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AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
AMUSEMENTS. Mr. and .Mrs. Charles Dillon having finished their engage . ment at the Prince of Wales Theatre, sailed for Tasmania in the beginning of the month. Miss Joey Gougenheim and a very fair company are now playing at the "Prince." The " inimitable Barlow," and a company of sable serenadërs, yclept the " Campbell Minstrels," terminated a very successful -engagement at the Victoria, -on-Saturday night. The dramatic . season commenced last night ; the company includes Mrs. Charles Poole, Mr. J. Kayner, and several other well known performers. ' The concert by the Tonic Sol Fa Society, hr aid of theFlóod Belief fund, and&at of the Philhánnonic Society, were principal musical events of the month. .
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
NEW ZEALAND. The war cloud -which has go long hung oser the northern island is at last clearing away, and there is now. every pros- pect of a speedy and lasting peace. One hundred and fifty Maories, including some of the leading chiefs in the Taurangi district, have voluntarily surrendered their anns and taken the oath of allegiance. The recent def eats of the king party, and the privations to which the rebels have been sxibjected have had a wholesome effect ; the *¡ast coast natives have offered sub- mission to the Queen's authority, and by latest advices Sir George Grey and General Cameron were on their way to receive their formal submission. William Thompson is said to be recovering ; his tribe, formerly the finest in the colpjuy, has been decimated by the war, and now numbers only some 200 men. The garrison at Taranaki has been doubled and preparations made for any attack of the rebels. It is, however, extremely probable that the defection of the East Coast natives will show the...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
TASMANIA. The following statistics are extracted from a Government return for 1863 recently published :-Population, on 31st De- cember, 1863, 91,519. Imports at Hobart Town, £555,122; exports, £523,850. Launceston imports, £347,818 ; exports, £475,661. Tonnage entered inwards, 117,681 tons ; outwards, 116,153 tons. Live Stock.-Horses, 21,964; cattle, 90,446; sheep, 1,800,811; pigs and goats, 44,262. Total acreage under cultivation during year, 267,173, producing in bushels 953,250 wheat, 201,852 barley, 1,024,134 oats, 45,202 peas, 7,723 tares, 8,382 beans, 71,360 grass seed, 168,114 apples, 25,800 pears, 1,046,852 lbs. tobacco, 36,356 tons potatoes, 12,312 tons turnips, 17,408 tons mangold wurtzel, 58,491 tons hay, 2,399 tons carrots, 898 tons onions. Parliament has voted £800 in aid of further importations of salmon ova. The decision of the Supreme Court respecting the St. Andrews' Church dispute, has enabled the Rev. Mr. Storie to resume his ministerial labours. The revenue of th...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
QUEENSLAND. Parliament re-assembled on the 19th ult., after an adjournment of six weeks. A Bill to legalise marriage with a deceased wife's sister was passed by the Legislative Assembly, but was rejected by the Upper House. A Bill has also been introduced by the Colonial Secretary to give eight additional members to the country dis- tricts. Pilot Bowles having been found guilty of misconduct while in charge of the barque Atlantic, has been dismissed from the service. A Chinaman was received into Christian communion by the Rev. Mr. Horace, on Sunday, the 17th July. A Tradesmen's Cricket Club has been established at Brisbane. The English mail per Madras was delivered in Brisbane on the 22nd ultimo. A large tract of coimtry extending from Cape Grenville north- ward as far as Cape York, and westward to the Gulf of Carpentaria, is now formally constituted into the pastoral district of North Cook. Dr. Barker, Bishop of Sydney, during his recent visit to Brisbane, was presented with an add...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
SOUTE AUSTRALIA. Mr. Stow's " want of confidence'.' motion having caused the resignation of the late Ministry, that gentleman was requested by the Governor to form a new one, and accordingly the fol- lowing gentlemen accepted office :-Ayers, Chief Secretary ; Stow, Attorney General ; Hart, Treasury ; Milne, Lands ; Santo, Works. Mr. Milne resigned some forty-eight hours after- wards, and his colleagues followed his example. Mr. Bagot afterwards undertook to form an Administration, but failed. Mr. Blyth was more successful, and succeeded in forming a Ministry, of which Mr. Ayres is Chief Secretary ; Stow, Attorney General ; Hart, Treasury ; Blyth, Lands ; and Milne, Works. The Lake Hope blacks are reported as being in great force in the northern districts, and a descent on the stations in that locality is feared. Petitions bearing nearly 14,000 signatures have been pre- sented to Parliament praying for substantial recognition of the services of Mr. Torrens. The inhabitants of Nurioot...
