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SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR NELSON HAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR NELSON HAVEN. Vessels bound to Nelson Haven, in Tasman's Gulf, if, when they arrive off Cape Farewell or Stephen's Island, the weather be fine, should run for the eastern shore of the gulf and make Croixilles Harbour, which is a few miles to the southward of the entrance to the French Pass, and will be easily known hy three islands being in the centre of the bay, which leads to a creek running up E. N. E. and W.S.W. with six and seven fathoms for two or three miles, and quite landlocked from the sea. After passing Croixilles they may run boldly down to the S. W., within a mile of tbe shore. About eight miles from Croixilles they will make Pepin's Island, which, however, dpes not show as an island, but as a point, with several small rocks off it. From thence the course is something more to the southward, about eight miles to the commencement of the flats off Nelson Haven, and nine from the entrance. About four miles from Pepin's Island to the S. W. will be seen...
BANK-LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
BANK^IABILITIBS AND ASSETS.' ; The following gefieral abstracts of the average amount of the liabilities and -assets of the banking companies, during the quarter from 1st April to the 30th June, 1642, having been transmitted to this office, as required by tbe second section of the act of council 4th Victoria, No. 13, his Excellency the Governor is pleaBed to direct their publication, in conformity with the same clause in the act. Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. £ s. d. Total amount of liabilities .... 240,246 6 0 Total amount of assets ..... 502,583 0 4 Amount of the capital stock paid up at the close of the quarter ended the 30th day of June. 1842 ---?--. 243,695 0 0 Rate of the last dividend declared to the shareholders, 12 per cent, per annum Amount of the last dividend declared - 14.544 2 0 Amount of the reserved profits at the time of declaring such dividend - - 9,697 19 6 Union Bank of Australia. Total amount of liabilities .... 226,398 17 5 Total amount of assets ..... ...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1842. WHO SHALL DECIDE WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE ? [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 29 August 1842
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1842. WHO SHALL DECIDE WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE ? We take credit for having abstained from all comment upon the professional differences that hove recently agitated a portion of oui commu nity. ' We have done so from a conviction that* those who had agreed to differ, would never he conciliated by the' spontaneous interference of a third party ; that newspaper warfare was admi luiily adapted' for prolonging those differences and inflaming .the disputants; and more .espfe c1allyj|be-ttuse^e public cannot reg^tUjtbe sjateinents ^f jujil&iilhorisfiu1 ehampionsfis ad? fiilssable evidence of ahe real facts of tbecase, as existing /between the principals. 2?r^o, coin* thent ''would' be useless, and injudicious. Q.E.D. The Examiner and Dr. Hnygarth may con tinue their combat, but — ctii b'ono ? They -are not, so far as the public know, authorised repre sentatives of the principal disputants ; they are mere volunteers, seeking to excite a warfa...
BUTCHERS' MEAT [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
butchers' heat. d. t. Beef, joint, ? 6 Mutton, joint,.. ....... 8J ? carcase ? 5 ? carcase ......... 3 Veal .._., ? 8 Pork ? ................ 8 Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Pott of Launceston, during the week ending the 20th August 1842, inclusive :— Barley, 16 bushels. Oats, 200 ditto. Wheat, 1 398 ditto. Flour. 21 tons. Ileturn of Grain and Flour imported into the Port of Launceston, during the week ending 20th August, Notwithstanding the very bad stale of the roads, which in many places have been pronounced impassible, con siderable quantities of corn came to town during the week, of course at the risk of the breaking down of the farmer's carts and waggons. Twelve o'clock yesterday was the time appointed for opening the tenders for 10,000 bushels of wheat, to be delivered at the Commis sariat Stores, Hobart Town ; the result of which will not be generally known until nest post. No alteration in the price of horses and stock. Report says that sheep are looking up. G...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1842 [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1842. Mr. Fenton, seconded by Mr. Ashburner, has agitated a question in the legislative Council of the greatest importance to the » bole community ; ive refer lo the mismanagement of tbe Post office department. It is not of the agents, but , ?--f ilm «»d/am I Ji*it tiro in rnmin^n tvtt n iiitio_ tenths of our fellow colonists have so much good Teason to complain. Upon its first introduction we foresaw and pointed out, the evil consequences that would probably arise ; our anticipations have been fully realized ; the system has been proved to be productive of innumerable incon veniencies 10 the public, and frequent losses to individuals. Captain Fenton's evidence on this point could be coroborated by many others, who have been placed in a worse position than he has instanced. In point of fact, the delivery of letters in the country is conducted upon a system of chance. Suppose a letter of import ance were posted in town, addressed to a resi...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT CORRECTED TO AUGUST 30, 1842 [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
