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LONG ODDS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

LONG ODDS.* The quality of this story has been pretty well canvassed from time to time, as it has ap peared by instalments in successive numbers of the Colonial Monthly. Now that it has reached completion and is presented to the public in a handsome volume, it only remains for us to congratulate the author on the production of a work which must be regarded as a sucoess, since it is sure to bring him into favorable compari son with prominent English novelists. From the opinions which have been periodically ex pressed, we gather that the author has been blamed for laying the scene of his novel in . England - instead of in Australia. Readers, it seems, who expeoted something purely Austra lian, think they have a right to complain on ac count of their disappointment. Their complaint has so impressed itself npon the author's atten tion that he has referred to it in the preface, and offers an explanation. This is what he says : — ' The best Australian novel that has been and probably will...

Publication Title: Illustrated Australian News For Home Readers
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE POST OFFICE CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

THE POST OFFICE CLOCK. By the courtesy of Mr Ellery we are enabled to give details of this fresh utility nnd ornament to Melbourne; The clock occupies the nppormost chamber of the main tower (perforated on the four sides for the dials), and is supported on a strong iron girder in the centres of tho room. The pendulum, which is over fifteen feet long, hangs from the clock frame, nnd passes through the iloor into the belfry beneath ; both clock and pendulum are encased in a strong, glazed, dust-proof covering. Tho dials are oix feet diameter, and ; consist of circular frames of oast iron (the rings, figures, and minute marks having all j been formed in one pasting), glazed with ground plate 'glass; their 'centres are about 80 feet above the levol of Bourke-street, and the figures are '8 inches long and 1 inch broad. This - clock possesses great interest, not only from tho peculiarity of its construction, but nlso from the fact that it is the first large turret olook manufactured in th...

Publication Title: Illustrated Australian News For Home Readers
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PORT LOUIS MAURITIUS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS. The first portion of Mauritius sighted on n-oproaohing from the Gape of Good Hope is the Morne Brabant. Slightly to the east of this mountain, lay five miles, is the small bay of Jacotet, in which a skirmish took place between those now friendly neighbors, the English and French. This small fight (on looking at the place it must have been a prnoll fight, though represented in the history of (Mauritius an ' a daring encounter').was fought during the reign of George HI., in the year 1809, and was the first or greatest attempt that had hitherto been made for the tiansferment ef the Mauritius, then called ' LMle de France,' from the French to the English Government. The success of this undertaking was, however, then but partial, a sufficiently large force not being forwarded for the complete reducement of the island, until the following year. One next approaches Blaok River Bay, which is rather larger and much, better fortified than Jacotet. Here there was another...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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GREAT "GOLD-STEALING" CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

GREAT ' GOLD-STEALING ' CASE. The case of the Boiiabaw Company v. Philip Davis, late mining manager of the Prince of Wales Company, for stealing 1000 ounces of ' gold,- the property of the Qaeen, was concluded on 23rd June, at the Ballarat Police Court, when ' the prisoner, Mr Davis, was com mitted for trial at the next Cirouit Court, bail being his own security for £500, and two others of £250 each. The defence was all reserved for the Circuit Court proceed ings. Some notable features of the case are thus commented upon by the Star : — ' The charge against Mr Philip Davis, of the Prince of Wales Company, of stealing gold, the property of tho Queen, may possibly lead to some curious complications. If the Prince of Wales Company is guilty of robbing her Ma jesty because the gold was on private property, it is to be presumed that the Bonshaw Com pany is guilty also, and we understand that this is to be tried in due time. But another com plication has ocourred in the case. We are in fo...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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AN EARTHQUAKE AT CHRISTCHURCH [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

AN EARTHQUAKE AT CHRISTCHURCH From the Lytttelton Times of the 7th of June we condense the following account of the earthquake and its consequences up to that date: — A series of shocks from earthquake have been felt throughout the province since Satur- day morning, causing some damage to property. The first was the most severe and the worst that has been experienced for many years. It   occurred about eight a.m. on Saturday, and slight vibrations were felt several times during the day, a very distinct shock taking place in the evening, and another yesterday afternoon. Between four and five o'clock on Saturday     morning, a loud subterranean noise was heard, which continued for upwards of a minute, and was accompanied by a slight tremor of the earth. At five seconds past eight o'clock a severe shock was experienced, its direction being from south to north, and the vibration continuing for fully twenty seconds. Great alarm was caused , in the m...

