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(TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
! 'fTO THB KD5ETOB.'i' **S&(~BeUevtog Ae encbwed^^aw-enOTt of the brainiof a Gawler man) to possess-more than ordinary merit, and' worthy of a place in the columns of th&« Northern Star;' I send it for Hie Editor's opinion, and will be glad to see that he ia «f the same belief. the 'Northern Star.' Gawler, Feb., 1864.' MBONVlP.~ ; » 'Brawler's beautiful Bunyip!! TTnwitty, useless Utopian scrip :- Ncasy nothing, no whepe^not,' helping, yapping y*cleped rot. - ' - Elusive, irksome, idle stuff/ ; Ktyfnl, paltry, -petty puff. 'THE MAN IN THE MOON.' ©nr youngest imp has been trying his hand at another Cow's Stick, as our polite contemporary terms it. Here it is— - ; N ever appearingi .0 n the right day; ; R ead only by duffers, T brown quickly away. Heavy wit and doll humoioP' - B very line shows, R eally ! ' how still it lives Nobody knows! S avagely though it snarlsj. T en ibly vicious ; 'A' Hits best articles R ead so malicious.
"RIFF-RAFF." [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
'RIFF-RAFF.'' : Wa. E^nroRi— Itr is well known in* England that if a man gets into a mill he becomes a dietinguibhed and elevated? character, and that Heenan and King are just now in so. exalted a position as to* entitle them» to indulge in language and* comments of the most unstudied and can— did character, witb little risk of their* sentiments- being gainsaid; and why should not- a man be^Hually privileged4 who gets into'a mill- in. South Austraba?* It is not every man thit is fit for a miller,, nor every person that is suitable for a' miller's lady, and the latter is certainly to be ? sympathised with if it should be her un happy lot to*$ee her husband milling in a place that afibrds- no better choice of society than Gawler, and no 'seminaries^ of learning but what are filled with 'riff- raff.' Ladies- of position, are not to be censured' if their position enables them better than- we common people to know the distinctions between firsts and seconds, . bran and pollard^ chaff and...
A COW'S STICK! [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
A COWS STICK4: tv% congratulate our contemporary, that brilliant luminary the Northern Star, upon laving at length succeeded in ob taining a correspondent from- Gawler woRTHY-of its pages, the following letter and its accompanying, tines justify us^in doing so. It is a pity they have not the charm of novelty, -the fact being that they have been circulated by butchers, huxters, and othersfor some days previous- to their appearance huthe Star, at every pot-house here.- The author, .we have the gratifica tion of informing the public in. general, is the man who did not1 rescue the young lfcdies- from, drowning^, if they wish for further information let them apiply to the fat Francisoanrop the- Holy Batcher* 'A- COWS STICE
IMPERIAL REVENUES OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
IMPERIAL REVENUES OFEIGE. Tax-Agpit.— (10, aan^ to fat Porter) Is th« ' Siezer and and Overlooker ' in his office! - ? Porter.— I should rather think not ; you're too early for him. You'd better call again in about half-an-hour. TJ,-ll,ani; Is the 'S. & O.' in at pre sent? . . .'? ?- - - . ? P.— ^Ih? No! He's gone to lunch. TJL— 12, Noon;- Can I seethe *-S. & O^nowt P.— Not rery welL He isn't back from ionch yet. ?;?'. 3LL~l, p,m.. Is the 'S.&O* come in yet? P.— Come in! Yes! and gone to dinner long ago- . '' . - 214.-2, pan. Has the 'S & O' come back from dinner? , . ? '~ '' P.— Comeback! Not likely— I daresay hell be in though presently. : TJL— 8,pjn. ShaUIfindthe «S& Q' np stairsnbw? . P.— Oh yes J— and iis room cram full of peo ple that have been waiting all day to catch him but he says he's too busy to attend to any of them, so you'd better calLin about half-an-hour, . STJU-4, pjn. Is the S & O disengaged a*c? p.— Tes — quite — fo...
