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Country News. Goulburn, January 25, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 31 January 1840
Country News. Goulburn, January 25, 1840. [From our Correspondent.] The five bushrangers (Whitton, the man known as Scotchie, and three others) who shot Mr. J. K. Hume went direct to Dr. Gibson's station, at the Fish River, in order to murder Mr. Oliver Fry, the gentleman in charge of Dr. G's. station. Mr. Fry, on perceiving that there were five of the bush- rangers, all well armed and mounted, was just enabled to take refuge in his humble dwelling, the door of which he fastened, he then armed himself &nbsp; as well as he could, the bushrangers taking advan- tage of a stable that stood near Mr. F's abode, got behind it, and commenced firing through the bark or slabs, Mr. F. returning the fire whenever he could get a chance.--It is supposed that this war- fare continued, on both sides, for full two hours the bushrangers finding that they could not get nearer to Mr. Fry's hut, without a certainty of their number being diminished, left the place-a large quantity of blood was fo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
abitract of alets by fluction, THIS DAY, The Australian Company, at their Paddock, in George-street, corner of Hlunter-strett, at II o'clock, precisely, 132 very superior Inlian Horses, just arrived. Also, a quantity of Paddy and Straw. Mr. S. Lyons, at his Rooms, at 11 o'clock, Gold and Silver Watches and Keys, Spectacles, Ger man Silver Spoon., Snuff Boxes, Printing Paper, Collio Furniture, Velvet, bslanned-handled Knives and Vorks, Quillt. Dish Covers, &c, Al.o, White, Green and Black Paints, Mats, Brooms, Mops, Lamp Shades, &c. TO MORROW. The Anatralian Auction Company, at the Mart, in GCorgi-street, at 11 t'ulock, 4000 [lags white TVble Rice, 41 hurdles 'rotarco, Are. &e.-at 12 o'clock, Shares in the Sydney lRanking Corn. pony. Union Bank of Australia, Fare and Life Assurance Company, Union Assurance. Cont. pony, the liunter's lLver and GeCeial Steam Navigation Cutupauies.-to.ts, their periodical Wool sale. Mr. S Lyons, at his Rooms, Lower (ieorge-street...
Sydney Price Current. February 4, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
pibnry 1 rice (?tevent. February 4, 1840. Tea, hyson skin, per chest, £9 9s. to £10. hyson, per 10 catty box, £2 tOs.; gunpowder per 5.catty box £1 6a. -sugar, Mauritius, fine, per ton, £32 to £35- ditto, brown, £28 to £30; Manilla, £24 to £26 10; loaf, per lb 7d to 7vd. Rive, bag, 15s. to 25s. Oil, spermn per tun 801 to 821, black, per tun, £18. Soap, per cwt., £2 5s to £2 15s. Salt,.per ton, £5 5s to _7. Ale, *'usbar's,; or doz., 16s.; Burton. barrel,£5 15s. Taylor's, per sld., £6 10s.; Porter, Taylor's, per hbd , £6 lOs. Spirits in bond, per gallon, Rum, 6s. to 7s. Gd. Brandy, 8s. to 93. Gd.; Gin, 3s 9d. Wines per pipe, Sherry, £10 to 24; Port, £28; Cape, £12 ; Cham. pagne, per dozen £2 to £2 lOs.; Claret, per dozen £1 to £1 15s.
Sydney Market, February 4, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
February 4, 1840. FP.oun.-Fino, 36s. to 40s.; seconds, 30s. to 35s.; ration, 18s. to 26s. Bread, 7d. to 8d. per 21b.loaf. Wheat, Colonial, Its. Gd. to 13s. per bushel. Bran, per bushel, 2s. to 2s. Gd. Maize. per bushel, 8s. to 8s. Gd. Blarley, per ditto, Gs to Us.; Oats, per bushel, 8s. to Os, FaSrT -Peaches, Gd. to 2s. per dozen ; figs 2s. 3s. per dozen; apples, Is. 3d. to 3s. per dozen; grapes, 2s. per lb.; plums, Is Gd. to 2s. per dozen; pears, Is 6d to3s per doz. ; melons, 2d to Is each. VEGETABLES. - Potatotes Is to I. per cwt.; cabbuges, 2d. to Is. each ; carrots, 4d, per bunch: turnips, 4d. per bunch; lettuces 2d Cucumbers, 2d. to 1.. each. POULTISY.-Turkeys, :5s to II. each; eggs 2s. Gd to 3s. per dozen; lard, Is. 3d. per lb.; bacon, 1s to Is. 4d.ditto. BIUrTrn--Fresh 3s.; salt 2s. Irish Is. to Is. 4d. per ditto; choose Is. to Is. Bd. per lb. BUTCHER'S MfEAT.-Beef, per carcass per lb. did. ; do. per joint S5d. to 56d.; mutton, per car. case, per lb., 4,d. to 5d. ; do, lir jo...
