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THE CANTERBURY PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
THE CANTERBURY PROCLAMATION. After witnessing with an apathy peculiar to men in office, the strife of pens and ton- gues, which, for some time past, has raged within the once peaceful territories of the church, the Primate of all England has at length favoured the belligerents and the na- tion with his judgment on the rubrical con- troversy. We have heard but one opinion of the document in which his views are em- bodied, and that resolves itself into one word-dissatisfaction. It lacks decision, energy, and almost every attribute that it ought to possess. It has all tho tameness of a speech from the throne, without the characteristic brevity. It may harmonise with the amiable disposition of the prelate, but it is ill-suited for the ecclesiastical emer- gency which called it forth. The prompti- tude of the laity in repressing any move- ment that had the appearance of a retro- gression in the practices of the church, and deprecating it as symptomatic of a return to an abolished ritual,...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. GENERAL POST OFFICE. 16th June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. GENERAL POST OFFICE. 10th June, 1845. NOTICE is hereby given,that on and from Tues- day, the 1st proximo, the Mails will be despatched from Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday even- ing, at 7 o'clock precisely ; and arrive at Laun- ceston every Wednesday and Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock. And the Mails from Launceston will be des- patched every Monday and Thursday, at 4 o'clock, P.M. precisely ; and arrive at Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday morning, at 8 o'clock. The General Post Office at Hobnrt Town will, therefore, be open for the receipt of Letters and Newspapers, to be transmitted by the same night's post, as follows :—For Newspapers until 5 o'clock P.M., and for Letters until 6 o'clock P.M. Letters will, however, be received, as usual, until 45 minutes past 6, on payment of 6d. each. The Post Office at Launceston will be open for the receipt of Newspapers, to be transmitted by the same day's post, until 2 o'clock P.M., and for Let- ters until 3 o'cl...
FRENCH AGGRESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
FRENCH AGGRESSION. MR. PRITCHARD'S DEPARTURE.—Mr. Prit- chard leaves town to-night for Southamp- ton, accompanied by Mrs. Pritchard and their youngest child. To-morrow morning, they will sail by the Royal West India Mail Packet Steamer, the "Avon," for Jamaica, whence a ship of war is to carry them to the Gulf of Mexico ; and, having crossed by the overland route, they will be conveyed by another Government vessel to the Naviga- tors. By this route, it is expected that Mr. Pritchard will reach his post in from ten to twelve weeks. How much reason there is to apprehend that, at the Navigators, our esteemed Consul may be again called upon to act the honourable and arduous part which has inseparably connected his name with the history of Tahiti, may be inferred from the following facts, which have just come to our knowledge.—A letter, dated July 14, 1844, has been received from Upolu, the principal island in the group called the Navigators, stating that a French vessel of war had just ...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. DR. TURNBULL'S LECTURE ON CHEMISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. DR. TURNBULL'S LECTURE ON CHEMISTRY. The announced subject of the lecture was Chemistry, the first of a course of three. Dr. Turnbull commenced by referring to the wonderful adaptation of the works and ope- rations of the outward world around us, to the inward powers of perception imparted to us by the great Creator, and the equally striking adaptation of our senses and mental faculties to the external world around us. The doctor then alluded, in a lively strain, (the lecture was perfectly extemporaneous) to some of those laws in the operations of the material world, or those peculiar proper- ties of matter which are the causes of certain phenomena continually passing under our notice :—Impenetrability ; or, the property in every portion of matter of occupying a portion of space to the exclusion of every other particle of matter at the same time. Indestructibility ; or, the fact that whatever changes take place in the form and appear- ance of bodies, not one at...
CONVICT DEPARTMENT MEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
CONVICT DEPARTMENT MEASURES. An intimation appears in the Gazette of to- &nbsp; day, that all prisoners holding conditional &nbsp; pardons within the Colony, may have those pardons extended to all the Australian Colonies and to New Zealand, at the dis- cretion of the Lieutenant Governor, to whom they are to submit their claims to that indulgence. This measure, emanating from Lord Stanley, will tend to relieve us in some degree of our superabundant prisoner population, and thus far do good ; but how will it be received, by the neighbouring Colonies ?
