By Charles Wentworth Dilke
As a tender guy, Charles Wentworth Dilke (1843-1911), the Cambridge-educated Radical flesh presser, spent years traveling the English-speaking global. This two-volume illustrated account of his travels was once released in 1868, the 12 months during which he first turned a member of Parliament. quantity 2 opens as he leaves the United States in past due 1866 for Australia and South Asia looking for British impacts. This moment leg of his trip proven for Dilke that England not just existed in different places past nice Britain, yet that it spoke to the total global via its cultural and societal offshoots around the complete globe. His discoveries of conventional English customs and existence within the farther reaches of Australia, India or even Russia are stated with excitement and shock. The e-book sheds gentle on British colonial tradition on the top of the empire, in the course of the eyes of a younger, left-wing observer.
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If, however, 16 GREATER BRITAIN. [CHAP. the other colonies permit their Northern sister to continue in her course of importing dark-skinned labourers, to form a peon population, a few years will see her a wealthy cotton and sugar-growing country, with all the vices of a slave-holding government, though without the name of slavery. The planters of the coast and villages, united with the squatters of the table-lands or " Downs," will govern Queensland, and render union with the free colonies impossible, unless great gold discoveries take place, and save the country to Australia.
Higinbotham, the Attorney-General of Victoria, possesses a fund of experience and a power of foresight which it would be hard to equal at home. Many of the ministers in all the colonies are men who have worked themselves up from the ranks, and it is amusing to notice the affected horror with which their antecedents are recalled by those who have brought out a pedigree from the old country.
C. over 4 off-rump, like H. G. " What is a " blue strawberry bull %" is a question which occurred to me. Again, what a phenomenon is this: " White cow, writing capital A off-shoulder %" A paragraph relates the burning of " 10,000£. worth of country near Gambier," and advertisements of Colt's revolvers and quack medicines complete the sheet. The paper shows that for the most part the colonists here, as in New Zealand, have had the wisdom to adopt the poetic native names of places, and even to use them for towns, streets, and ships.