Hobart Town Markets, January 21 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
Januaryj 2t 1810. I t will Io been by ,jur tnnrktt pnragraphi, thit life prinn of now ,whieat is dnw'n toi 189 per hntioi. which is daily coming to thin. manit t. Mr. ,Walker *npectn hiourly a quantity of line ftoist fini . or h'hihlip, by the Marlhi and we hanve the besit hintiir. itittioti thint 1 ,4hO bubhea~i or wiieat~hinlh Indian and galf colonIal, -may -be'expectcd thini wed:, .from Sydiiey.-C'oloniai TLtn4g.
Launceston Markets. January 21, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
Lattinceoton .1tarL tt. January 21; 1840. UNrol STEAM TIILLa.-Whent, 15 shillings per liushel ; pollard. 4s o atts 13 to 7e ; bran, 24 Od. Flour, thit quality, per 2000lt, 454 to 0s ; ditto second tqu.lity, ditto, 43s to 484; ditto, ration ditto, "ilntt, 38s in 40s. Beat, 7d to 9.1 per lb 1 mntton, 6d to 7d i lamb, 51 p er quarter ; pork, Bid.
LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
LAID ON, But lime of sailing not yet fixed. Eliza Frances, for South Seas, Captain Lister agent. Prince Regent, for London, to load at Newcastle, Scott, of Newcastlo, and Bagster, of Sydney agents-not yet arrived. Lady Mlacnaughten, for London, R. Duke & Co. F. Mitchell, and Campbell & Co. agents, Trusty, ship, for London, Gore & Co. agents. Argyle, barque, for Laotdin, Hughes & Hosking, Ogeit'a. Slheph/srdess, barque, for Boston via Bay of Islands, Wtlitaets agent. Georgiuna, for Liverpnol.,.A. B. Smalh agent. 4/fred, for London, W.Wtilker & Co. agents. Tigreat, big, tor Sperm Fiahery, Hughes and Hosking agents. China, ship, for Calcutta, Smith & Co. agents. Orient, barque, for Loudun, Montefiore & Co. ngentI. Samuel, barque, for London, Duntlop & Co. agents. Nector, barque, fur the Falheries, A. B. Spark 'agent. William, harqnr, for New Zealand, Street, agent. Christina, btie, for Melbourne, Duncan, agent. Juliet, bar...
PROJECTED DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
PROJECTED DEPARTURES. William Carry, 218, A. 11'Gas & Co. agents, for Liverpool. this day. liledmavy, 450, IHugs."s & Hosking agents, for Lonhdu, Iebruary 10. Honduras. 393, Capt. Weller agent, for London, February 10. iussorals Milerchant, 531, W. Dawes agent, for Lundun, February 15. Minerra, for India, this day. Nimrod, for the Bay of Islands, this day.
Original Correspondence. To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. Attorney General's Office, 31st January, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
To the Editor of the Aostralasian Chronicle. Attorney General's O.ice, 31st January, 1810. Sin,-In your last publication, I have with regret petlsed a paragroph, stating, " it is now well known, that Judge Burton recommended the abolition of the oftice of Solicitor (leneral, in order to eninpet bir. Pltnkett to resign his office, by overwhelming hint with additional duli.A." As my neame ha, been thus mentioned, I think it my duty, to the absence of Judge lItuttn, to Set you right on the aut ject, the statemtent being wholly enoneoul. I was not promoted to the oflice of Attorney General for upwards of Iwo years after Mr. Acstice Burton snagestod the change alluded to, conse qnentlv, lIe could have r.o intention of causing tae to resign an office which I did not hulc; besides, I wan, at that timet, on terms of inlitacy and trientdsahip with that leatned Judte, w hict would ensure hi.disposition to serve rather than to injure nw. Indeed, I ame quite convinced [however I differ in opini...
