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STERILITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
STERILITY OF SOUTHI AUSTRALIA. Extract from a private letter. " Ihave had a trip in the bush myself. having travellad along the banks of the Murray eastward as far as our. boun daries extend: Ithis a noble river, and the scenery along its banks very beanti. ful ; but the good land is very limited." " A fter you travel a hundred, or a hunidred and twenty miles to the north west from Adelaide, your progress is interrupted by a belt of thick scrub, which stretches away to the eastward until it reaches the Murray, and runs along the northern bank of that river for a considerable distance. This belt has never been penetrated to the northward and therefore our country beyond is, as to its character, quite conjectural. To the west, on the other side of Spencer's Gulf, it is,' as far as we know, very indifferent, no rivers running into the sea all along the roast, from Port Lin coln to our western limit."
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
CHINA. .(Fromn the CaciUta Herald, f'ay I ) By the Queen. steamer, havitig on board Sir Gordon Bremer, which left Cnnton on the 31st March and Singa. pore in the 10th April, we have the Iotlowing China news. The Beili-h flae fliP, over the faclory at Canton, antd a provis;onal governmeneit has been establi.shed on the partoftthe Chinese. and some ships were reeeivinig teas. The frigate Calinpn anld. tladagas. car stenmer were yilg ot' the factory at CIantoni , but the English: could not with safety venture onl shore. Some people helogtnge to the (Calliope ha ving been seizd.dwhile on sh P. the .tads. gascar opened her fire on the city,. anl the boa is of the :talli)pe di.chargig grape, killed a. great numbler of the Chinese, and evenitally Ithe prisoners were released.- The EBiperiro is still issuing furiousi edicts. . It i; understood that Sir J.G. .rempr istcome for troops anid order'. K shen has beenl sent upl to Pki in iro"II, by the order of the EmpPror. It i.tSln osed this wil...
SOIL OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
roIr, OP AUSTRALIA. From Sir T. Mitchell's work. * it has been observed that the soil of New South Wales is'good only whore trap, limestone, or granite rooks occur. Sandstone, however, predominates sn much more than all these as to cover about six-sevenths of the whole surface comprised within the boundaries of iitineteen counties. Wherever this hap. pens to be the surface rock, little be. sides barren sand is found in the place of soil. Deciduous vegetation scarcely exists there; no turf is formed, for the trees anti shrubs being very inflammahle, conflagrations take place so frequently aind so extensively in the woods, during summer, as to loave very little vegetable matter to return to earth. On the highest mountains, and in places the umost remote and desolate, I have al -ways found on every d(lead trunk on the ground, and living tree of any magni tude plso, the marks of fire ; and thus it uappeared. that these 'annual fires ex te.d to every place. In the regions of 'tcidstone; ...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
SHEP NTEWS. AR IIIVAL4. August 28-GOVEtuort LA TROBE, cutter, Cannon, from Melbourne, with a general cargo. 28-A PHRASI A, steamer, Lawler master fromn Melbou rne. Sep1tember 1 -APHPASIA, steamer, Lawler master, from Melboutrne,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
PORT PHILLIP Stoam Navi1ation Company. SNOTICE is hereby given, that it having been found upon in ftiogtn, that it is iuexpedient to run the . APRASIA TIIREE times a-week the following order is substilnted : From Melbourne, Saturday at'noon. From Geelong, Monday, 8 o'clock a.m. From Melbourne, Wednesday, 0lo'clock n. m. Fronm=Geelong;,Tli:rsday;8 o'clock aym; commencing 'on Saturday, the 28th jistant. 'By order of the.Board of Directors, ARTHUI" KEMMIS, Agent. August 96, 1841. : WOOL. : THE undersigned are purchasers of Wool, or will make advances on` the romning clip,delivered in Melbourne, william's Town. Geelong, or Portland Pay, to be consignedl to their agents. Messrs. RickardL, Little, & Co., Londori. WERE, BIIOTHEIS1, &"CO. WVholesale and Retals Store, COItI O-ST IT EET, NORITIH GRELONG. TrE undersigned hnas now on:hand a enral assortment of Goods, con sisting of Cutlery, Ironmongery, Hardware Ship ( hatdlery. Groc:eries, Provisions Tohneco, Cigars, spirits, '...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
