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FOURTEEN YEARS WITH THE BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 27 October 1877

FOURTEEN YEARS WITH THE BLACKS. The Cairns Advertiser, a paper published in Northern Queens. land, relates the following incident, which occurred to a resident on the ranges a short time since :— ' On tbe track now known as ? CollinsobVi is a sh«t-ty, kept by a Pole. Within the last fortnight !ii role had occasion to be absent from bis shanty at some distance, looking after bis horses, which had strayed away from their usual grazing ground. During his travels he bad occasion to snoot at a black snake crossing bis path, when suddenly some blacks jumped up and decamped, except a half-caste, who, it will Do remembered, was met with once before near tbe- same locality by Mr. CoUioson, when exploring the track. The half-caste advanced towards the Pole, but this one pointing at him bis gun, ? £',aIe° Disappeared. Continuing hi* search for the horses, the role afterwards fell in with a dirtylooking white man, perfectly nude, aud his body bedaubed with a greasy substance. His Dear d was Ban...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE GIPPS LAND RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 27 October 1877

THE GIPPS LAND RAILWAY. W^-«^e ^^14^^ ^e opening of the Oakleifih and Bnnyip PAction of' thfs\r.Viji*wfyJn another place, and we here quote from The Argus a description of tbis line : — 'The section; from Oakleigh to tbe Bunyip, originally 34£miles in length, was let in December, 1874, to Mr. Neil M'Nei), for £98520, but it was transferred tat tbe iDBtance of tbe Government in September, 1875, to, Mr. ALeggatr, whpjvafl a member of tbe firm (O'Grady, LegRatt,:a.tid .Noonan) which coDStiucted the heavy section of tbe North-Esstern Railway. An addition was also made by tbe Government to the length of thesectioD, and the Oakleigh end of tbe line brought three miles nearer to the town than wns at first intended, wbich caused a corresponding addition to be made to the. contract money. Tffoyeais were allowed for the execution of tbe work, which, therefore, ehould bave been finished in December last, but tbe extension of wotks had to be accom. panied by an extension of time, and. the 1st o...

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 — 27 October 1877

At the time when our last chronicle closed the destiny of the Land Tax Bill was still undetermined. When it reached the Legislative Council it was read a first time, and the second reading was postponed for a fortnight, that is to September 26. The majority in the Lower House and the Government thereupon decided not to proceed with any business until the decision of the Council was known, and the sittings -of. the Assembly were accordingly suspended for a fortnight. In the Council/the second reading of the bill was moved on Wednesday, September 26, by Mr. Cuthbert, and immediately Sir Charles Sladen submitted an. amendment, declaring that the bill constituted a special court of unusual powers, that in this matter the Upper House had an equal voice with the Lower, that the inclusion of such a provision in a tax bill which the Council can accept or reject, but cannot amend, is an attack upon the privileges of the House, and that therefore the bill be laid aside. But Sir* Charles Slade...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1877. PUBLIC SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 27 October 1877

SATUIiDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1877. '. PUBLIC SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA. In Australia, in Victoria especially, it cannot be said that we take our pleasures* sadly. There is probably no English community where public pleasures and amuse ments form so large a part of our aggregate life as in this colony. It has been declared by writers on America that the English race in that country has — whether owing to the influence of ancestry or of climate we cannot say — developed a character in which the gravity and seriousness of the parent stock' are exaggerated. The American has great humour, but not much fun or sense of gaiety ; and even his humour is compatible with the greatest external gravity, not to say melancholy, of manner and disposition. But there is a spontaneity and abandonment about our devotion to pleasures in Victoria that are not English, but purely a local development. The amount of time and public attention given to our sports is hardly precedented in any country. Look, ...

