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OF THE

BRITISH COLONIES

AND FOREIGN POSSESSIONS

FOR THE USE OF

STUDENTS IN TRAINING COLLEGES, PUPIL TEACHERS,
MIDDLE-CLASS SCHOOLS, AND FOR CANDIDATES
PREPARING FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE,

ARMY AND NAVY, &C.

DESIGNED AS A HANDBOOK TO PHILIPS' ATLAS OF THE

BRITISH EMPIRE.

FY

REV. JOHN P. FAUNTHORPE, M.A., F.R.G.S.
VICE-PRINCIPAL (LATE GEOGRAPHICAL LECTUÐBR) OF S. JOHN'S

COLLEGE, BATTERSEA;
Author of an “ Elementary Physical Atlas for Map Prawing,” &c.

LONDON:
GEORGE PHILIP & SON, 32 FLEET STREET.
LIVERPOOL : CAXTON BUILDINGS, SOUTH JOHN STREET,
AND 49 AND 51 SOUTH CASTLE STREET.

1874.
[Entered at Stationers' Hall.]

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PRINTED BY G. PHILIP AND SON, LIVERPOOL

PREFACE.

This little work is intended to serve as a handbook to the " Atlas of the British Empire,” published by Messrs Philip & Son.

It has been written with especial reference to the wants of students in training colleges, pupil teachers, the upper classes in middle-class, commercial, and other good schools, as well as those of candidates preparing for the Army and Navy, Civil Service, Oxford and Cambridge middle-class and other examinations. Some knowledge of our vast Colonial Empire is an essential of a liberal education. That Geography needs more attention than it has yet received in many schools is evident from the prize-medals now offered by the Royal Geographical Society to the best-prepared boys from public schools; from the certificates offered by the Society of Arts, &c.

The student will do wisely to keep the atlas con

stantly open before him. The best way to master Geo graphy is to study the map, and use the book for explanation.

An Appendix of questions set at the annual Government examinations in training colleges is added.

J. P. F.

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