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TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. Sut - I perceive'7/ser is again busy dispensing public ap- pointments-he tells us in last week's number, that Air Kermode is to succeed Mr. Kerr in the Legislative Council 1 Surely Sir John cannot so far forget himself, by thus overlooking the people's darling 1 I have no desire to derogate from ¡Mr. Kcrmodu's pretensions, but they can never justly be put in competition with those of Mr. Kemp, of Kemp Town, the tried friend of the colony, and its best interests 1 I do not know that Mr. Kemp would accept the appointment, but this I know, that he has been always ready to mount the breach for the solid good of both government and people, mid being now re- tired from the bustle of an honourable mercantile life, busied only in promoting the welfare of his district, he may still feel disposed to sacrifice periodically his personal case, mid give our little Parliament the benefit of his gtcat knowledge of and experience in the colony. At all events, the first ...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
LOCAL. &nbsp; &nbsp; CITY OF EDINBURGH AND OCEAN QUEEN.- &nbsp; We have received a letter from Flinder s Island which is doubly interesting nt the present moment, as alluding to the unfortunate shipwrecks' of the City of Edinburgh and the Ocean Queen. ,We transcribe such portions of the letter as relate to these melancholy disasters. " If the late weather " in Hobart Town in any wise resembles the lair " ricanes we have had at Flindcr's Island, yon " will not be surprised to hear that our shores " have been visited by shipwrecks. Friday even " ing, the 10th July, set in most tempestuous, " and from some sort of presentiment the Cora " mandant visited the beach at nine o'clock, and " set a watch for the night. Two hours before " daybreak we were aroused by the news that a " vessel was wrecked somewhere near at hand, " and that a boat was coming on shore. The " Commandant hastened to the beach to reecho " the passengers, consisting of W. G. Boucher, " Esq., T. ...
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7,1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1840. WE have received per Asia, convict ship, English intelligence to the 27th April. The despatches - the long-looked for despatches, of "anxious days and sleepless nights," have at last &nbsp; arrived. The Asia could not get up owing to the adverse winds, and Captain Moriarty brought up the despatches with lightning speed. In the meantime, however, the Colonial Secretary and Mr. Mitchell rushed to Battery Point to try and catch a glimpse of the little boat that gallantly breasted the waves bearing the fate of "the Bill," &nbsp; the Colonial Treasurer, cum multis aliis. Mr. Gregory and all the officials were on the qui vive, while the Lieutenant-Governor was continually interrupting Dr. Turnbull with inquiries touching the despatches, and the sage Doctor was also so agitated at the prospect of the Colonial &nbsp; Treasurership, that he slipped in one or two letters about statistical matters. - "Have the despatches arri...
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. The China question was treated throughout three kitts' debate as a strife .of political parties. The ruvernment had a majority of only nine. The charge f nc"lcct was undoubtedly made out against the Foreign Secretary ; but this was a small part of the ' t question, which both parties evaded-what is ihe best course to pursue now ? how can we stop the war? Even with the best attention and activity, it is not certain that a crisis could have been avoided. The nature of our intercourse with China seems to have rendered collision inevitable. The t«ir will remove the existing causes of war, it were absurd to hope. Unless the trade be placed on an entirely new footing, we may expect continual interruptions and nimrrels. The most fortunate result of the expedition now preparing would be the acquisition of trading stations off the coast, and perpetual exclusion from Canton. The Canada Reunion Bill has undergone the ordeal of a second reading in the House of Commons, wit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
ItOYAI. VICTORIA 'ÍK33ATES, CAMPBELL STREET. JORDAN'S BENEFIT. ON WEDNESDAY, I2th August, will be performed FIFTEEN YEARS OF A DRUNKARD'S LIFE, or THE FATE OF THE GLASS. Interme- diate entertainments. To conclude with THE RED ROVER. ß§i* Particulars in a future advertisement. Fort Phillip Steam Navigation. tORSnle fifty shores (£20 each) in (lie Melbourne Stpam Packet Company. De ___eJtaéac¡^we»A posit re-quired, £\ cm each share. Apply to J. BOYES. New Wharf, Unhurt Town, August 4. Colonial Sank. "OTTCE is hornby given, that a Special General Meeting (if the Shareholders in the Colonial Bank, will bo holden on Wednesday, the luth in- stant, at eleven o'clock, tit the Freemasons' Hotel, for the revisa) and approval of the Draft Deed of Settle- ment. By order of the Provisional Committee, August 6. C. DRISCOLL, Treasurer pro, tem. Wanted, "N a small and respectable family in the interior, a . female us LAUNDRESS, and lo attend to two bedchambers; n well conducted woman would re- ceiv...
