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MY FIRST EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHAMOIS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 19 October 1842
MY FIRST EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHAMOIS. (continued from our last) The cold was more intense than I have ever felt it either before or since j the keen northwind, sweeping down upon us from the glaciers above was so sharp and cutting as to be positively pain ful, an J it required some resolution to face it: I was ever a bad hand at cold, but tl:e spirit of adventure, ami the exciting circumstances of tho scene, — aided I must coulees by a thimble-full of brandy cvrv now iind then, — kept a little of the warmth of life within me. It was a noble, though a, barren and desolate scene we looked upon ! to my mind there vjv i'ew oojeefs iit nature so grand an;l imposing as are the black rough rocks which form the summits of this chain of mountains, whilst thosjfi which are covered with snow present more beautiful varieties both in colour and shape, than it is possible to be imagined by those who have never witnessed the sublime spectacle. Throughout flic wIioIg of this Iraci there was nut ...
CORRESPONDENCE. ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LITTER X. To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 19 October 1842
CORRESPONDENCE. ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LETTER X. To the Editor of the "Inquirer." &nbsp; SIR, — After Franklandia, the next genus of Proteaceæ described in Brown's Prodromous, is Symphionema : the curious plant so common in the woods about Perth-, which grows about 3 feet high, with pannicles of brownish yellow flowers, and divided strap-shaped leaves, is a species of Symphionema, and we have several others, one of which, which grows about 2 feet high in the sandy country to the east, with round heads of golden yellow fragrant flowers, is the finest. Of Agastachys, we have two species, distinct from the Odorata of Brown ; one of them is found to the south of the Capel River, and both among the hills to the south of the Vasse Inlet ; they are both beautiful fragrant plants. The Persoonias, Dr. Lindley observes, are plants of little beauty ; Frazeri, which is common about Perth and near the coast, he observes; is the handsomest. Per- soonia Macrostachya, like Petr...
To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 19 October 1842
To the Editor of the ' Inquirer.' SIR, — Permit me through the medium of your paper to call the attention of the Powers that be to the state of the roads Southward of Perth ; unfortunately I have been compelled to traverse them lately and can therefore speak from experi- ence as to their utter worthlessness. Of the Pin- jarrah roads I shall say nothing they being so well known to those miserable wretches who have been rash enough to attempt passing through at this season, that further observations would be superfluous. Mr. Clifton's line from Mandurah to Australind is certainly a good one, I maysay &nbsp; it is the best road in the colony, but at Australind the benefit of commodious travelling ceases to such unfortunates whose evil genius leads them still further south. Between Australind and Picton the traveller is brought up by the two mouths of the river Collie, without a ferry, with- out a bridge, not even a stake to mark out the ford. I am wrong in stating there is no m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 19 October 1842
SALES BY AUCTION. SALE AT PERTH. Ex " Fame" from the Cape of Good Hope. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON, At their stores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 19th October, 1842, at one o'clock, BOURDEAUX brandy in qr. casks, rum in pipes ; wine in half pipes, qr. pipes, and in cases ; London ale and porter in cases of 3 dozen each, raspberry and cherry brandy in cases, beef in casks and half barrels, rice, Muscavado sugar, crushed loaf do., soap in boxes, negrohead tobac- co, hams, superior Manilla cigars in boxes of 1,000 each, walnuts and almonds in casks, loose and stalk raisins in boxes and half boxes, apri- cots and apples in boxes, anuff in cannisters, &c., &c. ALSO,— Some superior conguo tea, and fine flour in bags. ALSO,— A fine cow in calf, and with a heifer calf at her side. Terms — Approved bills at 3 months. Oct. 11. SALE AT PERTH, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON, At their Auction-rooms, Perth, on Wednesday, the 19th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 19 October 1842
SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. F. MANGLES & CO., At their stores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 26th instant, at one o'clock, without reserve, BUTTER, pork, beer, flour, crockery, glass, washing tubs, gunpowder and shot, breeches, waistcoats, fustian jackets, hams, saucepans, scrubbing and other brushes, Windsor soap, and a variety of other goods, to close consignments. Perth, Oct. 18. STOCK-RUN. SPRINGDALE. THE undersigned, having an excellent run for &nbsp; sheep or cattle, is willing to take in stock to &nbsp; graze on favourable terms. Persons wishing to send stock to Springdale, are requested to apply to Mr. Walter Padbury in Perth, or to CHARLES HEAL. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BANK. APPROVED Bills on England purchased &nbsp; at 2 per cent, discount, or negotiated. &nbsp; Drafts on London at 30 days' sight issued at one per cent, premium. By order of the Board of Directors, R. WELLS, Cashier. &nbsp; Oct. 18. WANTED, a steady...
