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FERN-TREE GREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
FERN-TREE CREEK. , ' This, creek is sitanted on the very highest part of the Cape Otway Bangos, on the way f torn Colao to Apollo Bay, and presents features whioh are oharao teristio of every gully of that mountainous region; The graceful forms of the fern tree foliage always render any spot, where snob feathery vegetation abounds, one of surpassing beauty. The Cape Otway district is now being geodetically surveyed by Mr T. C. Irwin, an able member of that staff of surveyors to whose arduous labors the country is greatly indebted. i'liiiN-TlUiK CltKEli [muwn LY K« cuevalujh, mooti an original bketcii.J ? i'liiiN-TlUiK CltKEli [muwn LY K« cuevalujh, mooti an original bketcii.J ?
CAPE PILLAR, TASMANIA—SEE PAGE 12. CAPE PILLAR, TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
G A P E PIL h A E, T A S MA N I A— bee page 12. CAPE PILLAR, TASMANIA. Tho southern promontory of Fortosque Bay, whioh lies immediately to the eastward of tho River Derwent, is principally composed of upright basaltic columns, some, of them standing alono, like tall obelisks, but the greater number forming groups of mimic towers and ohimneys. The coast rises con- ,, eiderably towards the south, where the mountain range terminates abruptly in tho Cape Pillar, a grand basaltic prooipioe, or, rather, an assemblage of precipices, whioh, seen from the sna, assumes every moinont some new aud btriking aspect. Sepa rated from tho mainland only by a strait of half a mile in width id Tusman's Island, a scaiouly loss striking foaturo in this graud scenery. L ko the Cupo Pillur, Tdsmau's Island is composed of babaltio columns, though on a less stupdiidout coule, but exceedingly fantastic in form, particularly on tho southern side, whore the tipcr spires and pinnaclos seem a part of some ancient...
PUBLIC MEETING AT MAJORCA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
PUBLIC MEETING AT MAJORCA. A publio meeting in conuootiou with the present orieis was. convened -by the mayor of the borough of . Craigie, and held at tho Prince of. Wales Theatro, Majorca, on 'Saturday, the 28th ult. Thero were about two hundred persons present, and the mayor, R. W. Strangward, Esq., was unanimously voted to the chair. After some preliminary remarks from the chairman, Mr E. O'Farrell moved the first, re solution, which was to the effect that the meeting should express its appreciation of the judicious and patriotic views enunciated by his Excellency Sir Charles Darling, in reference to the legal and con stitutional government of the colony. Tho motion was seconded by Mr Stewart, and carried. Mr Macquarrio moved, ' Tliat tho meeting express its unqualified approval of the course taken by the Ministry in providing for the government of the country during tho present crisis.' Seconded by Mr M'Taggart. Mr Symonds moved an amend ment, seoonded by Mr Solomon, ' Tbat the ...
THE POLITICAL CRISIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
THE POLITICAL CRISIS. A deputation, consisting of Mr Maegregor, M.L.A.., Mr Everard (formerly M.L.A. for Rodney), and MrDiahor (of Eohuco), waited upon his Excel lency the Governor, on 30th nit., and presented to him a petition, to bo forwarded to her Majesty, from the burgesses of Eohuca, praying that her Majesty would approve tho action taken by his Excollenoy, the Ministry, and tho Legislative Assembly in tho present emergency. Hia ExoELLENcr read the following reply : — ' Gentlemen, — I beg you will aBsuro the bur geBaes of Eohuoa that I shall have plousuro in for warding their petition for submission to her Majesty. 'I am gratified to learn that the petitioners concur in the sentiment which has now been so generally expressed throughout tho colony, that the public act for which I have been assailed with personal opprobrium by a small section of tho - community is worthy of approval as having saved tho colony from confusion and. distress. 'Hoff Bmall, in reality, is that section...
FATAL ACCIDENT AT CLUNES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
FATAL . ACCIDENT AT CLUNES. The TalbotLoader thus describes a shocking oc currence which' has taken plaoo at Clunes : — ' Tho deceased, Peter Holman, a native of Blaokwnter, Cornwall, -and aged' only - twenty-four yeurs.-vwas working at .the, bottom of the shaft of the -Glnnes Consols Company, a depth of 170 feet, when a large stone fell down the shaft, 'striking him' on tho skull and inflicting such inju ries that he died the *ol '.lewing i morning. - The topmon (Rogers) - had wurned the deceased that ho was overloading, the buckets, but' the latter took no notice of the warning, and, if anything, appeared to 'derive much satisfaction .from cram ming a still larger quan tity of staff on the top of them preparatory to send ing them tip the shaft. The , accident occuired in this wise : — Rogers wuu in the act of landing tho bucket, ? when he noticed , the stono in question cant ing about on the top. He called out to the driver of tho whim to I bo careful how he drove tho horse. Befor...