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobart-town, August 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
COMMISSIONERS1 OFFICE. Hobart-town, August 7. &nbsp; &nbsp; Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for grants will be ready for examination by the Commis- sioners appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 7th day of October next, on or before which day any caveat or counter-claim must be entered : Thomas Finde, 300 acres, Apsley, Monmouth, originally ordered to the applicant; claim dated lClh May, 1839. George Louis Perriman, SOO acres, Strangford, Monmouth, originally ordered lo the applicant; claim dated 20th July, 1810. Francis Walter Von Stieglitz, 564 acres, Glamor- gan, originally ordered to the applicant ; claim dated 24lh June, 1840. Richard Lawson, la. 2r. 8p., Launceston, originally ordered in part to the applicant, and in dilferent portions to Beard and Towers, who conveyed to Mungo Sommerville, who conveyed to the applicant; claim dated lClh July, 1640. John Cox, 35 acres, Perth, Cornwall, originally Henry Clayton, who sold to W...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
Cl)e Courin*. . . .THURSDAY ÇFASaNG. AUSCST 6,1840. MR. LILLIE has published the lecture which he recently delivered at the opening; of the pre- witt session of the Mechanic»' Institute. We rejoice that he has done so at the present junc- ture, when there seems to be a contest of opinion a« to what should be the groundwork of the education of the youth of this colony, who are io be brought up within the walls of the public school or College, which latter name seems to have excited an apparent degree of jealousy amongst some of the offshoots of a spurious ?tock of half-bred Colleges in England, while others, in the simplicity of their minds, feel quite ajlftrmed at the magnificent pretensions of the appellation, and shrink from the expense which it would appear to indicate-in doubt also as to the practical uses of the education which is to be obtained therein. These people seem to forget that Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, are «ailed Colleges, and that they are royally en dowed, ...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 30th July. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 7 August 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 30th July. &nbsp; Thomas Scott, one of the tribe calling themselves Bricks, was brought up charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street on the night of Monday last, also with creating a disturbance in the Theatre on the same night; he was fined 5s and costs, and promised that a sharp look-out would be kept for him and his companions in future. Three other drunken disorderlies, who were each fined 5s. John Battersby, ticket-of-leave, charged with being drunk ; ten days' tread-wheel. Eliza Hillary, ticket-of-leave, charged with drunk- enness ; one month's hard labour in the Factory. Edward Jones, an assigned servant to Mr. Peet, charged by his master with absenting himself from the premises he was left in charge of, and drunken- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ness ; six months' hard labour on the roads and to be assigned in the interior. Eliza Parker, assigned to Mr. Wade, charged with stealing some wearing apparel, h...
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON CORN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston. Advertiser.} LAUNCESTON CORN MARKET. Wednesday, August 12.-No buyers, very little grain arrived in town to day. Considerable quantities of bar- ley on hand, we have not heard of any sales being effect- ed. Flour as per Union Mills. Union Steam Mills. Wheat Os to 13s, barley Os to 10s, oats 5s Gd to Gs, pollard Is Od, bran Is Gd, per bushel ; flour, first quality, £34, second £32, ration £28, per 2U001bs.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
I TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. | Bin,-When extraordinary measures are adopted for the advancement of morality, or rallier for the diminution of vice, and the shortest aud most obvious modo of attaining the same end is lost sight of, a few remarks on this anomalous state of things may not be inappropriate. In the first place, the new system of penal discipline is at varianco with the received notions of mankind, founded on the universal experience of all ages. It has ever br>en taught, believed, and experimentally demonstrated, thiit a constant and familiar intercourse with dissolute characters, so far from leading to re- formation, has a powerful tendency to harden the heart und deaden every good feeling. The prisoners, whilst ussigned, are dispersed asunder as fur us practicable, and intermixed willi good characters. This system however, objectionable as it has been found to be, is to give place to another, of which the main feature is a concentration of vice. Are we then to co...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
Skipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. Arrivals -August 10-the cutter Mary, Sanders, from Portland Bay, Henty fit Co., agents, with oil. 10-the cutter Lively, 32 tons, Taylor, from South Australia, Connolly Se Co., agents, with oil and ona passenger. Departures.-.'August 8-the brig Mary Taylor, 217 tons, William's, for Sydney, Willis & Co., agents-two passengers. . . 10-the schooner Minerva, 110 tons. Fawthrop, for Port Phillip, Portland Buy, and Adelaide, Henty & Co., agents-fourteen passengers. 11- the brig'tf/acA Swan, 113 tons, Hart, for Tort Phillip, Eddie & Co., ngents-four passengers.
