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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh left Adelaide on the 19th ult., carrying with him, as he did on a former occasion.'tke best wishes of the colonists. His visit this time has been a very pleasant one, and the more so as there was none of that obtrusive fuss and burdensome ceremony which were displayed on the former occasion. The three great events which 'were prominent in his late visit were, the ball, the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new Sailors' Home at Adelaide, and the races at the old Racecourse. The first was specially for the ladies, and they enjoyed it immensely. The second had more of an official character about it than any ceremony in which his Royal Highness took part, and very appropriate it was to inaugurate a work which is intended for the special benefit of a olasB to whioh his Royal Highness belongs ; and the third was for all and sundry. In ad dition to these public gathering* there were one or two pleasant ones of a more pr...
FATAL FIRE AT INGLEWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
FATAL FIRE AT INGLEWOOD. From the Advertiser we seleot the following details of this shocking: disaster : — ' The town of Inglewood was on the 4th inst.. alarmed by the ominouB sound of the fire-belld Luokily many persons wero still about, ans gaided by the reflection cast upon the honsee in Brooke- street, they rashed to the rear of the Royal Hotel, and there discovered that the Btable loft was one mass of flamea. These who were on the spot released the horses. In about ten minutes after the first ring of the fire-bell, the fire brigade made its appearance on the soene with the engine and hook, and the tiro was got completely under in about an hour and a half, leaving the walls comparatively uninjured, but the whole of the woodwork in tho loft totally destroyed, a great part of the roof fallen, and a large portion of the racks con sumed from the burning hay falling into them. Nothing was known of the origin of the fire, bat it was remarked by many that a stable boy known by the nam...
PRESENTATION TO MR. M. L. KING, M.L.A. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
PRESENTATION TO MR M. L. KING, M.L.A. About forty delegates from all the different portions of West fiourke assembled at the Duke of Rothsay Hotel, 11th inst. , for the pur pose of presenting a testimonial to Mr M. L. King, M.L.A. , for their district. Mr James Young, J.P., of Baoohua Marsh, as chairman, was deputed to hand over the testimonial, whioh consisted of a handsome silver goblet containing 250 sovereigns. Mr Young said he felt the great honor that had been conferred upon him in selecting him to present the testimonial. He waa an old colonist, and he remembered that when Mr King first came before the West Bourke constituency he received several letters from highly influen tial citizens of Melbourne strongly recommend ing Mr King, but still he determined to pro ceed to Melbourne, and moke inquiries respect ing him. Those inquiries so satisfied him of the character -of Mr King that he went baok pre pared to do all in his power to assist in securing his return. The opinion he ...
PROGRESS OF VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
/;'.', PROGRESS OF VICTORIA. ' A. very interesting statistical paper on the religious, moral and intellectual progress of Victoria «p to the oIobd of 1869 has just been issued from the Registrar-General's office and presented to Parliament by his Excellency's command. From it we gather that there are 1006 churches and chapels, 331 sohoolhouses, and 537 dwellings or public buildings, making a total of 1874 buildings used for public wor ship. The number of services yearly is 151,003 ; there is accommodation for 271.753, but only 167,894 avail themselves of this on the Sabbath. The number of graduates in the Melbourne University daring the ten years ending 1867 is 221. There are 1385 sohools, and the number of children at tending them amounts to 91,336 ; of these 48,374 are males and 42,962 females, having 1261 males and 2852 female teachers. The common schools, numbering 779, receive about £230,979 annually. There are 1082 Sabbath schools in the colony, the average attendance being 77...
BUSH ROMANCE AND REALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
BUSH ROMANCE AND REALITY. ; The Ararat Advertiser, narrates the circum stances of one of those remarkable deaths in tho bush whioh are often attended by appear ances equally remarkable and auspicious. The occurrence took place on one of the stations of the Messrs Chirnside, near Streatham : — The overseer of the station alluded to has had a Bhepherd called Simpson in the employ ment for years past, who was understood by his employers and fellow servants to be the son of an English gentleman ; this statement was partly borne out by the fact that he was in the habit of regularly receiving a kind of annuity amounting to £100 from his friends at home. This generally arrived in half-yearly instalments, and it usually occurred that so long as the money lasted, a carouse, or what is better understood as a 'jolly spree,' was kept up by the re cipient and the favored of bis fellow servants. Latterly, however, it seems that Simpson's father heard of the manner in wbioh the money was being app...
