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FROM THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
FBOM THE GAZETTE. FEMALE FACTORY, ffobart 3bion._Under colonial sentence 38 ; solitary confinement 38 ; nursing children 7; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c 12; in the sick ward 16; lying-in women 2; number in the first class, 72 ; ditto in the second class 90 ; ditto ditto third class 128; ditto sentenced to the wash-tub 120; total number of women 526 ; children under one year of age, 7 ; total number of children, 7. JOHN HUTCH1NS0N, Superintendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Launcaton.— Under colo- ! nial sentence 8; solitary confinement 4 ; confined by order of the magistrates 87; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. 5 ; in the hospital 17; women assignable in J.auncestonSl ; ditto in the country, 2; total number of women 193; children under one year old, 35 ; ditto under two years 3 ; ditto three years, 1 ; ditto above 3 years 1 ; total num ber of children 40. ROBERT PEARSON, Superintendent BRANCH FACTORY, Bncifelds— Number of women ...
LONDON—March 21. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
LONDON.— March 21. Cobn Exchange.— The demand for Wheat conti nues very limited, the few sales made are at about the same rateB si Monday. Bonded Wheat hBsbecn offered on lower terms. - The supply of Barley and Malt being »ery consider able, the trade for the former article is exceedingly dull although lower prices would he accepted. The abundant arrival of English Oau this week has completely paralysed , the Wade; so Jew transactions have taken place that prices are nominally the same, although a reduction would be submitted to effect sales, toanyeitent . - AVERAGE. -2rs. I Qrs. Wheat... 3287 at 59a. 2d. Rye ... 33at37». 6a. Barley... 3937 at 28s. lid. f Beans... 837 at 31s. Id. Oau ... 23,07 at 19s. 2d. Peas ... 674 at 34s. 7ds Smittifield.- Fine Upland Meadow and Rye-gras. Hay, 86s. 90s. ; Inferior, ditto, 75s. 80s. ; New Hay, — a — s. : Superior Clover, 1 10s. 115s. ; Inferior ditto, 95s. 105s. ; Mew ditto, — s. Jo — s. ; Straw, 40s. 4Zs. per load of 36 trusses. Sum. — 100 puns....
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sir, :,.-. ?. ? Presuming upon the interest you take in passing events, and especially in the progress of anything which tends to the enlightenment or improvement of the colony, we shall venture to direct your attention to a series of most wonderful phenomina. Some time since a greal noise suddenly burst upon the astonished ears of the Launcestonians, something like the rushing of a great body of steam. When this took place many went out tosee. And vhatdoyou think Sir, presented itself, whj, a number of men with their hands in their pockets watching the clouds which issued from something like a mash tub. It was considered a good omen that it had assumed this form. At length a resplendent orb appeared with spots upon it. traced in a fantastic shape something like X. For some lime, it could not be decided whether it was a planet or a comet, till at length iis tail appeared, and it was at once called the Xaminer comet. This comet is rendered rem...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA—August 12th [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
SOUTH. AUSTRALIA— August IM. Colonial Produce.— Wheat, 7s 6d to 0s per bushel ; Flour, fine, 231. to 271. per ton ; Ditto, seconds, 201. ; Bran. Is 3d to Is 8dfer bushel; Barley, 4s to 5s.; Oats, 7s to St. ; MaUe, 7s to 9s. ; Potatoes, SI. to 101. per ton ; Beef, 3d to 5d per lb. ; Mutton, 3d to 6d. ; Veal ana l'ork;«d to lOd. j Bread, lOd to Is per 41bs. ; But ter, ftesh, Is 3d per lb. ; Cheese, Is to Is 6d Stock.— Fat Wethers, '10s to Jascach; Ewes, 14s to II.; Lambs,' 7* to 9s. ; Cattle, 71. to 101.; U^iry cows, ' Si. to 121. ; Figs, 15s to 21. (0s. ; Fowls, 3s per couple; Ducks, 5s per couple; Geese, )Os ; Turkeys, 15seach; Working bullocks, 141. Jp 201. per pair; Horses, 201. to «0l. - ? '
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
CHINA. By way of Singapore we are in possession of news from China to the 30th April. Full particulars of all that has occurred since the proceedings previously published in this paper will be found below : — CIRCULAR. To Her Britannic Majesty's subjects in China. Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary in China, has the highest satisfaction in announcing to Her Majesty's subjects that he had this day re ceived official intelligence that a body of Chinese select troops, estimated at from 8,000 to 10,000 men, partly forming the garrison of the district city of Tsekee (ten miles i'rom Ningpo), and partly posted in a strongly fortified camp on the heights close to that city, were totally defeated, with the loss of all their guns, small arms, ammunition stores, camp equipage, &c. (l)oth in the city and camp), by Her Majesty's combined forces, on the 15th of last month. ? Accounts had tor some time before reached their Excellencies the naval and military Commanders in-chief of th...