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. tk$ Surveyor-General, Perth. Owe. . 1 Therm. ~ifa. Wind. Weatlierfc Remark* 1848 Oct. ! lit i 10 A H 67 30.87 ESE Light, fine, dear. i 4 P U 70 _ j BSW Mod. sea br«., fine. M 10 A M 00 ».»7 Vf Mod., cidy.. threat ening. 4 t M CO 87 SW Mod., cldy,, «howen —wet night. tl Noon 69 87 NB Light, cldy., fine. *f« «l »i SW ;Mod., heavy cloudi. . M 10 A M 01 Sft Nly. JMod., cldj., flnt. »m « n »W Frerti, cldy., threat* ening. U 0j PI* 01 M.0S 68W Freih, cldy. 8PM j (i w SW iFresh, cldy., fine. U 10 A. U OS 39 Nly. Nearly calnv-cldy. fine. 85 HAM 64 18 SW. 1 Light »lri, cldy., fins. 4PM 64 ? 14) SW ' Fresh, cldy., flne.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
* The word ' Alp,' as I understood it, is used to sig nify an elevated pasture ; and the term it, I faucy, pecu liarly applied, in the couutry itself, to the grassy slope* which constitute the graziug ground in these muuutaiua. The entire range has received the uatne of ' Tile Alpa,'' but the term ia vary generally used in the peculiar acu»ft here mctiUoutd.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. 20tk October, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. 20th October, 1842. On the motion of W. Tanner, Esq., the evi dence taken on the subject of the disposal of Crovf n lands in Western Australia, was ordered to be printed. Mr. Tanner then moved for the appointment of a select committee to examine into the evidence so taken, and to report upon it. Messrs. Mackie, Tanner, and R. W . Nash were elected by ballot to serve on this committee. A bill for the naturalization of ? Helmick wae introduced, and read a first time ; to be read a second time that day week. J3is Excellency laid on the table a 'bill to extend the remedies of Creditors against the property of debtors ;' by which the Sheriff is empowered to seise in execution, money, bank notes, and negotiable securities. Also a ' bill to establish and regulate Courts of requests.' The insolvent debtor's bill was read a third time and passed. The remedies of creditors bill was read a first time ; to be read a Second time that day week. The Governor then moved the fir...
EVIDENCE Taken before the Legislative Council on Mr. Tanner's motion for an examination of witnesses on the subject of the disposal of Crown Lands in Western Australia. [Continued.] [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
EVIDENCE Taken before the Legislative Council on Mr. Tanner's motion for an examination of witnesses on the subject of the disposal of Crown Lands in Western Avuitrulia. [Continued.) Ramttel Moore. Ebo.. continued. By Mr. Roe.— Would you recommend that the pricpg which you have fixed as the value of the several classes of laud should be the minimum price at auction, or do you conceive them to be the highest prices which the govern ment ought to receive for them ? A. As the iiiiuninum price at auction would. Q. — Would you prefer to have a low minimum price et auction, or a higher price fixed without any competition? A. I think the Auction system generally as attended with the fewest objections, because although disadvantageous to the newly arrived immigrant, it is of more general advuu ta^e to the colony. Q. — Do you conceive that lands in a new colony with the ad vantage of u priority of selection, are equal in value to the lands of an old colony ? A. I should say tiotiu eon sequen...