PUBLIC MEETING AT CARISBROOK. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
PUBLIC MEETING AT CARISBROOK. A publio meeting was held at the town hall, Carisbrook, on Wednesday, 1st inst., for tho purpose of giving tho electors an opportunity of expressing their views on tho present crisis. Councillor Crooks Was voted to the chair. Mr Pbitohaud proposed tho first resolution : — ' That, in tho opinion of this meeting, the Ministry and their supporters in the Assembly have honestly fulfilled the pledges which secured their return to Parliament, and are, therefore, entitled to tuo con fidence and hearty thanks of tho community, for the determined efforts thoy havo mado to secure the constitutional rights of tho people.' Mr Sheen seconded the motion. Mr, Shaw moved an amendment ' That it is tho opinion of this meeting that the action taken by tho present Government is most unconstitutional and unjust, and is unworthy of tho support of all loyal Burgeota of her Majesty.' Ho said, in reforence to the remarks of the previous speaker, that .. the country was not boun...
PUBLIC MEETING AT GUILDFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
PUBLIC MEE riNGr AT GUILDFORD. An influential meeting of the inhabitants of Guild ford was held at Fwlay's Hotel, on Thursday evening, the 26th of October, to pass resolutions iu support of the Governor and Ministers in the present orisis. Mr. Geoiigb M'FAnLAnn was voted to the chair, and after explaining tho object of the meeting,' ho called upon Mr W. H. Wilson to propose the first resolution, which ' was as follows :— .' This meeting believing that tho right to levy taxes and originate money bills rests exclusively with the Legislative Assembly, expresses its disapprobation at the coarse pursued by - tho Legislative Council, in obstructing tho Government and assuming to itself I powers that are clearly ?ultra vires, and sotting aside the expressed wish of the people.' Mr Ar.EXANDEn Dallas seconded the resolution, and apoko highly of the character, business habits, and firmness of the Ministry, and thought, as they had accomplished so much practical good, the whole community shoul...
SACRILEGE AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
SACRILEGE AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, LAUNCESTON. — About six o'clock on Tuesday morning, informa tion was givon to the police, that the sacristy, im mediately at tho rear of St. Joseph's Church, had been entorod from tho back by a window. It ap pears that a pano of glass was broken, and tho win dow raised up from tho outside, and an iron bar re moved, by which the entry was effeotod. In this building thore was ono of Milner's. iron safes, in which the gold and silver chalicos,solarinms, and other valuable articles and vessels in use on the' altar are deposited, but no monoy. Tho chest woighod be tween six and seven owt, and was carried bodily out through lho door, which was forced open from the inside. It was deposited somo fow yards away under the shelter of thick overhanging shrubbory. Hero a quantity of gunpowder wns placed in tho koy holo, and a slow fuse attached, by which the safe was blown up. TIiq report is said to have been very great, many persons in the neighborhood having b...
EXHIBITION OF DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
EXHIBITION OF DOGS. The second dog show, under the auspices of the Ac climatisation Society, was opened on the 19th Ootober, in the Exhibition building, and terminated the follow ing day. In a country suoh as ours, where there are .various duties' for dogs to ?perform, both in flocks and herds and in the home stead, dog shows are' of considerable importance, ' ;as menns both of instruc ';tion. and of preserving dis . itinctions of breed. The , Bhow this year was a very successful one. The num ber of exhibits was 357 of all classes and ages, as against 331 at the show of April, 1864, being 30 less ; but there was at the same time a smaller proportion of inferior animals. The attendance of visitors was somewhat larger than at , .the first exhibition, but not to anything near, the extent which might reason ably have been antici pated, considering that the admission fee had been re-i t duoed from 2s 6d to.la. His Excellency Sir C. Darling was amongst tho visitors, and made a brief inspe...
WILSON'S PROMONTORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
WILSON'S PROMONTORY. This promontory, situated on tho coast 'be tween Cape Schanck and Port Albert, forms a bold projecting headland, which stretches far into, the sea, and is crowned by a light house, well known to navigators of Bass's Straits. Waterloo Bay, the entrance v into whioh is visible in tho engraving, is ono, of the many1 bays and coves in tho neighborhood whioh offer shelter from tho fre quent winds prevalent on thut, coast. ?^YIL^ON'S 1'IIOJIONTOUI'— fn.iAA\N by i. oulvalji r, n.ujj aj» ol,^ol^Al. bifyjpn]— slk pa^i) 4. ?^YIL^ON'S 1'IIOJIONTOUI'— fn.iAA\N by i. oulvalji r, n.ujj aj» ol,^ol^Al. bifyjpn]— slk pa^i) 4.