? ??.-- -rl l l - .. ? . l . . . - ? I 1^ f XiAUKTOSTOM PBIOB OpBSMBirxJ OCBBEOTED TO AUGUST 30, 18»3. : mOoofe. JUtttO. Ale :. £ s. . d. £?;-*. 4. Elliott's...... .perhhd. 5 00 '610 0 Ind and Smith.. ' 6 0 0 6 10 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? per doz. Oil 0 0 12 B Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 6 Bebb — Porter. Taylor's.perhhd. 6 0 0 6 0 0 Elliott's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Trueman's ? ' 4 6 0 6 6 0 Hoare's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? per doz. 0 11 0 0 12 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 116 Spirits — Brandy ? .per gall. 0 6 0 0 6 6 Rum, proof B.P. ' 0 4 0 0 4 6 Hollands, in wood pale.. duty paid, 4-gall. cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Fruits — Currants, Zante, per lb. 0 0 8 0 0 10 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 11 10 Smyrna . . ' Cape ? ' 0 0 6 0 0 Wines.. Sherry, wood... per pipe 45 0 0 0 0 0 Bottled, .per doz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood ? per pipe Bottled...per doz. 1 15 0 0 0 0 Tea— Hyson Skin... per chest 7 5 0 8 10 0 Hyson ? per lb. ? 0 6 0 Bohea. ? ' . Congou.. ? ' 7 10 0 9 10 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 1...
INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
INQUEST. An inquest was held on Friday afternoon, before P. A. Mulgrave, Esq., at the Britannia Hotel, on view of the body of Zachariah Hill, who died at the Colonial Hospital on Tuesday. John Fisher. — I am a free man, a gardener in the service of Mr. William Field at Enneld, I have known the deceased about eleven months, he was a. t.ink-pf_nf-lf-!ivp man. admit, dfl vfijirs nf atra nlsn in the service of Mr. Field, he was a sober, quiet man ; last Sunday night between eight and nine o'clock, he and I went to bed, the rest of Mr. Field's servants had gone to bed, we all slept in a loft over the hut where we lived, a step ladder led from the hut to the loft, the bed place of deceased was close to the top of the ladder. I was awoke on the morning of Monday by a dog which was below in the hut, barking. I heard a noise as of some one breathing with difficulty, I went round to the beds, and when I came to that of the de ceased, found he was absent ; I then heard the uuuiiu ujjjjiireiiuy...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
Australian and New Zealand Rooms, (established 1839.) No. 455, WEST STRAND, CHARING CROSS. rpHESE ROOMS are established for the fol * lowing objects: — To enable parties about to emigrate to obtain that variety of information so desirable, by meet ing with those who, from a residence in the Colonies, are enabled to afford such, and to advise others as to their future proceedings. To furnish the latest and most authentic intel ligence from the Australian Colonies, by means ot files of Newspapers, which areregulary received from Sydney, Hobart Town, Launceston, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, New Zealand, and also from the Cape of Good Hope. To afford the fullest information respecting these places by a collection of Books, Parliamen tary Papers, Reports. Maps, Plans of Surveyed Lauds, &c., which could hitherto only be attain able by application at various places. By means of a Shipping Register, to show the date of departure of every vessel for the Australian Colonies, any occurr...
FROM THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
raonx tks gazette. FEMALE FACTORY, Hobart Tbicn—Under colonial sentence 40; solitary confinement 41 ; nursing children 7; nurses, laundress, servants, cooks, &c. 12; in the sick ward 14; lying-in women 3; number in the first class, 50; ditto in the second class 142; ditto ditto third class 151; ditto' sentenced to the wash-tub 112; total number of women 572 ; children under one year of age, 7 ; ditto under two years, I ; total number of children, 8. JOHN HUTCHINSON, Superintendent. FEMALE FACTORY, Launeaton.— Under colo nial sentence 8 ; solitary confinement 7 ; confined by order of the magistrates 89; nursing children 10; sentenced to the wash-tub 9 ; servants, cooks, &c. 5; in the hospital 16; women assignable in I.aunceston68; ditto in the country, 0; total number of women 202; children under one year old, 36 ; ditto under two years 3 ; ditto three years, 1 ; ditto above 3 years I ; total num ber of children 41. ROBERT PEARSON, Superintendent.