To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. "TURNO TEMPUS ERIT." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. "TURNO TSMPUS gRIT." Stn,-We are indeed a short sighted race of beings. How little do we know this year what may befall us for the next ? One day we are busily employed in planning and building castles in the air, in devising achemes for our future greatness and agrandsmenacnt and in the twinkling of an eye, the visionary fabrio disappears--tlhe spell is dis. solved, and 'all our glory is over i " When the tender hearted writers in the Herald were with all enanestncss recommending Sir Richard Ilnucke to double the weight of the lash, and to nerve the brawny scourget's arm with increased force, they no doubt fancied, that the labours of the lash wotld considerably enhance the lahonrs of mangled convicts; that the number of.cleared sores on their grants would be in the direct propittton of the number of stripes inflicted at l)iecrict Police Sta. lions, that the very increase of their stock would keep a steady pace with the increase of punis...
STUDY OF THE FINE ARTS IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
STUDY OF TIIHE.INEI ARTS IN ITALY. These hills (the Alban) albound in as pretty bits of the picturesque as a pain tor's eye need look upon.' Indeed, in dependently of the works of art With which this country overflows, the splen did light, the depth and richness of tint, the clearness with which the outline of objects is traced, and the accuracy with which the eye at a glance can define their relative distance -all resulting from the singular transparency of the atmosphere - combine to make Italy the true volume for an artist to study. Of a certainty, nature executes her light and shade with exquisite skill. Here is no obscurity, no faintness, no mist, no haziness, no mingling, confounding, or blending to gether of objects: every thing stands out decidedly and bodily, and in its own in dividual character, distinct in outline, in form, colour and position. Then, if the painter wishes to rise a step in the dignity of the subject hie chooses for his pencil, and, instead of the inanimat...
To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
To the Editbr of the Australasian Chronicle. Mi. Eniton,-I beg to brin2 to your notice a gallant act of t young men.t a native of Sc'tland, by name Mr. George Lunn, supetintendent To John ;Mextve Ii, Erq , in apprehendlng a daring bushranger, who conie into his upertmnent, and preoonting a ntaded unn at him, demanded hit mnoney or his life. ir. Ltnn, like it brave Scot, sprung at him like a tiger, knockrd hti down, de' rived him of tin armi, and held hint until the writer of this come to his aosiitence -I setnalo, Mr. Editor, your obedient servant and subtciber, JAMAIS ARRIEREt Hattley, Jon. 31, 1840:
Don Carlos and Marotto. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
molt Qarlo0 atsi J1Uarotto. MArOTTO has sucoceded in all his plans. He began by shooting the gone rals who might have opposed the execu tion of them, and then lowered Don Carlos in the opinion of the foreigners, and deprived him of the respect and affection of the army and the people, at the same time corrupting and demoralis ing the troops. His plans being mature, he wrote on the 24th to Don Carlos, in viting him to come to Elorrio on the 25th to preside over a junta of generals who were to assemble there that day. Don Carlos, although convinced of the trea son of his general, complied with the invitation. Relying upon the devotion of his army to his person, he set out, accompanied by his son and the infante Don Sebastian, with an escort of cavalry. On arriving at Elorrio he found six bat talions formed in order of battle, and re viewed them. Mlarotto was by his side. The review being over, Don Carlos ad. dressed the troops as follows, in a melan choly tone: - " Volunteers- Do you ...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
a)(ppingQ littrUgtzget. ARRtIVALS. February 2.-From Calcetta, having sailed Nov. 29th, the borqte Sarah and Elizabeth, Captain Davidson, with a general cargo. Passengers, Mr. A. Mackenzie, and Mr. Cumpbell. EPtA5TURES. January 31.-For Hobart Town, the schooner Marian TWatson, Captain Briscue, with eandries. Passengers-Mrs. Braicoe, two children, and ser* vant, Mrs. Greig and two children, Miss Lovecroft, Jsirs. Moore, Miss Law, Miss Shuebridge, Captain Gatenby, Captain Cinch, Mlessrs. Lee, Alexander, and Moore; also three in the steerage. 31.-For the Whaling Grounds, the barqne Govessnor HalkeLt, Captain Bradley, with fishery stores. 31.-For India, the barque Peru, Capt. Hughes, in ballast. 31.-For Port Phillip, the barque William MIet calf, Captain Phillipson, with sundries. Passeen gers, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, three children, and three servants, Mr. and Mrs. Enscue, child and servant, Mr. and Mrs. Levein, three children, and servant, three Misses Fenwick, Messrs. Hamilton, Brown, ...