MOUNT ZERO. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
MOUNT ZERO. Mount Zero is the northernmost point of the Grampians, ? on the run of Mr S. Wil son, in the Wimmera _ district. The lake is called Drung-Drung, or Lake Taylor, and tho country south of this point abounds in piotureoque scenery. iMdUNT^ ZERO--- ; [drawn Bvi!N,Y chevalier, from^an-- OEiGiNAii Sketch] -t7See:i?ageV4; ; iMdUNT^ ZERO--- ; [drawn Bvi!N,Y chevalier, from^an-- OEiGiNAii Sketch] -t7See:i?ageV4; ;
THE ADVISABILITY OF ESTABLISHING STATE FORESTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
THE JlOVISABILITY OF -ESTABLISHiNG '?: :,:;';r STATE FORESTS. Y' -; :? /? :.' ? The following report of the Surveyor-General, the AtBistarit Commissioner; of Lands and. Survey, and, the Secretary of Mines, baa been presented to Parliament : — ? . , - . .' i ; // , ; v, /?, , Melbourne, 25th Ootober, 1865. .. Sh:,— 'When acting as commissioners appointed to inciuhro into applications for laud 'uuder the 42au seo tion of thu Amonding Lttn(l Act, 1865, oUr attention was directed in many places to the rupid and uunecos Bary destruction of forests iu tho neighborhood of the gold-fields ; and wo have' thought fit ; to recommend that Bomo applications for blocks /within the natural forosts should riot be dntertainedi ' /' . We b'elifave'that'mubh of ' the prosjjerity now so evi dent on the ! gold-fields of Victoria is due to the cir oumBtanco 'that'oluimholdors and lessees of Crown lands havo the /opportunity of procuring timber from the indigenous forests .at, Bmiill cost. Thoy require wo...
SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE IN NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE IN NEW'sotrrH'' ;-? ::V ,;;:.' ??; ;; ?;'.-. . ; ;;- ; WALES;-; y ; .-?'?;:: ;; : V '? . V .? ~: A ih6el^\6i'an^em:tb^n^a'^da\xecen0y felfc iri Armiaale ^ and ' the greater'' part of New Englarid., The, Armidale Telegraph. Bays:— 'The iriottoji which it cauaed was vibratory, and; ' oiherWise similar to , thoseVpsualiy, asorihedi to suph . pheripr iiriena.. It was felt,; ,by;6urseives,:;and, ;perhpip8j?,by nearly all iu Armidale: who were i not actually asleep at the time. The fact itself was sufficiently pdlpablp to hundreds in this, immediate neighborhood, 'arid- it iB confirmed ? by ' a ? number i of 'corfeBponderits and visitors, who felt -arid saw the' effects' of tho sh'eok.' Correspondents from Walchttj'^Berideriierej Bundard, Ollera^ Uralla,; arid various other ??_ ? plucea, - confirm the testimony of tho townspeople, and also agree remarkably together considening the distancca apart, and the; variations which: some hundreds of - time-keepers would represe...
SAD ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
SAD ACCIDENT. A melanoholy and fatal, accident occurred, on Monday, 30th ult., by which Mr Ibbotson, store keeper, of the Blue Mountain, mot with a sudden' and violent death. 'It- appears,' savs the Kvne ton Observer, ' that the unfortunate man came into Kyneton to transact some business, and was return ing home; riding ono horse and leading unother. Ho stayed a few minutes at Mr Toomey'a Terminus Hotel, add that gentleman, seeing him slightly tho worse of liquor, endeavored to persuade bitn to Joavo' ono of tbo horses behind, but Mr Ibbotson persisted in loading it, and loffc tho hotel to procood home wards. The nest that was heard of him was from a man who came to say (bat he was lying insenaiblo on the road aide, u our Mr Gillis's farm, about a iuiIo from tho Terminus Hotel, whore bo was found ap parently all but lifelesB, He wjs bronght to the hotel and Dr, Goary pent for, who, seeing tho jhan's dangerous state, he caused bint to be lakon at onco to the hoBpital, but bo never ep...
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
CAP IS 01? GOOD HOPE. The viow of Ojjju Town and its vioinity, from tho bay anchorage, is very striking. Behind rise the perpendioular sides of Tablo Mountain, usually canpod with a cloud, while on either hand are the barren crags of the Lion's Head and Devil's Peak. Tho town itself is irregularly built, and the houses, with their little stoops (porohes) and gable fronts, exhibit many traces of their Dutch origin. Tho streets, many of which are wide, and most of them unpaved, cross at right angles. Rows of oak, poplar and pine trees line the sides of the prinoipal avenues, and the : shops ' are well 'supplied with European goods. Outside tho towu aro the Govern ment House, a commodious edifice, the grounds of whioh are planted with fine old oaks, and partly formed into a public walk ; the South Afrioan Col lege, the barraoks, the ebservatory, well known in connection with the labors of Sir J. Herscholl ; and the Botanic Gardens of the Baron von Ludwig, containing a fine collection o...
