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Saturday morning, March 19th. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Saturday morning, March 19th. It has rained through the night, hut not to any greni extent. The rivor hore has risen oightoon inches, andtho whole of Phoenix Park is undor water. Thoro is now an immenso shoot from horo to tho Paterson mountains, a distance of sevornl milos. West Maitland, Saturday afternoon, March 19. Aftor tho despatch of my last communication, dated at Morpoth, I made tho best of my way to Maitland, hut tho task of gotting thero was hy no moans an easy ono. Tho hack water during tho night had ri°on vory high indeed, and threatened to overflow all hut tho very highest spots. Before leaving Morpoth I had a good loolc round in tho direc tion of Hinton and Pheonix Parle. Tho pork appcarod to ho completely suhmorgod, and a largo part of Hinton was undor tho water. I ho rivor in tho town of Morpoth had risen a littlo through the night, but it still wantod somo fiftoen inches at least of being ns high as tho groat flood of 1867. Tho aspect of Narrowgut, from tho high gro...
Destructive Floods in the Hunter. (FROM OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Destructive Moods in the Hunter. (FROM OUR SPEOIAII REPORTER.) Morpeth, Friday evening, March 18. My worst anticipations have boen realized, for we are now in the midst of one of the highest and most destructivo floods that ever devastated tho valley of tho Hunter. The flood last week was had enough, hut this" ÍB far worse, and for the simple reason that what tho provious calamity left unfinished in the shape of destruction of orops the present one will accomplish in a way dreadful to contomplato. By tho time tho waters now careoring tln*ough tho dis trict shall havo cleared away, hardly a pound's worth of produce will ho left to the unfortunate husbandmen, the prosent month hoing the very worst time in the whole year for a flood to happen. I have heard tho valuo of tho crops in the Maitland and Morpeth district, for this sosison, estimated at £150,000 ; and, looking at tho immonso oxtont of land undor cultivation, I scarcely think the ostimate is an exaggerated ono. Whatovor tho co...
Destruction of the Wallis Greek Flood-gates. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Destruction of the Wallis Greek Flood-gates. THESE massive gates were built for the purpose of damming hack the Hunter in times of flood from tin low lands drained hy Wallis Greek, which flows into tho river between the towns of East and West Mait land. Tho gates had boen erected at great expense and tho effect they would exorcise on tho flood waters was looked for with much interest, not onlv by thoso who resided on the lands drained by tho creek, but by tho people of the district generally They woro formally opened by the mayor of Mart land only a few weoks since. They weighod upwards of twenty tons each, and woro hung on piers of heavy masonry, whioh, however, seems to have been backed up with rubblo and dirt, and thia defect led to tho destruction of the work. Oa tho morning of March 10 it became evident to the hundreds of interested spectators who were watch ing tho effect of tho flood upon the gates with great anxiety, that if tho river rose much higher they could not withstan...
SINGLETON. March 18, 9 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
SINGLETON. March 18, 9 a.m. I nm sony lo linvo to inform you that thoro is ovcry prospect ot' a sovoro Hood, you have already beon put in possession of what occurred last week, (and dining my sixtoon years experience in this colony I have never hoard ol' such u continuation of wot wcathor). Porhnps it may not ho uninteresting to givo you sorno particulars of what is going on now in this township. When I arrived hom on tho 2Sth February it hud hoon mining somo ibm or fivo days, siiico thou wo huvo not hud"twenty-four hours cessation. Tho rivor voso to tho height of thirty tlireo foot abovo its lovel. Wo had nothing but pouring ruin tho lust four days ; tho rivor, which had fallon to almost its usual lovol, convmencod to rise again on Wodnosday evoning, but thoro was little sign of a flood until Thursday ovoning and from that time till this, Eriday morning, at 9 o'clock, it has risen to within two feet of last week's flood, and still rising at tho rate of two foot por hour. If you onl...
The Volunteers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
The Volunteers. . SHAM FIGHT OP THE VOLUNTEERS.-Last Satur was a day that will bo romombercd by tho volunto of this city for somo timo to como. According to j experience, they will have to rest satisfied by tho n recollection of it, and tho doings of tho day, for a years ; tho last thing of tho kind having taken pl about four years ago, and tho ono previous to tl about tho same length of timo before. Such milit oxerciscs should bo moro frequent than they are, they aro stimulating to tho force, and afford a m better means of instruction than any amount of ordin battalion drill. Abotteroxamplo of tho stimulating off&lt; of the more announcement of a sham fight being ah to tako plaeo, could not bo givon than tho fact, t out of about two thousand volunteers stationed in Syd; and suburbs, over one thousand turned out to tako j in this, notwithstanding that tho weather 1 wrotched, and thoro had boen a battalion parado o beforo in tho samo wcok. There can be little doi but that had...
