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A SIGN OF THE TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
A SIGN OF THE TIMES. We have been credibly informed, that a short time ago Dr. Nixon addressed a let- ter to the Colonial Secretary, requesting that the prayer for the Lieutenant Gover- nor, should in future be read by the Clergy of before, as hitherto. It seems the Colo- nial Government does not think the time arrived yet when Priests are to precede her Majesty, or those who represent her. We scarcely need say then this very modest and christian request of the aspiring Prelate was refused.
CUSTOM HOUSE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
CUSTOM HOUSE. HOBART TOWN. &nbsp; Return of Grain and Flour imported and ex- ported at the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ended 20th June, 1845, inclusives :— IMPORTS. Nil. EXPORTS. Barley.............. 234 bushels. Oats................... 60 bushels Return of Grain and Flour imported and ex- ported at the Port of Launceston, during the week ended 10th June, 1845, inclusive :— IMPORTS. Nil. EXPORTS. Barley............. 2000 bushels. Oats.................. 680 ditto. Wheat............. 5831 bushels. Flour ................. 30 tons. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
SYNAGOGUES AND SYNAGOGUE WORSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
SYNAGOGUES AND SYNAGOGUE WORSHIP. As the day for the opening of the Jewish Synagogue in Argyle-strect is arppoaching, &nbsp; we think the following account of Syna- gogues and Synagogue Worship on the authority of the learned Calmet, may not be unacceptable to the generality of our in- telligent readers. The word Synagogue primarily signifies assembly ; but like our word Church, came at length to be applied to places in which assemblies for the worship of God were convened. They do not appear to have been in use until after the Babylonish cap- tivity, prior to which meetings for religious worship seem to have been held either in the open air or in the houses of the pro- phets. Synagogues could only bc erected when few men of age, learning, piety, and easy circumstances, could be found to attend to the service which was enjoined in them. Large towns had several Syangogues, and their utility soon became so obvious that they were scattered over the land and be- came the parish ...
ACCOUNTANT OF STORES' OFFICE. 21st June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
ACCOUNTANT OF STORES' OFFICE. 21st June, 1845. Tenders will be received, at this Office until 12 o'clock on Saturday, the 5th July, for a supply of the undermentioned articles, required for Colonial service :— Bibles, 30 Testaments, 50 Books of Common Prayer, 12 Reams of Yellow Foolscap Paper, for print- ing purposes, 30 Letter Envelopes, 2000 Note ditto, 1000 E. J. MANLEY, Accountant of Stores.
CAPTAIN MACONOCHIE'S OPINION AGAINST THE PROBATION SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
CAPTAIN MACONOCHIE'S OPINION AGAINST THE PROBATION SYSTEM. SINCE his return to England, Captain Ma- conochie has published his views of the system of convict management which Lord Stanley has established here. His second pamphlet on the question has just been handed to us, in which it will be seen by our extract, that he fully concurs in the sentiments with which the mass of the colonists regard the Probation System. When it is recollected how decidedly Cap- tain Maconochie opposed assignment, it will be considered expressive of a very strong opinion indeed, on his part, that he admits the unquestionable preferableness of that system to the one which has super- seded it. It is interesting to observe the concurrence which the Captain's testimony and the Petition exhibit, of men of all classes, opinions, and complexion of thought in condemning the Probation System. Sure- ly a political contrivance thus unanimously condemned by men of all varieties of opinion cannot be sound. The thoug...
THE SHIPWRECKED. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
THE SHIPWRECKED. IN another column we furnish an authentic narrative of the shipwreck of the Mary. By that most disastrous event two or three families have been bereaved of hopeful members, seventeen human beings have found a watery grave, and worse than if with them she had perished herself, one poor woman not long since deprived by shipwreck of her husband, has been called &nbsp; to mourn the extinction of all those parental joys and hopes which clung round a family &nbsp; of six children, not one of whom has been spared from the merciless clement to com- fort or console her. If ever there was a case appealing to human sympathy, in which the blessedness of giving exceeded that of receiving, such is this case, and we need say nothing to recommend or enforce the grateful yet melancholy duty which it im- poses. See the appeal in another page. We have just had intimation that Sermons will be preached in behalf of the sufferers, in Collins-street Chapel, on Sun- day nex...