SYDNEY—July 30. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
SYDNEY— July 30. There has been but very little wheat brought to the market during the week, and prices are therefore nomi nal ; the milts quote from 6s. to 7s. The bay and straw market has been well supplied this week, the roads being in better condition since the return of line weather. Provisions and poultry have been rather abundant for some time back, except ducks, which continue scarce, and cost from 6s, so 7s. per pair. Mutton by the car case has advanced a thade in price, the best bringing 2$d. perlb., inferior, J|d. ; by the join'., beef and mut ton are 3d. to 3Jd, per lb. Flodb, WaxAi^&c. — Sydney Company's Mills— Fine Flour 21s. per lOOlbs., cash 20s. Seconds, 16s., cash 15s ; Colonial Wheat, 6s Gd to 7s per bushel ; Van Diemen'6 Land ditto, 7s to 8s. per bushel ; Maize, Colonial, 4s to 5s per bushel ; New Zealand ditto, Is 9d to 2s 6(1 ; Bran Is 8d to 1b lOd per bushel; Barley, 3s 6d to 4s per bushel; Bariev, Cape, 6s ditto Oats, Ss Hay -51. to 71. per ton ; Whea...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
:. !; SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Ode papers are down to the 13tb August. They contain- but little matter of interest. A meet ing bad been convened for the purpose of adopting a petition to the Queen, praying that Her Majesty will be pleased to direct tbat no taxes whatever shall be imposed upon Her Majesty's subjects in Australia, until the Le gislative Council of die province shall be ex tended ljy the introduction of members elected by the colonists. The Governor bad received instructions from the Secretary of State, to send all emigrants employed on the public works to Sydney.: The colonists bad memoralised His Excellency not to comply with these instructions, , alleging that theywere framed in the absense of accurate information on the present slate and, future) prospects of . the colony. The -tales jbf pilotage and harbour dues had been at last de creased, as will be^seen bya^nbjbihed extract y when the Will Watch \k(i, there was only one vessel on the berth at Adelaide. ? ?' . We unders...
PORT PHILLIP—July 29th [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
FORT PHILLIP— July 29«. Manton's Mill. — Flour, first 22s. ; second, 30s. ? taiion, 17s. per 100 lbs., Is. per 100 lbs. allowed for cash. Wheat, 6s. to 7s. per bushel of 60 lbs. ; Maize, 8s. 6d. per bushel ; Bran, 2s per 20 lbs. VageUMee and fruits. ~ fhere was a good supply of vegetables in the market to-day, turnips, carrots, and cabbages were plentiful. The following is the list of prices : —Potatoes, Port Phillip, 10s. per cwt. ; ditto, Van Diemen's Land, from JOs. to Us. per cwt. ; cab boges, Id. to 3d. ; turnips, 2d. per bunch ; onions, from ?W. to6d. perlb ; carrots, 3d. per bunch; cauliflowers, f'ora 6d. to Sd- each; leeks, 3d. ditto; lettuces, 2d. each ; celery. Is. per head ; horse-padish, 6d. per head. Sucau ? Carey and M'Donnell sold on Tuesday last aj bags of Mauritius and Manilla sugar, at from £32 to £36 per ton. A mixed herd of cattle was sold by private contract, consisting of about 200 bead, at £& ; and 22 fat bullocks at £10 per head.