PROPOSED EDUCATIONAL CHANGES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
PROPOSED EDUCATIONAL CHANGES. WE are credibly informed that the Local Government has had under its consideration the idea of doing away with the present Education Board, and substituting for it an officer who is to be a sort of Minister of Public Education, to have the inspection and general control of the Government Schools. It were perhaps too much to say that this change has been resolved upon, but it has been regarded favourably enough to create an expectation that it will be adopted. We hope, however, that it will not, as we are sure that its adoption would be as upopular as we feel that it would be impolitic. In the first place the extinction of the Board would pass for a reflection upon it, which would be deemed the more unmerited coming immediately after its triumphant refutation of the aspersions cast upon the schools while under its management. In the second, the theory of a governing body, with an executive officer, is preferable to that of a governing individual, where a...
WOOL, GRAIN, AND OIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
WOOL, GRAIN, AND OIL. &nbsp; THE following letter has been received from Messrs. Buckles & Co, London, which will be found very interesting. This highly respectable firm has ever manifested a deep interest in the affairs of our Colony, and we think that our petitions could not be entrusted to any party more likely to press them on the attention of the Government. " It is with great pleasure that we are now enabled to hand you the accompanying highly satisfactory Price Current of our series of Wool Sales recently concluded, the advance realised at which we consider to be at least 2d. per lb. on all descriptions of Wools, and as much as 3d. per lb. upon many, when compared with the prices of the preceding sales of October ; so that the ground which was then lost has been more than regained, and our confidence in the market, which we then expressed and acted upon, is proved to have been well founded. For the coming season the prospects are, we think, equally encouraging...
THE LATE DR. ARNOLD, OF RUGBY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
THE LATE DR. ARNOLD, &nbsp; OF RUGBY, &nbsp; &nbsp; THE name of Dr. Arnold, of Rugby, has become known over the world among well informed persons, and its mention suggests none but pleasing and amiable sentiments. A life of this great and good man has lately been published, of which a lengthened notice appears in the January number of the Edinburgh Review, just received. In draw- ing attention to some passages in Dr. Arnold's life, and to some of his opinions, as they are brought before us in the Review, we shall not be departing from our proper office, but fulfilling it in its highest and most honorable respect. The office of a journalist is to diffuse principles, not merely to cater to the natural appetite of men for news ; and in no way can principles be more clearly, more forcibly, or more agree- ably diffused or learned, than in the forms of history or biography—of biography in particular. As the render follows the history of the person whose life engage...
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 24th JUNE, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 21th JUNE, 1845. WE learn that no tenders for flour will be taken by the Commissariat above £12, except for Maria Is- land and Rocky Hills. The circumstance of the Commissariat having admitted a tender after the appointed time specified in the notice has given rise to much angry discussion. However, the loss of the tenders will most likely prove a gain to many rather than a disadvantage, as there is every appearance of a further rise of wheat. At Laun- ceston a buyer from Melbourne has made his ap- pearance, and purchased a quantity of wheat at 5s. cash. Wheat here is firm at 5s. 6d. Barley . . . . . . . . 3s. 6d. to 4s. per bushel. Oats . . . . . . . . . 4s. 0d. to 4s. 3d. ditto. Hay, pressed . . . £3 10s. to £4 per ton. Straw . . . . . . . . 30s. to 40s. ditto. Potatoes . . . . . . . £2 15s. to £3 ditto. The Meat tendered to Commissariat will be taken at 1¾d. per lb. &nbsp;
LOSS OF THE BARQUE "MARY." [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
LOSS OF THE BARQUE " MARY." &nbsp; TELEGRAPHIC communication has been made from George Town, stating ; the loss of the Mary, on or near Flinders' Island, bound from Sydney to London ; 17 persons drowned, and 42 saved. The captain has arrived at George Town, where the crew and passengers are hourly expected in the ship's boat. The cutter Alpha, we understand, will be dis- patched immediately to the wreck. Com- munications are still being held by telegraph, but we publish all that is confidently known at the hour of going to press. The barque Mary, 364 tons, cleared out at Sydney, for London, on the 14th May, with the follow- ing passengers—Captain Collins, Mrs. Col- lins, four daughters, and son; Mrs. Evans, five daughters, and son, Mrs. Newby, and three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Bushell and child, Mrs. Heather and three sons. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffernnan. Mr. and Mrs. Reaves, Messrs. Heather, J. Abbott, W. S, Hall, M. Nicholson, S. Guire, G. Hannon, G. Jones, J. Neale, J. Wilkinson...
