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SOURCE: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1795, Sunday, August 22, 1830

[Swan River Colony]

Letters have been received from Mr. Henty at Swan River, which continues to give favourable accounts of the colony. Mr. Henty is about to take 84,413 acres of land, and has the privilege of choosing it in any part of the country open for location. He has in consequence been with the Governor 90 miles to the south, and they have discovered land very superior to any before seen in the colony, there being much good sheep pasture and much rich sandy loam. Mr. Henty has taken 60,O00 acres at this spot. A river (Collie) runs through his grant into one at Port Lischenoult, 20 miles to the south of the Governor's allotment. We understand that Mr. Henty, sen. intends to go out to Swan River in the Spring.—Brighton Gazette.