M1ELBOURNE S[IIPPING. AIIVALr.s. August 27 - Dusty Miller, schooner, Saunders; from Newcastle, with coals. 28 - William .Metcalf, ship, Philipsonn. from London via Cork, ,21st May, with 230 bounty elnigrantl. 28 - Agnenoria, schooner, HIurst,. from Hobart Town. 29 - William, barque, Le Bair; from Guernsey via Adelaide 30 - Stsathtieldsaye, barque, Warren, from London aid Plymouth, 1Gth Maly, with 259 bounty emigrants, 31-Mlaia, barque, Sproule, from London 12th May, CLEARttEI OUT. Aurust 24 - William Abrams, ship, HIamlin, for Sydney. 20 - Christina, brig, Birkinshaw -for Svdney. 26-- Adelaide, schooner, Johnson, for Hobart Town. 26- Henry, brig, Grainger, for Laun ceston. 26 - Stratheden, barque. Wolfe, for Syd ney. 28--Truelove. brigantine, Coulton, for La.inceston. 28--Maguasha, brig, Ta lor, for Hobart Town. We have much pleasure in announcing the safe- arrival in London of the Lord Saumarez, Captain M'Lean, the first wool ship of the past season from Port Phillip.-Patriot
DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
D F.PA ITU R . A ugust 30-A r H R AsI A, steamer, Lawler master, for Melbnurne. 3--LILLIAS, schooner, Smith master, for Hobart T .wn, with 200 sheep. 31s GovERNOR LA TROB-, culter, Cannon master, for Melbourne. Srptember 2 -- APHRASIA, steamer, Lawler master, for Mlelboutne.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
CIIARACTEIIIETICS OF AUSTRALIA - From the Westminster Review. ( Compared with other countries, Abstralia furnishes the conception of a country iu n imperfect state'of forma. tion. Vast and nearly barren plains cover a-large portion of its surface, vol canic action has been extremely sparing, and it seems to want an universal up heaving-a complete breaking up of the surface-to render it an eligible habi tation for man. The whole animal race ,differs from that of other countries, and appears to connect the present with n former world. Man is there in his lowest known state. 1- The mountain ranges are few, the country is extremely ill-watered and unsheltered, and the fertile portions consequently bear a 'small proportion to the whole extent of country as yet traversed, which is computed to be only one eighth of the whole surface. As this is the temperate portion, it is probable that the greater part of the country to the north is not h~abitable."
TOWNS AND STATIONS. Government Hut at Traveller's [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
S TOWNS. ,AND STATIONS. Government Hut at Traveller's ;River ..................... 3949 -Sheep station at the Great Lake, 3822 Siation north of Marlborough ... 3124 Brontu, Marlborough .......... 2912 Marlborough .................. 3858 Vale of IJelvoir. ............... 2930 Middlesex Plains ..................... 2702 Govern'ment hlt at the foot of the Frenchman's CIap .'.............. 2157 Chilton Station, V.D. L. Company 2106 1 eeeu t's Plains.................... 1982 Hampsl hire lill ................... ..... 1,348 Otland .................... ........... 1308 Circular Pond Marshes............... 1140 ?tr. Reid's Farm ................... 936 Coal seam, Jerusalem ............ 843 l'lolac man's Bridge ................ 646 Ji rnsalem............... ................ 634 Campbell 'Town................. 567 Hamilton ................................ 346 Rich motd ............................ 67
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
New Drapery, Establishment. 'r ? inhabitants of Geelong and the surronnding district are respectfully informed that the Shop adjoininin Mr. Flarding's Ironmongery Store, in Corio. street, hlas thiq day been- opened aqs General DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT. with a well selected stock of every article connected with the business. amongst the rest are Merinos, Printed Cambrics Calicos, white and unbleached Blankets ; h'eets. Counterpanes Hosiery, Gloves • Haherdashery of every description Ladies', Gents', and Children's Boots, and Shoes - A large quantity of ready made Clothing, &c., &c., &c. N. B.-The above are offered for sale at the lowest Melbourne prices for cash. September 3. A. T'HOKRPE, Tailor and Drapozi R ESPECTFULLY begs leave to inform the Gentlemen, Settlers, and Inhabitants of Geelong, that he has o,,ened a Branch Establishment in the above line of business, A. T., having engaged Mr. JA~es Hower.L, from London, a person of practical experience, to superin...
