The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction was a weekly newspaper published in the 19th century, England. The publication was intended to be a mix of literature, entertainment, and education. The magazine featured articles on a wide range of topics, including history, science, literature, and current events.

The articles in "The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" provide a valuable insight into the coverage of current events in a historical context and showcase the role that publications like it played in shaping the cultural and intellectual landscape of their era.

The attached issues provide an insight into what was being reported in Great Britain about Western Australia with the articles about the Swan River.

This article contains a reference to an encounter with Aboriginal people that wasn't portrayed in a negative way - "Whilst attending to a boat on the river, during the time the party were dragging the cutter over the mud, I distinctly heard the bellowing of some huge animal, similar to that of an ox from an extensive marsh further up the river. Immediately afterwards, I was visited by three natives, armed: they made signs for me to depart, but offered no violence. On hearing the voices of the party, they retired into the woods."

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