THE LATE MR. CHARLES J. FAIRFAX. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
THE LATE MR. CHARLES J. FAIRFAX. THE immense power of the Press, for good or evil, is one of the recognised facts of the present age. If, then, that power exists, , it is a matter of public importance that those who control it should be men whose influence shall have a beneficial effect on the social and moral well-being of the community in which they live. The good that they do will live after them. The loss of such men is in every respect a public bereavement. There has never been connected with the press of these colonies, one whose career promised a brighter future, or whose personal worth rendered him more fit to control the influence ' THE LATE MR. CHAS. FAIRFAX. (FROM PHOTO, BY MR. DALTON.) the leading journal of Australia, than the lamented gentleman whose portrait we present to our readers, and whose accidental death on the 28th December last, at the early age of thirty-five, created so profound a sensation in this city. Nor was the expression of regret confined to this cit...
DUCK SHOOTING ON THE MITTA MITTA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS - DUCK SHOOTING ON THE MITTA MITTA. DUCK SHOOTING- ON THE MITTA MITTA. "KANGAROO hunting is not the only amusement that Australia -offers to lovers of field sports. The disciples of Colonel 'Hawker wffl jind plenty of exercise for their Mantons. ..or . Westley Richards, as in almost every part of the country a good shot .can secure a very fair bag of game. A few years ago large Hocks of duck might be met with iu the vicinity of this city, but the increase of population and traffic has now driven them to more secluded districts, where their haunts are unmolested, save by an occasional sportsman. ; On the Illawarra lakes numbers of these birds, including the wood, black, and musk duck, and the common and painted teal, are still to be found. The Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers and their tribu taries are the resorts of myriads of wild fowl of almost every description ; the hirds are not often disturbed, and the large shallow lagoons and water-holes afford them plenty of...
AERIAL NAVIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
AERIAL NAVIGATION. A Mr. Walter Weldon writes in " Weldon's Register of Fact» and Occurrences" a valuable article on aerial navigation. He condemns the balloons that have hitherto been made, and insists that they ought not to be spheroidal, but more or less, fish-shaped, or, in other words, that they ought to be flattened cylinders with paraboloidal ends. He contends that such a. balloon could be propelled by a motive force, for the production of which we have abundant means at command, and bases his. statements on the following established facts : " 1st. The weight of a cubic foot of hydrogen is 36 "5 grains,, and that of a cubic foot of atmospheric air, 523 grains. A cubic foot of hydrogen will, therefore, sustain in the atmos- phere a heavy body weighing 486 '5 grains, being the difference between its own weight and that of the volume of air which it displaces. There *e 7,000 grains to the pound avoirdupois,. and 14*5 times 486-5 is 7,054'25. Consequently, 14| cubic feet, of hydr...
NEW PUBLICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
, NEW PUBLICATIONS. "SPRING LIFE LYRICS."-In a neat little volume bearing the above title, Mr. J. Sheridan Moore presents his poems to the public, ¡and we cordially welcome , the work as an addition to our Australian literature. Many of Mr. Moore's poems are indicativè of high literary ability, and entitle their author^ to take frönt rank amongst those who are giving to Australian poesy something more than the mere fugitive chai'acter it has hitherto possessed. We trust the sale of the work will be such as to encourage the author to further efforts. "ONLY OF THEE."--We have received a new musical com- position, by Mr. F. S. Wilson, entitled " Only pf Thee." The libretto is good, and the melody pleasing. Messrs. Elvy & -Co. are the publishers.
SYDNEY HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
SYDNEY HARB0ÜE/ /U^¿!"'* » ; I IN April, 1770, Captain Cook, sailing northward from Botany Bay, saw I I a . singular fissure, about a mile wide, in the bold freestone cliffs which form the coast line, and, considering the place to be merely a boat harboiuy^gave to it the name of the seaman then on the look out at the mast-head-hence its designation, Port Jackson. It was not, how- ever, till some years after Cook's discovery that the harbour was entered and explored by Europeans. In 178S, Captain Phillip, who came out in charge of the first convicts, first examined its shores, and finding the position moi'e suitable than Botany Bay, decided on forming a settlement, and accordingly removed his head quarters to the shores of Sydney Cove. The entrance to the harbour lies between what is commonly called the North and South Heads, which rise perpendicularly from the water to a height of about 200 feet. Once within these portals, the com- bined navies of the world might ride out safely, in...