LAUNCESTON SHIPPING LIST ARRIVALS [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
:?? -'*nwiir^m^M&i)pp^'-ilttit.;'; ?'?? ' :-^ '?. ^-- IteiyALs. \ .??:?.? . AugtufSX— Schooner; Breeze, S9 tons, Jenkins, mBsiet./rotoJ'prt i^hlips.C &-K;Fisher,«gent«. lo ballast. : lJassongcrs,-u2.Mr. *nd Jtii -GJnrVe. -? ? ? August 23 — Schooner 7V/fnur, 117 tons, Marlyn, nmstcr. from I'ort l'hillip; J. Haven, agent. 2 ball's sacks. 10 packages ditto, J. Haven ; 1 horse, T. Hi-Id. 1'assengors,— Captain Hell, Mr. James Mur phy,. Mr. ltoadkniglit. Mr. Field, J. Gould, J. l.eny, James Harcus, N. Collins, J. Surplus, O, Silvercock. August 23 ? Schooner Lovxsloft, 114 tons, Irvine, master, from I'ort Phillip; J. Griffiths, agent. \n Imllast. V August 24 —Schooner Mariner. 46 tons, Rolls, master, from I'ort l'hillip and Western Port; Connolly & Co., agents. I case merchandize, 4 cask* nails, 3 bags flour, 1 chest tea. Walking. August 24. -Schooner Socrates, 152 tons, Grant, master, from Sydney ; J. Griffiths, agent. August 25 ? Schooner Eesingtan. 123 lonf, Tull...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
. ?'Uii &??''. .'..-..?:':?'. e. ?:': » . : . rWHWELaunceston Cpuaer willtepublished 6very J_ (Wtondaymorningandflespatcnedby.tbat day's .post' to ali-partB of *he country. ' It will contain a summary of bit the- important notices. in the. * 'Gatetteftif the preceding' Saturday. The terms .of aubgcjription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable 4N advance, single numbers 6d. TM' OTIC E.— All Communications intended Ju%. ? for insertion in this Journal must be ad dressed 'To the Editor of the Launceston Couriet ObadLes-Ptrcet?'. - Oar Contemporaries are also requested' to address their Journals in the same jnanner. ? . .. .„;; .. . ? .. - : Notice *p Advertisers. A Ljt advertisements sentto this Journal except XI ingfrom Subscribers taustbe paid on delivery otherwise they -mil not be inserted, as no accounts will for the&tare b6 opened forTioh-subscribers, The Launceston Courier affords a very desirable medium, for advertising, since all advertisements published therein, ar...
Hobart Town Shipping [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
ftjobart ©oton Sljipptng. August 14. — Sailed the schooner Adelaide, for Port Phillip, with sundries August 15 ? Sailed the brig King Henri/, for Adelaide. August 16. — Arrived the schooner Abeona, from Port l'hillip, with 380 sheep. August 16. —Arrived the schooner H'oterlilly, from Port Albert, with 35 head of cattle and 100 sheep. August 16.— Arrived the brig Caroline, from Sydney, with sugar. August 17 ? Arrived the barque Hope, 377 tons, Goes master, from Dublin 101b April, with 137 female pri soners, and stores. August 17. — Arrived the schooner Lillias, from Port l'hillip, with 200 sheep. August 17. — Arrived the schooner Isabella, from Poit Phillip, with 200 sheep. August 17 ? Arrived the schooner Prince of Denmarh, from Portland Bay, with a general cargo. August 17.— Sailed the barque Susan, for Sydney, with troops. August J9 —Sailed the ship Isabeljt Walton, for Sydney, with troopB. August 20. ? Sailed the barque Jane Blain, for Java, in ballast. August 20. —Arrived the sc...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
HOBART TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending 16th August, 1842, inclusive :— Wheat, 100 bushels. Flour, 37 tons. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, Aimne the week endins 16th AucusL 1842,-Nil. There is no alteration in our grain market prices since our last; meat is looking np, the last. importation of sheep from Fort 1'nillip realized 25s. a head, and it is really a treat to sec the fat beef lately imported from that colony. — Colonial Timei.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
Garden ? Graft your trees. The season is indicated by the budding of the stocks. The best method is whip grafting. Where pruning bas been omitted in the earlier months, it ought not to be neglected beyond this. Sow all your annual Sower seeds, if in seed beds, select a border with a southern aspect, to prevent the effect of our severe frosts at this season, when they are coming up. The main crops oF your vegetables if not sown last month, ought to be so.vn in this ; they are usually sown much to late. In this of course you must be in fluenced by the soil and situation of your garden, and the season. Plant cuttings of the vine, and of any other plants not already done. Of ordinary 8ower plants which you wish to strike from cuttings, you can. not safely defer it beyond this month.
