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CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS. ' .Thou boniest onceiijjajn, old friund, To clasp our willing haiicU, And wakoi fc-nderm^emories Of other- times and lands, - Old Winter used to bring thee in, Wi h spotless robe of snow, An'-I.ioy droplets uspd to shine . Like jewels on thy brow. ? Friends long divided could unite ? , . ? ? Tn hopeful joyous bands ; Around bright fires, were f ices bright. Warm hearts and clasping hands. We greet thee now 'nenth other skies, And in another home ; Some friendsaro yot beyond tho seas, Some are beyond the tomb. Thou oomest in the summer time— ? . The onol soft breeze of mom, ? - Wafts the sweet breath of new mown hay, Sweeps o'er the golden corn. The clu tering gr pes are forming fast, Sweet flowers their colors blend, And 'neath an almost tropic sun Our ladeu fruit trees bend. ' Y?t. do wo gladly welcome thee, Thi festive joys we claim — ..- Old Christmas, ihou art greatly changed, And yet thou art the same. Whether thou cem'st from icy plains, Or from ambrosial b...
THE LAST GLEAM OF SUNSET. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
? ' .? \ * . 1 A ; p A ; p l|i:f ; ?? $h-.¥A M1 fl ff SlfiSEf, .1 - - ? ? , . /^. | Ghrist/ylas Scene -on the Yar^a Yarra. . V - . , ' DKAV7N BY' O. E. OAMPBJlLI/l' '?[???.?;? ' ' ? 1. -??;?, . ? ??, ' ...,..???;. ? , , I ? ? .-.-. -.-.???. '.'?'... '-'??' ? ' ! ??'''??' ?'?'?? /^. | Ghrist/ylas Scene -on the Yar^a Yarra. . V - . , ' DKAV7N BY' O. E. OAMPBJlLI/l' '?[???.?;? ' ' ? 1. -??;?, . ? ??, ' ...,..???;. ? , , I ? ? .-.-. -.-.???. '.'?'... '-'??' ? ' ! ??'''??' ?'?'?? ^.0. j. ijj^ jjj, JU0JUXN4JJHJUJ- « ,1 U -UJ
PORTRAITS OF THE ABORIGINE CRICKETERS.—SEE PAGE 10. THE ABORIGINE CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
PORTRAITS OF THE ABORIGINE CRICKETERS ? See page 10. V CAPTAIN. OFJTOER. SU^AR. JEIiLICO. COUSINS. NEDDY. MULLAGH. huLLOCKY. TARPOT. SUNDOWN. PETER. UMPIHB'i*^ CAPTAIN. OFJTOER. SU^AR. JEIiLICO. COUSINS. NEDDY. MULLAGH. huLLOCKY. TARPOT. SUNDOWN. PETER. UMPIHB'i*^ THE ABORIGINE CRICKETERS. ''Although undeniably disappointed at the nosi nrrival \o£ an' English cricketing iea^i ayhatever regret : this niay have epgendere'd, has -: been com pensated for by; 'the completion of arrangements which will afford .to the, Victorian lovers and admirers of the good ,' old English game' ; a genuine ?sensation,- as. it- will supply -a, more ; striking novelty thin tlie play of any Englisli:^V Eleven,' however famous. We allude to the' cricket'matcli, The Whites y. the Aborigines of '?: Yictoiiaj -'which js announced po come eff on the ground of the Melbourne Cricket Club on Boxing Day. The ' blackfellpws' will bo ijajitaineil.by '.Mr. T. W. Wills, -under whose tutorage they .have * been for some ...