THE TENDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
THE TENDERS. WHILE needy or sinking speculators ten- &nbsp; dered to the Commissariat, rather with a view to secure cash, for supplies which they purchased on credit, than to obtain a legi- timate profit, prices ranged below cost. Those who tendered, and others who trusted them, were often ruined together, and met in the Insolvent Court to square their ac- counts. The deficit of their assets proved the profitable bargains made by the Commis- sariat. But times have changed : the class of persons referred to whose tenders aided the Commissariat in proving its economy to the Lords of the Treasury and in gaining their praise, are gone. The Commissariat officer's usual complacency is unexpectedly ruffled by receiving Tenders at prices which call for double the expenditure of former years. That the prisoners have long been fed at prices which ruined the settler is for- gotten, and the thought that even now he claims no more than a remunerating price, has no weight compared to the ...
ST. PAUL'S ISLAND [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
ST. PAUL'S ISLAND. the recent occupation of the Island of St. Paul by the French. The situation of that volcanic island is well known to most Indian readers, many of whom have passed very near it in their outward passage. We were puzzled to guess the object which had led our ambitions neighbours to occupy so un- inviting a spot, possessed of no harbour, scarcely indeed affording shelter or anchor- age and too barren for cultivation. The French have notoriously a rage for coloni- zation ; but there are so many unoccupied spots more desirable, which they might colo- nize if they pleased, that it appeared an un- accountable whim to convert such an island into a dependency of the Grande Nation. It appears, however, by the report before us that it is a private speculation, not a na- tional enterprise. Certain Frenchmen have discovered that the islands of St. Paul and Amsterdam are an excellent fishing station, and that the surrounding seas abound in cod fish of the best quality. They hav...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE A1 Barque Psyche, H. Irving, Commander, 300 Tons Register, a &nbsp; regular trailer, having all her dead &nbsp; weight and the greater part of her &nbsp; wool ready for shipment, will have immediate des- patch. Tor Freight or Passage apply to KERR, BOGLE & Co. or to ASKIN MORRISON. New Wharf, 12th June, 1845. FOR MELBOURNE. To Sail on Friday, the 27th instant, THE new fast-sailing Packet Brig Swan. Passengers from Hobart Town should arrive the previous day, as the utmost possible punctu- ality will be attended to. JAMES RAVEN. Launceston, 19th June. THE OLD ESTABLISHED PRINTING OFFICE, 67, ELIZABETH STREET. THE Public is most respectfully informtd that in &nbsp; consequence of the great depression of the times, the undersigned is determined to execute &nbsp; every variety of LETTER- PRESS PRINTING ON THE LOWEST POSSIBLE TERMS, Book Work, Pamphlets, Reports, Catologues, &nbsp; Circulars, Invoice Books, Bil...
PUBLICANS' LICENSES, HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
PUBLICANS' LICENSES, HOBART TOWN. NOTICE is hereby given, that the fourth Quar- terly Meeting of Justices of the Peace, for the con- sideration of applications for permission to trans- fer or continue existing Licenses, and for Certifi- cates of approval of new Licenses being granted, for the Police District of Hobart Town, (including Kangaroo Point,) will be held in the Court of Re- quests' Room, Hobart Town, on Monday the 4th day of August next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. Dated this 6th day of June. 1844. A. C. STONER, Clerk of the Peace.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. GENERAL POST OFFICE. 10'th June, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
GENERAL POST OFFICE. 10th June, 1845. NOTICE is hereby given, that on and from Tues- &nbsp; day, the 1st proximo, the Mails will be despatched , from Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday even- &nbsp; ing, at 7 o'clock precisely ; and arrive at Laun- ceston every Wednesday and Saturday morning, at &nbsp; 11 o'clock. &nbsp; And the Mails from Launceston will be des- &nbsp; patched every Monday and Thursday, a 4 o'clock, P.m. precisely ; and arrive at Hobart Town every Tuesday and Friday morning, at 8 o'clock. &nbsp; The General Post Office at Hobart Town will, &nbsp; 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 &nbsp; the receipt of News...
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, JUNE 27. TUE DESPATCHES. ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, FRIDAY, JUNE 27. THE DESPATCHES. ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS. AMONG the minor subjects noticed is Lord Stanley's despatches, perhaps the most important is that relating to " Consistorial Courts." Dr. Nixon was anxious to surround himself with the usual appendages of the throne Episcopal, and naturally turned to those vigorous measures by which his most renowned predecessors repressed the vices and commanded the reverence of the clergy and the people. No one acquainted with the influence of venerable forms like these can question the policy of their introduction into colonial societies, and the love of Englishmen for Ecclesiastical Tribunals may now be considered as hereditary and uni- for its own sake, it is especially desirable in the present condition of clerical affairs, when breaches of moral precepts must either &nbsp; pass with impunity or be visited with a rod, &nbsp; which may fall, without enquiry and without &nbsp; resistance, o...
