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THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 August 1842

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1842. Our readers will perceive in another part of our journal a portion of the evidence taken be fore the Legislative Council on the subject of the squalling bill. We have not left ourselves space for any long comments this week on the opinions elicited, and indeed it is more advisable to defer remarks until the whole of the evidence shall have been printed. We cannot however avoid remarking that however contradictory the evi dence may be on some point?, on the subject of fhe bill itself, on one, th-5 high price of land namely, .all the gentlemen examined were unani mous. On this point at least there was no differ ence of opinion, all distinctly declaring that it was in the last degree absurd to expect a profita ble return from unimproved sheep-lanti which had been bought at £1 per acre, or in fact any thing above 5s. It will also be remembered that the supporters of this squatting bill have laid great stress on the value of the privilege conferred on the licen...

Publication Title: Inquirer
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: WA, Australia
ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER V. To the Editor of the "Inquirer" [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 August 1842

ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER V. To the Editor of the « Inquirer' Sir, — In my last letter, on the grasses, I forgot to state that the Guinea grass, originally introduced from India by Mr. Little, and sown in Cook's garden under Mount Eliza, is now abundantly naturalized in that neighbourhood ; it is a most productive grass, and should be spread as much as possible over the colony. In this letter I shall notice only a few of the natural orders, viz., Cyperaceee of Decandoile, Resiiacem of Brown, arid Juncece of Decandolle. These orders are extensive, and produce many new species in Western Australia, but they are gene rally plants of no great interest to the settler. We have several species of the genus Cyperus, which gives the name to the first of these orders, and which is famous in botanical story for pro ducing in the River Nile the ancient Papyrus, the magnificent Cyperus papyrus; it would thrive well here, in our lakes and rivers, and deserves to be introduced. Th...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 3 August 1842

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA, JOHN GOULD, P.L8, F.Z.8 ,&c, AUTHOR 01' 'THE IMKDS OF liUAOPB,' 'CJSN- TUUY OF BIRDS FROM TUB HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS,' ' MONOGRAPHS OF THE TOUCANS AND TIMX3ONS,' &C, &C. Dedicated., by pcrmimon, to Her Majesty. IT is not without a deep sense of the weight of the undertaking, that a Work is announced on the Ornithology of the Australasian portion of the Globe ; nor, indeed, could the Author have ventured upon such u task, did he uot pos sess pcculiur advantages which inspire him with confidence as to its successful issue. The liberal manner in which his previous Works have been supported, gives him assurance thut the present publication will meet a continuance of public patronage. Aware, however, thut much re mained to be done in order to complete un acquaintance with the birds of Australia, of which the forms arc so singular and interostinn, and whose habits, nianucrp, and general economy were almost unknown, the Author was induced to visi...

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THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1842. It will be seen from our report of the last meet ing of the Legislative Council that W. H. Mac kie, Esq., the Commissioner of the Civil Court, has been summoned to take Ins seat as a member of the Council, aad we cannot but feel that this is a subject on which we are bound to make some remarks. In fact, we quarrel with the appoint ment, not, as will readily be believed, on account of the individual, but on the grounds that another government officer is thereby introduced into the Council, disturbing yet further the balance of power that was originally established between the colonists and the government. In theory the Legislative Council is understood t6 be composed of an equal number of official members, and of colonists independent of government ; but how stands the practice ? at this moment it is compos ed of five government officers, exclusive of the Governor, and of three non-official members, with every chance of a yet greater disparity at a future ...

Publication Title: Inquirer
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: WA, Australia
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Dine. i'iitrin. uar, VtlnJ. U'eatliur&RemurU 1842 Aug. ! ? 3 10 A M fi7 30.48 NKE Light bre.,flne,clear. -PM «- 6Q Calm Pine. 4 10 A M 61 60 NE Light j&in, cloudy. 4PM 80 . 68 Calm Fiuc. Showers inthenipht. 5 10 A M 68 63 NE Light wind, cloudy. 4PM 05 47 N .Light— cloudy, fine. 0 10 A M 04 83 . N Freeh breeie, fine. 4PM— 21 NW' Squally, heavy rain, , boisterous, wet night. 7 Noon 00 08 NW j Squally, much rain. 4P5I 60 03 WSW Do. do. Rain in the night. 8 10 A M 62 20 Calm Cloudy, showers. 4 P M CO SO Wly. Fresh brz., shower*. 0 10 AM 63 35 SSWI Frtsh brz.,cldy.,flne

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INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