THE MILITARY IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
TEE MILITARY IN QUEENSLAND. A murderous assault, says tho Courier, was committed on Tuesday by some soldiers of the 50th regiment on a constable earned Coolahan. It appears that, about 6 o'clock p.m., Coolahan, who had come down from bis station at Ipswiph in the morning with gome prisoners, went into a house off Charlotte-Btreot, at the rear of tho Red Lion Hotel. A party of four soldiers and some prostitutes were in the house, and immediately on Coolahau's entering, he was attacked and knocked down. The cowardly fellows seem to have all set upon him, some using then- belts, and others kicking him wher ever they could. They then threw him out into tho yard, whero he was found by tho neigh bours quite senseless,, and severely injured both externally and internally. His head and other parts of his body aro much cut, and judging from tho fact that ho has vomited a great quantity of blood, it is thought by Dr Hobbs, who has attended him, that he has re ceived a serious internal injury....
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the Victorian Bible Society waB hold on 15th inst. in the Mechanics' Institute; SirWnV. P. Stawell, Chief Justioe, presiding, and about seventy persons being present. Letters of apology for unavoidable absence were read from his .Excellency the Go vernor, the Bishop of Melbourne, Dr. Cairns, the Rev. Messrs A. M. Henderson, C. J. Perry, Vance, and other ministers. The proceedings were opened with the reading of a portion of Scripture and prayer, after whioh Sir W. F. Stawell stated that they were met to celebrate the twenty-seventh anniversary of the Victorian Auxiliary Bible Sooiety. He then referred to the formation of the parent society, its objects and great extension until at the present time it circulated the Bible nearly all over the world, and expended about £200,000 annually. It was established, he said, on the widest principles. Its pro moters did not rely merely upon the mother country, but looked forward to branob....
BREACH OF PASSENGERS ACT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
: BREACH OP PASSENGERS ACT. ; Messrs Mollison, P.M., and Thomas and Swallow, J.P.s, held a speoial investigation at the Sandridge Police Court, 17th inst., into a charge preferred by Mr Gossett, Chief Immi gration Officer, against James Hagley, master of the steamship Rangitoto, for having oarried passengers in exoesa of the number prescribed by the 14th Bootion of the Passengers Apt 1855. Mr Stewart defended Mr Hagley ; Mr Gossett proseouted. The evidence of- Mr H. E. Holliok, tide waiter and assistant immigra tion officer, went to prove that on the evening of the 18th March the Rangitoto arrived in Hobson's Bay, from N«w Zealand. After boarding her Mr Holliok was presented with a passenger list which included ninety-five steer age .passengers on board. In oonsequenoa of complaints having been made to him by some of the paasengers, Mr Hollick had them mus tered, and on enumeration fouud there were eighty-nine souls, principally oompoied of British and Chiueae. ' Ou measuring the fo...
THE ODD FELLOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
. THE ODD FELLOWS. The annual1', movable committee of the M.U.I.O.O.F. met on Thursday, 12th inst., at Ballarat, and adjourned finally at half-past iive o'clock in the afternoon, the whole of the busi ness on tho paper having been disposed of. The Star states that 'The reports of the Districts Committee, Merit Committee, and Grooves Tes timonial Committee were brought up and adopted after considerable discussion. The progress report of the commission, appointed ut the A.M.G., held in Sandhurst in 1868, to consider the subj eot of establishing the finances of tho: order upon an indisputably sound basis, and other matters, , was referred back to the commission to be taken into consideration at the next;, A.M.O., which will be held at Castlo maine in 1870. Tho usual votes of thanks to the -retiring officers and others were passed. Also, a vote of thanks to the members of the order in the Ballarat Sistriot, for the cordial and brotherly manner in which they had ro ceived and entertained...
