This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...to work as usual and just have to put up with the external inconvenience. I was not sorry to go on board the old Paramatta, for it brought recollections of the first time that I boarded her at Albany, in the early days of the Western Australian gold boom, when on her voyage home she was drunk out of champagne between ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...to work as usual and just have to put up with the external inconvenience. I was not sorry to go on board the old Paramatta, for it brought recollections of the first time that I boarded her at Albany, in the early days of the Western Australian gold boom, when on her voyage home she was drunk out of champagne between Adelaide and Albany. I always long to be at the breaking up of the Paramatta, to annex some of the beautiful panelling, and the carved overmantel and supports in the saloon. It is easy to understand Captain Alfred Symons' love for the old Paramatta, for although Commodore of the P. & O. fleet, he preferred this old boat and the China seas to the more modern boats on the Australian service. The old Commodore and the beautiful old boat appeared to belong to one another. Captain Symons endeared himself to all on board, and when I met him at luncheon, at Mr. Robert Little's house, the day after we landed in Shanghai, I found he was as great a favourite on shore. Mrs. Rivett Carnac was leaving the boat at Singapore to join her husband in Bangkok, and here too we lost Mr. Stephens, a mining engineer, on his way to the Pahang gold mines. He hailed from Cambourne, and knew Captain Penberthy and Mr. Wells, then at the Kabin mine in Siam. Amongst those who continued the voyage were Mrs. Nicolson, the wife of General Nicolson, who was off on her own account to endeavour to obtain mining concessions in China; Commander Travers, who was on his way to join H.M.S. Victorious, in Japanese waters; and Mrs. Ebert, returning to Shanghai after a season in England. We arrived at Hong Kong on September 28, when the recent visitation of a typhoon was plainly visible, for the shipping in the harbour was in considerable confusion; especially had H.M.S. Tamar a very...
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New in New jacket. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc. ) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: -eng, Pages 484, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS.
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