Publication Title: Illustrated Australian News For Home Readers
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A fine discovery of green ore has been re ported at Talta.   It is estimated by a South Australian journal that the importation of flour that will be re quired for New Zealand before next harvest will be 11.518 tons. A Silver and Lead Mine has been dis covered at Franklin Harbor, to the west of Spencer's Gulf ; and another bismuth mine   has been discovered near Murninnie. The Prince Alfred Wesleyan College was opened on the 22nd June. His Excellency the Governor and Lady Edith . Fergusson were present at the inaugural breakfast. Sir James Fergusson visited the Barossa diggings on 28th June. He went by special train to Gawler, and after breakfasting at Mr Duffield's house his Excellency proceeded to the mines with his suite and a select party. He met with a most enthusiastic reception at Barossa, the inhabitants presenting him with an address. He was conducted down one of the shafts, and expressed his surprise and pleasure at the richness o...

Publication Title: Illustrated Australian News For Home Readers
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. BIRTHS. Ahmsthonq. On tho 10l1i June, nt Mollison-stteot, Kyneton, MrnM. K. Armstrong, of a son Andruw. — On the 25'.hJuoe, at Campbell's Crook, tlte wifu --{Mi' It B Andrew, engtneor, of n son. akciibii.-Om 20th Juno, at Kynotou, Mrs John Leo Archor of a daughter. Burgess.— On tho 24th June, nt Moaraa, New South Wales, tho wife of Joseph .Bird Burgess, of a son Baufoot.— On tho 21st Juno, at Kilmoro, tho wife Of Mr Henry LSarfoot, of a dmigbter. Buzzard.— On tho 22nd June, at Inglowood. tho wifo «f Mr John C. Buzzard, Bank o( Now South WsU-n, pf a daughter. Bright. —On the 22nd June, at hor roBidence, Rnwa-.strer-t, Ballnrat East, tho wife of Mr A. G. BrlRht, of a s--n CRAWFORD. — On the 19th June, at Moyston, Mrs. R., R. Crawford, of a son. CROSSETT.— On the 18th June, at Barker street, Cas- tlemaine, the wife of R. I. Crossett, of a daughter.     CADDEN.— On the 22nd June, at Alfredton, the wife of Mr. S. Cadden, of a daughter....

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CAVES ON THE MOSQUITO PLAINS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 10 July 1869

CAVES ON THE MOS- QUITO PLAINS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. About ten miles from the township of Narracoote, in South Australia, some very singular caves are to be found, well worth a visit by such as have time to make a detour in travelling through the border land   between South Australia and Victoria, These caves are evidently of volcanic origin and of ancient date. They constitute a series of chambers, leading the one into the other, differing somewhat in size, and some of them have never been thoroughly explored. The first chamber is toler- ably easy of access, through a small opening in the ground, which is not visible until you are close to it. You descend by a slope formed of the debris which has fallen from the mouth. At the bottom of the slope you find yourself in a large oval-shaped chamber about 140 feet long, 75 wide, 40 high, and having a toler- ably level floor. At the end of this chamber are two large stalactites which serve as pillars to support the roof. A passag...

Publication Title: Illustrated Australian News For Home Readers
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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TASMANIA. 3rd July, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

TASMANIA. [FItOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] 3rd July; 1869. Shortly after my last letter was despatched considerable excitement prevailed on the Lau'n cestpn side of the colony, lest from the position taken up by the oommiasioners of the Laun ceston and Western Railway, a stoppage would be pub to' the progress of the works. I then mentioned that the commissioners required, be fore signing cheques' for work done, that par ticulars should be furnished to them. This tho engineers refused,. and the commissioners in turn declined to affix their signatures to the orders for payment. The works could not be carried on without funds, and there was a threat that tho contractors would discharge their staff. Government, by a deputation, was appealed to, but declined to dictate to the com missioners.. Ultimately it was agreed that the Professional Commissioner ihoutd engage assistance, and supply by this maana the information, which the engineers had refused. This, happily, was a prospective scanda...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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GREAT FIRE AT GREYMOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

GREAT FIRE AT GREYMOUTH. The Grey River Argus of the 12tii inst. gives the following adcottrit of a disastrous fire whioh ravaged the township the previous day :— The greatest calamity whioh has yet. be fallen Greymoiith occarrod on the 11th Jane; when one of. the best blocks of business pre njis'ea in town was completely destroyed by tiro; About three o'clock, fire was observed issuing from the back premiaps of the Melbourne Hotel, ? a large two-story building which stood at ittfl corner of Werita-street and Mawhera Quay. A stiff gorge wind was blowing at the tiinej and fanned the flame into an immense blazej whioh very speedily swept over ,Werlta-Btreet, and seized hold of the new building of the Bank of Australasia, whioh stood at the oppo site corner. By the time the hose was rightly at work again, the flames had spread oii both sides, and ignited on the east side Flan nery'a Harp of Erin- Hotel, and oh the west the' Bank of Australasia and smelting house; ttid ollioes of Mr Per...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MAORI MURDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

