PRACTICAL ADVICE TO EMIGRANTS AS TO THE BEST METHOD OF GETTING TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.
First steps—Emigration funds—Government emigrants—Family Colonization Society—First and second-class ships—Safety of the voyage—Best times for sailing—Provisions—Outfit—Luggage—Comparative eligibility of New South Wales and Victoria—Latest accounts from Sydney and Melbourne.
of the gold colonies of Australia have now been faithfully laid before
the reader in their industrial as well as in their golden prospects. It
has been shewn to him, that not only can he not starve, or be compelled
to struggle against difficulty, and almost against hope, as at home;
but that with only common prudence he must secure independence, and may secu
large fortune, with no more struggles than those into which an
industrious man, even in the wealthiest ranks of society, voluntarily
enters. The greatest struggle of life is to be idle, and no man of
common sense would associate independence with such a condition. The
emigrant must, of course, work; but in no country on the face of the
earth will his labour be more speedily or more abundantly rewarded.
His first step is to obtain accurate information. For this purpose, he can procure the "Australian Gazette,"* a
newspaper published fortnightly in London, and devoted exclusively to
the interests of the southern colonies. Of this paper it would
* Published by Messrs, Stewart and Murray, Little Green Arbour Court, 15, Old Bailey.