No title [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
Svdney Banks ? An interesting conversaiion took place in the Sydney Legislative Council, upon the oc casion of bis Excellency laying upon the table the general abstract of the returns made by the Banks, for the quarter ending 30lh June. It appears that the Banks were discounting to the amount of two millions and a half, which, with the paper discounted, privately and by companies, his Excellency considered ?? frightful. 1 he high rate of discounts, Sir ueorge pronouncea 10 ue ' exorbitant,' but was opposed to the introduction of an usury law. We gather the following from a statement made by his Excellency. By the return made in March, '1841, it appeared there were not less than ±'222,802, in bank notes in circulation in the colony, but in June, 1842, there were £199,125, shewing a de crease in the circulation of bank notes to the amount of ±'23,677. There was an increase of bills in circulation, principally drawn upon the banks in Sydney; in 1841, they were something more than i49,O...
LONDON,—March 21 [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
LONDON.- Uarehti. Corn Exchange. —The demand for Wheat conti nues very limited, the few sales made are at about the same rates as Monday. Bonded Wheat has been offered on lower terms. The supply of Barley and Malt being very consider able, the trade for the former article is exceedingly dull although lower prices would be accepted. The abundant arrival of English Oats this week has completely ? paralysed the trade; so few transactions have taken place that prices arc nominally the same, although a reduction would be submitted to effect sales to any extent. AVERAGE. Qrs. ? Qrs. Wheat... 3287 at 59s, 2d. Rye ... 33 at 37s. 5d. Barley... 3937 at 28s. Ud. Beans... 837 at 31s. Id. Oats ... 23,07 at 19s. 2d. Peas... 674 at 34s. 7ds Smithfidd.— Fine Upland Meadcw and Rye-eras. Hay, 86s. 90s. ; Inferior, ditto, 75s. 80s. ; New Hay, — s. — s. ; Superior Clover, 1 10s. 115s.; Inferior ditto, 95s. 105s. ; New ditto, — s. to — s. ; Straw, 40s. 42s. per load of 36 trusses. Rum.— 100 puns. Leewar...
POETRY LOST PEELING. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
POETRY. ; : LOST PEELING. Oh I weep not that our beauty wean Beneath the wings of time ; That age conceals the brow with cares That once appoar'd sublime. Oh I weep not that the clouded eye No shining thought can speak ; And, fresh and fair, no longer lie Joytints upon the check. No I weep not that ruin-trace Of casting time is seen, Around the form and face Where beauty's lines have been : — Hut mourn the inward wreck we feel As blighted years depart, A nd Time's benumbing lingers steal Young feelings from the heart ! Those joyous thoughts that rise and spring From out the buoyant mind, Like summer bees upon the wing, Or echoes on the wind. The hopes that sparkle every hour, Like blossomB from a soul Where sorrow sheds no blighting power, And care has no controul, — With all the rich enchantment thrown On Life's fair scene around, As if the world within a cone Of happiness were bound t Oh I these endure a mournful doom, As day by day they die ; Till age becomes a barren tomb Where ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
7T\UELa»nceston Courier will be published 6very X Mondaymorninganddespatchedbythatday's post to all parts of the country. It will contain a summary of all the important notices in the Gazette of the preceding Saturday. The terms of subscription are 6s. 6d. per quarter, payable is advance, single numbers 6d. NO T I C E.— All Communications intended for insertion in this Journal must Tie ad dressed 'To the Editor of the Launceston Couriet Charles-street.' Our Contemporaries are also requested to address their Journals in the same manner. Hotlce to Advertisers. A LLadvertisementssenttothis Journal except- il ing from Subscribers must be paid on delivery otherwise they will not be inserted, as no accounts will for the future be opened for non-subscribera, The Zaimeeston Courief aflbrds a yery desirable medium for advertising, since all advertisements published therein, are gratuitously inserted in the Launceston Advertiser, an arrangement which of fers great advantages to Merchants and ...