THE MARKETS Cataract Mill. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
THE JH&ES£TS. Cataract Mili. Fine Flour ? SO 0 per 100 lbs. 20 per cenu --..-. )?o ditto. 12 per cent. ...... Jo o ditto. Bran --...... IS per 20 lbs. PollBrd ? 16 ditto. Wheat, from Ss. Gd. to - - - 6 6 per 60 lbs. Surri.v Mii.i.b. t. d. a. d. Who.it -*. ..-. 5 6 to 6 6 Oats ? 40 43 Uarley -..--..- 50 56 Fine Flour ..---.. 20 0 Seconds ? 18 0 Thirds - - . ..... 16 Union Steam Mills. *. d. s. d. s. d. t, d. Wheat ? 5 0 @ 6 6 1 Oats ? 4 0 @ 6 6 HarJey ? .... f, 0 „ ? 6 \ Maize ? 0 0 ,,00 Pollard.... ? 13,, 0 I Bran ? 1 4 „ 0 0 Flour, first quality - - 20L) Ditto, second ditto ? - 187. Vper20001bE. Ditto, third ditto - -152.) butchers' meat. d. d. Beef, joint, ? 6 Mutton, joint,.....,,.. Si ? carcase ? 5 ? carcase ......... 3 Veal ? 8 Pork ? „ ? 8
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
SALES BY AUCTION. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, Sy Mr. B. Francis, At his General Sale, on MONDAY, 29th August, at two o'clock precisely, A VERY neat Vprandah Cottage, within half a mile from the bridge, containing four rooms, with detached kitcheu, two-stall stable, piggeries, and handsome large garden, stocked with choice fruit trees, all fenced in. ALSO, A Skilling adjoining, all in thorough repair, it is subject to a mortgage of £180, payable in 1355, bearing eight per cent interest. Terms :— Twenty per cent deposit, the residue by approved bills at three and six months, the last bill to bear hank interest, with a lien in the property. The purchaser to pay his own conveyance. To small Capitalists and others. TO BE SOLD BY~PUBLIC AUCTION, By Mr. B. Francis, On the ground in Balfour-street, on TUESDAY, 30th August, at one o'clock precisely, THREE handsome compact Cottages, contain ing four rooms each, perfectly new, fenced in with batten palings, and gates to each ; now let to res...
Calender for August. MOON;S CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
Calender for August. MnnN'K rMANRKR. August 7. — New moon Oh. 33m. afternoon. 13 ? First quarter 3h. 9m. afternoon. 21.— Foil moon Oh. 2m. morning. 29 —Last quarter, lh. 37m. morning. BUN RISES SDH SETS. Aug. 25— Thursday 42m. past 6. ISm. past 5. 23— Friday, 40rr.. past 6. 20m. past 5. 27 — Saturday, 39m. paste. 2Im. past 5. 28— Suuday, 38m. past 6 22m. past 5. 29— Monday, 36m. past -j. 24m. past 5. 30— Tuesday, 31m. past 6. 26m. past 5. 31 — Wednesday. S2m. past 6. 28a. past 5.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port of Launccston, during the week ending the 13th August 1 842, inclusive :?— Oats, 625 bushels. Wheat, 5474 ditto. Flour, 85 tons 16 cwt. lleturn of Grain and Flour imported into the Port of Launccston, during the week ending 13th August, 1 842. — Barley, 6 bushels. Oats, 6 ditto. We perceive by the Houart Town papers that the Commissariat department iiwite tenders for 10,000 bushels of wheat, to be delivered at Hobart Town; we anticipate thai the department on this side 'ill also re quire a considerable quantity. In giving our opinion as to the present opportunity, we would advise the set tlers not to be two scrupulous in their demand, but to consider the state of the times. Mo alteration in the general market.
NELSON. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
NELSON. Our Nelson papers are to tbe 16th of June. A good deal of discussion had arisen upon tbe propriety of devoting a portion of tbe fund set apart for tbe erection of a College, to the erection and maintenauceot Elementary acnoois The general feeling appears to be in favour of tbis act, and a memorial to tbe Directors on the subject, was about to be submitted to a general meeting for their approbation. By tbe advertisements in tbe Examiner, the settlers appear exceedingly industrious, all their energies appear to be fully occupied — but it is in meetings about Temperance Associations, Literary and Scientific Institutions, Elementary Schools, and Religious Instruction ; all admi rable objects, and worthy their best considera tion, but we should like to bear a little more about getting tbe pot to boil. The Examiner speaks well of the improve ments of the Town of Nelson. The plough was, for the first time, put into the ground there on Wednesday the 25th of May. Mr. John Kerr had tb...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
NEW ZEALAND. We have received via Hobart Town, papers from Port Nicholson to the end of June, and from Nelson to the middle of the same month. The Gazelle states that ihe colony had reached such a state that an Insolvent Law was abso lutely necessary ; this is a very poor sign of prosperity. A Mr. Graves from Hobart Town, had invented a machine for dressing (lax read}' for exportation, which is well spoken of. Two steam saw and flour mills were in operation at Wellington, and another was aborn to be es tablished on the Mauawutu ; a brewery was also in course of erection. A slip had been laid down on which to haul up vessels requiring re pairs. The continued arrival of ship loads of cattle, had created says the Gazette, ' what may be termed a pressure from without.' There was a strong feeling existing that the pasturage about the town would be soon unequal to the demands of the stock imported. Ship masters had much to complain of in consequence of the desertion of their seamen ; ther...