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Original Correspondence. BUSHRANGERS IN ILLAWARRA. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
BUSHRANGERS IN ILLAWARRA. Mn. Vniron,-It was once supposed that a bush. ranger could no more breathe the air of Illawarra and live, than that toads and serpents could subsist on the " shamrock shores ;" but, through the igno rance, it is said, of a skipper, and the neglect of eleven soldiers, that supposition is proved erroneous, and six bushrangers are actually alive in this dis trict. The common report of the circumstances of this escape is this. Early in this mouth forty-nine pri soners fiom Hyde Park Barracks, and eleven sol diers, were ordered to proceed to Wollongong. A skipperwas employed, who neither understands the coast and harbour, nor provides a compass or chart, and whose only qualification for the trip was (rather a favorite qualification in some quarrels, it would appear) that he was "one that could neither read nor write." This man's presumption, in under taking the trip, was well nigh fatal to himself and all hands; tor, after running to the southward a I.aigree ans...
Poetry. ON SYMPATHY. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
-o ON SYMPATIIY. Hail sympathy, sweet child of light! Commission'd from th' eternal throne; Thy smiling face can put to flight The black despair of those who groan. Friend of the friendless! thou art sent To cheer us in a world of woe; Thy willing feet are always bent Where tears for sin and sorrow flow. Thou bindest, in a mystic chain, All things that move in earth or sea; And not a breeze sweeps o'er the plain But swells some note in praise of thee. Thou kindlest hearts with sacred fire; Melodious strains from thee proceed The pulses of the prophet's lyre, The breathings of the shepherd's reed. Thy inspiration is the soul Of all that elevates our race.; Thy tender cares and soft control Bid blessings rise in every place. Thou hearest the young sparrow's cries, And compassest the eaglet's nest; Thou speakest in the poet's eyes, And movest in the preacher's breast. Thou plantest flowers on patriots' graves, To leave a long and richs perfume; Thou breakest bonds of trembling slaves. ...
Van Diemen's Land. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
We are extremely happy to be able to announce, from the best authority, that the fever, which has been so fatal in its effects, is rapidly subsiding. The hospltalreturns from the 1st to the 9th of March inclusive, were as follow :-In hospital on the Ist, 96; admitted since, 77; discharged, 83; dead, 8; remaining under treatment, 82. The best hopes are entertained that few of these will end fatally. The returns from the interior are eqgially satisfac. tory; the case' are mostly convalescent. We repeat what we stated in another page, that to the absence of every prospect of hope in the unhappy beings tub. jected to this fever is attributed much of its fatal termination. Not a word of regret at the certain approach of death escaped any one of the victims of the ccursed system. They rather rejoiced at the close of an existence which, with the prospect before them, was unsupportable I We shall not fail to re. turn to this dark stain upon the English character. Mulrray's Review, March 10....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
NOTICE. THE Office of the Australasian Chronicle is Removed friom No. 67, Pitt-street, to No. 104, George-street, North. March 7, 1840. To our Country Subscribers. OUR Agents are now fiurnished with Accounts to the end of March; and we respectfully so licit our: subscribers to. pay the aniount of their Subsciiptions to their respective Agents, who are authorised to grant I~eceipts for the same.
Port Phillip. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
Viort W3billip, -o We have Port Phillip papers to the 13th instant, They ate chiefly filled with details of the Races that took place at Melbourne, on the 3rd, 4th, and &th of this month, and which were very brilliant. Melbourne is rapidly assuming the appearance of a compact and regular built town. If equal indus try in building continues for twelve months longer, we shall expect to see the whole length of Collins. street exhibit one continuous unbroken line of hand some private dwelling houses'and commodious shops. We have also arrived at a new era in building. The pressing wanis of the first settlers forced them to have recoursa to the most speedy and artificial means of obtaining accommodation. Smallibrick cottages were in consequence hastily constructed, but now that more breathing time is allowed them, they have become sensible of the advantages that are to be derived from the erection of substantial two-storied buildings. Numbers of such. dwellings are now in progress...