Co Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
*Eo QCoi retspottentý. 0 As this Journal is widely circulated in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and is sent regu larly to several Members of Parliament. it is an eligible medium for t.e discussion of such Colonial questions, as it is desirable should be well under stood at home. *** All communications to be addressed to the Editor, at the GuuONzcLE O.fice, 67, Pitt-street, Sydney.
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
1VZZSCELLANTEA. THE INVENTOR O0 PRINTING-At the last Anniversary of the Newspaper Press Benevolent Association, Mr. Lea dur M.P., in alluding to the advantages which result from the art of printing, happily referred to the subscription now going forward on the Continent and in this country, for a monument to the me smory of Jean Guttenberg, the inventor of printing, to he erected at Strasburg, in 1840. The monument consists of a bronze statue of Guttenberg, with a printing press before him, from which he is about to draw a proof, and of four bas-reliefs representing the benefits of printing in the four quarters of the world. It is de signed and modeled by M. David, and is now being cast by M. M. Soyer and Ingle, at Paris. At the head of the auxiliary Committee, in Paris, are the names of Arago, Baron Anthalin, Didot, and twenty or thirty others of the highest eminence in literature and the Arts. An auxiliary Committo is in progress of being formed in London, where subscriptions will...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
NEW ZEALAND. (From a Correrposdent.) Another family of the human race is to be added to the British empire. Henceforward the New Zealanders will be British subjects. Will this be to them a blessing or a curse? Momentous question I Are they fated, like the ill. starred aborigines of this country, to silent though not the less certain exter mination; or will they receive, in ex change for their land and liberty, the inestimable blessing of Christian civili zation ? How great the alternative! Such are the subjects of reflection which the change about to take place in the position of those islanders suggests. Who will give us a solution? We fear it is to be found in the absence of all manifes tation on the part of Government to pro. vide for their future welfare. How.vaguo are the instructions from the Colonial Office on this head I It may be safely predicated that every art, cunning, and roguery will be in full play, to dispossess these children of naturo of every foot of available lan...
News and Rumours of the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
NSIet antb 1Uumour0 of tfe Than. Property to the value of between £000 and £700 helniging to M r. Papps, of Yase. has been destroyed by bushrangers-Oreat floods have been occasioned by the late rains at Paterson. Willianm, and 1-Hunter's Rivers; Pad they have been severely felt at Western, wihehe one Gentleman, a Mr. Hill, of Launceston, is rem ported to have lost above 150 sheep.--The entire cargo of the Plante, will be bruoght to the hammer by the Auction Company. on Saturday next.-A case strongly resembling Cholera has lately occured in Van DIieman's Land, terminating however in the recovery of the Patient.-The company of the Victoria Theatro have received an addition in the per. son of Mr. Spencer, lately arrived from England. The Ponies imported by the Strath. fieldsayi 136 in nutntcr, will; be sold by the Sydney'Auetion Company, on Saturday next. The Sarah Elizabeth, which arrived from Cale cutta on Sunday last, has brought 650 bags of wheat, and 420 sacks of flour. The remain...
BURWOOD FETE. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 4 February 1840
3URWOOD FETE. We have groat pleasure in noticing any such outbursts of the spirit of old English hospitality as that mentioned. at the head of this article, which took place yesterday, at Burwood, on the Parra matta Road, and we are heartily sorry that we have not more frequent opportu nities of so doing.-The whole of the affair was conduoted in a manner that reflected great credit upon the liberality and kindly feelings of the worthy host, Mr. Fowler, who took care that nothing, on his part, should be wanting for the comfort and amusement of his guests. The company was very numerous and re spectable, consisting of about three hun dred indi iduals, a great number of whom came from the neighbourhood of Sydney. For their entertainment a bullock was roasted whole, with a suitable accom paniment of broad and colorial boor; and an excellent match of pigeon shoot iug was got up, which was well con tested, and contributed in no small de gree to the amusement and good humour of the company....