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BY

MARCUS CLARKE,

AUTHOR OF

“OLD TALES OF A YOUNG COUNTRY," “ HOLIDAY PEAK," ETC.

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LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY AND SON.

1875.
(All rights reserved.)

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M

AURICE found his favourable ex

pectations of Sydney fully realized. His notable escape from death at

Macquarie Harbour, his alliance with the daughter of so respected a colonist as Major Vickers, and his reputation as a convict disciplinarian, rendered him a man of note. He received a vacant magistracy, and became even more noted for hardness of heart and artfulness of prison knowledge than before. The convict population spoke of him

“that -- Frere," and registered vows of

as

VOL. III.

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