of mineral wealth. Telegraph lines cross the continent, and railroads are steadily opening up new areas. Australian cities are as progressive as any in the world, and government and education are abreast of the times. To a larger extent than is true of any other continent, Australia is being developed by the people of a single nationality, English.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.