Humbug Society Proceedings. MEETING OF THE G.H.S. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
Hmntatg Sacietj ^nrceAings. MEETING OF THE G.H.S, Thb usual monthly meeting of the Gawler . Humbug Society, was held at Bro. Kopke's, on Monday evening last, there* were present the Arch Flam, several ex-Arch Flams, the Boun cible Bam, Surprising Sham, the Twopenny, and a large attendance of brothers. The Arch Flam, having taken the **at of honor, opened the proceedings by informing the ^ brothers that there were several friends waiting to be initiated; but previous to their initiation, he would read to them a paragraph from the London Weekly Times, containing a review of The Bunytp. (Cries of flam, bam, sham, accompanied by Lodge honors-) The extract was as follows : — « Wrr at the Antipodes. — 'Bunyip ' in Aus tralia has the same meaning as * bunkum' in America, and 'humbug* in England. A period ical has been started in Gawler, South Australia, the title of which is Bunyip, or Gamier Humbug Society's Chronide, with the motto, ' Flam, bam, sham/ under the guise of reporting the pro...
A GERMAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR BAROSSA. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
A GERMAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR BAROSSA. A paragraph appeared in the MegkUr ?about ft fortnight ago to the effect that one of the present Members for Barossa (Mr. Barritfc) Is about to retire from the representation of the district in- conse jquenceof jlL&eakh. W* segret extremely -the cause* which induces him to take this «tes: probably, throughout the whole .district, no settler ;eould be found who is mdre universally respected, «r who has made so few enemies or opponents— -tbis was so manifest that, eT8E when he pre sented himself as the third candidate for the representation of this distrust at -the iast election, it was roparfefthle ithat lie; received the cordial suppert-of electors who were canvassing for both the others, and he went igtt ri&riiament *rith the1 hearty good wishes of all sections of the (community. But whether from ill-health or an inaptitude for legislative /functions/ it is certain that the expectations raised; .at the time of election hase jtiot...
GAWLER PRIZE HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ROBE, THE SUBLIME.—(CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
GA.WLER PRIZE HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA SOBE, THE SinJIJME.^Ck-iminnro.) Jlsd it came to pass when Grey departed -with ^antificaUon, that BobeaniTed with iBublimity. Uow Edbe was a Governor^ *majestic stature, ^aod military aspect ; and lie -wore a- coat, the *aila thereof descended unto the ground; and he adored the fairl. and fcla administratioii in the -opinion of some contained wisdom that existed three hundred years 'before Ms time ; so the measures whereby he intended to instruct his - ? _1« Vn^VKafmox ttaan Timmvl (tTiwHisnf. htr lii« ancestors ; and they partook of inch exceeding iustre, that the designation of 'The Sublime' Attached Jo him inconsequence ; and many said* while rapWre^posses^jSb^ hear1ts,-that he Bometimeswent a step even, beyond that! Now. the Governor had an idea tiat tfee Government Souse, was the golden casket of South Australia, »nd that he was $he jewel thereof. So in the ~ £rea£oesa of his wisdom- he decreed ih*t a tax should be levied upon the heads ...
Poetry. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
|N*2* [We have broken througfi our established; rale of not publishing anything but original matter, for the purpose of re-producing the following beautiful lines, by oar old friend and fellow-townsmen, Geo. Isaacs.}1
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
JUST PUBLISHED KEWJOSIG. CNDEB THE PATRONAGE OF THS THE NEW BUNYIP QUADRILLE, As performed after a late Festive occasion. ._.''. Mfl GALVANISM TO' A^OMPANKENT, ad libitum. ALSO, THE TORREN'S JIG, OR Dedicate U a well kn»wn Justice, To be obtained at the Office of the Bunyip, Will IAN Iil B1T1 A HWS! «f ils WI PRMWTSH& SftOETY. fFlHIS is the largest and wealthiest So JL ciety of the Idnd in the Colony. Subscribers can enter* at any .time. BHares sold monthly. No back payments Agent for Gavrler, FRANK WILKINSON. ELECTORS OF SOLTD AMR&titt I» GENERAL, : Amp of Babossa in Particular r\ ENTLEMBN,— I beg respectfully to VF remind you that SATURDAY, March 5th, is the last day . for sending in your Voting Papers, and securing' to you the Jower of exercising your ELECTIVE bakqhisb. : ; * ELECTORS OF BAROSSA An Election for a REPRESENTATIVE of your District is at hand, Mr. Barxitt having resigned. Let us not by neglect or indifference reduce the roost liberal Coastitution in t...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