TRAGEDY AT THE AVOCA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
TRAGEDY AT THE AVOOA. A correspondent living near the ssone of tho cnlastiophe hns furnished tlm following account of this frightful offuir to the Talhot Leader . — One of those frightful occurrences which shock communities and distract for a time the ordinary current of a people's mind from its healthy and peaceful channel was disolosed to us with horrible distinctness at Green hill Creek, on Sunday, tlio 5th inst. Thero lay beneath tho debris of a burnt hut tho charred, trunks of two old men, the extremities of each boing completely consumed, und tho skull of one of them on the first glance was all that remained to distinguish them from ordinary carrion. Up to this moment, and I write immediately aftei having heard the evidenoe adduced at the coroner's inquest, how tbeBo men came by their death is involved in profound mystery The history of the matter surmised is this : — About two months ago two men, one named William Britten and the other known here by no other name tlmn Old Joo...
IMPORTANT FROM THE EAST COAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
IMPORTANT FROM THE EAST COAST. The Jb cuokea' Bay Herald of 24th nit. reports as follows :— :; ? . The Success, sohoonor, Captain 'Frost, was quite a picture as, on Sunday morninc, she beat up the Bay with Htiu-huu colors flying from both masts. She had on board as passengers Lieutenant Biggs, Mr S. Ddighton, R.M., and Mr Preece, Government interpreter ;: also three ' wounded men, Sergeant Mujor Smyth and private Walsh, of Ihe military settlers, and Sergeant Hodges, of the Hawkes' Bay Volunteers ; also corporal Blitkeney and twelve men as a guard over nineteen prisoners, eighteen Maories and one negro. . . ! The news she brings is highly satisfactory. Al though Pukemaire was not taken by assault, it was subsequently evaoaated ; and the rebels followed up with such rapidity that, after sustaining heavy loss, they were glad to capitulate, giving up their arms, aDd acknowledging the Qaeen's sovereignty. '
LATEST FROM TARANAKI AND WANGANUI. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
LATEST FROM TAR4.NAKI AND WANGANUI. ' Captain Lowe,1- of the steamer Wunganui, which vesfiel arriybdhe're' on Saturday night, reports that,' on Friday^last, an engagement took place between General Waddy ty\ Jjr pops at Patea and tbe M aeries, in which two vsold}or8Vwer'e' killed and five wontided. On the satno day,' at Tarunaki, a skirmish took place between' twenty volunteers (mounted) and the rebels ; two troopers were wounded, but it is not kuowu how many Maories were killed or wounded. The brigade men killed five.'
ENGAGEMENT WITH THE REBELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
ENGAGEMENT WITH THE REBELS. The Neva Zealand Herald of the 28th ult tays :— By tli o arrival of tbe schooner Jane, from Opotiki, wo learn that a party of militiamen, twelve in number, had cone out for the purpose of pig 'hunting. They were chased by about 100 native?, and returned to the redoubt iu safety. A body of Forest Rangers were sent out to reconnoitre, who came upon a pa. The Maories sallied out and drove them back. Rein forcements w«ro sent for and were at once supplied. By a feint, the Rangers' drew the Maories from their stronghold, and when at a distance charged with great impetuosity, killing nine rebels and wounding one, who was taken prisoner. The remainder of the troops oame up and assaulted the pa, killing seven. Casualties on our Bide, three militiamen killed and two woncded. The natives cleared in the night. Kereopa was present and led' them.. One of the rebels was shot, and recognised by several 'friend- lies ' as one of the principals concerned in the mur der of...
THE MURDERERS OF KERETI AND MR BROUGHTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 25 November 1865
THE MURDERERS- OF KERETI AND MR ^l BROUGHTON. : t - ?The Wang'anui ? Times, ?.-. of the '.? 17th , October, says :— ' The arrival of General Chute 'at Welling ton has already infused -new. life into the Imperial troops, and they are no longer doomed to bo ubot and tomahawked with impunity at the discretion of the. Maori. About neon on Friday last despatches fri-m General Chute reached Brigadier-General Waddy at Wanganui, instructing him to take imme diate and ; active proceedings agaipbt the natives who murdered' Kereti, the bearer to the Hau-haus of the pence proclamation, and also the murderers of Mr Brpughton.',' Th'e'.Genejral'a instructipna ' wer.otp pursue , . the ' murderers, destroy .their villages , end piiuikh them to , the utmost. , possiblo .extent. ' General' Waddy has' full diBoretionnry powers' ua to the mode of carrying out ' those 'instructions. Immediately on -receipt of instructions, General Waddy applied to Captain Noakes, N.R.M., for na tive guides and interpret...