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PORT ARTHUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

PORT ARTHUR. Intelligence has been received that the Tasmanian Go vernment has proposed to abolish the last relic of the trans portation system. ' Port Arthur,, the once-dreaded prison-house, is by this time deserted, and the fair shores of that beautiful bay no-longer re-echo to the clink of convict hammers, nor show ' motley with the black and yellow of the convict uniform. . On the 3rd December, 1642, a carpenter of Tasman's ship landed on tho shore of a littlo. bay on the extreme' southern coast of' the newfqund Van Diemen's Land. The point of ? land possessed peculiarities unknown to tho good Dutchman. It was the extremity of an earring with a double 'drop/ Of circular shape, and indented with bays, the huge promontory of 45,000 acres was joined to another ono of 15,000 'acres by a sandy isthmus, and ? this upper promontory was in its turn oined to the main land by a second isthmus of similar cha racter to the first. At first glance it will 'be seen that this curious spot was j...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHRONICLE OF THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

On Wednesday, the 9th \ilt., the Treasurer made his financial statement. Owing to the new system according to which the public accounts are now kept, he dealt only with the actual receipts and expenditure for the twelve months ending 30th June, 1873, instead of complicating his figures, as of yore, by a inference to the amounts still receivable or due for the service of that year. The expen diture during that period amounted to £3,511,334, leaving a handsome balance to be carried forward to 1873-4 of £234,312. The total estimated income from all sources for the current financial year is £4,205,878, the expenditure £4,171,688, arid the credit balance at the end of the period £34,190. This balance, however, will be more than absoi'bed by various additional items of expenditure which have been sanctioned since the Estimates were prepared, but, notwithstanding this, such is the prosperity of the colony, and the wonderful elasticity and vigour of its resources, that we may reasonably loo...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
sketches pencil with LAYING THE FOUNDATION-STONE OF THE SANDHURST MASONIC-HALI. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

LAYING THE FOUNDATION-STONE OF THE SANDHURST MASONIC-HALL. The ceremony of laying the foundation-stono of tho Masonic-hall to be erected at Sandhurst took place on June 24, and was performed with all the mystic rites of the ancient and mysterious order. , The building is being erected in view-street, its dimensions being 130ft. in depth by 97ft. in breadth, and 60ft. in height. The style is Corinthian, the basement being of. bhiestone, and the structure of brick with a cemented front. The fagade will presont a portico 55ft. in length by 20ft. in depth, on the platform of which stand six Corinthian columns, supporting an ontablature crowned by a triangular pediment. The, structure contains a large hall 92ft. long by 45ft. wide and obit, high, having at one end a gallery, and at the other a stage. On one side of the .entrance-hall are the secretary's r-?°,m- library, members' room, arid refreshment-room, and nt the end a lodge-room 50ft: square ; there are also sitting rqom, parlours;...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A LADY'S LETTER HOME. MELBOURNE, AUGUST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

A LADY'S LETTER HOME. MELBOURNE, August. There is an item of housekeeping news, this month, for our English cousins, so agreeable to tell and to hear that it may ?well take precedence of all other topics. I have often felfc for~the British housekeeper, who, instead of choosing her own joint, and 'doing' it over her own fire, as m better times, has often of late been obliged,- for cheapness' sake, to buy our ready-cooked meats ; and who must have felt a degree of humiliation in doing bo, justasa man used all his life to speak of 'my tailor,' and be measured for his clothes, would think it a 'come down' if forced to begin, buying ready-made suits, in which one cannot hope to find united the necessity of a fit and the .luxury of an approved material. * ? ? ' ' ? .'' ' But henceforth, if things go as well as they promise, we shall be able to change all that. For a freezing process has lately been perfected, whereby entire joints, and even whole carcases, may be preserved without either ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MUSIC [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

