TALES OF THE TWEED AND SUGAR IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306169

BRISBANE COURIER FRIDAY 7 JANUARY 1870

READ FULL ARTICLE FOR Guilfoyle’s description of landscape and flora as well as local residents as he sails up the Tweed River in his small boat.

 

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Mr Guilfoyle also speaks of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

THE TWEED RIVER.

By M. Guilfoyle.

Although several of the local papers have
given publicity to the object which I had in
visiting the Tweed-valley, for the purpose of

establishing a sugar plantation and a tropical
nursery, I am tempted to say something in
praise of this most beautiful river, merely for
the purpose of making known to those who have
an idea of cultivating the sugar cane what
might be done there by perseverance and a
small amount of capital. The Tweed is the
most northern river of New South Wales. At
half-past 5 o’clock on Wednesday, the 10th of
November, my party and myself, &c, left
Sydney, and arrived at 9 o’clock at night, on the
following Friday, off the Heads or entrance to
the river

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