VESSELS LAID ON, But time of sailing not yet fixed. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
VESSELS LAID ON, But timeos naitlng nqD yet Jlxoc$. Argyle, unrque, for London, Hughcs and Honking, agents. Kinniear, ship, for Lopdon, Botts, agozot' lri NI nnia, barque, for Lhrerpuul, Aspinahl .&, (39 aegnts Elussorat Merc)cata, ship, fou London, Dawss4 agent. rrlrrig FF2aacccF barayo,, for tLPF qrsbeoa,!E169tar .4 rgtIlietdsaye, bariqW, or'1'ort.PI(hjIp, $chIlp5 James &i Cu, Ijrol!lS. , (ot r Stratklsacm bgrUppe,.ý Sur nu~ii At p r Sta, V. & E Wiuvprtb, barqlie:'r I;t(nduJi, A., B¶ASpark,nagent.
Sydney Price Current. March 23, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
Mareh 23, 1840d. 364 packages and 181 chests of :tea, have arrived by the Renown and Anna Watsonl. Large importa tions of sugar have taken place, notwithstanding which an advance in the price of that article is daily expected. Spirits as before are rather in demand; rum is rising in price, although 233 hhds., 110 casks of it have arrived during the past week, and 70 hhds. been exported lea, hyson skin, per chest, £8 to £9; hyson, per 10 catty box, £2 5s. to £3; gunpowder, per 10 catty box £2 10e to £2 15s, Sugar, Mauritius, fine, per ton, £28 to £30; ditto, brown, £24 to £26 ; loaf, per lb. ' dd.to 7d. Rico, per bag. 15s. to 25s. Oil, sperm per tun £80 to £82, black, per tun, £18; Soap, per cwt., £2 5s to.£2 15s. Salt, per ton, £5. 5s. to £7 7s. Ale, Uunbar's, per doz., 14s.; Taylor's, per hhd., £G 10s. ; Porter, laylor's, per lhd, £6 2s. to £6 5a. Spirits in bond, per gallon, Rum, 68. to 7s. 6d.; Brandy, 8s. to 9s. Gd.; Gin, 2s. 8d. to 4s. 6d Wines per pipe, Sherry, £10 to £24 ; Po...
Sydney Market, March 23, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
March 23, 1810.' No variation has taken place since our last in the prices of Flour or Wheat, nor has any been imported, although large quantities of the latter are daily ex pected. Two hundred and sixty-two bags of oats, and sixty-nine trusses of hay, have arrived by the IWilliam, but their arrival has caused no variation in the prices of those articles. A large importation of butter from London has taken place during the week, and a considerable quantsty of the same article has been disposed of by Mr. Lyons, at 8d per lb. FL.ota.-Fine, 35s. to 36g. ; seconds, 25s. to 30s.; ration, 18a. to 21s. Bread, 8d. per 21b. loaf. Wheat, colonial, 12s. Gd. per bushel, Bran, per bushel, Is. Gd. to 2s. Maize, per bushel, 8s. to 9s. Barley, per ditto, Gsa to 9s. Oats, per bushel, .7s. Gd. to 9s. FlvulTPeaches, 3d. to 2s. Gd per dozen; apples, 2e. Gd. t per dozen; grapes, Gd. to 2s. per lb.; peaxs, 2?. o 3s per dozen ; oranges, Is. to 3s. per .dozen. VEoEa?rsLEs.-Onions, 2jd. to 4d. per lb.; .cab...
News and Humours of the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
'eaos nurb ~Wltmotura of the lmag. A race took place at the Windsor course between Mr. Rouse's Hercules, and Mr. C. Smith's Queen of Trumps, for £100 aside, which was easily won by the former.-Proposals are on foot for a Sydney Corn and Flour Company, capital £150,000, in 3,000 Shares of £56.-A disturbance of consider. able extent occurred on the 16th instant; among the prisoners in Hyde Park Barracks, who, wentso far as to attempt their escape, which ,wasi however soon effectually subdued.-A subschiption has been set on foot by some benevolent geritlemen of Sydney, for the sufferers by the late fire, of whom Mr. Sparke of the Royal Hotel is the principal loser; upwards of £1500 are already collected.-Three aboriginal Blacks were received in the Sydney Gaol on Friday last, two on a charge of wilful murder, and the other for spearing sheep.- The duty on squatting licences at Port Phillip has recently been advance ' from £10 to £20; a measure which has occasioned much dissatisfaction ...
