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THE LAST GAZETE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
THE LAST GAZETE. THE Gazette of Thursday, the 20th instant, announces. Ist. That "A bill for an Act for the &nbsp; &nbsp; Regulation and Protection of the Whale Fisheries" has been read in Council a first time, and is to be read a second time on Monday next." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2nd. Mr. Harvey has been removed from Nepean Bay to Port Lincoln as Collector of Customs, Postmaster, and Port Officer. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 3rd. The appointment of Matthew Morehouse, Esq, as Protector of Aborigines. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 4th. Report of J. F. Porter, Esq, J.P., regarding the entrance of Port Lincoln. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 5th. The oath of allegiance taken by the Germans at Government House on Her Majesty's birthday. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
ADELAIDE FRAM CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
ADELAIDE PRICE CURRENT. ADELAIDE :—Printed and Published by the Pro- prietors, ROBERT THOMAS and Co., at the &nbsp; &nbsp; Printing Office, Hindley-street, where Orders and Advertisements, and all Communications to the Editors, will be received. Price per annum (52 numbers), £2 12s. if called for —£2 16s. when delivered or sent by post. &nbsp; &nbsp; Advertisements not exceeding eight lines, 4s., and 3d. for every additional line. &nbsp; &nbsp; The South Australian Register is regularly for- warded every week to the following Agents, by &nbsp; &nbsp; whom orders and advertisement will be received. &nbsp; &nbsp; Port Adelaide—Mr. [?] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; London—Messrs. [?] and Armstrong, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Foreign Booksellers to Her Majesty, North Wellington-street, Strand. Ale, London, p hhd 9 0 0 to 10 0 0 Ditto, Ashby, p ba...
ENGLISH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
ENGLISH NEWS. BY the Hooghly, which left England on the 18th Feb., we have English papers to the 16th of that month. Parliament was opened on the 5th Feb. when the following speech was read by Her Majesty in person :— My Lords and Gentlemen - I rejoice to meet you again in Parliament. I am particularly desi- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; rous of recurring to your advice and assistance at a period when many matters of great importance &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; demand your serious and deliberate attention. &nbsp; I continue to receive from Foreign Powers gratifying assurances of their desire to maintain with us the most friendly relations. I have concluded with the Emperor of Austria a treaty of commerce, which I trust will extend and improve the intercourse between my subjects and those of the Emperor. I have also concluded a treaty of the same kind with the Sultan, calcu- lated to place the commercial rela...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
LIGHT-SQUARE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, &nbsp; WEYMOUTH STREET, &nbsp; (Near the Gilles Arcade.) — *+*— To the South Australian Public. &nbsp; ACCUSTOMED as we have been in "merry old England " to mingle toils of the &nbsp; more serious duties of life with innocent and rational amusement, we have long felt that in South Australia something was wanting to the social state, and that, in the absence of the necessary means of relaxation we are found in every ci- &nbsp; vilized country, we have been compelled to kill time by any means we could, and frequently in a manner at once vicious and unsatisfactory. Hitherto, in South Australia, Assembly Rooms, "conducted with decorum," have scarcely existed, but this desideratum Mr. PORTRURY hopes to sup- ply ; he has erected, in a central part of Adelaide, most spacious and convenient Rooms— has en- gaged the best Orchestra the province affords, and every care will be taken to ensure the respectabi- lity of the visit...
SIX MONTHS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
SIX MONTHS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA —BY T. HORTON JAMES, ESQ. WE have been favored through the kindness of a passenger by the Sir Charles Forbes with a copy of this volume; and in the belief that most of our readers who remember the author himself and his sojourn at the Southern Cross desire to know what "it is all about," we present them with as many extracts as our space permits. Of the manner in which Mr. James has executed his task, we cannot speak in very favorable terms. In a literary point of view, it is far below mediocrity. Diffuse, in- &nbsp; distinct, and slip-sloppy, he rambles from one subject to another, as the thought or subject seems to strike him. In one sentence, he carries us to New South Wales—in the next to Swan River—and, on turning over the leaf, we find &nbsp; him either at sea or in Van Diemen's Land, or at dinner on "baked mutton" at the Southern &nbsp; Cross Hotel in Adelaide. Arrangement or method—and what is probably worse than all, car...
LXRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
EXTRACTS. FISHING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.— The king stood erect in his bark canoe, while nine young men, with short spears, went up the river, and as many down the river, until, at a signal from him, they all dived into it, and returned towards him, &nbsp; alternately swimming and diving ; these divers transfixing the fish under water, and throwing them on the bank. Others on the river brink speared the fish, when thus enclosed, as they ap- peared among the weeds. In this manner they speared, with astonishing dispatch, some enormous &nbsp; &nbsp; rod (Peel's perch); but the largest were stuck by the chief from his canoe, with a long barbed spear. The death of the fish, in their practised hands, was almost instantaneous, and caused by merely holding them by the tail with the gills im- mersed.—Major Mitchell's Expedition into the in- &nbsp; terior of South Australia. A SINGULAR EXPERIMENT.—One of the most re- markable and inexplicable experiments relative t...
IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
IMPORTS. June 12.—The brig LORD HOBART, 160 &nbsp; tons, Simpson, master, from Kangaroo Island :— 264 pieces 1 cask machinery, 20 cases 4 boxes &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; sundries, 9 mill stones, 258 pieces house frames, 1 pair bellows, 10 bags oats, 10 casks oil, 1 gig &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1 cow and calf. Passengers — David McLaren, Esq., Mr N. Wheaton, Mr. Bennett and family, Mr. Dodridge &nbsp; and family, Mr. Harrison and family, Mr. Dicket, Mr. Essex and family, Mr. Furtsch and family, &nbsp; Mr. Dracy. June 16.—The barque LADY EMMA, 135 &nbsp; tons, Buckland, master, from Launceston :—1000 sheep, 6 horses. &nbsp; &nbsp; Passengers — Duncan McKenzie, Charles Robertson. June 16.— THE KATHERINE STEWART FORBES, 457 tons register, Fell, master from Launceston :— 4 sets cart harness, 30 hogsheads &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; porter, 2 carts, 1 dray, 3 trucks, 250 bus...
"BANKRUPTCY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
"BANKRUPTCY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA." THE busy, thriving, industrious, wealthy popu- &nbsp; lation of South Australia will be delighted to learn not merely that a fiat of bankruptcy has recently been struck against them by the Editor of the Port Phillip Gazette, but that there is, according to that candid gentleman's story, ex- ceedingly small chance of a respectable dividend. It is nothing that our colonists are daily sending thousands of pounds to the Port Phillip district, and purchasing, for ready cash, the herds and flocks of "Australia the Blessed" —nothing that cargo after cargo is arriving from Great Britain, the continent of Europe, the neighbour- ing colonies, and finding ready sale for cash— that ship after ship is bringing capitalists and emigrants, and money and goods to our shores —that during the last six months the actual residents of this beggarly colony have expended ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS ON LAND ALONE — these, and fifty other insignificant facts which cou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
SALES BY AUCTION. IMMENSE VARIETY OF GOODS. To Families and Storekeepers. &nbsp; TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; BY N. BENTHAM, &nbsp; On Monday, June 24, and three following days, at 12 precisely, on the premises— ALL the genuine Stock in Trade of Mr. James Arthur (who is returning to Eng- &nbsp; land), consisting of drapery, ironmongery, shoes grocery, oils, sugars, teas and all articles usually found in a well assorted store. On the second day at two o'clock pecisely, &nbsp; Will be offered the lease and goodwill of these valuable, premises, now doing a business from £130 to £140 a week, second to none in the province, and capable of stiil greater returns. &nbsp; &nbsp; The ground rent is only a few Shillings, and terms as below most liberal. Also one half-acre in Walkerville, and half-acre next "The Colonist," New Port Road. For the googs negociable bills will be taken, above Jii/. one iji.im li;...