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 — 27 October 1877

Thk spring racing season was opened, as far as Victoria is concerned, by the Melbourne Hunt Club Spring Meeting on October 6, which attracted a large and highly- fashionable attendance to Flemington. The racing was very good, large fields starting for every event. The Handicap Hurdle Race was won by Mr. F. C. Goyder's Dalesman. The Handicap Flat Race was won by Mr. J. Paterson's Herschel, Mr. G. Hurde's Activity betng-jsecond, and Dr. Bathe's Ralph Leigh third. The Hunt Club Cup brought out a good field, and was caxrieS orTAby. Mr. T. W. Phillips's Patch work, Mr. S. G. Copk;s, ;{pominic and Mr. N. Wilson's Canary being aecond'arVcl \third. The Steeplechase was won by Mr. J.vHurtey*s 'Sydney, Mr. W. J. Clarke's Flirtation- — which'at one time seemed to have the race in his hand — coming in second. The Bowen Stakes were carried off by Mr. J. Paterson's Herschel, which concluded a very pleasant day's racing. A race meeting, was held at Kensington- park on September 29. Stampede won 't...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 27 October 1877

BIRTHS.   Mackinnon— On the 29th ult., at Ardenue, Hawthorn, the wife of L. G. Mackinnon of a son. MacPherson— On the 4th ult., at Newhall, Toorak, the wife of Duncan   Macpherson of a son.       Ramsden.— On the 28th ult, at Brung Brungle, the wife of Richard Ramsden, of Brung Brungle, Hamilton, of a daughter. Wilkie— On the 3rd ult., at Dandenong-road, Windsor, the wife of Daniel Wilkie of a daughter. Walsh —On the 29th ult., at Power-street, Hawthorn, the wife of Alfred W.   Walsh of a daughter.   DEATHS. Balcombe.— On the 21st ult., at his residence, East-court, George-street, East Melbourne, Alexander Bestson Balcombe, aged 68 years.   Fletcher— On the 20th ult., at her residence, Shelton Kew, Jane Fletcher, in her 80th year, the widow of the late Rev. Richard Fletcher, of St. Kilda, and formerly of Manchester, England. Fenwick — On the 30th ult., at his residence, Emerald-hi...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Facts V Scraps [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 27 October 1877

The Hamley-bridge Railway Bill has been carried through the   S A. Assembly. A seaman named Owen Edwards was accidentally killed on the Williamstown Railway on October 6. The Agricultural Teacher is to be distributed in the state schools, 2,000 copies having been supplied to the Government for that purpose. Fever has broken out in the public schools of Sydney, the result of overcrowding. Trickett, the champion sculler of the world, has declined to meet Ru-»n at the Balmain Regatta. Floating wreckage was seen to the westward of Cape Otway   on October 8. It is expected that Footscray will be lighted with gas by Christmas. H M S.S. Sapphire left Hobson's Bay on September 27, for Adelaide, South Australia,   Captain Pole Carew has been appointed private secretary to His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales. One of the heaviest floods experienced for the last 12 years occurred at Gipps Land on September 28.   This town- hall of M...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FIJI. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

FIJI. Tbe Levuka correspondent of The Argus, writing of ihe transfer of ttie capital to Suva, says: — Tbe plan of the town has not jet been made public, but. the surveyors say that the plan provides for houses upon one side of The roads only. Tbe fronts of one row of hcmt»*s face the backs of those on the opposite Bide. Tne plain English of this ia that there ia not enough level land at Suva to build a street upon — that is to say, a street with houses and shops on each side. When it ia remembered that one of tht* reasons given for moving to Suva is its superiority over Levuka f -r building purposes, this statement looks like a joke. But I have made inquiries in tbe right quarter, and it is an unquestionable fact. No doubt the question of capital ib of consequence to us, but ic is captal in the shape of money, and not of a commercial or political centre. For tbe next 10 or 15 years, while the foundations of the colony are bring laid, wa might go on very well as we are doing. It woul...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
STRANGE DOINGS AT SAMOA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