Government Gazette. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
Government Gazette &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; March 18.-John Bowler, Esq., is appointed Police Magistrate at Carcoar. The following gentlemen are appointed Magis trates of the Territory :-Lieutenant Simon Fraser, 80th regiment; and G. C. Curlewis, of Ravenswood, Argyle, Esq. Notice respecting the approach to the Port of Liverpool, republished from the London Gazette. Republication of the notice that coarse needle work may be had done at the Factory, Parramatta. Sale of town allotments at Bookham, on Tues day, 11th June next, to be held in Bent-street, Sydney. Sale of suburban allotments at Melbourne, Port Phillip, on Wednesday, 10th June next. Also, of town allotments at Melbourne, same and following days.
JONATHANISMS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
JONATHANISMIS. EcoNoMiv.-The Michigan White Pi geonGazette says--A neighbourof ours in. forms as that wood goes farther when left out of doors than when well housed, some of his having gone upwards of a quarter of a mile in one night. FIRE.WOOD WANTED.-The printer of the Warren Gazette lately published the following notice :-Dry stove-wood want ed immediately at thisoflice, in payment for papers. N. B.-Don't fetch logs that the devil can't split. ScoTTrrsH CouRTasY.-On the 16th October, the Highland Society held their anniversary highland dinner, in the Northern Meeting Rooms at Inverness. The Duke of Richmond. presided, sup ported by the first of the Soottish nobility and gentry. The Roman Catholic Bishop M'Donnell, of Canada, being present, the Duke of Richmond took an early opportunity of proposing his health, in a speech equally liberal and complimentary. The bishop returned thanks in a manner which called forth warm and continued plaudits. He spoke feelingly of his being the la...
The Chronicle. Sydney: TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
Sydney: TUESDAY, MIARCH 24, 1840. WE have road with considerable pain a series of articles,'in the columns of one the ablest of our contemporaries, upon the "relative position of the White and Black population." The chief, object of the writer is evidently to expose the ineffioienoy of the protectorate, more particularly in the neighbourhood of Australia Feolix ; and we fear there is too much reason to acknowledge the truth of the general opinion, that that system has failed to answer the expectations formed of it. So far, at least, as regards our contemporary's arguments against the. protectorate as it now exists, we are not enabled, by any favourable facts hitherto published, to contradict his assertions; but we feel ourselves bound to enter our protest against the lightness with which he treats the miseries inflicted upon the black population by our colonizing schemes, and to urge him to join with the " philanthropists" at whom hIe sneers, by coming forward with some better schem...
Erclesiastical Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
3~cclesiastical Intelligence. -o (From lthe European Journals.) WVESLBYAN LAMENTATIONS.-Jona than Crowder, a Wesleyan Missionary, writing from Madras 10th March, 1839' says, " The Papists, with the reinforce ment that came out in December of an extra bishop and ten students, are making a considerable impression at Madras." W. S. Fox, a brother' missionary under, date of 14th March from Madras, writes thus: " Our fears have not been a little excited of late by the arrival and subse. quent operations of a Roman Catholic bishop, accompanied by several associates. That the Papists are exerting themselves in this country is a1 alarming fact; and if we may judge fiom the'peculiar power of adaptation which distinguishes Popery, they are likely to form a numerous church." [Just as we expected. God speed them.] D. Griffith, another Wesleyan preacher, writing from Negapatam, observes: " Vellangany, though a secluded village on the sea coast south of Negapatam, is much celebrated.for its Romis...