THE DROUGHT IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
THE DBOUGHT IN QUEENSLAND. The following miserable picture of tho con dition of the portion of Queensland to which it relates is supplied to the Dalby Herald by a correspondent, writing from Surat :— ' What in the world the Balbnno and the surrounding district is coming to is at present a mystery, much doubt being expressed that wo shall any of us bo alive noxtyear. The so much wished for rain is lilco tho grapes were to tho fox, rather sour. For tho last week, wo have been tantalised by observing large volumes of rain clouds passing over us, and with something liko an approach to a thunderstorm ; but, alas I only to dis appear to visit some more favored spot. On Sunday afternoon, it blew almost a hurricane, and tho rain came down for about an hour. Since then, we have had nothing but scorching hot weather, and high winds during the night. The thermometer, last week, averaged 104 in the shade ; so I leave you to guess what it was outside. . . . Horses are * in a most miserable condi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
' I novor played on a better table in my life.' — John Roberts, Champion Billiard Player of tho ?World- First Match played in Victoria. — Vide ' Argus, Aug. 30. A LGOGK AN B CO., BILL I A ED TABLE. MA N U F AC T U K E E S, . ST APPOINTMENT TO HIS SXOEXiLENOT THS GOVERNOB. SHOW ROOMS, 95 LITTLE BOURKE STREET EAST ;' MANUFACTORY, 132 and 134 RUSSELL STREET. ? Hornbeah Skittles. Billiard Clotli, Ball*, Cue«, Tips, and every requisite for tho Billiard Room. Bowling Cfreen and Alley ? Balls, Croquet, &c. ? .. ? . ,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
PRIVATE INQUIRE OFFICE. . * ? (.Established in 1866), ? 78 Elisabeth-street Melbourne. T|yf R OTTO B E R L I N E R JjljL (late Detective Officer) has the honor to inform , his numerous friends and the public generally, that, at the suggestion of several mercantile firms of high standing and solicitors of eminence, he has esta blished a PRIVATE INQUIRY OFFICE. Mr Berliner has reason to hope that his uniform attenti n to business, coupled with the good cha racter he had the satisfaction to receive on retirement from public service, will entitle him to me.it the confidence of bis employers. A staff of experienced officers are kept under the uperinten ?- nee ot tua undersigned ' to perform the following duties : — 1- Inquiries for absconding- dtsbtori. 2. Do do ias ?lvents. . . 3 Missing frieuds next of kin. 4. Debts collected. C. Writ* served. BRANCH OFF CES: London (late In- poet r Field'*), Paris. New ork, Berlin ; New South Wales, Chides Wright, Esq. AGENCIES: New Zealand Provinces,...
THE SPRINGS ON THE WOOD'S POINT ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
THE SPRINGS ON THE WOOD'S POINT '-??'?'?'?: '' y : ;TiJoAj-y '? '.' ?''':'????'-?? ?, The Springs is one of the most pictiu-esque spots on the road to. food's Point, situated- fifiy-threo miles from Melbourne, on a high dividing range ; it is -'the sourcoof a creek, and when made more^ accessible, presents every feature whicli should commend it as a' sanitarium for tlie oyei*;wrbuglit an4 ;di3pept:c denizens of the. capital. '. V;. ; ; . . ..'.',.?. THE'SPRINGS, ON THE WOOD'S POINT 11OAD.— See. page 10. THE'SPRINGS, ON THE WOOD'S POINT 11OAD.— See. page 10.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
THE L BAD E R, A Journal tf.,.1 ews, poHtic-, literature, and art is published every ^-'aturd y morning, at 65 ?Elizabeth street. Melbourne The I -Eadeb is liberal in politics, and the intelligence supplied through its columns will bo found to he a curate and cpmple-e. The tubscription to the Leader is ix Shillings and Sixpence per quarter, payable & -advance ; or Seven Shi.lings and sixpence, postage paid. / The quarter may commence at any time. Present circulation of the liiADBR is l^.OiiO copi. s weekly, ?'nd it'i-, in fact, thw largest and most extensively circulated paper in the Australian colon es ? ? . Office b'5'Elizabeth t-treet, Melbourne. ? Agent, in London, Mr F. ALGEK, Clement's Lane, Lombard street. AGE (? D AT L Y ) , Agent for, in London, Mr F. ALGEK, 11 Clement's lane, Lombard street. if ' OF THE \V //WOOD VIOLETW 1/ The forward Violet thus dill I chldo: II ? I Sweet thief, wheneo dld'st thou steal thy II 11* If not from my love's breath t— Bard of Avon. II ...
OPOSSUM SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
OPOSSUM SHOOTING. The opossums, of whiob there are. various species, are nocturnal animalb, nearly ths size of a cat,, who nestle ia trees, and live on birds and in sects,. &a. ? Thsir greatast peculiarity is their pre mature produatioa of their youug, which are born in ?a state of development scarcely comparable to that of an, ordinary fcetns a few days after conception. Incapable of motion, barely exhibiting the rudiments of limbs or other external organs ; rarely more than a few grains in weight at birth; these minute specimens of vitality attach ' themselves ' to the teats of their mothers, and remain 'fixed there -until ? they have acquired a degree of development an alogous to that in which other aniinals are born. Amongst tho marsupial of Australia perhaps the. ppossums are the moit singular. , They are chiefly sought after on account of their beautiful furs, oat of wliich are manufactured those opo3sum rugs which are in such repute, and so extensively used by the goi...
