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The Moonta Herald. SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1869. SEA SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1869. SEA SICKNESS. &nbsp; &nbsp; THE events of the last week have caused our meditations to be directed to that disagree- able complaint known amongst the French as mal der mer, and we now hasten to give our readers the benefit of our observations and experience. How pleasant is it to be on board a vessel on the first day of sailing, every heart light, every face smiling, jokes and &nbsp; fun are the order of the day ; but alas ! in a &nbsp; few short hours how changed is the spirit of the dream-light hearts become downcast, &nbsp; smiling faces, sad : and an universal gloom has taken the place of fun and jollity. We have studied carefully the diagnosis of this disease, and have come to the conclusion that it exhibits itself in three phases. Phase 1st.-The weaker victims show symptoms of paleness about the gills, keep carefully near the lee-side of the ship, and seem to have a strong disinclination to go below ; these sym...
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. Monday, December 28th, Noon. Point of departure, Cape Borda, bore E. NE, 13 miles. Lat., 35°45' S. Long.; 136°21'E. &nbsp; Tuesday, 29th, Course, 6¾ West, 184 miles. Lat. 36° 29' S.; Long., 132° 41' E. Wednesday, 30th. Course, S. 85° W., 122 miles. Lat. 36° 40' S.; Lon., 130° 6' E. Thursday, 31st. Course S. 75°, 107 miles. Lat., 37° 7' S. ; Long., 127° 54' E. Friday. Course, N. 82° W. Lat. 36° 37' S.; Lon., 126° 20'. Distance, 82 miles.
NEW YEAR'S DAY ON BOARD THE MOONTA. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
NEW YEAR'S DAY ON BOARD THE MOONTA. On this day, so celebrated during long ages for its sports and pastimes, fitting commencement of a New Year, our fancy carries us back to those we have so recently left. We can picture them to ourselves enjoying themselves to their hearts' content, at Races, &nbsp; Picnics, and Regattas; ever and anon &nbsp; perhaps casting a thought on those five &nbsp; hundred miles away, and probably won- dering what our occupations are on this festive day. Shipboard is not a place calculated for enjoyments of any special nature. Amuse- ments are few and far between, difficult to provide, and still more difficult to carry out. To-day the uneasy motion of the vessel &nbsp; somewhat reviving the last lingering traces of sea sickness, has not evoked such a frame of mind as would lead us to seek any extraneous pleasures. The amusements consisted principally of playing quoits on the after deck. We noticed several games played with an ...
MERCANTILE REPORT. WINES AND SPIRITS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
MERCANTILE REPORT. &nbsp; WINES AND SPIRITS. We are glad to note that after the recent depression, there is a decided rise in spirits, which there is every probability will be maintained. Whisky.—None. Brandy.-Demand limited. We believe there are a few small parcels in private hands. Rum.-There has been a spirited demand during the last week, but notwithstanding the large stocks on hand, holders do not &nbsp; seem inclined to part with any. Flour.-Liberal supplies have reached us during the last few days. The Market appears to be well stocked. Tobacco.-The Market is well supplied. Several rumours have been current during the last week respecting the supply of this article, but they have all ended in smoke. Tallow.-Greasy. Wool.-Curly. Sheepskins.-Odoriferous. Hay.-Superabundant. The Market inconveniently crowded.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
BIRTH. NANNY. —On the 27th December, at her residence, Fore Castle, Moonta, Nanny, of twins, all doing well. DEATH. ROANEY. —On the 24th December, in the Hold, Ship Moonta, Strawberry Bullock Roaney. Highly esteemed for his many good qualities. Edited and Published by WILLIAM FISHER, at the Office, Ship Moonta, every Saturday morning.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
WE present our first number to our readers, feeling satisfied that anything &nbsp; calculated to promote harmony and good feeling amongst our comrades will be received with general pleasure and satisfaction. The editorial literature of the present day is not of such a high order as to render any apology necessary for our own deficiencies; and as our object is to &nbsp; combine amusement, instruction, and &nbsp; intellectual enjoyment, we would only request our readers to bear gently with our sarcasm, read and profit by our moral articles, and give that due atten- tion to our mild reproofs, which the high authority from which they emanate deserves. We shall be happy to receive contri- butions, trusting that they will not be extended to too great a length, as our space is limited, and be confined to sub- jects likely to prove of general interest to the community. We shall also reserve a portion of each issue for advertisements. &nbsp; WANTED. WANTED, a ...
CORRESPONDENCE. [This column is open for free discussion, provided it is conducted with courtesy and good temper. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents; nor do we hold ourselves responsible for the consequences, legal or otherwise, of expressing them.] TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
CORRESPONDENCE. &nbsp; [This column is open for free discussion, provided it is conducted with courtesy and good temper. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents ; nor do we hold ourselves responsible for the conse- quences, legal or otherwise, of expressing them.] TO THE EDITOR. Sir—I was much pleased to hear of your intention to start a newspaper, and hope you will pardon me for suggesting that it would be very interesting to us forward, if you could give us every week some information as to the Latitude and Longitude, Ship's Course, and other things that we have no means of learning. Yours, &c, FORE HATCH. We are obliged for our Correspondents suggestion ; it is our intention to meet his wishes as far as possible.--ED. M. H.