INDIA. The Perth Gazette of Saturday last gives an extract from an Indian paper of March 3rd, con taining thcfollowing narrative of events at Cabool, from the outbreak of the insurrection to the de struction of the British force. We have not seen the paper referred to ; our extract is from the Perth Gazette:— ' We already know Ibat the insurrection broke out in the city on the 2d November, and it ap peal's that the Envoy immediately despatched an officer lo the King iii the Bala Hissar. To reach his Majesty he had to run the gauntlet of a heavy fire, and resisted several attempts of an inflamed populace to cut him down ; he, however, suc ceeded in his purpose, and persuaded the King to allow Brigadier Shelton, with nearly two regi ments and Captain NicoJl's troop, to take posses sion of the commissariat fort, in which were stored all the provisions of the force. This was a. must dreadful centre- temps, and it appeared completely to paralyse all in the cantonments, where there were o...

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. August 4, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Axiautt 4, 1842. The first order of the day was the adjourned discussion on the bill to prevent the unauthorised occupation of Crown lands. Hifs Excellency observed that, after all the evidence they had heard at the bar of the chamber, it was neces sary further to consider the bill. It was the intention of the Executive to leave it now entire ly in the hands of the Legislative Council, and he should proposo that the bill be referred to a select committee to examine the evidence, and report upon it ; the committee was to be chosen by ballot. While the balloting lists were being prepared, his Excellency stated that he had just learned that the Council was incomplete. He had at that moment received a communication from E. P. B. Lennard, Esq., in which that gentleman resigned his seat at that Council, in consequence of his not being able to afford time to be so con stantly in Perth, he having two large farms, at great distances from each other, to attend to. His Exc...

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CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Inquirer" [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the ' Inquirer:' Sir, — In a late number of the ' Inquirer' there appeared a most unaccountable strange let ter, signed J. B. Wittenoom ; he first begins in a most ridiculous manner to show how much less the expense of an iron roof would be than that of one made of wood, but how can he know any thing about the expense of an iron roof at all, no, not so much as to form the slightest idea of what it would cost to bring it up from Fremantle, and put it on the building j he must have been alto gether misinformed, for an iron roof of such di mensions would cost at the very lowest calcu lation j£1200, by the time it is completed ; while a good substantial wooden roof, made of colonial wood, which is equal to any in the world for that purpose, could be completed with ceiling, joists and all, for £600. As to the durability of an iron roof he cannot know anything about it, but I think from the experience I have had among our native mahogany, that I could put ...

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CUNNINGHAM'S HINTS FOR AUSTRALIAN EMIGRANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

Cunningham's hints for Australian emi grants. Wheat. — Throughout the various South American and Mediterranean countries with similar hot and dry climates to Australia, the wheat universally cultivated is the bearded varie ty ; and as the latter is coarser than the beardless, there must be some reason for this preference. In the south of England, the bearded wheat is sown for a spring crop, as it comes quicker to perfection, and stands the heat and drought bet ter than the beardless ; the beard sheltering the ear from the sun's and wind's action, while at the same time attracting- the atmospheric moist ure toward the plant. In the experiments made at Jamaica and the Bahamas, with the sowing, at the same time, of the English white and red beardless varieties, and the bearded V it tori a wheat, it was invariably found that at the time a fine crop of the latter Mas fit for the sickle, not a plant of the first had come above ground, and only a few half-grown plants of the secund. Nothin...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

SALES BY AUCTION, YORK FAIR ! ! ! Notice to Purchasers of Sheep or Cattle. MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON having re ceived instructions from their brother, Mr. Louis Samson, of London, to soil off part of his flock of sheep and herd of cattle, they will offer at public auction, on Friday, the 2d September, at York, A number of well-bred ewes, cows in calf and with calves at their side, heifers, and steers. Perth, August 8, 1842. SALE AT FREMANTLE. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON, At Fremantie, on Monday, the 15th inst., at one o'clock precisely, ABOUT forty hogsheads of Stout and Porter, and some damaged Biscuit. Perth, August 8, 1842. SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Perth, July 29, 1842. In the Civil Court— E. COLLIER, BY L. & W. 1 SAMSON, AND R H. V V. L. LUKIN, TOODYAY. BLAND, * NOTICE is Jiereby given, that, on Wednes day, the 31st day of August next, at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon, the Slieriffl will cause to be offered for sale by public auction, in f...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