MY FIRST EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHAMOIS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
MY FIRST EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHAMOIS. (concluded from our last) The descent from these broken rocks was slow and dangerous, the man who carried the chamois frequently requiring assistance : in climbing up one can generally get a tolerable hold with the hands, but getting down again is quite another matter, for not only is the footing far more inse cure, but one is apt to become nsrvous at seeing the precipices so immediately teniath. However we all got down in safety, and soon arrived at the place where we had first caught sight of the chamois. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the sun was now shining brightly in that valley which in the morning had been choked with heavy clouds : the sheets of ice on the far distant sum mits of the ' Eighers' glittered like polished steel, and even the sombre looking forests of pines below had acquired a brighter hue from his all enlivening rays. I shot some small birds of the linnet kind, which, tempted by the beauty of the day, had been induce...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
SALE BY AUCTION, ' SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLLH3Y AUCTION, BY MESSRS. V. MANGLES & CO., At their stores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 26th instant, at one o'clock, without reserve, BUTTER, pork, beer, flour, crockery, glass, washing tubs, gunpowder and shot, breeches, ?waistcoats, fustian jackets, hams, saucepans, scrubbing and other brushes, Windsor soap, and a variety of other goods, to close consign ments. ALSO,— A quantity of champagne. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BANK. AT a meeting of the Board of Directors held this day, it was resolved — That a Premium of Twenty per Cent, on the amount paid up be charged on all new Shares issued by this Company which shall not have been subscribed for on or before the 1st day of December next, and that the funds arising there from shall be added to the Reserve Fund for the benefit of the proprietors at large. By order of the Board, RICHARD WELLS, Cashier. Perth, October 15, 1842. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BANK. A PPROVED Bills on England purchased J\_ at 2...
THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26,1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1842. At the Bitting of the Legislative Council on Thursday last a bill ' to establish and regulate Courts of Request' uas introduced, and read a first time : an abstract of it, takou from the Go vernment Gazette, will be found in this day's journal. Although a petition has been got up in favour of the rueasuro, we are by no means satisfied of the necessity of it, especially in the town of P. r li, (or which place alone the establishment of such a court is at present contemplated. There seems to besubstaniial reasons against the establishment, at this moment, of similar courts i;i the other dis tricts of the colony : the presiding Commissioner must of necessity be a member of the legal pro fessic », and as there are none such residing out of Perth, so the fees and emoluments of the situation are far too insignificant to expect that any such will be induced to leave Perth to pre side over a district Court elsewhere. Thus the only Court to be established under t...
SITTINGS OF THE INQUISITION. FIRST NIGHT. SCENE—The Secret Chamber at FLAMINGO'S TIME—10 p.m., dinner concluded. Present—THE GRAND INQUISITOR, MR. JOHN HOOKEY WALKER, MR. PATRICK PATHOS, and four wax candles. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
SITTINGS OF THE INQUISITION. FIRST NIGHT. Scene — The Secret Chamber at Flamingo's. Time — 10 p.m., dinner concluded. Present — The Grand Inquisitor, Mr. John Hookey Walker, Mr. Patrick Pathos, and four wax candles. Flamingo, [at the door with hi* napkin.] — Every precaution has been taken, your worships, to ensure secrecy. The sittings of the conclave are unknown to the whole of the world, with the exception of three elderly females to whom ? . Grand Inq.— 'Tis well. Vanish} [Fla mingo salaams, and becomes invisible.] Mr. Pat. P. — As the first step in matters of moment is the most important, I will take upon myself the due admixture and composition of the punch or toddy. Grand Inq. — Fiat. We endow you with full authority to act therein ; freely and confidently relying upon the abundance of your disoretion, the amplitude of your knowledge, the refinement of your palate, and the generosity of your tem per, which will induce you to admix, compound, concoct and produce a potation eve...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 26 October 1842
