Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 436
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tall young man, and I have no doubt but he will get over his nervousness as he gets stronger.
The co-operation of the Australian contingent with the Imperial troops in Africa is a glorious incident in the history of Australia, and also in that of the mother country, and is of great value in shewing the world that Great Britain has latent resources growing up in the Colonies.
It was fortunate that the drought did not affect the live stock much in Camden, but in many places in the far interior the losses have been very ruinous to many, especially to cattle owners, as cattle cannot live on short grass as sheep do. I am glad that you appreciate keeping the Merinos pure at Camden their original Australian home. I am somewhat perplexed to know how to dispose of my flock, the property on which they are depastured in Victoria which belonged to the several
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