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& impossible to live  have abandoned it & have adopted it for [indecipherable]. It seems the good soil terminates ab.t Jervois [?] Bay to the N. on the Coast for here even it is very inferior, what it is over the mountains remains to be seen. Some important productions have been found, because easily converted to cane - starch found from the nut of a species of Palm tree - a dye from fristic [?], a fasic varnish from Gum, the tetragonia or as we call it New Zealand spinach & flax then in great abundance - 

Here are plenty of idlers & grumblers; for [indecipherable] without skill, industry or capital they expected to find every thing to their hands & to make a fortune at once - amongst these wl.d Gallibrand whom I indecipherable] first in 

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