THIRD DAY. THE PRINCE OF WALES STAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
THIRD DAY. THE PRINCE OT? WALES STAKES. Premier, Samson, Cock-a-Hoop, Woodbine, Despatch, Dick Turpin, Desdemona, The Wizard, Almack, Leader. THE RANDWICK DERBY STAKES. Raby, Yattenden, Colleen Dawn. THE METROPOLITAN CUP. Deerfoot, Ramornie, Kyogle, Sir Patrick, Eva, Ben Bolt, Archer, Rioter. Tarragon, Spartan. THE INNKEEPER'S STAKES. Sir Patrick, Woodman, Jamberoo, Albert, Duke of Athol, Chanteur, Galabra, Flatcateher, Maid of the Lake.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
WESTERN-AUSTRALIA. The Governor has expressed his determination to form a new /-settlement on the Northern Coast. Liberal arrangements for . -leasing land and other inducements are offered intending settlers. . A native, named Mackie; convicted of murder at the laöt , -sitting of the Supreme;Court, was.hung in front of the Perth gaol on the 14th July. A notice has appeared; in the . Government -Gazette, offering a-free . lease for twelve .years' of . 100, OOO . acres of. land; tbiany persons who shall first drive stock overland to*tlie settled' districts; . or .-south of the Mxü'chison^tö the new country' north of the tropic . of Capricorn. The Merchantman;; i convict ship; . is v ¡shortly expected ¡tfronr1 England. The Legislative Council adjourned sine die on théillth'nlfcj ¿. An exiDloratory trip to' the eastward''and northward' of Chänr-a pion Bay has lately been made by Mri Henry; whb describes much of the land passed over as fit for agricxdture." There are thirteen ? cases, in...
SECOND DAY. SELLING HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
SECOND DAY. SELLING HANDICAP. Premier, Young Camden, Junius, Presto, Brisbane, Warder, Samson, George the First, Dick Turpin, Youug Morgan, Actaeon. THE BROULEE STAKES. Duke of Athol, Yattenden, Ruby, Colleen Baw, Woodman. THE SYDNEY HANDICAP. Deerfoot, Cock-a-Hoop, Tarragon, Farber, Kyogle, Ramornie, Eva, Maid of Erin, Tall Sall, Meteor, Rioter, Lilla, Maid of the Lake, Volunteer, Black Bess, Artaxerxes.. THE GALLOWAY STAKES. Jenanong, Young Harkaway, Billy Blue, Fille du l'Air (late Doll), Little Dick, Slyboots, Jemiy Lind, Billy, Half Caste.
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
SHIPPING. . ARRIVALS. July 19.-Greyhound, brig;-Captain-'.Lusher, from Combólo j 3rd June. \ ...... July 20.-St. Joseph,; .French barque, Captain Sallier, from j Bourbon 29th May. . . .. I July 21.-Felomena,: .Chilian barque, from- Valparaiso 30th I April. - . ' ; : j July 23.-Wallaby, s. ;:'. Captain \Hàiries,'-'irom Belfast 4th February, and Cape of Good. Hope 1st June.... I July 24.-Naomi, ship, Captain Sayers, from the Downs 11th April. July 29.-Adelaide Baker, ship, Captain Baker, from Liver- pool 16th March. July 31.-Western Star, brig, Captain Mills, from Colombo 17th May. '. ^ .... ; . August 1.-Coya, barque, oCáptainiPaigá/fróm San Francisco 31st May. .' ¡. August 3.-Spray pfthe Ocean, ship, Captain Slaughter; ¡from London 26th April ;: Glehcaple, brig, .Captain Crowder, from Valparaiso 7th May ; Lalla Rookh, from Apia 8th July. . , August 5.-Mary Nicholson, barque, Captain Meredith, from ' Lombock 1st julie;1. . .. . August 6;-Maid of Judah, ship, Captain Scott, from Londo...
MARES NOMINATED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB, MARES' PRODUCE STAKES FOR THE SPRING OF 1867. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
MARES NOMINATED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB, MARES' PRODUCE STAKES FOR THE SPRING OF 1867. Regina, Requiem, Mamsteng, Misa Ambrose, Mermaid, Misa Camel, Diamond, Specimen, Queen of Hearts, Queen of Clubs, mare byCapapie, Silver Mane, Miss Colliston, War Eagle's dam, Lady Ornoo, Becky Sharp, Trincomalee, Jewess, Georgiana, Queen of Trumps, Lady Morgan, The Nun-, Grecian Queen, Vanity, Beeswing, Marchioness, Topsy, Vixen, Gulnare, Young Gulnare, Governess, Days of Old, Cassin, Silvertail, Ludia, Lady Mary, Fairy, Io, Edith, Rowena, Zoe, Lucy Long, Lightning, Cinderella, Maid of the Forest, Blackbird, Mermaid, Mimosa, Eugenia, Kate Coventry, Maid of Australia, Busy ¡¡Bee, Peggy, ? Kiss me Quick, Rubina, b.m. by Tross, b.m. by St.-John, Cfeuioline, Nutcut, Staylace, Mignonette, Koh-i-Noor, Jojana,: Pic^olina, Myrtle. 'The-Grafton Annual Races commenced on Thursday, July -28th. (Tthe Produce Stakes, which came off on the previous ,4ay, AWassvKon by Pioneer, by Sir Hercules out of Pear...