THE BRICKFIELDS FACTORY BEFORE PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
THE BRICKFIELDS FACTORY &nbsp; BEFORE PARLIAMENT. The Shipping and Mercantile Gazelle of March 6th, contains what we think must be an abridged notice of what passed in the House of Commons on the previous day. when Mr. Ewart called the attention of the Under Secretary of Stute for the Home &nbsp; Department, to the question of the power of Justices of the Pence in Van Diemen's Land. We subjoin the report in the Shipping Gazette, and rely upon being fur- nished with a more detailed one in the daily papers, when they reach us :— PRISONS IN VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. MR. EDWARD wished to ask the Hon. Member, the Under Secretary of State for the Home De- partment, whether the Act of Parliament for em- powering Justices of the Peace in that island to visit the prisons and inspect their state, was be- come inoperative ? He believed that considera- ble complaint had been made inconsequence of the refusal of the Comptroller-General to permit the prisons to be visited by the Justices...
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, JUNE 24. THE DESPATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
THE OBSERVER. &nbsp; HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, JUNE 24. THE DESPATCHES. It would be impossible to give a catalogue of the rumours to which his Excellency's receipt of dispatches has given rise. We believe the following may be relied on :— Hobart Town and Launceston are to have Municipal Corporations. Turnpikes are to be established. The Church of England clergy are to re- main as much under the Governor as before. The probation religious instructors as little under the Bishop of Tasmania as they have been. The Bishop is to do, as Bishop Broughton in New South Wales has done, &nbsp; without Ecclesiastical Courts. &nbsp;
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. DR. BROWNING, who we mentioned last week, as expected by the Tory, female pri- son-ship, lins appeared again as an author, in connection with his engagements as sur- geon superintendent of différent convict ves- sels. Smith, Elder & Co. have advertised a work by him entitled " The Convict Ship. A Narrative of the Results of Scriptural In- struction and Moral Discipline, as these ap- &nbsp; peared on board the Earl Grey, during the Voyage to Tasmania ; with brief notices of individual prisoners." Some time since, Dr. Browning published a book, entitled " England's Exiles." SIR JOHN FRANKLIN—Woolwich 23rd Felt. Captain Sir John Franklin, Knight, K.C.H., and Captain Sir John Ross, Knight, C. B., visited Woolwich on Wednesday, and went on board the Erebus and Terror, at present in the basin, previous to their pro- ceeding on another arctic expedition under Sir John Franklin."—Times, Feb. 24. THE NEW LIGHT HOUSE.—The Flying touches at Swan Island to la...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 24 June 1845
FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE A 1 Barque Psyche, H. Irving, Commander, 300 Tons Register, a &nbsp; regular trader, having all her dead &nbsp; weight and the greater part of her &nbsp; wool ready for shipment, will have immediate des- patch. For freight or Passage apply to KERR, BOGLE & Co, or to ASKIN MORRISON, New Wharf, 12th June, 1845. FOR MELBOURNE. To Sail on Friday, the 21th instant, THE new fast-sailing Packet Brig &nbsp; Swan. Passengers from Hobart Town should arrive the previous &nbsp; day, as the utmost possible punctu- &nbsp; ality will be attended to. JAMES RAVEN. Launceston, 19th June. THE OLD ESTABLISHED PRINTING OFFICE, 67, ELIZABETH STREET. THE Public is most respectfully informed that in consequence of the great depression 0f the times, the undersigned is determined to execute every variety of LETTER- PRESS PRINTING ON THE LOWEST POSSIBLE TERMS, Book Work, Pamphlets, Reports, Catalogues, Circulars, Invoice Books, Bil...
A VISIT TO A CHINESE CITY. BY AN ENGLISH LADY. (From Simmonds's Colonial Magazine.) [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
A VISIT TO A CHINESE CITY. BY AN ENGLISH LADY. (From Simmonds's Colonial Magazine) &nbsp; WE visited Ningpo a short time since, in company with Captain and Mrs, B. ; the latter and myself being the first foreign women who were ever there, with tho ex- ception of Mrs. Noble, who was taken pri- soner during the war, and was seen but by very few. We started for Ningpo on Satur- day morning, expecting to arrive the same evening, but did not reach there until the next morning, suffering sundry inconveni- ences in the interim, having to pass the night in the China fast-boats, with accom- modations the most narrow and limited. A cabin was formed by spreading bamboo mats over the deck, and it was not, I assure you, of the most lofty and commodious kind, for we could not stand upright in the highest part. We furnished our own provisions, beds, dishes, &c., &c. ; spread our beds upon the floor, and slept, if we could and as we could-though I have found, before now, a s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
The Shipwrecked. On SABBATH, the 29th instant, Two SER- MON'S will be preached in the Independent Chapel, Collins-street, in aid of the sufferers who have survived the loss of the Barque " Mary." The Rev. J. Nesbitt will preach in the morning, and the Rev. J. Lillie in the evening. *** A collection will be made at thc end of each service. June 27, 1845. Winter Boots and Shoes ! ! ! WILLIAM HAWLEY, Stationery and Fancy Warehouse, (Opposite Milward's,) BEGS to intimate to the public, that he has just unpacked — Ladies' double and single soled boots and shoes Very superior white satin shoes Ditto black silk and satin ditto Children's leather shoes, with straps 25th of 6th Month. WATCHORN'S EMPPRIUM &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; FOR FINE POTTED BUTTER.. ONE HUNDRED CASKS just received. WATCHORN'S EMPORIUM. FOR RICH ENGLISH DAIRY CHEESE. THREE HUNDRED FOR...