STRANGE DOINGS A.T SAMOA. The correspondent of The Aram at Levuka, Fiji, wrote# ai follows under date October 8 :— In ona of my late commuDica. tionB I informed yon. ia connexion with the appearance of tne mission, brig John Wesley off tMa port, that tbiogs in Samoa were ia an unsettled state. Upon that occasion the Biitun consul sent down -Ienpatchen saying that his house wan surrounded hy armed native*, who demanded tbe surrender oi certain fugitives from tbe l*t« war, who bad teken* sanctuary m his office. Since that date there appears to bave been a war ntnong the British Bubjec'f*. tbougb nothing moie eerlous tm»n any averacrn police countable could have coped with, or than, »« alone, would have B«r.tled itself at tbe expense of a few common »»8aults Tbe consul, however, seems to have lose his reuo. The situation was too much for him, and be has accordingly come down to Fiji in the barque Behring to aek for the assur ance of Sir Arthur Gordon in netting things straight again. «...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. The Pal mere ton correspondent of The Argvs sends the following letter of news under date October 15 : — Every month brings U3 confirmation of our hopes that brighter days have dawned upon us, dating from the forfeiture of the ' pastoral lease*,' which, since 1873, have locked up the most; comeat able of our mineral* fields. I have repeatedly referred to the iniquitous legi-lntion which brought about; the exodus of our population in 1874, and now that the bane has been removed by tbe starving out of the monopolists, a satisfactory reaction has eet in. To complete the mining rtforcu bo essential to our welfare, one other matter remains to be rectified. 'At present some of the very best claims in the territory, where a hundred men should be at work, are beld by two or tbree. Were these claims rtgula'ed in size by the just ejetem of labour representa- tion — bo umny yards to each occupant, as in Victoria — it would be well ; buc here oue wbice man, by employing ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Stretches with Pencil THE SEA SERPENT, AS SIGHTED BY THE SHIP SACRAMENTO : FROM A SKETCH BY THE MAN AT THE WHEEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

THE HON. J.J. CASEY, PRESIDENT OF THE EXHIBITION COMMISSION. THE HON. J.J. CASEY, PRESIDENT OF THE EXHIBITION COMMISSION. THE ADELAIDE TOWN-HALL ORGAN. THE ADELAIDE TOWN-HALL ORGAN. THE MONTH. THE MONTH. THE SEA SERPENT, AS SIGHTED BY THE SHIP SACRAMENTO : FROM A SKETCH BY THE MAN AT THE WHEEL. Captain W. H. Nelson, of the American ship Sacra mento, which arrived in this port from New York on October 20, reported that he saw the sea serpent on his voyage. The Argus paragraph on the subject stated:— ' The date on which the creature wbb seen was on July 30, *. the ship then being in lat. 31deg. 59min. N'.,' and Ion. 37deg. W. The man at the wheel was the first to observe the monster, and he at once called Captain Nelson, telling him what he flaw ; but the latter, having the same feeling of incredulity with regard to the sea serpent as most other people, did not ?hurry from below. On coming on deck, however, he was rewarded with a distant glimpse of the supposed. sea serpent, which the...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHOCKING CATASTROPHE BY FIRE AT WELLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

SHOCKING CATASTROPHE BY FIRE AT WELLINGTON. The Otago Daily Times, of October 24, printed tbe following telegram from ita Wellington correspondent : — A fire, with sad loss of life, occurred here this morning at about 4 o'clock. The fire-broke out in a house close to tbe Princess Hotel, and occupied by Mr?. Johnson (whose husband died a Bbort time ago) and her five children — three boys &nd two girla. It rnuat have originated either in tbe room they slept in or cloee to ic, for when the fire was discovered only the upper part ot the bouse was in flames. The alarm was given by Mr. Reader Wood, M. H.R., who lodged on tbe opposite side ot the road. Mr. Cattel, who owned- four of the houses burned, tried to force his way into tbe room where Mm. Johnson and the children were, bur. wat driven back half* suffocated by smoke, flame, and gan. The firemen were there quickly, and aleo a large crowd, anxious to render assistance ; but for over an bour not adrop of water was to be bad, i...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MELBOURNE CUP DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