MAITLAND. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
MAITLAND. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) As you may naturally imagine, I cannot give you a^^ lengthened or cheering information from this district at present. Although;'-under the generous and active exertions of our local committee,-tlíó immediate sad effects of the late visitations have been to a great measure alleviated;'still the- consequences, : to a seriousrexteht remain; - and there are yet applications ¡for relief daily brought ' 'forward" for consideration; and I am' bound to pay,' that iso strict is the'investigation. made, into each- particular case, i that -perhaps witfc'bne- br two exceptions - ( which only prove ..the; rule) the-cases-relieved'-have been those of. pressing and deserving, necessity. . But, : thanks to the Rev. Mr. Thackeray, the' -committee,- .in initiating a '. system" bf . loaning seed>wheat; potatoes;'-barley, &c, liáve commenced a work thc good effect of .whick it is impossible-to anticipate. - It' really is,-'-as one of bur local papers e...
SPORTING. ENTRIES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB TWO-YEAR-OLD STAKES, TO BE RUN IN THE AUTUMN OF 1865. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
SPORTING. ENTRIES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB TWO-YEAR-OLD STAKES, TO BE RUN IN THE AUTUMN OF 1865. Nora Deene, Queen of the H1II3, Little Robin, Cossack, Pioneer, The Pitsford, Rose of Australia, Satanella, India, Exile, Varsoville, Idol, Lady Kildare, Saucy Hannah, Buck stone, Maritana, Talleyrand, Buckthorn, filly by Vanguard out of Edith, filly by Pitsford out of Colleen Bawn's dam. The entries for the South Australian Derby and St. Ledger of 1867, close with 32 nominations for each event.
INSOLVENCY RECORD. ESTATES SURRENDERED AND SCHEDULES FILED. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
1 INSOLVENCY RECOJRD: " ESTATES SURRENDERED AND SCHEDULES FILED. ....-.-!>:>. ..? July Liabilities.'¿ Assetsï . ' *M6 Charles Barker, Mudgee; drover 227 19 0 : . 33 O'" O T " Colin M'Lachlan,r Mitchell's . ? n.*. \ Creely storekeeper ... ... ' 7991 1 6 ? 665 2 11 18 Edwin John Lilly, Sydney, coach- ??".-:v builder... ... ... 224 17 5 81 0 O James Boss, Sydney, wine mer-: . chant ^ 372 3 1 110 17 4 George Elliot, West; Maitland,'- '-J : . .... . miner 63 13 10 ' 1 5 0 0 19 William Charles 'Knight, Mit- - * ' chell's Creek, stoi ekeeper 1S26 r 0 S 1080 1 "6 20 Janies Eva, Sydney, gold digger 21 15 0 1 14 6 Emanuel Benjamin, "Sydney^ . - -- dealer SS ^ 9 f 1 * 22' 0 » 0 .21 Arthur Edward 'Gibson^ Tam-' ' ???>..?. J.^ worth, miller .. 129 8' 3* ^6'17 6 25 Charles 'John Beeve¿' Sydney, . - * ' - , itobacconist t 136 16'''4 &lt; 44' 10 '0 ' 26 Lewis 'Wittgensteinand J Otto ...&lt;"'...'. - . .--.-.'.!-.. " ; . Ffickeisseui . Sydneys late of ?' .'i- . ? ' '.; '. 'Q...
EDUCATION IN NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 17 August 1864
EDUCATION m NEW SOUTH WALES. I THERE have been occasional displays of something like a be- coming sense of the deep interest of the country in the advancement of Education. Once or twice this subject has /been put forward as the great question on which the attention of the people and the Parliament was to be concentrated. But hitherto, either no scheme fitted to enlist general confi- dence has been devised for the extension of Education through- out the colony, or political and religious sectarianism have interposed insuperable obstacles to the adoption of' such a -scheme. In a fit of munificence the Legislature, fourteen years .ago, founded the University of Sydney, the operations of which were commenced in 1852, and about £300,000 has been devoted to the building of the University and the affiliated Colleges, besides the annual amount of £5,000. It might have been supposed that such liberality in providing the means of the highest mental culture for a few of the sons of the wealth...