Hobart Town Shipping [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
pjofcart Coton pipping. August 20 — Arrived the brig Orlinda, from Oporto with wine. August 23. — Arrived the schooner Emancipation, from Port Phillip with sheep, beef, &c. August 23 ? Sailed the brig Diana, for Twofold Bay in ballast August 23. — Sailed the schooner Abeona for Port Phillip, in ballast. August 24. — Sailed the schooner Flying Squirrel, for Port Phillip with sundries. August 26 ? Arrived the brig Sir John Byng, from Sydney with sundries, and 25,000 in specie for the Com missariat. August 28. — Arrived the schooner Naiad, from Port Phillip with 450 sheep. August 28 ? Arrived H. Al. ship Fly, CapL Black wood, and H M. schooner Bramble, from the Cape of Good Hope on a voyage of survey. Angust 29 — Sailed the schooner Challenger, for Launceston with sundries. August 29 ? Sailed the barque Elphinstone, for India in ballast. August 29 ? Sailed the brig Caroline (or Sydney, with sundries. August 29.— Sailed the schooner Scotia, for Port Phillip with sundries.
Launceston Shipping List. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
nnmirrmon Shipping, &««!? ARRIVALS. August 29. — Schooner Dusty Miller, 90 tons, Sanders, master, from Port Phillip; J. Guillan, agent. 20 bullocks. 12 bales bags, Guillan. Passengers, — John tt'huley. Atiynst 30 — Ship Belle Creole, 269 tans, Purchase, master, from Mauritius, via Port Phillip ; Kerr, Bugle and Co., agents. 3,225 bags sugar, 30 casks sugar, Kerr, Bogle & Co. Passengers,— P. Alain, 1. Parker. DEPARTURES. Sept. I.— Brig Henri/, 107 tons, Tregurtha master, for Fort Phillip; Tregurlha, agent. Passengers, - Air. James Tetley, Airs. Julian Gardiner. Sept. 31. — Schooner Lowestofl., 114 tons, Irvine, master, for Melbourne : J. Griffiths, agent. 4 tuns oil, 290 bushels oats, 104 bags flour, 824 bushels wheat, 900 palings, 3i tons hay, John Griffiths. Sept. 1 —Schooner Essington, 123 tons, Tullock, master, for Portland ; J. GriffithE, agent. Passengers, Mr. A. Campbell. Messrs. Clarke, Winter, Cowan, Stauders, Button, Purks, Curr, Wilkinson, Port Fairy Jack (...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA—August 12th [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
SOUTH AUSTKALIA-ifiigtur 12tt. Colonial Produce.— Wheat, 7s 6d to 9s per bushel ; Flour, fine, 231. to 271. per ton ; Ditto, seconds, 20L ; Bran, 1 s 3d to 1 s 8d per bushel ; Barley, 4s to 6s. ; Oats, 7s to 8s. ; Maize, 7s to 9s. ; Potatoes, 81. to 101. per ton ; Beef, 3d to 6d per lb. ; Mutton, 3d to 5d. ; Veal and Pork, 8d to lOd. ; Bread, lOd to Is per 41bs. ; But ter, fresh, Is 3d per lb. ; Cheese, Is to Is 6d. Stock — Fat Wethers, 10s to 15s each; Ewes, 14s to II. ; Lambs, 7s to 9s. ; Cattle, 71. to 101. ; Dairy cows, 81. to 121. ; Pigs, 15s to 21. 10s. ; Fowls, 3s per couple; Ducks, 5s per couple; Geese, 10s ; Turkeys, 16s each ; Working bullocks, 141. to 201. per pair; Horses, 201. to 601.
SYDNEY—August 12 [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 5 September 1842
SYDNEY— August 12. The transactions since last report have been bnt few andunimportauL Mostartides being held for increased rates has kept purchasers from entering the market, but which rates will ultimately be obtained. Considerable lots of goods are known to have been taken out of ves sels in London for this port, on the receipt of last No vember advices, and other entries short shipped Wheat and Fiour.—xhe cargo of flour ex Europa, from Chili, comprising 3000 pags, has been disposed of, which has given a tone to the market. Since this sale has been effected, several parcels have changed hands, and on the whole we ir.ay report great firmnes at pre sent prices, namely : fine flour, 20s. to 21s. ; second ditto 15s. to 16s Tea.— Hyson Skin— This market has been quiet; the sales hive been about 200 chests, at £7 Jos,, at which pried' t6e holders are firm, and no reduction may be anticipated. Tobacco.— One sale has been made of Barrett's brand at Is. 4d. per lb. cash, much higher rates...