FATAL ACCIDENT IN HOBSON'S BAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
FATAL ACCIDENT IN HOBSON'S BAY. One of the most distressing accidents that has oconrred in this port for several years past took place on the 20th alt., and resulted in the lois of five lives. Between six and seven o'clock in the morning,' a party confuting of Mr E. N. Conradi, a stevedore, his two sons, aged six and eight years, a man named Robert Lancaster (who was in Gonradi's employ), and Mr C. E. Peroy, a Church of England schoolmaster, left WilliamBtawn in a large decked boat, the Clntba, and went some two or three miles down the Bay to fish. The wind blew all day from the north, and occasionally there were heavy gusts, whioh were somewhat dangerous to boats under sail. The exourtionists passed the lightship and went ronnd to the fishing ground at the south of WiUiamstown, about a mile from the Botanical Gardens. About two o'clook in the afternoon they were in company with another fishing-boat belonging to a man named Elliott. Observing a squall coming on Elliott made for Will...
WANGARIE, NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
WANGABIE, NEW ZEALAND7' The river Wangario, from which the view on page G9 is takes, flows into Wangarie har bor, which is on tho East Coast of New Zea land, to the north of Anokland, and about midway between it and tho Bay of Islands. The harbor is a beautiful land-looked kind of lake. /The scenery all abont is very flue, pre senting a picturesque combination of mountain, wood and water. --The water-fall in the -middle distance is about '? six ? miles up_ the river, . and descends about; ninety , feet without a break. The water is; as ?. clear ?, as crystal, and . the basin, if so it may 'be tormod, is of consider able depth. : Those who. have visited the place describe it as forming a perfect pioturo. Oar engraving is V. from; a ? photograph by Mr Bartlett, of Auckland. , . ??
WESLEY COLLEGE—THE LATE WALTER POWELL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
WESLEY COLLEGE— THE LATE ,?-£,.? i , WALTER POWELL. A good life-like portrait of tho late Mr Walter Powell, formerly of this city, was on 12th inst. presented to tho Wesley College by the Rev. J. O.'Symons, on behalf of tho widaw of tho de j ceased., gentleman, in presence of about 400 'visitors, principally ladies. Tho presentation was made in tho schoolroom of tho collogo, St. Kilda-road, and tho president, tho Rov. Mr Waugh, occupiod tho chair. Tho proceedings were. - opened by singing n hymn, and tho Rev. J. Harcourt said the prayer. Tho chair man commontod on tho success and prosperity pi tho institution, aa evidenced by tho neces sity : for its immediate extension. Mr Powell had been one of tho promoters of the collogo, whilst a mombor of the church amongst thorn, and offered JB1000 towards raising a fund for the establishment of tho institution, con ditionally upon an additional £1500 being contributed by the church generally. The sum of £1500 was oolleoted, and the deceased ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 29 March 1869
AlGBANDri3]i2iiiByin:- taA [ qf-Vbe' fond i for the erection ol a manse in connection with the Rev. Mr Moir's Presbyterian Church, St. Kilda, was opened at the local town hall on 17th inst. The hon. Mr M'Oullooh, who had promised to open tho bazaar, sent an apology for nqn-attendanoe, and Mr James,. ..Wilson,-, JiE.ii.iwas ^requested by the committee to declare the bazaar open. That gentleman willingly, complied with. the request, and//jn' 'the f course ''of his remarks , said that of 97 i. Presbyterian 'churches through out i the colony, i85 .had. mansea,1 and' it was lime.l for. St. . Kilda to . follow., i the genera), -movement, almost . e very lh country church haying , if s,i ,man»e. , The bazaar .con tained a good- assortment of fancy 'and useful . articles to the value of about £500, an'd tfiere was a very good . attendance of visitors, princi pally ladies. The following . were ..the lady stallholders who, however, are. assisted,; by several young ladies not natned :— let- st...