Pigeon Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Pigeon Shooting. THE GOULBURN MATCHES.-Tho matches for some time announced by Mr. Harry Payten, to bo shot off on St. Patrick's Day, were oonoluded without postpone ment ; and although, as wo all know, tho weather was a long way from pleasant the sport was good, and tho shooters enjoyed themselves. As Mr. Payten did not favour us with any particulars of his inatohes, wo aro not in a position to givo as full an account as wo could wish ; but wo have to thank a friend in Sydney for tho following scores. Prom these it will be seen that tho , shooting was about up to tho usual average ; but hardly as good as what has been mado at lato matches of the Gun Club-tho winner of tho gun in tho handi cap negooiating no moro than seven out of nine birds at twenty-one yards. Until late in the day Mr. Payten did not shoot up to his proper "form" by a long way. Tho first event Avas a swoop at 5 birds each, 25 yards rise, 100 yards boundary, which brought ten shooters to tho ' trap, and after a tyo ...
Aquatics. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Aquatics. HICKEY AND RUSH.-Tho great sculling match between P. Rush, champion sculler of tho Clarence River, and "W. Hickey, of Newcastle, on tho Hunter, holding the championship ot Australia, takes place to day (Saturaday), over tho racing course on tho Parra matta River, Hickey's backers staking £200 to £150 staked by Rush and his friends. Tho latter appear as confident as ever of coming oft' victorious, while the friends of Hickey aro nono tho less sanguine. The betting, what littlo has been done, is about equal to the stakes, viz., 4 to 3 in favour of Hickey. Tho late bad weather has retarded tho men in their training, but they are said to be both now in very fair stato of health. TUE SYDNEY ROWING CLUB.-A numerously attended mooting of the monibers of tho Sydney Rowing Club was held, on the 18th instant, at tho Oxford Hotel-Mr. Deloitto in thc choir. Tho secretary, Mr. Freeman, read tho minutes of tho last meeting, which were con firmed, and informed tho members that his Excell...
Pedestrianism. RACES TO COME. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Pedestrianism, RACES TO COME. THE English pedestrians will appear on the Albert Ground about the first week in April. Steve Foster and Morrice for L20 aside, on Monday 28th inst», about five o'clockin the afternoon. STEVE FOSTER AND E. MORRICE.-The veteran "Steve" is taking advantage of Ids training quarters with Hickey, and is getting into fine fettle. Morrice, too, is doing good time, and a very close contest is anticipated. The final deposit will bo made good this evening at Mrs. M'Grath's Hotel, George-street. The betting is slightly in favour of,Morrioe, and the " young one" is expected to make a good show for tho money. The race comes off on the Albert Ground about 5 o'clock on Monday. HARRIS AND HEWITT,-We gathor from the Mel bourne papers that Mr. J. G. Harris, the champion of Australia, had some misunderstanding with his backers over the late contest between him and Hewitt. Deeming himself the winner of the 150 and 200 yards races, in his late matches with Hewitt, he has de...
GRENFELL. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
GRENFELL. During tho early part of tho week wo wero favoured with tho presonco of Mr. Commissioner Clarko, who settled several disputes, some of them of considerable importance, Many of tile leases wero marked off in tho frontage and hold in possession by tho "jumpers/' on tho plea of an insufficient numbor of meu being employed as prescribed by tho regula tions whero this was proved. Tho Commissioner decided in favour of tho "jumpers," but whero it was practicable, ho gave to tho mon actually employed, tho forty feet per man allowed by tile law. Ho also decided a case which has for somo time created no small amount of excitement, and tho moro so as it was an appeal case from Mr. Cox's decision. Some time after thc Two Milo Lead was marked out and doclarcd on tho frontage, a party marked out a "prospecting claim " on tile supposed Milkman's Gully, but just within tho aroa of tho Two Mile frontages, eventually it was proved that it was tho Two Milo lead which was running their shaft....