Miscellaneous [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
ZWiscellaneous Horses-Green barley is apt to gripe horses. They should not be al lowed to get at wheat, as it is very langerous food for them, and if they eat: nuch will kill them. Drinking cold waier in hot weather directly after violent exercise is dangerous.; Masae and bran is a goodr feetd for iorses t-ey require a drink with it-they jihourd be mixed together iti the pro portion of half and hall. Native fern is good stable bedding. Mares should be attended td at their foaling time, as they always at this period go to water holes, probably from thirsts and the foal often slips in. Soft pond water is good for horses-generally speaking the water they are accnstomed to is the best. Their tails should not he cut, as black and blue flies give them great annoyance, particularly in the country.-Sydney Gazette. Mode of Increasing Potato Crops. -Mr. Zeller, Director of the Agricul tural Society of Dsrmstadt, in 1S39, planted two plots of ground, of the same size, with potatoes: when the p...
LAKES AND WATER COURSES. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
LAKES AND WA'rRIt COURSES. Great Lake .................... 382 Arthur's Lake ................ 3388 jfake Mt. Clair.................. 3939 Source of the Nive -............ 4033 Source of the Severn........... %404 River Mers y,, crossing place to ,the Company:'s station....... 101R River Forth, cros'ing place, Cir cular Pouds Marshes ........ 796 Junction of the Tyne and S. Esk. 700 Junction of the North Esk with a branch from Ben Lomond .... 929 Junction of the two branches of the River King ;;............. 150
Progress of Discovery. ALTITUDES IN VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
Prbgress of Diseovery., ALTTTUDES IN VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. Altitudes of the most remarkable mountaine, chains, lakes, water courses, and stations, in Van Diemen's Land, in English feet, above the level of the sea, as.computed in the observations made in the course of a geological survey, on two of Gay Lussac's mount barometers, and Dr. Wollaston's boiling point of water apparatus. By Count Streleski. MSOUNTAINS AND CIHAINS. Ben Lomond, highest point, ...... 5002 norlh.west point... 4354 south.npat bluff ...'45C0 Cradle Mountain, north to Lake -St. Clair ........................... 4700 Dry's Bluff, Vestern Tier,......... 4600 Barn Bluff. ditto .................. 4500 Mount Wellington, fiae staff,...... 4195 Chain bet ween Frenchman's Cap and Lake St. Clair ............ 4071 en Nevis .......................... 3910 Frenchman's Cap..................... 3801 Black flange, Vale of Belvoir ... 3381 Four Miles Rise, Ri'ecr Forth ... 2957 Gad's (lill, Rliver Mersey, ......... 2588 Table Land,...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
BIL BOURNB. Under the new Water Pol;oe Act, rrcently extended to Melbunrne, no person will be allowed -to leave the colony who has not cleared out at the t:ltoulal,u or procured a special license of departure from the VWater Police Mhl gistrte. Mysierinus Circunislance.--On Thurs day morning last, Mr. Walsh, a gentleman recently arrived by: the Westminster, left the beach in his boat, accompanied by a boy, a -waterman named Francis Clark and another man, inr?ndinr to spend the day in shooting, and to return the same evening. The party proceeded, in the first instance, down the coast on the farther side of Gellibrand's point, but at a later period in the day, the boat was seen sailing in the direction of the Red hBluff since which "no intelligence of either the party or the boat has been oh tained. His friends becming alarmed when the night advanced and he did not retuirn, rode down to the beacd, and early onr,the following morning had a boat despatched in quest of the miissing party...