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. The ODSERVER, will be delivered in Town every Tuesday and Friday mornings. A Country Edition, containing the Intelli- gence received from Launceston, the Interior, or other places, on those days, will be posted in the evening. SUBSCRIPTION.—10s. per quarter in ad- vance ; 13s. credit. ADVERTISEMENTS.—Twelve lines and un- der, 2s. 6d., and 2d. for every additional line, for each insertion. Considerable reduction on Advertisements continued for any length of time. Advertisements are received at the Publishing Office in Collins Street on Monday, till 12 o'clock, and on Thursday till the same hour. Adver- tisers must state the number of insertions desired, on their Advertisements, other- wise they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal communications attended to. *** COMMUNICATIONS for the Editor, Orders far the Paper and Advertisements, to be addressed, or left at " THE OB- SERVER " Office, (MR. GEORGE ROL- WEGAN'S...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBART TOWN. ARRIVALS.—June 23.—Schooner Eagle, 108 tons, from Circular Head, with potatoes. DEPARTURES.—June 23.—Schooner Breeze, 30 tons, for Port Phillip. IMPORTS. Nil. EXPORTS. Nil. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Barque William Hyde, from England . . . . . . Mount Stewart Elphinstone, ditto . . . . . . Eliza Ann, from New York . . . . . . Urgent, from Manilla . . . . . . Psyche, from Port Phillip Schooner Eagle, from Circular Head. . . . . . . Marys, from Adelaide . . . . . . Lillias, from Port Phillip
DISALLOWANCE OF 6 VICT., No. 14. A. PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
DISALLOWANCE OF 6 VICT., No. 14 By His Excellency Sir JOHN EARDLEY EARD- LEY-WILMOT, Baronet, Lieutenant-gover- nor of the Island of Van Diemen's land, &nbsp; and its Dependencies. A. PROCLAMATION. Whereas Her Majesty hath been pleased, through the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to signify to me Her Majesty's disallowance of the Act of this Island, intituled "An Act to enable " the Lieutenant-Governor of this Island to secure " a supply of pure Water for the Town and Port " of Launceston, and to make Contracts for that " purpose :" I the Lieutenant-Governor do there- fore, by this Proclamation, notify and publish the said disallowance accordingly. Given under my hand and seal at the Go- vernment-House, Hobart Town, this twenty first day of June, one thousand eight hun- dred and forty-five. E. EARDLEY-WILMOT, By His Excellency's Command, I. E. BICHENO, Colonial Secretary.
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 26th JUNE, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 26th JUNE, 1845. &nbsp; The Grain Market has undergone no alteration since our last. The Tenders have been taken as then stated. Wheat.. .. .. .. 5s. 4d. to 5s. 6d. per bushel. Barley.. .. .. .. 3s. 6d. to 4s. per bushel. Oats.. .. .. .. .. 4s. 0d. to 4 s. 3d. ditto. Hay, pressed .. £3 10s. to £4 per ton. Straw . . .. .. .. .. 30s. to 40s ditto. Potatoes .. .. .. .. £2 15s. to £3 ditto.
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 27 June 1845
LAUNCESTON. No arrivals or departures since our last. VESSELS IN HARBOUR. Marque Elizabeth and Jane, laid up . . . . . . Kinnear, discharging Brig .. Indian, loading for London . . . . . . Henry, loading for Adelaide MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING. The Robert Mathews, from Launceston, 28th October, arrived on 13th February, making the passage by Cape Horn in 108 days. This vessel was laid on for Sydney, and advertised to sail 15th March. The Renown entered outwards at the Custom- house, for Launceston, on 21th February. The ship Fortescue, 304 tons, had been chartered to proceed to Launceston, and would have quick dispatch. The Platina, 400 tons, would not probably leave for Hobart Town till the middle of March. The Cleveland, for Hobart Town, had not com- pleted her cargo. The Gazelle, 212 tons. Ramsey, master, for Launceston, would not sail, before the middle of March. The Louisa, from Launceston, 10th September, &nbsp; entered inwards at the Custom-house, London, on 7 th February...