MAORI MURDERS. Telegraphic news from Napier, dated the 10th of June, reports a fresh atrocity com mittod by the rebel natives. This is the sub stance of the report: — On Monday, the 7th June. Liout.-Colon.el St. John, with an escort of twelve men, mounted volunteers, left Ruriariga to reoonnoitre in the direotion of Taupo. The troopers were left at Opepe whilst Lieut.-Colonel St. John, with Captain St. George, went on to Tapiri Hararu, ;the residence of the friendly chief Poihipi, a dis tance of about seven miles. On Tuesday morn ing, as Colonel St. John was about to return to his party, he met the two Halletts, who, on their way to Nftpier saw two dead bodies in the neigh borhood of Opepe, and immediately returned. Colonel St. John, with a party of friendly na tives, went to Opepei and found the bodies' of nine of the troopers ; they were stripped, but not mutilated. Two of the detachment are supposed to have escaped. A letter, signed ' Te Kdott,' was found, saying that he had kill...

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NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

NEW ZEALAND. . The paddle steamer Sturt had arrived at Auckland from the East Const, bringing sad news. Major Mair, Captain Mair, and Captain Kelly are passengers by her. Colonel Har rington has returned to Tauranga from the front, disgusted. Cornet Smith, who was supposed to have been lost on the recent sur prise at Opepe, has found his way to Fort Galatea, after being ten days in the bush. He has had nothing but ferns. to eat, and is very sick and weak. Colonel Eraser, with 150 men; has moved on towards Ruahana. The New Zealand Herald's correspondent* writing from Tauranga on the 21st June, con veys some startling news about Te Kooti : — Information of the utmost importance reaohed the coast yesterday (Juno 14th) .to the effeot that To Kooti is now ' master' at Taupo. The following is an extract from a letter just received from the front: — 'To Kooti is moving about Taupo, lord of the distriot. He baa 100 cavalry, well mounted, and 200 picked men stationed in command- ' ing positi...

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QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

QUEENSLAND. The Assembly has voted £1000 and 1000 aores of land as a bonus for the first 5000 yards of cloth manufactured ' from Queensland cotton. ? The Assembly has passed the Pastoral Xieases jqiii, car x ranois proposing tnac ail un alienated lands should be taxed, arid the pro ceeds' appropriated lor publio works arid im migration. Slowly but steadily the Australian colonies are recognising not only tho wisdom but the absolute necessity of encouraging the growth of native indnstries. Scarcely have tho first steps ' boon taken in the establishment of a Chamber of Manufacturers in South Australia when we learn that a prominent member of the 'Brisbane Chamber of Commeroe, Mr Stewart, bins notified' his intention to move certain resolutions 'recommending the Govern ment to encourage native 'industries.' A delightful watering-placo Norman River mrist'b'el iudcincrfroni'thiB teleirram in the Brisbane Courier''.—'! Boweri,'M3rd June. — News'to'tho 27th April has been received from the...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A sine discovery of green ore has been re ported at Talta. . ' It is estimated by a South Australian journal tbat the importation of flour that will be re-. quired for New Zealand before next harvest will be 11,518 tans. A Silver and Lead Mine has. been dis covered at Franklin Harbor, to the west of Spencer's Gulf ; and another bismuth mine has been' discovered near Murninsie. The Pbinoe Alfbed Wesleyan College was opened on the 22nd June. His Excellency the Governor and Lady Edith Fergusson were present at the inaugural breakfast. Sib James Fergusson visited the Bdrossa diggings oh 28th* June. He went b- special train to Crawler, and after breakfasting at Mr Doffield's house his Exoellenoy proceeded to the mines with his suite and a select party. He met with a most enthusiastic reception at Barossa. the inhabitants nresentins him with an address. He was conducted down one of the shafts, and expressed his surprise and pleasure at the richness of the mine. Dbpamure ....

