Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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what a pity we did not know of that country before how much labour it would have saved us, no trees to get up the land rich, bearing nothing but grass, in fact it resembles an English Park, only instead of deer you see an abundance of Kangaroo, you cannot imagine anything so beautiful but then the Blackwood is open to the Westerly winds which in the summer time makes it a most delightful climate, whereas Geographe Bay is open to the Northerly so that our peninsula may be a nice cool retreat in the hot weather. I don't think therefore that we shall ever desert it indeed (I [Page 22]