COLONIAL PRODUCTS. CURED HAMS, MESS BEEF AND BACON, &C. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
.COLONIAL PRODUCTS. CURED HAMS, MESS BEEP AND BACON, &C. The increasing demand which has arisen of late years for cured provisions has stimulated the establishment of meat-curing manufactories, of which there are several -within the metropolis and suburbs, and throughout tho colony. In the statistics of ' the colony for 1864, there are only two meat curiug establishments reported as in operation- — one in -the - cpuiity of Bourke and one in the' county of .''-'Grant.' We have -a record of the difficulties that ?' h'eset the ' career of ' one of these, 'in obtaining ' a ' sufficient supply of tlie raw mate rial and from? want of /encouragements The prejudice that a year or two ago existed against colonial produc tions, aiid'which, to some extent, still exists, retarded the extension of ['this i branch i of industry, and cramped its development tbsuch a degree that the businoss of tlie establishment to whicK we.^refer dwindled down' so perceptibly that it was found unremuhera ...
BRUSH MANUFACTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
:'?? KRUSH MANUFACTURES. ? ' Meu^rs Zovenhoom and Stone, of Flinders-lane cast, are tho i only' manufacturers of brushes in the colony. .Their factory was first established in Oc tol)bi:, IStii,; and thoiz* business has been gradually incroasing irp* idthd present time. They experience groat (Jiijicnlty in getting some of tho materials used in their trade'.- '?? The chiof 'ri.ro hrisUesj1 which1 are imported from Ituusid and Poland; and are classified into .black, gray, yellow and 'white '; ? hoi'sii hah'i goat's hair, fibres of whalebone, a vegetable fibre called bass, U3ed for course brooms, and whisk, n vegetable substance of finer quality used for carpet ' brooms. They can manufacture ? every description of brushes made, but the articles to which their at tention is principally confined aro what lira known as domestic brashes and brooms, such as bass brooms, banister brushes, hair brooms, scrubbing brushes, dandy brushes, water brushes, deck scrubbers, tar brushes ; and there ma...
BALLAARAT TURF CLUB RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
BALLAAEAT TURF CLUB RACES. The above meeting was commenced on 29th ult. The weather was nidgnifioent; a heavy thunder storm which took place in the early morning haying ushered* in a cool though sunny day.; There were about 5000 persons on the ground. His /Excellency Sir H. . Manners-Sutton, '-, arrived about one o'clock,, haying left Melbourne by a special' train; at 10 a.m. His Exbelloncy was 'loudly 'cheered'.-' on*, .his entrance, to .the stand, en closure. ... One..; of the most' interesting . ; features', of the day, consisted in tlio fact that; the new graiiii stand arid its enclosures were, opened to tho public for the '.first time. .The alterations /.made in this' important .particular,^ with the .exception of some small matters of detail -which con, and doubtless will, be easily.., rectified, are' excellent,, and reflect . lhrich credit upon the club. .The sites of the buildings' and pitddocks . havo ? bebn shifted from' the position which they formerly , .occupied to ? th...
THE CHAMPION MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
THE CHAMPION MATCH. This trial of skill, open to competitors of the colonies of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, came off on Monday, at the Sandridge butts. There were five prizes offered, the first a piece of plate, value £20; the second, £15; tho' third, £8; the. fourth, £5 ; the fifth, £2. There were 2G entries, the ranges being 30t), 600, and 900 yards, 15 shots each. The wind was fitful, and blew from the left across the range. The attendance was very scanty. Of the- 'Victorian competitors, Messrs Watson, and Walker did not put in an appearance; Captain Paterson and Lieutenant Scoular, of South Australia, and Mr Mumby, of N. S. Wales, were absent ; and Colonel Anderson, after firing at tho 600 yards range, 'withdrew from tho contest. The following is the result : — : '.'';' THUE3E HUNDKEDYARD^. Browi.low, 4. 1, 2 3, 4 4, 'I. 4. 4, 4, 4, 3. 4. 3, 4 51 Fawcett, 4 4 4 3, 3, -I, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4. 4. 3. 4, 4 57 T mplo.on. 3, 4, :i, I, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, i, 4, 3, 4, 4, 4 64 La...