LATEST INTELLIGENCE: [Per Aquamarine Telegraph.] Adelaide, December 28. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 2 January 1869
LATEST INTELLIGENCE: &nbsp; [Per Aquamarine Telegraph.] &nbsp; Adelaide, December 28. Immense concourse of people at Glenelg. Duck hunt great success, large number of ducks on the jetty and beach. Adelaide, December 29. &nbsp; Mr. Jones is dead. Adelaide, December 30. John Bond Phipson has been fined five shillings for drunkenness. Adelaide, December 31. Hon. John Baker is to ask the Chief Secretary if it is true that the Northern Territory men had neither pudding or grog on Christmas Day ; if not, why not? The &nbsp; Ministry are expected to resign on the question. Adelaide, 1st January. R. C. Baker has expressed his disapproval of the arrangements for the survey of the Northern Territory. General panic amongst the land order holders in consequence. Copper(s)—Hot. Champagne—Fizzing.
PORTUGUESE MEN-OF-WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
PORTUGUESE MEN-OF-WAR. A few days since a number of small jelly-like substances were caught along- side the ship, which we are informed by Mr. Schultze are the young of the Portu- guese men-of-war, and as it is probable we shall see considerable numbers of them before the voyage is much further advanced, we append the following account, which we are enabled to supply through the kindness of the above gentle- man :— The name given by early English voyagers to a species of Physalioe. It is an inhabitant of the seas of warm climates, but a shoal of them are sometimes driven into our English bays, and it has very probably been mistaken for the Paper Nautilus by those who have declared that they have seen fleets of the latter sailing. They have one or more air-bags, by which great buoyancy is given to them ; and it would appear they have consider- able power over these organs. This species contains only a single airsack, beneath which the digestive apparatus is disposed, and the sack is ...
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. Saturday, January 2.-Latitude, 36° 33'; longitude, 126° 11'. Distance, 2 miles. Sunday, January 3.-Latitude, 36° 38' &nbsp; longitude, 125° 14' S, 80° W. Distance, 54 miles. Monday, January 4.-Latitude, 37° 32' ; longitude, 122° 54" S. 65 W. Distance, 112 miles. Tuesday, January 5.-Latitude, 36° 34' ; longitude, 122° 6' & 48° W. Distance, 77 miles. Wednesday, January 6. Latitude, 36° 47' ; longitude, 120° 24' S. 79° W. Distance, 91 miles. Thursday, January 7.-Latitude, 37° 32' ; longitude, 118° 26½' S. 72' W. Distance, 94 miles. Friday, January S.-Latitude, 37° 32' ; longitude, 117° 57'S. 84° W. Distance, 30 miles.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. We understand it is intended during the voyage to hold frequent examina- tions of the cadets, with the view of testing their respective capabilities, knowledge, and understanding. We would suggest the following questions, relative to matters which may probably prove useful to them in after life :- What is the length of a degree of longi- tude at the North Pole ? If the dip of the horizon is 3' 2" in 10 feet, how many farthing dips will go to the mile ? If 5½ yards make one rood, how many yards will make one polite ? What are the contents of a deal box 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and two feet deep, fastened with a patent lock and the key lost ? A ship's mainmast is 50 feet high, and the foremast 45 feet ; what is the length of the after-cabin table? Given the cook's name, 50lbs. of flour and 21bs. of raisins, to find what we shall have for dinner. Suppose a vessel to be steering N. by W. 45° S., wind on her starboard bow, making 40 miles leeway, and 20 aster...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
MISCELLANEOUS. One of the gentlemen aft was so frightfully seasick a few days since, that he was nearly throwing up his billet. An accident of a serious nature occurred to one of the goats on the &nbsp; 4th instant, which having got amongst the horses received a severe kick on the leg, which caused a compound fracture of the os something or other. The un- fortunate animal had eventually to be killed to save its life. There has been a considerable mor- tality amongst the goats this week, several having departed this life and been committed to the briny ocean. An accident, which might have been very serious, occurred to one of the &nbsp; men named Price. He was standing on &nbsp; the deck when a block fell from one of &nbsp; the tops, and hitting the boat, re- bounded, striking him a severe blow on the temple. We understand this is the second narrow escape from the same cause since the commencement of the voyage. The only case before the Police Court th...