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN. Arrivals-August 7-the schooner Lillias, Smith,froQ Port Phillip, 4th instant, in ballast-passenger«, Mr, X, Tbornloe, Mrs. J. Saddler, E. Avery, G. Murdoch, air1 Richard Bell. 7-the cutter Shamrock, Stewart, fiom Launceston with a general cargo-passenger, Mr. J. C. C. Pooke. ' 7-the bark Emu, Howard, from Newcastle, N.S.ff, -passenger, Mr. Campbell. 8-the bark Samuel Cunard, Williams, from Kiapira New Zealand, 17th July, with «cargo of pine-passen, gera, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and four children, and William Stephenson, a New Zealand chief.. 10-the brig Jean, Clark, from Port Phillip, 4th instant, with 802 sheep-passengers, Mr. and Jin. O'Neil, Miss Devereux, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Buttery, J. Jones, J. Taylor, and - Henry. Departures.-August 6-the schooner Abercrmüxi, Crew, for Sydney, with sundries. 7-the brig Lady Howden, M'Eachran, for Sydney, with sundries. PORT or LAUNCESTON: Arrivals.-August 7-the schooner Elizabeth, 31 toni, Stiles, from Port Philli...
Meteorological Observations, From Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
Meteorological Observations, J From Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, at Hobarton, 1 o'Ctoci tytivVh Thur. |: Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tuet. Wed. 28 « 29 6 B9 7| B9 aga 28« 29.31 52 North West Ditto South Weit North West Variable South North Velocltyi per I W«tber. hour. 60m. 20 15 10 10 .. 6 35 Depth of Roin, 0.1 inches. Sun riaei, 6h. 55m. Sun set«, 5h. 6m. Daylight begins, 6h. 25m, , Daylight ends, 6h. 35m. , LengUi of day, lOh. »». | Day increases, In. 3oro Clock before sun, Oh. 3m« | Moon'il q,,20thday,10Pf!' All Orders, Advertisements, or Communications, "'"T for this Paper, should be forwarded, addressed to O' Proprietor of tee Courier, early in the week. »«" Notices and Advertisements can be received unta I« o'clock on Thursday Evening, after whick >***** * ' nouncemtnte, if sent, cannot appear until As .wW"' week. . AGENTS. Mr. H. DOWLIKO, Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Tipo, Bookseller, George Street, Sydney. Mr. J. BURNHAM HAM. IO, Tower Street, Lw^ ?» Printed and P+blisked by the Proprietor...
PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
PORT PHILLIP. I We have received Port Phillip papers to tlie 8th August. They contain no news of any im- portance. Sheep are stated in the Port Phillip Herald of the above date to be plentiful at 15s. per head. Fat bullocks are in demand at from £9 to £12 each. The retail price of butcher's meat is :-Beef per lb. by the quarter 5d., per joint 6d. ; mutton per lb. by the carcase 4£d" by the joint 5d. The two pound loaf is Is. 2d. Flour, fine, from £48 to £50, seconds, £38 to £40 per ton. Geese are 20s. each, turkeys the same; ducks 13s., and fowls 12s. per pair; eggs 6s. per dozen. Wool per lb., washed, Is. 2d. to Is. 6d. On the 10th of September next, the under- mentioned allotments will be sold by auction at Melbourne ; they are all situated at William's Town, and consist as in the former sale of allot- ments, containing seventy-six perches, mating each allotment four perches less than half sn acre. The government upset price is 6». 3d. per perch, which is exactly at the rate of fi...