Coming Events. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Coming Events. FOB corning events the following entries have been made : BURRANGONG. -Publicans' Handicap.-Mr. F. F. Gibson's b g Banjo, 6 yrs ; Mr. Tyndale's gr in Silver stain, 4 yrs ; Mr. E. Grovenor's c o Mudgukewis, 4 yrs ; Mr. G. Matthews's b o Surbiton, 3 yrs ; Mr. W. Robin son's blk g Ely, 5 yrs ; Mr. Bead's o h Miokoy Free, aged ; Mr. A. Mackenzie's b h Pickpocket, 4 yrs ; Mr. J. Iliffe's g f Snowdrift, 3 yrs ; Mr. J. Iliffe's b m Aruna, 5 yrs ; Mr. P. J. M'Alistor's b g Kaffir, 5 yrs ; Mr. J. H. Watson's b g Colonel, aged. BURRANGONG TURF CLUB HANDICAP.-Mr. F. F. Gibson's b g Banjo, 6 yrs ; Mr. J. T. Tindalo's gr m Silverstain, 4 yrs ; Mr. B. Grovenor's o g Comet, G yrs ; Mr. G. Matthews's b c Surbiton, 3 yrs ; Mr. W. Rob inson's blk o Ely, 5 yrs ; Mr. B. Read's o h Mickey Freo, aged ; Mr. C. Mackenzie's b m Miss Wasp, 5 yrs ; Mr. J. Iliffe's g f Snowdrift, 3 yrs ; Mr. J. Iliffe's b m Aruna, 6 yrs ; Mr. P.J. M'Alister's b g New Chum, aged ; Mr. P. J. M'Alister's b g Nimrod...
WOONONA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
WOONONA. ÄiAitcu Ü3.-xno woatuer mis tauen up rjcauuiuiiy. xno heavy rain that has fallen lately has dono no dainago what soever, hut improved tho appearance of tho grass ; and if there is only for a little while hot weather, thoro will bo plenty of feed for tho cattlo in winter. Tho coal mines nt Bulli have not suffered any damage. Tho company's jotty stood well. Tho terrific sea carno terribly on Sunday and Monday. The steamer Barwon loaded yesterday, and carno in again tliis evening, and I bollevo loading. This is enough to s how that tho work at the mines havo resumed its usual activity, which had juBt taken placo before thc scries of terrific winds »nd rain came. Business have resumed its usual state Nothing furthor of any consequence havo occurred worth sending this time. DISASTERS AT MunuTJMBATJSMAN. - On Thursday night, the 17th instant, a barn near tho residence of Mr. Harry Caiman, near Murrumbateman, was dis covered to bc on fire, and before any steps could bo taken to ex...
Berrima Races. FIEST DAY, MARCH 17. MAIDEN PLATE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Berrima Races. FIEST DAY, MAKOH 17. MAIDEN PliATE. Sir AV. Macarthur's Sprite, by Stafford .. .. 1 Mr. Flunnory's br c Charlton .. .. .. 2 J. Morrico's Jamaica .. .. .. 3 BENDOOLEY STAKES. Mr. Maginness's b g Whalebono .. .. 1 Pierce's Laura .. .. .. .. 2 Brccn's Crab .. .. .. .. 3 LADIES' BURSE. Mr. Pooloy's Rocket .. .. .. .. 1 M'-Rao's Jamberoo .. .. .. ..2 HACK BACK. Mr. Pooloy's Ada .. .. .. .. 1 Picrco's Lottery .. .. .. ..2 SECOND DAY.-FRIDAY. THE MEMBERS'S GIFT. Mr. Maginncs's b g Whalebone .. .. .. 1 Sir W. Macarthur's Sprite .. .. .. 2 Mr. Morrico's Jamaica .. .. .. .. 3 PUBLICANS' PURSE. Mr. Kelly's Sunbeam .. .. .. .. 1 Miller's Una .. .. .. ..2 TOWN PLATE. Mr. Flannery's br g Charlton .. .. .. 1 Maginness's Whalebone .. .. ..2 CONSOLATION STAKES. Mr. Piorco's Laura .. .. .. .. 1 Flannory's Mickey .. .. .. ..2
Wagga Wagga Races. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Wagga Wagga Races. ; Wagga Wagga had its races on Saint Patrick's Day, and the promoters did a very sensible thing in giving the visitors no fewer than eight races to fill np the day. It will be seen that Billy Yeomans, well-known as a fino rider, had a capital innings, winning no fewer than five events, four of which were for Mr. P. M'Alister with Now Chum and Albury. Tho sport came, off in the following order : . The Maiden Plato, of 15 sovs., once round; weight for age. Mr. A. A. Devlin's b g Tho Gift, 2 years (Bye) .. .. 1 P.J. M'Alister's b g Nimrod, aged (Yeomans) .. 2 E. Lintott's oh g Impudence, aged (Lintott) .. 3 Won eaily. Time, 2 min. 38 sec. i St. Patrick's Day Hahdicap.of 40 sovs. 2 miles. Mr. P. J. M'Alister's b g Now Chum, aged, 8st. 121b (Yeomans) .. .. .. 1 W. Sawyer's br g Pheasant, 0 years 8st 61b (Dobson) 2 P. J. M'Alister's g f Agnes, 3 yoars, 6st. 81b (Buffrey) 3 A. A. Devlin's g g Favourite, 6 years, 7st. 121b .. 0 E. Lintott's b m Laurel, 4 years, 7st. lolbs...