INTERCOLONIAL RIFLE MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
; INTERCOLONIAL EIFLE MATCH. ?The fifth Intercolonial , Rifle Match was brought to n oIosp at six p. in., on Saturday 8tlx inst., New South Wales obtaining a victory by the vory largo number of ninety points. To adil to the. chagrin which such a result has created, this ia the second sueoessivo match which New South Wales has won, and their chances of securing possession of the shield are proportionately increased from the fact of the next match having to bo shot oh .their -own ground. In the selection of the representatives of this colony, it is questioned ' whether the best 'ten have been chosen. The oom'plaiht urged by the Victorians for thoir want of success at the last match shot at Sydney was that many of our. best : men could not sjjai-o lime ironi their business to go to Sydney, and their team was- consequently weaker than would have been the case' had' the shooting taken place at Sand ridge. , This year the complaint .is. that several of our' best riflemen have declined to ...
THE ANNUAL SPEECH DAYS. SCOTCH COLLEGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
THE ANNUAL SPEECH DAYS. SCOTCH COLLEGE. The annual distribution of prizes to the boys of the Scotch College, who have attained a proficiency la the branches of study taught in that establish ment, was made by his Excellency the Governor, on Tuesday, 11th inst., at St. George's Hall. The proceedings were highly interesting, and the hall was crowded with ladies and gentlemen, parents or friends of the youths, who wero, in a more or less degree, interested in witnessing the result of the study and training which thoy had undergone during the scholastic year which has just cloyed. The boys occ.ipied tho platform, and ac commodation was provided for those who officiated, upon a . dais erected.- lit. tho western side of tho hall. His Excellency was ac companied by Lady Manners-Suttori;and the Misses Manners-Satton, and was .received by the boys with vociferous cheering. On the platform wero his Worship tho Mayor of Melbourne, Messrs David Moore and ftp Bain, M.L.A.s, the hdn. J. P. Fawkue...
MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT BALLAARAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
MYSTEBIOUS AFPAUl AT BALLAARAT. On Friday evening; 28rd ult., the police at Ballaarat East were placed in possession of certain circum stances which subsequently led to tho arrest of -a woman named Elizabeth Ann Jane M'Laren and a man named William Sutherland. It appears that the husband of the woman M'Laron, who was said to have been an intelligent man, about fifty-eight years of age, has been missing for about four or five weeks, and the man Sutherland, who wa3 living in the same house, and herself circulated a report to the effect that he had gone to New Zealand. Nothing was thought of the affair until Friday afternoon, when she made a statement to a storekeeper residing opposite which led to the police being communicated with. She stated that her husband had , committed suicide by hanging himself, and that being very badly off she had no money to pay for a funeral, and had buried the body in the garden. Constable Ahern at once went to Sergeant Larner, find the result was that in...
AN AGREEABLE SURPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
AN AGREEABLE SURPRISE. An agreeable surpriso is reported, as follows by. the Gipijslander of last week' :— ' Ainong tho .pasr sengers 'by a lately arrived Liverpool ship was a lady who had been separated '..by, 16,000 miles of ocean, through her dislike to water, 'from her hus band, to -whom she was -united- in- a village closely ?adjoining tho largest to^vn in Warwickshire, in 1851. '. IWitliin three years1 of this time the liusband, who was a steady and industripus faim . bailiff, caught ' tho gold foyer, and liaving ,somp relations , already 'in Victoria, ho 'determined to emigrute, j whenj after UBing every argument in favor of the ] antipodes that onp who is struck with his malady so, i well Icnows' how to use, it was ultimately agreed that he should, dp , so, ;bnt, alone, for his wife oi scarcely.' three years would rather part with -him tlian risk tlie voyage. The ' parting came, and she returned to hpr friends, who were pretty well off hi this world's goods, and pontented he...
EXECUTION OF BURKE, THE BUSHRANGER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1866
EXECUTION OF BURKE, THE BUSH- RANGER. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The sentence of death passed upon Robert Burke, at the last criminal sessions of the Supreme Court, for tho murder of Henry Facey Hurst, at Diamond Creek, on the 4th of October last, was carried into effect at ten o'clock, on Thursday, 29th ult. within the precincts of the Melbourne Gaol. Since the condem- nation of the culprit, he has been seduously attended by tho Rev. George Maclde, Becher and Dare, as well as by Mr Studdert, the chaplain of the gaol. As his end drew near, he paid the greatest attention to their exhortations. Early on Thursday morning he was removed from the cell which ho had occupied since his trial to that on the first gallery, in im- mediate proximity to the drop. About twenty per- sons, who assembled a short time prior to tho hour fixed for the execution, were present at tho scene. At ten o'clock, the sheriff, accompanied by the governor of tho gaol, knocked at the cell door, a...