“Have you heard tell yet,” said Sam, “of the new
country to the north, they call the Darling Downs?”

“I have heard of it, from Burnside the cattle dealer.
He describes it as a paradise of wealth.”

“He is right. When you get through the Cypress,
the plains are endless. It is undoubtedly the finest
piece of country found yet.”

From: Henry Kingsley, The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn, Macmillan & Co, Cambridge and London, 1859, p 210
Place of origin: 
Cambridge and London
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