€mm$wibmb [We have received the following from the centre of civilization in South Aus tralia, and as it is the first communication we have received from our Capital we insert it, in order to show the state of literature generally in that transcendant city. Whether it came from the Philo sophical Society or the Lunatic Asylum we are unable to say; it smacks consider ably of both kindred institutions. — Eir. Buntip.J
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
[?] NOTICE— AU communications to be addressed to the Editor of theBunttp^ Gaweeb. %? We have, receive i some valnable~document» relative to the Northern Exploration, but toa late to enter into the-subject this month ; they shall, however^ he j^onap&jr attended to. A Subscriber sends ;us a: Peetiful tale from Williamstown.- We are *6rry for the victims, '- but those who plaV with Peat must expect to burn their fingers. '' ^ AHTr-Ho»BCG^Tour letter in re Stuart and companions came to hand, but as it contained1 .'many repetitions. of which appeared on a .. forjmer occasion— is in it present state inad missable. As soon as you forward the docu ments you promise they shall be €«Iy considered, and w« will then enter upon th* subject am amor*.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
GBUOY'S MONTHLY GAWLER SALES, FOB THE DISPOSAL OF LIVE STOlk OF ALL K1MKS, muni PRODI!, id, m Bsoraoranura bei sf sgcyarbs, wul ish, SOUTH BRIDGE, GAWLER. On the SECOND SATURDAY of Every Month. ? For particulars of Stock, &c , for Sale on Saturday, March 12th, see Advertaaiag Sills. Dinner at 1 o'clock, Sale at 2, -precisely. _________ Good Stabling and Water. Safe *nd Commodious Sto&yatds. &£i&Mpte item* BESPECTPULLY thanks his Custom i ere and the Public generally for the fUberal support be has receded since com* anencing business,.and begs to assure them ?that every article purchased at bis £sta%» jlishment will be sold at the lowest profits. -Xuge isewtBaMMs^ fteM%iML -PB ._/=-- -grEyy. aBOGBB^ GBQQ&BBJ, &o, &c^ At croiy Low Prices sfor Cash only* «m^wMiN6 of mix wmm Observe the Address— ? ? tWHUJAlt BR0WIN&, JCPRRAY-ST,GAWLEa, Opposite Gawler Institute. ^f^.— Highest Price giten lor Coknial ^Eodftoe. mum kwnbar, SA...
SEND THEM TO GAOL. [Lines suggested by Newspaper Police Reports.] [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 5 March 1864
SEND THEM TO GAOL. [Lines suggested by Newspaper Police Reports.] 'Tis only a woman—forsaken—distressed &nbsp; &nbsp; With three little children—a babe at her breast ; She is faint !— she & hungry !—where shall she &nbsp; rest? Send her to Gaol ! What creature is this !— haggard, wasted and wan, With the manners of childhood, and form of a man, &nbsp; An Idiot !— Bring hither Her Majesty's-van— Send him to Gaol ! Tis a Child of the Streets—ragged ! houseless ! forlorn ! His feet are unshod, and his hair is unshorn, Allowed to go wild from the day he was born— Send him to Gaol ! Oh ! send them to gaol, 'tis the speediest plan, The woman forsaken—poor child—blighted man, &nbsp; &nbsp; And when they come out they may do—what &nbsp; &nbsp; they can ; SEND THEM TO GAOL ! Melbourne, Jan 1, 1864. GAWLEB, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 186*.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
ti&e g-.a.wi,:b:e& ODDFELLOWS Al FORMERS Will celebrate their With a MONSTER PIC -MIC! SPOKTS AND PASTIMES, With Prizes, during the Day. LECTURE. I ODDFELLOWS' HILL, IN THB EVENING, BY . j W. TOWNSEND, ESQ., M.P.
THE LUBRA'S WAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
THE LUBKA'S WAIL. [Paraphrased, with very little change or expan sion, from a funeral song heard by the Author many years ago, near Coruna, Port Lincoln District.] Thou art gone to the isles of the dead, my child That gleam through a mist of spray ; On the Bed-bills* wing, o'er the waters wild, Thy spirit hath floated away. And the fount of mv hnsnm ir fl/Mrs in vain ? - Sad plenty in sorrow's dearth ! Like a summer tempest of sudden rain That slakes not the sun-bound earth. I had sewn me an hood of Turo skin, Thy pleasant burden to bear ; Warm, and woolly and soft within, That thou might'st nestle there. Ah me ! that labour is all o'erthrown, ? I toiled but to regret ; And the nimble creature that skin did own, Why is it not living yet ? Yet, though thou be cold— from place to place We'll journey together ah wile: Fain would I deem thine infant face Yet at my back did smile ! And when corruption has changed thy browg, In the shadow of huge gum trees I'll hang thee aloft 'mid feathe...