The South Australian Register. ADELAIDE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1839. TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
The South Australian Register. ADELAIDE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1839. TO OUR READERS. WHEN the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register were established and first published by us in London, the junction and independence of the official and non-official portions of our paper were explained in the following terms:-- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; "As the official acts and orders of the Colonial Government will be published in &nbsp; this Journal, that portion of the paper containing these acts and orders will be called the Gazette. This circumstance renders it proper to state here, and once for all, that the Gazette alone is to be considered as recording the official acts and orders of &nbsp; the Colonial Government. The Register being devoted to the elucidation of the principles of colonization, to the record of the establishment and progress of the colony, and the general news of the place and of the day, i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
ADVERTISEMENTS. All advertisements must be paid for previous to &nbsp; insertion, unless forwarded by such of our friends as have opened monthly accounts at the Office; and Advertisers are requested particulary to notice that advertisements once &nbsp; inserted will be continued and charged for unless countermanded by six o'clock on Thurs- day evening. FOR BATAVIA, &nbsp; To sail in a few days. THE fine fast sailing barque &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ALMA, M.P. Anderson, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; commander. &nbsp; This vessel has comfortable ac- comodation for freight or pas- sage. Apply to Captain Anderson on board, or to JOHN WALKER, Hindley-street. FOR BATAVIA, To sail in a few days The fine ship PLANTER &nbsp; 350 tons, JAMES BEAZLEY &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &...
REPORT on the Country adj[?]ining Port Lincein. Adelaide June 19. 1839. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 22 June 1839
REPORT on the Country adjoining Port Lincoln. Adelaide, June 19, 1839. By THOMAS ALLEN, F.L.S. late Chief Gardener to His Majesty William the Fourth at Kew. &nbsp; Sir— Agreeably to your request before I left Adelaide, I take leave to communicate on the subject of Port Lincoln harbour and its vicinities, and more especially Boston Bay, which has come under my observation on board the brig Dorset, &nbsp; which sailed from Holdfast Bay on the 23d May, at 7 p.m., with a fine breeze, and land in view all the way to Port Lincoln. We arrived at Boston Bay at 3 p.m. on the 25th, cast anchor in three fathoms water a quarter of a mile from the shore opposite Happy Valley, passing within twenty &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; yards of Curtain Point in seven fathoms water. The access to the harbour is very easy and safe for ships to enter at all times, from all entrances situated at the South and North sides of Boston Island, the latter about five miles extent, whi...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. June 23 -- The ship Ganges, 430 tons, Malcolm McDonald, master, from London, with sixty &nbsp; passengers. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; June 24. -- The brig Dawsons, 227 tons, Price, master, from Lauceston, with flour, &c. June 25. -- The Mary Anne, from Kangaroo Island. June 26. -- The schooner Minerva, 125 tons, Tisdale, master, from Launceston, with flour. &c. June 29. -- The schooner Abeona, Hawson, from Port Lincoln. June 29.—The Tamar, from Launceston, with sheep. June 29. -- The schooner John Dunscomb, from Launceston, with sheep. (For Imports see last page) Sailed from Portsmouth. February 3, 1839, H.M.S. Electra, for South Australia
SUPPLY OF FLOUR[?] [?] [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
SUPPLY OF FLOUR—PROTECTION AGAINST SCARCITY. WE have great pleasure in announcing that during the last fornight a large supply of flour has been imported; and that from the purchases made by our merchants and others of this article, there is little reason now to fear a scarcity. The recent abundant rains which &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; have no doubt extended to New South Wales, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; are calculated to relieve us from the appre- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; hensions of a failure in the next year's crop of &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; that colony; and we indulge the hope that the worst is past. &nbsp; &nbsp; [?] events, it cannot but be consolatory to the colonists generally, the humbler classes [?] particularly to be made ac- quainted with a fact, which can now with &n...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We thank W. M. for his information, it may be useful in due time. The letter of Homanitas is sheer nonsense. There is no fear of the natives, and if there were the plan suggested by a Correspondent &nbsp; who adopts the appropriate signature of———would &nbsp; not dispel them. There are too many pap-spoon philan- &nbsp; thropists in the colony already, and we cannot in con- science encourage the race by the publication of the puling trash ——— has sent us. Various letters received too late for insertion in this number shall &nbsp; appear in our next. "The Survey," and an article &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; in the "Progress of the Colony," in type, must stand &nbsp; over for another week. If our friend N. B. will favor us with a copy of Mr. Field's letter we shall willingly &nbsp; publish it. The cost of watering H.M.S. Buffalo, &nbsp; was about 1ool.—not 400l, as stated by Mr. James.