European and American News. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
Europsan and American Newa. -DEATII OF PILtsInENT I1'titt lON.i - After th- cionvuisive sirugte of piirties by whit'h (Geeral IHarrison w~.s Prected to tIhe 'iesidency of tlihe United States, he hali Iivel tIo Prnjny his hnnors only onel month;; having dii.d at Washingtonl oin the miorning or ihe 4th A pril.. Hs death was the consequence of an attack of pleurisy, with a violeniit Inl irns ratIing diarrhca I ; he was in his 69th year, andI is Ihi first of tlihe Anerl:ani Prpeitdints who ilied in o(tiffe'. The body wais plac?ed iin leadel iicollin wiith a raised roit of elass, andl tlhat in a Iollin of mahganaly slnilarly roofed. the whole heing covere?d.wiih a.hlack vel vet pall trimmed with silver lace. In this simple manlier the b.ody lily in state the day after ldath, and Ihe on lic were atlmitiedl to se e thu d-ad Preitl.-nt. On the 7th ihe funPral took place at the CongressioislI CemrIry; a p)roctssion at lrast two miles in letntlh acconpanyiing the hier.-AI lls. The coInstiluio...
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
VAN DIE?MEN'S LAN D. The Ne, Governor. - It may he considered very probable, that His Excellency will be succeeded by the Present Colonial Secretary, who igain will he relieved by his relative the Chief Police Magistrate.. We believe such. a move to be more probable than any other, and ultimately that Sir George Gipps will be relieved, at the end of his probation, by the present Deputy-Governor of the Canadas, who no doubt will receive a higher appoint menet so soon as .the state machinery in that country is well and conveniently in motion.--Morning Advertise:r The weather during the week has been most favourable fcr agricultural and horticnliual operations. The rains have been heavy and general, and the accounts from the interior are very cheering. The Quit-Rents. - We understand it is contemplated getting up a pnblic meetingnto memorializelthe-gover.nment. on the question of quit.rents, the Lieutenant Governor having in the last Gazette given notice of his in tention to put the la...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 4 September 1841
SYDNEY. Mr. Tyssen, of Geelong, has been admitted an. attorney, solicitor, and proctor of the Suprema Court at Syd Iney. Newc'istle.--On Saturday last the foundation stone of a building,- to be calied '" The Newcastle Mechanics' In stitute, library. and Museum ," was laid at that town by -thel ev. C. P. N. Wilton. .The contractor has engaged. to have the buildings finished in three months, andl its library will be available to visitors to that watering place, on payment of a fixed half yearly or quarterly sum. The legis lative council voted £300 towards its erection. Notwithstanding all the efforts of quackery, aided by the " - means and appliances" of Belladona and infinites simnil doses, scarletina still holds on in its pestilential course, carrying dis may and mourning wherever it makes. its direful appearance. The Kangaroo made an experimental trip to Brisbane'Water on Saturday last, and returned.to Sydney yester day -This :-astonishing little steamer left the bar at Brisbane Wa...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 11 September 1841
"SYDNIY. Fine Flour, 26s. per 1001h,. So* conds, 23. Rlation, 19. Coloniil Whleat, 4s. to 7s. per bushel. 1alizd 2s. 6d.. to 3s. ditto. lhrley, 6s. ditto, Cape Burley, 5s. ditto. Oat?, Ga. to 8s. ditto. flay, 71. to 101. per ton. Coato: Ediled by JAMES I-hARRISON, and Printed and Published for JorHN PASCOE FWKKNIE (sole prnpritor) by JOHN SOAMUBLE, it the Advetiser Olfice, Malop street, North. Coro, Aus tralia Felix.
LOSS OF THE PAUL PRY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 11 September 1841
Loss or rtlE PAUL. PRY.-The Paul Pry lefii thIyHeans ati Geor'ire ow n on Tuesday the 31st stilt', and about three .o'clock on Friday afternoon Cape Sclank bore north-east six miles, the weather being boisterous and squally. A sudden squall, like a whirlwind, here laid the vessel com pTetely on her beamn-ends ; the topsail and fore-topsail hlad been previously clewed tip. and the tack of the mainsail up; The cabin passengers were at the time at dinner, andl Immediately with the- others rushed upon deck. The crew tlmn got uppn the vessel's side and cut away the rigging, thinking she would right; but all was to no' purpose. She filled fiast with water, the companion being very large and open; and the only alternative left was to take to the boat, which was only thirteen feet in lenuth, and the crew and passengers amounrited to thirtetn.' One:of the passengers, named Walt,lwas unfortunately drowned, although every possible exertion was made to save his life, especially by one of the sa...