SYDNEY INTELLIGNCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
SYDNEY INTELLIGNCE. The Sydney papers are full of notices of robberies, murders, and other acts of vio- lence. In a quarrel in Hyde Park Barracks, a man named Ergerson killed another man named Milward on the spot. Accounts are published of another horrible murder, which created great sensation. An old man and a girl took a house, which was .Vartrs:--' &lt;.7ir'cnin"íiam!esf'',t-.\T*rreu Itrspic/orr; the door was forced open, and the marks of a large quantity of blood found upon the floor, and splashes of blood upon the walls, together with some traces of human hair, which seemed to have been severed by the blow of a hatchet, and forced into the wall by the same instrument. On some of the neighbours entering the house, and proceed- ing through the lower room up stairs, they found, in one corner of the room, on some blankets, the body of the unfortunate girl, bearing fearful marks of violence upon it, and apparently having been deprived of life for several days. A rumour had r...
LOSS OF THE " MARY." [COPY.] Flinder's Island, 27th May, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
LOSS OF THE " MARY." [Copy.] Flinder's Island, 27th May, 1845. SIR,—It is my painful duty to have to announce to you the total wreck of the barque Mary, Cap- tain Newby, from Sydney to London, with the loss of many lives, and a valuable cargo of oil and wool, on the night of Saturday last, a little to the northward of Flinders' Island. The Captain ar- rived here last night with six of his crew, having walked across from the northern point of the island, where it appears the survivors landed in their long-boat. I have hurriedly gleaned from him a few particulars. It appears that the Mary left Sydney on the 17th instant, and got fairly out to sea on the 19th, The master first determined to make the passage home by the Cape of Good Hope, and with this view entered Bass's Straits, but, meeting westerly winds, he altered his mind, resolving to proceed round Cape Horn, and on Saturday last he shaped his course accordingly, in an easterly direction, through between Kent's Group and Flinder...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. WESTERN AUSTRALIA.—The Lords of the Admiralty have ordered four hundred loads of Western Australian timbers for the use of the Royal dock-yard. NEW WORKS ON AUSTRALIA.—Fisher's &nbsp; Colonial Magazine advertises the appearance of a new work on Australia, post Svo., cloth, " The present state and prospects of the Port Phillip district of New South Wales, by Charles Griffith, A.M." The Quarterly Re- view advertises another work, " The Physi- cal description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, by P. E. De Strgelecki, Svo." This work is the result of five years' &nbsp; personal observation, collected during a journey of 7000 miles on foot. The au- &nbsp; thor's labours have been noticed in various Parliamentary Papers, and in the last ad- dress of the President of the Geographical Society. They have also met with the most cordial approbation of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, of the Ex. Ex. the Governor, Sir George Gipps' and S...
AUDIT OFFICE. 21st June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
AUDIT OFFICE. 21st June, 1845. WARRANTS for Contingent Expenses sent to the &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Colonial Treasury for payment between the 14h of the current month and this date :— Chief Police Magistrate, to pay C. Knight, &c. I. Clark, Provisions. I. Johnson, Oil. C. Watson, Freight. Dep.-Com -General, Signal Station, Mt. Nelson. I. H. Armstrong, Copying, &c. G. Hutton, Repairs, &c. T. Harbottle, ditto. I. Gloster, Firewood. W. Rout, Stores. Lewis & Sons, Clothing. I. Fletcher, Repairs. The Dep.-Com.-General, Fuel. W. Rout, Stores. Dickenson, Brothers, ditto. J. Johnson, ditto. T. Walker, Provisions. &nbsp; T. Cruttenden, ditto. I. Gloster, ditto A. Suter, ditto. B. C. Jolly, Advertising. W. Rout, Candles. I. E. Calder, Charges. H. C. Cotton, Field Expenses. G. T. W. BOYES, Auditor.