FORT LINCCLN. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
PORT LINCOLN. THE importance of the harbour of Port Lincoln is at length begining to be universally ac- knowledged and we shall confess ourselves, to be but indifferent prophets if, when the accounts that a special survey of it has been obtained, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; and that a township of one thousand half-acre &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; allotments has been already [?] and appor- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; tioned; the abundance of available land for all &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; pastoral and agricultural purposes has been &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; found in the neighbourhood; that it has been &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; declared by the Colonial Government a legal ...
ADELAIDE P[?] COURT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
ADELAIDE PRICES CURRENT. Adelaide:—Printed and Published by the Pro- prietors, Robert Thomas and Co., at the Printing Office, Hindley-street, where Orders and Advertisements, and all Communications to the Editors, will be received. Price, per annum (52 numbers), £2 12s. if called for—£2 16s. when delivered or sent by post. &nbsp; &nbsp; Advertisements not exceeding eight lines, 4s., and 3d. for every additional line. The South Australian Register is regularly for- warded every week to the following Agents, by whom orders and advertisements will be received; Port Adelaide— Mr. Duncan. London— Messrs. Black and Armstrong, Foreign Booksellers to Her Majesty, North Wel- &nbsp; lington-street, Strand. &nbsp; £. s. d. £. s. d. Ale, London, p hhd 9 0 0 to 10 0 0 Ditto, Ashby, p barrel 8 10 0— 9 0 0 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ditto, bottled, Dunbar's p dozen 0 18 0 — 0 21 0 Ditto. Colonial, in hhds. 7 0 0 — 7 10 0 Porter, London, p hhd ... 9...
IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Register — 29 June 1839
IMPORTS. June 17. — The ship HOOGHLEY. 465 tons, Bayly commander, from London :— 6 barrels 3 crates, 2 bales, 72 pails, 141 casks, 20 hhds, 207 bundles 32 kegs, 10 tins, 12 boxes, 103 butts sun- dries, 8 waggons, 24 cart arms, 518 bars iron, 30 ash cars, 17 pieces timber, 360 deals, 120 deals * erd, 1 roll lead, 1 pen and plankings. Passengers:—Messrs. Burchett, S. Burchett Fryettchord, and 290 emigrants. June 23 — The ship GANGES, 480 tons, Mc Donald commander, from London :— 3 baskets 106 casks, 5 quarter casks, 203 packages, 135 cases 2 crates, 1 bag, 1 barrel, 42 boxes, 2 trunks, 16 bales 60 Kegs, 26 chests, 3 bundles, 3 tietres, 31 hhds, 43 &nbsp; &nbsp; butts sundries, 3 anvils, 15,000 slates, 355 bars, 10 &nbsp; bundles iron, 50 tons chalk, 240 boxes soaps, 2 [?] [?] , 3 patent water closets, 2 iron pipes, 2 stoves, 15 packages of weights, 1 package boring tools, 2 packages iron hooks, 89 deals, 1137 deals and battens, 6 cart arms, 194 iron upr...