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THE WEATHER AT WOLLONGONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
THE WEATHER AT WOLLONGONG. Last Tuesday's Mercury says: It is al most impossible to state the asmount of da mage inflicted, but scarcely a house in town has been free from its effects. The bridge .near Higgins', Mount Keira Inn, was washed away, thereby preventing all communication witll the Dapto side, except by crossing the creek at a point some dis tance to the West of the Dapto Road, a task not unattended with danger.. At Bol lambi both jetties received some damage, although, fortunately, not to any great ex tent, being confined to the washing away of two piers. Of course the new breakwater has not escaped, and it would be a wonder if it had, for never has tlhe sea broken with such violence as during the present gale. The sume paper, of Friday, continues: Although the wind has abated, yet there are no certain indications that the weather is settled, the raiin falling at intervals both day and niight. With reference to the Bulli jetty we regret to ascertain that the injury inflic...
SHELLHARBOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
SIIELLIIAIBOR. (PRO OUR CORnnrPONDENT.) I porceive two communications in your issue of 14th instant,--one signed "A. Guest," the other "A Correspondent," both of whom appear greatly surprised at me for neglccting to report the " dinner and dance" which took place in the mill on the evening of the Queen's birthday. No'w, Sir, if there he any blame to any ano, I attribute it all to yp'O yourself, for this reason: you never' tol. se to clhroiicle weddings and social' gatherings on private occasions. Publib events of local interest are what you wislied to be recorded. But I think the gentlemen referred to eannot have boon long in Sliellharbor, or they would not hano let other pieces of news slip that have occurr&d from time to time. For instance, Mrs. Wilsod bartered with a settler's wife for ninehturckeys, upon the following conditfnas v~iz.-that she (Mrs. 'Wilson) was to give thedother Sydiey mar keot price, deducing freight, &c., but alas i a storm came and they, coop...
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
GOULBURN. On Friday morning last, rain commenced falling and continued without intermission until last night (Sunday). On Saturday, the Mulwarre Ponds and theV.ollondilly rose rapidly, and in the evening fears of a flood were entertained. Yesterday, the'ponds and river continmied rising until about 3 o'clock, when the flood reachled.its greatest height, being then some inches over the Fitzroy Bridge.: Mr. Blacksliiw, of the .Foston Brewery, who lives on the other' side of the Malwarre, just opposite the Market-square, and his family were brought over in a boat, as were also another family living in an adjacent house, the flood having risen to the windows of thle second story of each house. The amount of damage done is not yet kziown, but it is supposed 'to be considerable. Sheep, pigs, cows, hay, casks,- and various articles are floating down the stream. There is every reason to believe thlit three men (carriers) hlave been drowned. The water is now fialling rapidly, and all danger ...
POSTPONEMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
l'OSTPOsEcENT OF TI. DISTRIICT COURT. -On Wednesday morning, tho ,15th inst., the Registrar received a telegram from his Honor Judge Cheeke, instructing him to postpone the sitting of the Cousrt until Thursday, the 1th instant. He subsc quently received another telegram, order ing that all the caseso set down for trial be postponed until the hoet sitting of the Court, with instructions to inform the Registrar at Shoalhaven, that the order ap plied to Nowra also. Tree DisTRito CounT.--It is painful to to be compelled to make unfavourablo re marks on the conduct of any one who may have filled an important public position with credit and honou'rs It is, therefore, with great reluetancb thit 'we allude to the fail ure of Mr. Justice\Clheeke to attend at Kiama on Wednesday last, for the purpose of holding the Distrieý-Court. It will bo seen by a paragraph which we print from tile Camden correspondent of the Eempire, tlht the people of that town were com polled to put up with a similar di...
RATHER STRANGE, IF TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
RATrnn STRAnGE,, IP TFU.-It waS Tre ported in town, yesterday, that two of the largest alligators yet seen in the waters of the Fitzroy, by that mythical individual, the oldest inhabitant, were observed taking, a piscatorial ramble along the north bank of the river, about seven miles above the Falls. The monsters were trackeda consi derable distance, by some lucky diggers lately returned f$p m the Peak Downs, who had been out for a day's shooting and coming on the"si n,"one of the party,a Ken tucky man named Flint, took up the trail and, in company with his mates, stitlked tihem up to the centre of a scrcub; one of the men through fright or excitement foolishly discharged his gun at the nearest monster, whereupon he deliberhtely turned round and showed fight, makinog use of the most unearthly noises ; the man, meanwhile made tracks for the nearest tree which hlie fortunately. succeeded in being able to climb to a sufficient height out of harm's way, for the time being, as the sequel...