Bega Races. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Bega Races. In spite- of bael weather this meeting came off in tho second week of the present month. Wo learn that Mr. E. Lee adjusted tho weights for tho handicaps in a manner to give everybody satisfaction and produce good races ; but as we havo no particulars of what tho woights wero, or how the races were run, we can say no more. FIRST DAY. MAIDEN PLATE. Mr. W. Coulter's Behnoro (Spellman) .. .. .. 1 Darrngh's Young Sir diarios .. .. .. 2 ?Wilson's Beeswing .. .. .. .. 3 TOWN PLATE. W. Coultor's Jimboy (Spellman) .. .. .. 1 Wilson's Bronzewing .. .. .. .. 2 nixon's Promise .. .. .. .. ..3 LADIES' PU USE. "Wilson's Beeswing .. .. .. .. 1 Cornall's Mncscono .. .. .. .. 2 Bligh's Onzetto .. .. .. ..3 In this raco Lorenzo fell, having at the timo a very good prospect of winning. HACK RACE. Mr. Kixon's Bailor Boy .. .. .. .. l
SECOND DAY. HURDLE RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
I SECOND DAY. HURDLE RAGE. Underbill's Lorenzo (Armstrong) .. .. ,. 1 Coulter's Marquis .. .. .. ..2 Coulter's Sportsman .. .. .. ,.3 Notwithstanding tho very unfavourable state of the course, this was an excellent race, and old Marquis struggled hard in tho run homo for tho first placo. Tho leaps wore taken splendidly. BEGA JOCKEY CLUB PLATE. Mr. "W. Coulter's Belmoro(Spellman) .. .. .. 1 W. Coulter's Jimboy .. .. .. ..2 Wilson's Bronzowing .. .. .. ..3 MANABO ANJO EDEN BREDS. Underbill's Lorenzo .. .. .. .. 1 Wilson's Beeswing .. .. .. ..2 BEATEN STAKES. Darragh's Young Slr Charles .. .. ,. i Coulter's Marquis .. .. .. .. ..2 FORCED HANDICAP. Eixon's Fromiso ., .. .. .. .. 1 Coultor's Belmore .. .. .. ;. 2
Country Correspondence. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] WINDSOR. PROPOSED INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Country Correspondence. [FROM OUR COnUESrONDENT8.] WINDSOR. PKOPOSED INCOBPOItATIOK" OF THE TOWN. Tho lato rains and almost iiupassablo stato of our street! has again stirred up those persons who are favourable to om town being incorporated, and accordingly a public meetiiif was held this evening in the hall of tho School of Arts, whicli was crowded to oxcess. Mr. H. Moses, M.Ii. A., was called or to preside, and, after thanking the meeting for tho honom conferred on him, said this mooting vas called to-night bj persons favourable to the town of ' Windsor beinj incorporated. He was always in favour of it. He should Uko. to seo the town made clean and attractive, bul at prcsontpcoplo wore driven away from it in consequence ol the mud and filth. Ho hoped that even Mr. Cavanougl would see tho folly of opposing this useful measure. AI other towns in tho colony were taking advantago of this Act, and draining and beautifying their town. Places that had not half tho attraction that Windsor...