ON THE WANDERINGS OF THE HUMAN MIND.—No. 15. "We afterwards took up the bones, more precious than the richest jewels or purest gold, and deposited them decently in a place at which may God grant us to assemble with joy, to celebrate the birth day of the martyr." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
ON THE WANDERINGS OF THE HUMAN MIND.-No. 15. " We afterwards took up the bones, more precious than tile richest jewels or purest gold, and deposited them decently in a place at which may God grant us to assemble with joy, to celebrate the birth day of the martyr." Mn. EDlron,-The acts of the martyrdom of St. Polycarp, written by respectable eye witnesses to his heroic death, which took place at Smyrna, in the year 166, contain the above testimony to the respect and veneration which the primitive Christians enter tained for the remains of the sainted dead. The unbelieving and the profane of that period, as well as in modern days, scotfed at the pious Christian practice of venerating the relics of the martyrs. For we find in these acts, "that Nicetes, by the sugges. tion of satan, advised the Pro-consul not to bestow the body of Polycarp on the Christians, lest, said he, abandoning the crucified man, they should adore Polycarp, "not knowing (say the authors of the acts) that we never ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
latbtract of ,aie tb" sluction, lVhich will take place between this and our next PitbliCdalost. THIS. ID'AJ. Australian Auction Compady, at Eleven o'clock, Damaged Wheat, Flour, Saltpetre, and Benares Sugar, ex Sarah and Elizabeth, Ilyson Skin Tea, &c. At the ltlart, at Eleven o'clock, Im ported English Furniture. Mr. Lyons, at his Rooms, at Eleven o'clock, Eight Working Bullocks, Dray, Yokes, &c., complete. At Twelve o'clock, 0811:Apres of Land, a Grant from the Crown to Major Druift, and situate on the Talbragar, afresh water River. At Twelvo o'Clock. 2860 Actes, situate as above. Mr. Blackman, at the Commissariat Stores, at Ten o'clock, Java Rice, Indian Wheat, ex Susan, and Damaged Wheat. Mr. DM. Joseph, on the premises of Mr. A. Elias, " Hen and Chickens," George-street, Cord and Mloleskin Trowsers, Shirts, Hostery,.and a general assortment of Manchester Goods.. TO-MORROW... Mr. Samuel Lyons, at his Rooms, at Eleven o'elock, superior Rum; Manllla Rope and Hats, ...
Domestic Intelligence. THE LAST DAYS OF WHITTON. THE LAST OF A DESPERATE GANG OF BUSHRANGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
Domestic lntelligence. &nbsp; -o- THE LAST DAYS OF WHITTON, THE LAST OF A DESPERATE GANG OF BUSHRANGERS. (From our own Correspondent.) This notorious man, who, with his companion, the no less notorious Thompson, or Scotchie, committed so many outrages in the Lachlan, as well as in other districts in the western and southern parts of the colony, has ere this appeared before that God who is not only to judge him, but also the whole world. Whitton was captured on Friday, the 24th January; was tried and found guilty in Sydney on Monday, the 24th February; and his existence was terminated by his being hanged at Goulburn, on Thursday, the 19th March inst. He was a native of Manchester, by trade a coach maker, and arrived in the colony about nine years ago, under sentence of transportation for life. Whitton arrived in Goulburn, from Sydney, on Saturday, the 14th inst., accompanied by Mr. Keck, the principal gaoler, a body of mounted po- lice, and another "office-bearer." The prison...
MORPETH. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 24 March 1840
MORPETH. The statements respecting our constabulary in your last Chronicle are unfortunately too true. The lives and properties of Her Majesty's subjects in this neighbourhood are indeed unsafe, more particularly from the ruffianism of the constables; and nothing is more common than for a peaceable man to be lodged by these fellows in the lock-up under pretence of drunkenness, and then released by the same potent authority upon the payment of a fine, which in their slang they call tipping. One of these gentry is believed by the in- habitants to be guilty of the murder of a man, who was paying his addresses to a woman with whom he was supposed to have some connexion; and yet, without any investigation, this man not only roams at large, but is entrusted with the peace of the neigh- bourhood, there being no magistrate nearer than Maitland, and not even a chief constable. Surely it is high time to place the people of this little town under some better protection than that of bribe-re- c...