SILK CULTIVATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
SILK OULTIVATION. At the last annual dinneor' bf th Agricul tural Society, liis .Excelldcy Sir John Youig alluded in his speech to' the:cultiva tion of silk as a branch qf industry that 'might be carried o sivith a'dvantago. in.this colony; and .dwelt upon the numerous re commendations in its favour i-that .the producti n was one requiring very little labour-that it could bo 'committed to young people and to females-that it only occupie~ thirty-fivo or forty days in the courseo of the year-that being carried on in buildings .it was not' exposed to the climate in.the same way that other kinds of cultivation were-that the mulberry ,grew luxuriantly in Australia-and that no possible amount of silk.' that could be thrown into the market would ever meet the demaind for it. Thesoeimportant in. ducements in connection with the recent failure in the coreal crops, and the continual complaints of- want of employment for young persons, appear likely to bring the cultivation of. silk into favou...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
THI inumlier of calamities of a great and :striking magnitude which have occurred in various parts of the world, and within a comparatively brief space of time, has become such .at the present moment as may naturally induce that class of per sons, whose imagination delights to recur to the supernatural and incomprehen sible, to indulge the vague and terrible notion, that some great change is about to take place in the economy of the uni verse, or in ordinary language, that the world is likely to be soon brought to an end. The destruction of cities and temples by earthquakes, by the eruption of new volcanoes, or:by the almost equally stupendous results of human folly and ambition, provoking, as it were, the de structive powers of the elements; the reiterated outbreak of stupendous inun dations throughout the wide interior of this continent, its rivers expanding them selves in some instances to the dimen sions of an ordinary province; the yet unmitigated fury of the wide-spread and de...
KIAMA POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, JUNE 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
KlI?AMA OLICE COURT. TUESDAY, JUNE 7.s (Before Messrs. Fry, Marks, Chapman, Charles, and Miller.)i GEO. BIGGS V. J. SMILET. For unlawfidly pulling down a dividing fence. Plaintiff, on oath,.stated that on Friday evening last, defendaiit cainme to his house, and said he would pull down the-fence, which lie straightway did. Plaintiff had been much troubled with defendant's fowls, and had complained of' their having de stroyed two crops. They had now com menced a third. Defeindant used very abusive language, and told h]im to shoot them. He had shot 'one, and the fence was pulled down in retaliation. To defendant : It was between i3 and 8 o'clock Isst Friday evening. It was not so dark but I could see you plainly. Plaintiff explained that one panel on each side the corner-post had by his per mission been taken dovtin, and the opening fenced across by defiendant for his own con vonience. It was this identical piece of fence lie had pulled down. To defendant: I don't know the fence is on ...
ROSTER FOR TUESDAY, 21ST JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
Rlosm?,EOR TUESDAY, 218T *TuNE--[essrs. .T. 2. O-ry, olly, ndll, MKoles and Owen. iosTE? FO ?UC?SDAY, TJUs E 28TU. -.1ess?. Wnagh, Slindmnarsh, King, llobb, nnd Iteddnll.
PARRAMATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
PARRAIMATTA. The flood which occurred here on Satur day was heavier than has been known for many years. At the King's School dam the salt and fresh waters which it divides, united in one immense. stream down which large trees and other debris difted. Large numbers 'of trees, and orange-trees loaded witll their fruit, uptorn from the valleys of the. Korth Rocks, and the lateral creeks in that locality were carried down the stream. The Brokenback Bridge, a wooden struc ture upon stone piers, which, despit6 its name, has stood the brunt of numerous floods, partially gave way witl this. The fences and gardens at the rear of the pre mises along the river were completely torn up and destroyed. At six o'clock the river lhad risen to a still greater height, reaching the premises of Mr. eonser's boot and shoe storein Church-street. At this period of the flood the top arch of the Church street Bridge was almost reached. The waters then began to fall. Half the Volunteer bridge, connecting the ...
GARDENERS CALENDAR. JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
GARIDEN2EI S CALENDAR. JUNE. IELno.--Cat and hlouse tobacco. Collect and stor cotton. Water small pasture paddooks nith weak liquid, inaur e or water. V r.enae.--Ctontinu prluning vines, and pulvorlsling the soil, tand prepr, stakese to suply dlltlceuclie Oa.esOao.--Oathr late apples and pears. Commence gatheriln orangesu and lemoas. Transplaut all kinds o evergreen ansd deciduous fruit trees, straw-. berries, raspberries, he. I'rocccd manfully with deep digging and manuring. Prune wiltlh knife and seew. FLowea i?ni?Es,--Stame as last tewo months; only plant out or remove ull IshruUbs, ros?, &e.