Operatic j)orformance3 go on successfully enough. Mr. Beaiimont sings every night with untiring energy, and with constantly improving effect. With respect to this gentle man, it would seem as if he had entered upon a now period — as if he had become an adult in singing. He preserves tho purity and freshness of hi 3 voice at the same time that he uses it with the vigour of a man, and controls it with the sensibility of an artist. Miss May works on- with steady application to her new profession (she never appeared in opera until she came to Melbourne, and that is not long ago) and makes her way .steadily before the public. She does not appear to be afraid to essay any part, and this energy and self-reliance of hers necessarily expose her at times to comment which can scarcely be called compli mentary ; but she has her successes, as every one must have who is very much in earnest, and her performance in the widely different rdles of Satanella and Boulotte is good enough to stamp her as...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The theatres [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

Mr. Byron's ' Daisy Farm' had a three weeks' run at the Theatre Royal, namely, from the 28th of June to the 17th of July. Everybody liked it, and it was generally pronotinced tho best of Mr. Byron's dramas witli which we have, so far, been made acquainted. The plot was simple, the characters well contrasted, and the action close and connected. . Moreover, it was _very well played. All the persons concerned in. the 'representation were fitted with good parts, and the management had taken most com mendable pains with the ' scenery and appointments. It will be pleasantly remembered, moreover, in connexion with the farewell performances of Miss Juno. She played in it a part which served exceedingly well to illustrate her most effective capabilities. It is in the pourtrayal - of the domestic affections that her powers have best shown them selves. With a good average of utility-serviceableness, Miss Juno has always inclined to what maybe termed a fireside ? specialty. One could suppose ' ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

WILKIE, WEBSTER, and ALLAN, IS and 15 COLLINS-STREET EAST, MELBOURNE, Have on View a Splendid Stock of GRAND and COTTACB PIANOS; CABINET ORGANS and HARMONIUMS, In all the Newest and most Elegant Models, By the most Celebrated English and Continental Makers. Every Instrument Guaranteed, and Exchanged if not approved of. Secondhand ones taken in part payment, and their full value allowed. Orchestral and Volunteer Instruments. ILKIE, WEBSTER, and ALLAN'S TIME-PAYMENT SYSTEM. GRAND and COTTAGE PIANOS, CABINET ORGANS and HARMONIUMS, Can bo Purchased under our TIME-PAYMENT SYSTEM, By 12, 18, or 24 MONTHLY INSTALMENTS, or VERY LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH. ILKIE, WEBSTER, and ALLAN'S VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. The Largest and most Complete Collection of STANDARD and POPULAR WORKS In the Colonies, consisting of about 8,000 Separate Songs and Pieces, and to which all the Latest Novelties aro being Constantly Added by every mail and other regular Rhip ments. Music Sont Po3t Free to any Part of t...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SEA-HORSES FROM HOBSON'S BAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

SEA-HORSES FROM HOBSON'S BAY. Our illustration of colonial natural history this month represents two kinds of the extraordinary fishes called sea-horses, both being drawn of the natural size, from specimens caught in the bay. These sea-horses, like that of the Mediterranean, have a very hard plated angular body, destitute of the scales of ordinary fish, and with the head, neck and breast shaped so like some quaint carving of a horse's head and neck, such as one sees in most chessmen as the knight, that the popular name is more than usually appropriate. Like the common European one, the ippokampos [Greek characters used] of Ælian, our sea-horses have a wonderful marsupial con- formation for carrying the immature young about in an external pouch near the base of the tail, which was not noticed by the old writers, but which, if confined to the Australian species,   would seem to be only the "fashion of the   country," as far at least as most of the land animal...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CAPTURE OF A DANGEROUS RUFFIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

CAPTURE. OF A DANGEROUS RUFFIAN. ' .-. A shocking outrage was lately committed at Beckworth. The : Ballarat Courier thus relates the particulars of the crime and the arrest of the' criminal :—' Mrs. Mary Cook, the wife of a contractor and farmer, well known throughout the Talbot district. was at home with her three children on the morning of the 4th July. Her husband was away on business, and there were ho male or female servants about the house, which is situated some distance from any other farm or dwelling-place. Shortly after 10 o'clock a man entered and 'stuck-up' tlie premises. He was disguised by a bran bag wrapped about his head and. a sack over his body, but his. accent and his hands betrayed him to be a negro. He- asked'. Mrs. Cook for money, but she told him there was none in the house. He then took a double-barrelled 'gun from over the mantelpiece, and haying driven the children into an adjoining room and locked them in, the brutal ruffian returned with a large butcher's...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE DISASTER TO THE PILOT SCHOONER RIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