ON SALE AT THE STORES OF THE UNDERSIGNED, Ex ' Houghton-Ie-skerne,' /'I LOCKS, rosewood work boxes \J Inkstands, tea caddies Writing desks, travelling and dressing cases, bankers' cases Boys' and men's belts, India-rubber braces, bathing caps, trouser straps Hair, tooth, and shaving brushes Percussion caps, snuff boxes, pin cushions Accordions, rattles Wafers and wafer stamps Conversation, visiting, and playing cards Smelling bottles, slates and pencils, sponge Looking glasses, Windsor soap Bear's grease, Circassian cream, essences (as sorted), court plaster, marking ink Side, small tooth, and pocket combs Decanter stands, bronze tapers Coral and cornelian necklaces Ivory gum-rings, microscopes China vases, sheep and dogs Alabaster weights Scissors, razor strops, carrying baskets, con greve matches . ? JAMES OUGDEN. MR. W. STEPHENS. hereby gives notice, that he intends to leave the colony by the first opportunity. ?^ rpO COVER. —Noble £HL jL will stand this season ^Ry^. at Mr. Phill...

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ON THE BUT AN V OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER VI. To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

on the botany of western Australia. LETTER VI. To the Editor of the ' Inquirer.'* Sir, — The next natural order of much inte rest to the settler and general reader, as given by Mr. Brown, is Asphodekos. I have already, in my first letter noticed the interesting genus Zan thorrhoBft. Arthropodium I'aniculatum of Mr. Brown, a plant with leaves like a tuberose, is common in our best pastures, and much relished by sheep and cattle. We have several fine spe cies of the genus Ccesia; the Hirsutat and Versi colar, are described in Dr. Li nd ley's Swan River Botany. Stypandra Grandiflara of Lindlcy, is a fine Swan River plant, belonging to this order; Diaticlla Ccerulea, the native Duttach, which they use for tyingsis useful in that way. Of the fine genus Thysanotus, called fringe flower, and lace pJant by the settlers, we have many species ; one of the largest and finest the Thysanotus trian drus, of Mr. Brown, is common on the banks of the Hellena, near the rocky pass ; the common fringe ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BYMESSRS. F. MANGLES & CO., At their stores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 17th inst., atone o'clock precisely, MERINOS of finest qualify, guns (double barrel) by Piper Prime Hambro' and Irish pork, beef in tierces Brandy (fine old cofjnac) of superior quality, rum (fine old Jamaica), scbiedam in cases, .brandy in cases of 2 doz. each (very old cognac) Port and sherry wines in qr. casks Port and sherry in cases of 3 dozen each Madeira in do., of very superior quality Claret in cases, champagne in do. Tea (souchong) of fine quality, do. with all faults Loaf sugar Pickles, jams and jellies Vinegar in casks, white wine do in cases French capers in cases of 3 doz. each Ale and stout in hhds., do. of superior quality in bottle Bottled fruits in cases of 3 doz. each Hats, scrubbing brushes Clothing, consisting of velveteen and moleskin shooting coats, challi and quilting waistcoats, corduroy breeches Coffee and wheat mills Earthenware — dishes, &am...

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NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 10 August 1842

NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS. 1. The Birds of Australia : by John Gould, F.L.S., &c. Published in quarterly parts, at 3 guineas each. Imp. folio. II. A descriptive Vocabulary of the language in common use amongst tlte Aborigines of Western Australia ; with copious meanings, embodying much interesting information re garding the habits, manners and customs of the Natives, and the Natural History of , the Country. By G. F. Moore, Esq. London, 1842. To notice properly the book that stands first upon our list, would require a knowledge of Ornithology far beyond any that we possess. But although we are obliged to confess our ig norance of everything relating to the habits and structure of birds, yet we have a deep sense of the beautiful, and can thoroughly appreciate the labour, expense and science that must have been employed in producing the very magnificent work before us. Our notice must therefore be taken, not as remarking on the scientific value of Mr. Gould's work, but as an acknow...

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. JExtractfrom a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Date. Therm. uur. Wind. Weatlierft Remarks. 1842 Aug. I 10 10 A M 64 80.50 Ely. Light brz., fine 1 ( 4 P M 65 42 SW Moderate sea breeze, ? i flue 11 10 A M 63 30 NNE Moderate breeze— I fine, clear 4 P M 68 17 My. Light breeze, fine 13 i 10 A II SS OS NE Light wind, cloudy 4PM 00 20.90 i NNE i Nearly calm.sbowers —rain all night 13 10 A M 61 63 My. I Light wind— iuces- I sant rain 4PM 60 Tl 'Ditto, ditto —much I rain in the night | 14 10 A M 60 74 tfd. Lt. wind, showers— : ' Rain in the night. 15 10 AM 68 30.14 SW Nearly calm— hard | shojsers 4 p M en 20 SW .Moderate breeze— I cloudy, fine 16 10 AM OS 80 SSE Light a!rs,ddy.,flno.