FLOODS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
FLOODS. (Alridged from Sydney Papers.) The northern tolegraphic line has been interrupted near Windsor., where the water was at one time over the teolgraph posts. The southern line has iilso been interrupted at lMenaugle, where a number of the posts were carried away. Amongst other in juries cause, by the floods, it is' reported that the superstructure oft the bridge at South Creek, on the main road, has beon washed away.
MAILS BY THE BOMBAY. General Post Office, 12th May. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
MAILS BY THE BOMBAY. General Post Office, 12th May. The Mails by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's steamer NORTHAM, wi!l be made op at this office on WEDNESDAY, the 22nlld instant, at 9 a.m., for all letters not addressed to the United King dotm, and at 11 a.m. for all letters so addressed. Newspapers must be posted one hour befor the letters; i.e., at 8 and 10 a.m. respectively. The following tmails will be dispatched: To tihe United Kingdom, via Marseilles and Southampton. To France and other Conti nental States (in a closed mail to France.) To the Northern countries of Europe, via (when markled) Trieste. To Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide, Western Autstralia, Matritius, Seez, Alexandria, Malta, Aden, Madras. Calcutta, Bombay, Ceylon. Batavia, Singapore, Manila, China, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Heleona. .Registered letters, .not addressed to the United lKingdom, wtill not be received after 3.30 p.m.. on-tle 21st instant, but letters ad dressed t6 the United...
WEST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
WEST MAITLAND. On Saturday the Horseshoe Bend was again under water, and the families who had only just returned to their homes, after the previous week's flood, had again to leave. Persons living in the other low portions of the town were obliged to pre pare to leave their homes and seek shelter on higher ground. Oh Monday morning the river broke over the bank, opposite Hall's stores, and by evening had attained a depth of eighteen inches or two feet. About nine o'clock the rivd'r. hadl com menced to break over opposite* the Bank of New South Wales. The Maitland HIospital, Theatre, and School of Arts were thrown open for the destitute, and a large number of persons gladly availed them selves of the shelter. At the Hospital, double rations were issued to upwards of thirty persons. Monday, 9022 a.m.-Singleton river rose slowly lintil last night. Now rising one foot per hour-thirty-four feet above the usual level. Muswellbrook river breaking over bank; rising fast; raining heavily. AM...
FLOODS ON THE HUNTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
FLOODS ON THIE HUNTER. The new bridge at Singleton, in, course of erection, has been partially swept away lby the violence bf tihe weather. Morpoth is also suffering severely. Scarcely can a crossing-place be found. It is said that the whole of the districts from Morpeth to -Singleton are one shoot of water, whichis still rising. On application (there being no boats to be had) Captain Hardinge, of the Morpeth.(s.), sent his life boat by train on Sunday, and tlhb ship's boat on Monday morning, so as to save the lives of many who perhaps without this aid might have peoished. All the river banks are overflowed, even tle highest has not escaped the fury of the storm. This is reported to be a more dis astrous flood than that of 1857. Traflic both by river and rail between Newcastle, Morpeth, Maitland, and Sin gletoii has been entirely suspended by the terrible floods which have again visited the HuntorRiver district. A large portion of the railway line is covered at West Maitland. It is ...
WINDSOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 21 June 1864
WINDSOR. When day broke .on Sunday morning, it appeared as if the whole of the surround ing country was converted into an oceimn, so frightfully rapid had the waters risen, that from the barrack-gates in Windsor to Ansell's house, near 'the top of M3'Grath'e Hill, there extended an immense sheet of water rushing madly over the Fitzroy Bridge, houses, telegraph-posts, and all the many improvements whtich the industry of man had raised, and so had the foaming element overflowed the banks of the Hawkesbury River, that the water rose up to the side -of Dr. Day's old. residence, carrying before it'the 'homesteads, furni ture, and farming implements--the hard earned property of many an honest settler. A. great portion of Wilberforce was under' water. T. Monday, 12. noon. The waters rose about seven feet during, the night, 'and are nows upwards of fifty; feet above high water nark. About'11~ o'clock this morning they broke "across George-street, through a cottage of Mr. Fitzgerald's, and c...