THE DISASTER TO THE PILOT SCHOONER - RIP. ; A very sad calamity occurred on the morning of July 15 in connexion vrith tho pilot schooner Rip, just outside Port Phillip Heads. The arrangements at present existing in: tho pilot service provide that each of the hoats shall remain. on the outer station for a certain number of days, ' and the cutter Corsair having completed her allotted time, it was the duty of the schooner Rip to relieve her at noon on the day named. For this purpose Pilots Reed, Best, M'Kenzie, O'Neill, and Caught went on board the schooner at an early hour, ' and the moorings were slipped and sail made on the schooner about 9 o'clock. A very strong south-west gale was blowing, and the tide being half ebb, there was consequently a very heavy ' rip ' on. This was evidently perceived by those on, board, for' on noaring the Heads the schooner was kept dodging for an hour until the tide should ease, and at about 11 o'clock an attempt was made to pass through the 'Rip.' The...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WALHALLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

WALHALLA. Walhalla, as will be seen by our illustration, is one of those mountain townships of which there are several specimens in Victoria. The history of all is very similar. Prospectors   roaming over hill and dale, in search of quartz reefs or alluvial mines, find gold here and there in payable quantities, and no sooner does news of any discovery get wind than a rush takes place. An impromptu village soon springs up on the most convenient site adjacent to the workings, and if the yield is good,   or even if the indications are satisfactory, people begin to settle down, and in an incredibly short space of time most of the necessaries, and some of the luxuries, of civilisation, are accumulated around them. Presently the surveyor comes along, the place is cut up into allotments, a name is bestowed upon it, by which it will be for ever afterwards known in official circles, however tenaciously the diggers may cling to the rough-and- ready appellation they c...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SPORTING [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

The racing season in Australia may be* said to open at Hawkesbury,; where a two-days meeting conies off on the 13th and; 14th inst.v The programme promises some good sport, as -the entries are numerous. The chief events are the Hawkesbiiry Guineas, 'tlie Hawkesbury Handicap,' and the Jockey Club' Handicap. For'3the Handicap Dagworth (8st. 101b.) is a great favourite ; -then Prophet, ' with 8st. 41b. Thero are 21 acceptances. - The race for this stake will throw a light on ' the Metropolitan,' ??which is run at Randwick /'on the 4th September— the Randwick Spring Meeting commencing on the, 30th of this- month, and being * continued- on the '4th', Sthf and Gtlrof September, and from the number ofhorses in training botlrat Randwick and at Flemington, -the meeting will no doubt be a very successful one. The Ballarat Turf Club hold a steeplechase meeting on the; 17 tli July^''aiid/lu'iBkilyi;th'(B.:w.eather.was/;fin'e.;']' The attendance, ? however, ' ''at; the pretty course at Dowlirig ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
STRANGE SUICIDE AT SANDHURST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

STRANGE SUICIDE AT SANDHURST. THE following particulars of a suicide committed under extra- ordinary circumstances are from the Bendigo Advertiser of July 7:—       The neighbourhood of Back Creek was thrown into a state of great gloom yesterday afternoon when it became known that a young man named George Spencer, aged 21, a brother of the two children whom the gunsmith, Rea, is alleged to have criminally assaulted, had committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree, near the Grassy Flat Reservoir. The facts in connexion with the   suicide and with the discovery of the body are very strange. The deceased was a shopman in the employ of Mr. James Port, who keeps the Durham Ox Hotel and store, at Back Creek, and up to the time of the proceedings at the City Police Court in the case alluded to, and the revelations consequent thereon, appeared in excellent spirits. The investigation of that case, and the dis- grace thereby brought upo...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Facts & Scraps [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 9 August 1873

