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This Book is The first of a series which The Publisher intends to issue, illustrative of life and adventure in The Australian Colonies and The Islands of The Pacific. It has been carefully compiled from reliable sources of information--viz., Wills's Diary, King's Narrative, Howitt's Diary, Wood's Explorations in Australia, WiThers's History of Ballarat, SuTherland's Tales of The Gold-fields, Raffello's Account of The Ballarat Riots, McCombie's History of Victoria, etc., etc. Most of These Books are very expensive or out of print, and Therefore not easily procurable at The Booksellers. in The succeeding Volumes of The series it is proposed to give--"Buckley, The Runaway Convict, and his Black Friends," "John Batman, The Founder of Melbourne," "Fawkner, The Pioneer," "Early Days of Tasmania," "Botany Bay Tales," "Remarkable Convicts," "Notorious Bushrangers," "Brave Deeds," "Squatting Tales," "Remarkable Personal Adventures," "Curious Anecdotes," etc., etc.

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