COMMERCIAL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
COMMERCIAL REPORT. Spirits.-A great quantity has changed &nbsp; hands during the early part of the week, and the stock has been so reduced by outsiders, that barely sufficient remains to supply the markets until the arrival of further ship- ments. The bulk of this article now remains in bond. Beer.-The drain on bottled beer during the week has been so great that it is feared the supply will not equal the demand during &nbsp; the coming hot weather. Hay.-There has been a steady demand during the week, which has had the effect of considerably relieving the heavy stocks in hand. Potatoes.-Demand very brisk. It is feared stocks will not hold out long unless fresh supplies are received. &nbsp; Breadstuffs.-Consumption has been con- siderably larger this week than last, in con- sequence of the substitution of bread for biscuits, which, as the article has proved of first-class quality, has materially increased the demand.
The Moonta Herald. SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1869. THE ROLLING SHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1869. THE ROLLING SHIP. IF there is one thing more beneficial to the human race than another, it is to be on board a vessel when she is rolling heavily. It is not, however, that its advantages are felt until you are sitting down to table with a plateful of soup in your hands, and a portion of it occasionally dropping first on the table and then on to your clothes-in fact, going any way but the right one, namely, down your throat. It also has a great influence in making people courteous. Did you ever take notice of a party sitting at table, and see the constant bows each make to the other at every mouthful they take ? if not, do so the first opportunity you have ; even the most unenlightened become adepts in the art of making graceful bows. Con- sider, too, how it tends to develelop the muscular powers of man. See with what tenacity he will hold on to a rope or whatever is nearest to him, even though his feet should swing from under him, when the ship gives a hea...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. [Per Aquamarine Telegraph.] Adelaide, 4th January, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
LASTEST INTELLIGENCE. [Per Aquamarine Telegraph.] Adelaide, 4th January, 1869. Since the departure of the Northern Territory Expedition, the young ladies of the Theatre Royal have been in deep mourning. Business at the Billiard saloon very dull. The "Cannon" game is not yet played out. Adelaide, January 6, 1869. In reply to the Hon. J. Baker, the Chief Secretary said it was intended that the Northern Territory men should be supplied with grog on Christmas Day at their own expense, but the man unfortunately employed to take it to the ship proved dishonest and substi- tuted water. There were also large quantities of pudding made on that day, but he imagined it must have all been eaten by Cadets, as none of it reached the men. The Hon. J. Baker expressed him- self perfectly satisfied and hoped the men were. The expected crisis is thus happily avoided. &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
BUSINESS NOTICES. [A CARD.] RYAN, IRWIN, & CO., &nbsp; BOOT and SHOE MAKERS, FORE HATCH. REPAIRS NEATY EXECUTED. R. H A Z E R D, COOK and CONFECTIONER. &nbsp; Dinners got up in First-Rate Style. Coffee, Soups, &c., always ready. No. 1, GALLEY-ROW. LOST AND FOUND. LOST, a DINNER KNIFE and &nbsp; FORK, bone handle, with owner's name engraved on handle. W. W. HOARE. &nbsp; LOST, a DINNER KNIFE with &nbsp; horn handle. RICHARD LOVEDAY. LOST, a Pair of White CANVAS SLIPPERS. CHAS. LYONS. &nbsp; &nbsp; LOST, a GIMLET, HAMMER, and a NEW BRADHAWL. EDWARD TUCKWELL. LOST, a TOWEL. &nbsp; THOS. LOVEDAY. LOST, a TOWEL. &nbsp; THOS. CHERRY. &nbsp; LOST, a TOWEL. &nbsp; GEORGE DEANE. &nbsp; LOST, a Small Silk HANDKER- CHIEF ; also a Towel, marked " H. Hood." JAS. ROBINSON. LOST, a FELT HAT with leather &nbsp; belt. JOS. EWART. LOST, from the Second Cabin, a Two- &nbsp; b...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 9 January 1869
CORRESPONDENCE. We have much pleasure in publishing the following letter received from the Surveyor-General :- TO THE EDITOR. Sir-The Surveyor-General acknowledges with much pleasure the receipt of No. 1 of the Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette; and whilst complimenting the Editor and Printer on its success, begs to state, that so long as it is conducted after the manner and style of its first number, it will not only prove a source of entertainment and pleasure to those on board, but will prove a lasting souvenir to themselves and to all interested in the success of the expedition, of the good feeling and ability of its respec- tive members. G. W. G., S.G. Ship Moonta, 7th Jan., 1869. &nbsp;
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 16 January 1869
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR. Sir—Finding we have many musicians on board, both vocal and instrumental, I would suggest that a few concerts be arranged, con- sisting of vocal and instrumental pieces. I have Mr. Goyder's kind permission, by which arrangements can be made for the majority of the party to be present at these entertain- ments. So far as the vocal part is concerned, I am willing to do what I can, and I think if the different instrumentalists were to meet and consider the subject, a good Band might be organized, which might have for its title "The Northern Territory Philharmonic Society." By the first mail to Adelaide music suitable to each voice and instrument could be procured, and by return mail forwarded to the Northern Territory. If any of your readers can make any sug- gestions to forward the object I have named, I trust they will do so. I am, Sir, &c., ROBT. PEEL.