Mil. John Lamont, barrister, of Wangaratta, died on July 12. A new oyster-bed has been discovered at Invercargill. A man has been drowned by the floods at Tanunda. Hares have made their appearance in the Kyneton district. The Governor distributed on July 12 the prizes Avon by com-   petitors at the Schools of Design Exhibition. That somewhat rare phenomenon, a lunar rainbow, was observed very distinctly on the evening of July 12. The Malmsbury reservoir has been emptied preparatory to the necessary repairs being effected to the valve tower. &c. Arrangements are in progress at New Zealand for renewing the San Francisco mail service. Mr. Walsh, the Minister of Public Works in Queensland, has resigned. It is reported that a splendid alluvial gold-field has lately been discovered in the Northern Territory. A coloured man was found quite dead in Ballarat on July 12, his feet up against a fence, his head in a gutter.   Two deaths from whooping cough in on...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE LABOUR MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 September 1873

THE LABOUR MARKET. There is still a good demand for good workmen ? in all the building trades. Bricklayers and carpenters are scarce. In the . boot trade the work is not. quite so brisk as it has been for the past four or five months, and wages have a downward tendency. - In the metal trades there is a good deal of work doing, and the men are kept fairly employed. ; The clothing manufacturers are all fully employed on the summer goods, and there is a demand for good hands. Female servants are in great demand, and good1 house servants are as difficult to obtain as ever. Since the estab lishment of Messrs. Sands and M'Dougall's manufactory all kinds of stationers' work have greatly increased. In all branches of industry there is afairdemand for competentlabourers. Victoria is ill-suited for men who have no trade, and neither strength nor inclination to work. , . '. The following are the rates of wages paid : — Domestic Servants. — For T,own — Housemaids, £26 to £30 por annum ; female ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MUTINY AT SEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 September 1873

MUTINY AT SEA. . A TEiiEGRAir in the Otago Daily Times, dated Wellington, July .25, says:— 'The American ship William Tapscott, 1,600 tons, from Enderby Island, bound for Queeristown, Ireland, with 2,000 tons of guano, has put in here under charge of her chief officer. Mr. Bernard King. The captain is in irons. He was shot in the knee thrice by. the mate, who has given himself up. The crew demanded that the chief officer should take charge of the vessel: On the voyage the captain cut down one sailor with an axe, and another with a cutlass, and committed further brutalities. The crew then mutinied. The vessel has 12ft. of water in her hold, and is believed to be unseaworthy. . The captain's version of the affair is as follows : — The ship left Enderby Island on the 9th June, and all proceeded quietly until the 23rd day, when the ship was off the Navigator Islands. The chief mate then sulked duty, and was therefore ordered to his cabin. The mate denied the captain's authority, and cha...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LOSS OF THE SCHOONER MARY, WITH ALL HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 September 1873

LOSS OF THE SCHOONER MARY, WITH ALL' HANDS. The Newcastle Chronicle .gives the following particulars of the foundering of the schooner, Mary, with, all her crew: — 'Mr. Oldiield has favoured us, with the following information : — The. Mary rounded Nobby's at 11 o'clock on -Thursday morniner. August 7, and seemed not to,be steering well. He watched her narrowly from the time she left, and about 20 minutes past1 12 o'clock she was about 10 or 12 miles on her voyage, bearing south* by eaat. 'At this time she was struck by a heavy squall— it blow ing a strong gale from the westward — and she then careened1 over almost on her beam ends for about two minutes, at an* angle, apparently, of 40deg. She then came up to the wind, and righted slightly, when she again fell off. At this time she had. ,all sail set. The crew then appeared to take in. sail. She 'was still lying over on her side. She lurched over, and either her cargo had shifted or she was water-logged. vAt this time she was fully f...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FREEMASONRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 September 1873

FKEEMASONRY. The quiot doings of tlio brotliron within the sanctity of their own lodges need but little comment. So long as Freemasonry is a living faith and guiding principle of daily life it will work its beneficent way without exciting any more of surprise than does the rising of the sun, the suc cession of the seasons, ' or any of those stupendous and beneficent operations of the G. A. O: T. TJ. by means of which the world is fitted to be the happy living place for mankind. Something more of active benevolence and philanthropy, and less of routine enjoyment and selfcom placency, would become the craft in these days throughout the world ; but this is no new lesson, and we need not enlarge upon it, for there are wise and experienced masons who never fail to inculcate. these truths into the minds of their younger brethren. These good men and masons are! born into each generation, upholding the spirit of the craft amidst the intolerance of bigotry and the apathy of half-hearted frie...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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