STATEMENT of Subscriptions towards the erection of St. George's Church. Perth, October 17, 1842. Names. Subscriptions. £ s. d. His Excellency the Governor 30 0 0 &nbsp; Sir James Stirling 20 0 0 &nbsp; Andrews, W. B 21 0 0 &nbsp; Armstrong, F 3 0 0 &nbsp; Achman, W ? 10 0 Brown, P ? 12 0 0 Barron, E ? 6 0 0 Butcher,Captain ? 2 2 0 B urges , Messrs ? 1 1 0 Bland, R.H ? 5 0 0 Bard ? 0 10 0 Brockman, W. L ? 5 0 0 Oichton,J ? 12 0 0 Camfield ? 8 0 0 Cameron, G. E ? 6 0 0 Cameron, Miss ? 6 0 0 Cook, W. T. 0 10 0 &nbsp; Cowan. 12 0 0 &nbsp; Cole, H. L. 5 0 0 Champness 1 0 0 &nbsp; Clulow, J 0 10 0 Clarkson, M 1 0 0 Dring 1 0 0 Dring, D 12 0 0 &nbsp; Dyer, J 1 0 0 Durlacher, A 15 0 &nbsp; Drummond, J 5 0 0 &nbsp; Davey, J ..... 5 0 0 &nbsp; Draper, A 0 10 0 &nbsp; EHot,G ? 6 0 0 Embleton, G ? 5 0 0 Farmer, P 8 0 0 &nbsp; Goulston,G ? 3 0 0 Gresswell, J ? 3 0 0 Glyde,G ? 10 0 Helms, T 10 ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 November 1842
FTIHE Town Trust Jetty being nearly com JL pleted, the Committee of Management re quest the Trustees of Town Property will meet at the Court-house, Perth, on Friday, the 4th instant, to make arrangements for the public opening of the same. PETER BROWN, Chairman of the Jetty Committee. Perth, Oct. 31, 1842. I The undersigned hereby caution all store keepers and tradesmen not to give credit to any person in my name without a written orjer under my hand. JOHN HAGGARTY.
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 November 1842
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the qfiict eftln Hon. tht Surveyor-General, Perth. Date. Therm. Bar. Wind. IVeaiherfcl&emarii 1M3 I Oct. ! 80 10 A M M io.oo W Light, fine, clear. 4 P M 88 OS SW Mod. tea brz., fine. «7 » A M 60 S0.94 My Hod., cidy., threat ening. 4 P M 68 90 NNW Mod., cldy., thowen —wet night. f* 10 AM 69 77 NW Light, cldy., fine. 4 p || ti 78 W Hod., heavy cloudi. » 10 A M ?» 88 WSW Mod., cldy., flnt. 4 P M tt W S\f Fre»h, cldy., threat | ening. SO IDPU flO JS0.14 Ed. jFresh, cldy. 4 P M W II BW 'Fresh, cldy., fine. »1 1UU 15 98 NW Nearly calm,— cldy. fine. Not. 1st 4 PM Cfl 98 WSW Light airs, cldy .,fln«. I A M10 60 80.19 W ! Fresh, cldy., fine.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. October 17, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 November 1842
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. October 17, 1842. His Excellency brought in a bill for the re moval of the nuisance caused by wild cattle, by allowing them to be captured and disposed of by public auction. The bill gives one moiety of the proceeds to the captors, and the other moiety is directed to be reserved for the benefit of owners, appearing within a certain time, and in default thereof to go to the Crown. The bill was read a first time, and will be read a second time on the 3rd November. His Excellency moved the second reading of the bill to extend the remedies of creditors against the property of debtors. On the motion lor the third reading, G. Leake, Esq., objected to the bill, that it did not extend to equities of redemption — that no power was given to the Sheriff to seize and sell mortgaged lands. He thought that this was a dangerous omission, and likely to prove highly prejudcial to the mercantile and trading interests of the colony, amongst the members of which it had already exci...
EVIDENCE Taken before the Legislative Council on Mr. Tanner's motion for an examination of witnesses on the subject of the disposal of Crown Lands in Western Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 2 November 1842
EVIDENCE Taken before the Legislative Council on Mr. Tanner's motion for an examination of witnesses on the subject of the. disposal of Crown Lands in Western Australia. W. B. ANDREWS, Esq., (continued.) Q. — But you would rather have a high price put upon the land for the purpose of introducing labour, than a low one, and the proceeds of land tales appropriated to the general wants of the colony ? A. It would depend upon the manner in which the money was appropriated ; I ttould not alter the price I have named if it was appro priated to the improvement of the colony. By Mr. Nash — You have spoken in favour of an auction price; you are aware, I suppose, of the abuses to which the auction system is subjected in other colonies? A. I am not acquainted with other colonies ; my opinion is that the sale by auction is as good a system as can be devised. By Mr. Leake— Ho you consider yourself a permanent bolder or a seller of land ? A. A permanent holder. Q. — If you could find a buyer of p...