ALMANACK, AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
AUKAVAOX, AND ABSTRACT OP PUBLIC SAMS VOR THE IMSUINO WIK. Sunday-August 16.-Ninth Sunday after Trinity. cHuacii iiRvict-moren LISSONS. Morning Lessoni-I. Kings, cb. l8-Acti, ch. 7. Evening Leiiom-I. Kings, cb. 19-Hebrews,cb. 12. Monday-August 17. Sale-Cut Glass Decanters, Wine Glasses, &c, at bit Mart-T. Y. Lowes. Tuesday-August l8 Sale-Brigantine abeona, on the New Wharf- W. ". Macmichael. Wednesday-August 19. Sale-Fat Wethers and Bullocks, at Vincent's Yardi, Cross Marsh-T. Y. Lowes. Thursday-August 20/ Peter the Great takes Narva by storm, 1704. __ Friday-August 21-Battle of Vimiera, 1806. Saturday-August 22-Battle of Bosworth, 1485.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
I TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. \ Siii Having perused your remarks on the Hoard of Edu- cation, I am desirous of adding some information und making some comments on the same subject. You mention that Air. Nairne, the Secretary to the Hoard, performs the duty of inspection once in six months. You have been misinformed. I regret it. Accuracy is essential if you would reduce an argu- ment to absurdity. The present system was esta- blished on the 1st November, 1830 ; the secretary lins visited Richmond school twice in the intervening eight months and a-hnlf. Richmond is fourteen miles from Hobart Town. If this inspection, superintendence, and controul, be not ridiculous-if ita ridiculous in- sufficiency has not appeared to the patrons of the Board, they must, I imagine, be the only persons nu convinced.* Hut it may he suggested by those who are not acquainted with the working of the present system, (and they, I am sure, are very numerous) that there has been other inspection besides tha...
TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
TO THE PUBLIC. The increased circulation of this journal renders it necessary that all Advertisements intended for insertion in the Courier, shmdii be sent to the Office, in Collins-street, by 6 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. After that time they will be inserted, if possible, but cannot be insured. To prevent disappoint- ment, our advertising friends are requested to send a manu- script copy direct to the Courier Office, as it frequently happens, that when left at the Advertiser Office with direc- tions to forward them, they arc seldom delivered in time, and are sometimes not sent at all.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. Hobart Town, Friday, August 14. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. I I Hobart Town, Friday, August 14. | Stn,- " " I have perceived with great regret that the Go- vernment Cazette of this morning in officially an- nouncing my removal from the office of Colonial Treasurer, is wholly silent as to the cause, and I therefore deem it to bo due to myself, my children, and the family from which I have sprung, to lose not a moment in re- questing you to do mc the justice to insert ia your Journal of this afternoon, the following correspondence which passed between the Local Government and myself the day after my removal, and which, though it docs not show why I have been removed, still proves beyond a doubt that at all events in the discharge of the high pecuniary trust reposed in me by lier Majesty, I have done nothing to disgrace the name I bear. I abstain for the present from entering upon the question generally as to my removal from office, my only object at this moment being that of protecting my own character against the...
SUPREME COURT—GAOL DELIVERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 14 August 1840
I SUPREME COURT-G AOL DELIVERY. j At HOBARTON-On Tuesday, 1st September. QUARTER SESSIONS. At HOBARTON-On Saturday, 15th August. At CAMPBEL TON-On Tuesday, 8th September. COURT OF REQUESTS. At CAMPBELTON-On Friday, 4lh September. At NEW NORFOLK-On Wednesday, 2d Sept. At NORFOLK PLAINS-On Soturday, 5th Sept. PUBLICANS' LICENSES. At OATLANDS-On Tuesday, 1st September. At LONGFORD-On Saturday, 15th August. At LAUNCESTON- On Tuesday, 1st September. At NEW NORFOLK- On Tuesday, 1st Sept. At NORFOLK PLAINS-On Tuesday, 1st Sept. At CAMPBELTON-On Tuesday, 1st September. State of the Female House of Correction, Hobart town, August 11.-Number assignable for Hobart, 4; do. for the interior, 34. State of the Female House of Correction, Laun- ceston, August 8.-Number assignable, 8.