Farming implements are as cheap in Sydney as in England.
On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.
In this eventful period the colony of New South Wales is already far advanced.
In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster, on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
If we strike a line to the N.W. from Sydney to Wellington Valley, we shall find that little change takes place in the geological features of the country.
The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, - is fine wool.
The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject.
I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior. I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion, and the track before me was still less inviting.
Mount Harris is of basaltic formation, but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it, although large blocks are exposed above the ground. The rock is extremely hard and sonorous.