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THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17,1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1842. The report of the Committee on the subject of the ' Bill to prevent the unauthorised occupation of Crown Lands, published in another part of our Journal, will be read with interest The report is much more favourable to the Bill than we had . anticipated, the committee being evidently guided an their opinion of its utility by the consideration, that as no land can be expected to be disposed of at the present high price fixed by the Crown, it is Expedient to give facilities to the holding of land without purchase ; that as the Crown forbids any actual sale of land by demanding an impossible price, opportunity shall be given to the local go vernment to cause it to be occupied by leasing it to the colonists. This is evidently the feeling of the Committee, (heir object being to supply a remedy, so far as is possible, against the evil,' in duced by the high price, of shutting out the set tler from the public lands of the Crown. The attempt in so far is praisewo...

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To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

To the Editor of the ' Inquirer' Sir, — In Mr. Pether's letter addressed to you in the last number of the Inquirer, there appears to Ue several little inaccuracies which, for the sake of truth, it may be as well to rectify. He there states that the amount charged for the window frames and lintels of the church was £60 14s. and for the door frames and the com munion window frame and lintels £53 6s. How, this is a bold and confident assertion unsupported by facts, and Mr. Pether cannot but be conscious that no such statement was ever submitted to the Committee, and that there is no 6uch charge in. any of his bills,. He must likewise be aware that none of the accounts in question were subscribed by the Supcrhitendant of Public works, or sanc tioned by his approval, and that only some of the items are certified by Messrs. Maycock and Laz enby. He complains that I have not published the accounts he sent into the Committee. I ex pressed my readiness some time ago to do so if he wished it,...

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. August 11, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. August 11, 1842, - The first order of the day was the third read ing of the foreign attachment bill. 6. Leake, Esq., wished to know whether (he act would apply to the attachment of lands be longing to an absentee, of which no person in the colony had the custody or control. The Hon. R. W. Nash, and W. H. Mackie, Esq., gave it as their opinion that it was at least questionable whether the act would apply in such, a case. One or two other members observed that it would not be advisable to extend the act so far. Mr. Leake thought that it was a necessary part of the bill that lands so situated should be made liable, and he moved the suspension of the standing rules, and that the bill be recommitted, with a view to the introduction of a clause for that purpose. The motion was negatived on a division, and the bill passed. His Excellency moved the consideration of the Auctioneer's licensing bill, which hud been ad journed in committee for the introduction of a fresh cl...

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REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

REPORT Qf the Committee of the Legislative Council appointed to inquire into the subject of the Bill to prevent the unauthorised occupation of Crown Lands. The Committee, of the Legislative Council, ap pointed on the 4th August, to take into consider* ation the Bill now pending in Council entitled, 'An Act to prevent the unauthorised occupa tion of Crown Lands/' and the evidence relative thereto taken before the Council on the 26th ulto., have agreed on the following report. 1? he quantity of land of which the proposed annual licenses is to authorize theoccupation, and the amount of license fee, form the two principal objects for the consideration of your committee ; and in deliberating on ihese pointB it is necessary to consider the general quality of the land to be licensed, the purposes to which it may be applied by the the occupant, the profit which he may probably derive from it, and its effect on the revenue. In common with other parts of Australia, the lands and climate of th...

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CORRESPONDENCE. ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER VII. To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 17 August 1842

CORRESPONDENCE. ON THE B0TANV OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER Tit. To the Editor of the t( Inquirer.' Sir, — Of the beautiful and interesting order of Orchideee I have gathered between 70 and 80 species in our colony. Dr. Lindley, in his bota ny of the Swan River colony, describes 55 new species, and in writing of them, he says, ' if we regard either their singular structure, or their beautiful forms, or the fragrance, large size, and gaudy colours of many of them, it is impossible to say that they at all yield in interest to the Orchideee of tropical countries.' One of the finest and most numerous genera is Thelymitra, the species of which are stout herbaceous plants, with the habit of the European Orchis, or Sera pins, but with much gayer colours and larger flowers. Thelymitra villosa of Lindley is one of our finest species ; TMymitm Campanulata grows 4 feet high, with very fragrant bluo flowers: it is not uncommon about Green. Mount. Next to Thelymitra in point of beauty are the spe...

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