MELBOURNE CUP DAY. We quote from The Argiis the followiog description of the great gathering at Fiemiogton to witness the race for the Mel bourne Cup on Tuesday, November 6 :— Melbourne has enjpjed itB great annual holiday, and Tuesday, though materially injured by the weather, still, like the archangel fallen, retained the elements of its Bplendour, and was Cap Day. There ia a unanimous testimony that the attendance was larger than ever. The race of the day could not be more exciting, and as to tbe rain, the only thing is to treat such an affliction lightly. The V.R.C. have done everything else for their patrons, and they cannot help that.. . ' . The city wakes 'on Tuesday in a dubious mood. Anxiety prevails equally in sporting hotels and in suburban villas. .The Monday evening has closed wet and gusty. More rain may alter the chances of the horees, and men who have betted heavily are nervous as to- the wisdom of their choice. Cold and ebowera also may render impossible the display...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A TRIP TO KING'S ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

A TRIP TO KING'S ISLAND. This island, which is . situated to the north and east of Tasmania and forms a portion of that colony, is almost a terra incognita as there are but few opportunities of visiting it. It is known chiefly by the number of wrecks which have taken place on its rocky coast, and in The Australasian Sketcher of July, 1874, we gave some illustrations of the scenes that took place on tbe occasion of the Bad wreck of the ship British Admiral, bound from London to this port, when 79 lives were lost. A recent visit; of the Government steamer Pharos to the island,. with a party of men, under the control of Mr, Steel, of tbe Public Works department, to make some borings at the site of the lighthouse to be erected at Carrie Harbour, has given ua an opportunity of producing some further illustrations of the island. King's Island contains an area of about 300.000 acres, and can be rented from tbeTasmanian Governmental per annum per thousand acres. A proposal is now on foot am...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE SEA SERPENT, AS SIGHTED BY THE SHIP SACRAMENTO; FROM A SKETCH BY THE MAN AT THE WHEEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

THE SEA. SERPENT, AS SIGHTED BY THE SHIP SACRAMENTO: FROM A SKETCH BY THE MAN AT THE WHEEL.. ThiW ????'????? ? ' 1H a co»eofc sketch of the serpent seen by me while on board the ship Sacramento, on her passage from New York to Melbourne, I being at the wheel at the lme. It had the body of a very large snake ; its length appeared to me to be about 50ft. or 60ft. Its head was' like an alligator's, with a pair of flippers about 10ft. rom its head. „ The colour was of a reddish brown. At the time seen it was lying perfectly still, with its head raised about 3ft. above the surface of the sea, and 88 « got 30ft. or 40ft. astern it dropped its head.— John Hart.' ThiW ????'????? ? ' 1H a co»eofc sketch of the serpent seen by me while on board the ship Sacramento, on her passage from New York to Melbourne, I being at the wheel at the lme. It had the body of a very large snake ; its length appeared to me to be about 50ft. or 60ft. Its head was' like an alligator's, with a pair of flippers abo...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1877. AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 November 1877

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2i, Will' AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS. The publication by Mr. Hayter of the summary of the statistics of the different colonies of Australasia for 1876 enables us to see the progress made in material growth during the year, and also to compare the rates of growth in different communities. The populations of the various colonies' are : — Victoria, 840,300 ; New South Wales, 029,776 ; Queensland, 187,100 5 South Australia, 225,677 ; Western Australia, 27,321 ; Tasmania, 105,484 ; New Zealand, 399,075. Total for Australasia, 2,414,733. The increase' of population for the year was as follows : — Victoria, 17,028 ; New South Wales, 23,124 ; Queensland, 5,812 (although it would appear that there is here an error in the statistics, and that the true number should be about 14,572); South Australia, 15,235; Western Australia, 611 ; Tasmania, 1,821 ; and New Zealand, 23,219. These figures give the total growth of population in the year in all of the colonies at 83,850. Looking ...

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