NEWS OF THE MONTH. (CONDENSED FOR THE OCCASION, APRIL 1ST) [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
NEWS OP THE MONTH. (Condensed for the Occasion, April 1st ) Gawler this month, tis said, has been unusually gay. And, first on the list* St. George's Church was opened on Easter Day « The Bishop in the morning preached, and of course preached very well ; Arid the two succeeding service^ the Rev. Can. Russell. The largest concourse ever seen on the Park Lands on one dav. Was that that went to take tea there upon last Easter Monday — The tent thrice filled would scarcely hold the multitude at tea. And ladies fair presided there, and a Bishop stopped to see. At night two lectures followed, in the room at the Oddfellows' Hall, And a glorious smash and squeeze there was, while some couldn't get in at all. The Bishop was rather prosy— but what kept the meeting alive Was Gawler's tale of India under the sway of Clive. The Churchwardens Dixon and Harris, it cannot be denied, Had every reason on that day to be well satis fied. As for the Barossa Cricket Club, we wish we could say the same ; ...
THE ALABAMA. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
THE ALABAMA. Humors were afloat about tbe middle of last month that the notorious Alabama was off Cape Otway. The report caused considerable consternation on 'Change and irightened the Federal skippers now in Port into fits, and, we believe, the Yankee Consul struck the stars and stripes, and prepared to make for the hills the moment he heard of it- For ourselves, however, whatever anxiety we may have felt was instantly allayed, when we undeistood that our Government, -with that prompti tude which characterizes all its actions, (having issued peremptory orders to pro visoin the Blanche with a fresh stock of bread and cheese and Colonial XXX,) had instructed the Naval Officer of the Pro vince to take with him the Collector of Customs, the Nautical S.M. & J.P., the President Marine Board, the Harbor Mas ter-iri-Chief, tbe Marine Major of Volun teers, the Coroner, and all the other officials, covered by his cocked hat, and proceed immediately to the scene where this daring crui...
REPRESENTATION OF BAROSSA. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
REPRESENTATION OF BAROSSA Since our last issue several gentlemen have been named as candidates for the representation of this district, amongst others, Mr. J. Angas, Mr. T. Reynolds^ and Mr. B. Randall; all of whom, we believe, have declined to stand. We have not heard that our suggestion to the Ger man settlers has vet had any effect, but we cannot refrain from again urging them to do justice to themselves and put forward a representative of thiar own nationality. We know several Germans of influence here, who would be a credit to any repre^ sentative assembly, and who would carry with them the feelings of the whole dis trict, if they could be persuaded to come forward. But,*even if they refused from the want of spare time or other causes- could they not put forward one of their own nation living in Adelaide, who could devote time to their interests. The English portion of the electors have been seeking in xown ior tneir representative — wny not the German? At this time, when in Eu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
ftaiitc/te Ccrmpnftenk NOTJCE — Alt communications to be addressed to the Editor oy the Buntep, Gawleb. In consequence of the extremely full report of the Trial we have been obliged to postpone many com munications and advertisements till our next issue. Wiixiamstoyvn, Epiccke, and QcnxuFiEtD in our next. lhe papers with, regard to Iobxg Explorers, came to hand and sfiatt receive our best attention next number. *** 0ur readers ictll miss oxr usual columns of Local Intelligence, but the press of matter from the Su preme Court has compelled us to omit them. N.B. — Orders for the Brorrae to be forwarded at once to Mr. Barnet, Publisher. A few oftheJEarh/ Numbers still on hand, but only to be procured as complete set*. GAWLER, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1864.
THE GREAT G. H. S. TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip — 2 April 1864
THE GREAT G. H. S. TRIAL. So the great trial is over at last — ^the pro cess of law that was to have driven the publisher, editor, and all the contributors to the Bumfvp into the Insolvent Court, has passed over our devoted heads, and ?we find ourselves — minus one dulling, — and a few pounds to our attorney and the barrister who honored us by his pleading ; ??whilst our opponent, who was to have rivalled his compatriot St. Patrick, and have swept all such noxious reptiles as the Bunyip from tne sacrea precincts ui mo ?adopted home— the Gawler Selfsupport inff Hospital— will probably find that a suit of law is rather an expensive amuse ment, and will probubly learn to appreci ate the old adage, that 'He who plays at bowls must expect rubs!'- It is astonishing what unanimity there ?sometimes is in the decision of courts and their estimate of character and its injury^: this perhaps was never better illustrated, .than in the present case. About a year ago the same complainant sued an o...