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THE VICTORIAN MINT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

THE VICTORIAN MINT. The day when Viotoria will cease .to be in debted to the mother country and Sydney for the whole of her coin currency is rapidly ap proaching, the plans for the new mint bnild inea being now completed, and tenders for the eseontion of the work are shortly to be gazetted. The new buildings, which are to bo built of briok, . in a substantial but entirely unornamerited and unpretentious style, are to occupy the whole of the old Exhibition reserve, covering an area of 310 feet long by 220 feet wide. The main frontage, which will be towards William-street, is to be devoted to the offices of the department. The assay rooms are to face towards Little Lonsdale-street, and the melting department is to opoupy the Lonsdale street frontage. Immediately in the rear of the offices is to be a long coining hall, 174 feet by 42 feet. This room, which is to run north and south, wiU connect the assay rooms with the smelting de partment. The furnace, whioh is to form the south side ...

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VIEW ON THE WANGANUI RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

VIEW ON THE WANGANUI RIVER. This view represents a portion of the inte rior of the Wanganni settlement north-east of the town. In the background is the bush, in the oentre the Wanganui Biver, and on its bank a cottage, or whare as it would be called in the native tongue. This -whare, having been occupied by a friendly native, was at tacked by a party of Hau-hnus, set on lire and the oConpont put to death. Having been dis turbed in their operationa by the arrival of n skirmishing patty of the Volunteer Cavalry, the Hau-haus beat a prooipitnt'e retreat to their place of refuge in. the dense forest, carrying off their wounded with them. The scene, which has been sketched by a gentleman on the spot, gives .one a vivid idea of the state of things in the dis turbed districts. Unhappily both for the natives and tho settlers, the opinion has got currency that the Maories cannot be civilised, that their reception of Christianity has been a failure, and that there can bo no peaceable settle m...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE ISLAND OF RAPA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

THE ISLAND OF BAPA. This island, situated in the. South Paoifio, lat. 7 deg. 37 min. S., long. 144 deg. 15 min. W.,18 about 6J miles long and 1^, miles in circuit. It presents a oldster of high craggy mountains, some of them terminating in re markable peaks, and descending almost perpen dicularly to the water's edge, with ravines between them, clothed with shrubs and dwarf trees. We take the following description of the island from the narrative of a trip from Eng land to Australia via Panama and New Zea land: — ??'? ' From Panama we got under way at 10 p.m.' The moon was at its full ; and the outline of the mountains of South Ame rica, stretching south, as well as those of the North running np towards Mexico, with the dim lights of Pa nama in the distance, formed a spectaole of inch peculiar grandeur as to be indelibly impressed upon all who witnessed it. On 1st September at daylight we bade adieu to the last land we should see for twenty days — Oape Mala, the furthest point west e...

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WANGANUL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

WANGANUI. ? New Zealand u divided into sine provinces, viz., Auckland, TaranaM (or New Plymouth), Wellington, Hawke 'Bay (all in the North Island), Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Utago and Southland, (in the Middle Island). Each province is governed by a Buperinten dent (elected by the local : resident*) and a provincial council; and each province contri butes its proportionate snare of members to the House of ^Representatives which legislates for the entire colony, the members ef which me«t annually at Wellington, whichis for the present the seat of government for the purpose o! general legislation. It is with the province of Wellington that we have chiefly to do in the present instance. Historically speaking, it is the' first settlement in New Zealand, having been founded in January, 1840, by persens landing from the first emigrant ship, Aurora, which arrived on the 22nd of that month. Port Nicholson, as fine a harbor as any in the world, and' the most central in New Zealand, wa...

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MR. HENRY SAMUEL ROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

MR HENRY SAMUEL HOSS. This gentleman is the reoipient of well earned honors, having had awarded to him the Royal Humane Society's medal in testimony of bis courageous exertions in savins persons from drowning, daring the visit of H.K.H. the Dako of Edinburgh to Tasmania at the be ginning of last year. It will be remembered that Mr Ross was coxswain of the boat which conveyed the private secretary - and other officials on board H.M.S.S. Galatea on the occasion of the arrival of H.R.H. in January, 1868. As the boat returned from the ship to the wharf there was a rush of per sons to the landing, and a little boy was bnooked from the wharf into the river. Rosa at once jumped overboard and rescued the little fellow, who, bat for bis timely aid, would have been drowned. His conduot was represented to the Executive Government, and on inquiry it was found that he had already saved three persons from drowning. His name was then forwarded to the Royal Humane Sooiety, and he has been awarded t...

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CIVIL WAR AT SAMOA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 17 July 1869

CIVTL WAR AT SAMOA. The brig Scotsman arrived on the 19th June at Sydney, from Navigators Island, with dates to 21st of May. A fierce war had broken out between tbe native Samoan tribes. The quarrel arose in connection with the appointment of a Samoa king. Six hundred men altogether ore under arms, and the first engagement took place on the 1st of April, at Apia, on the island of Opulu, when 70 men were killed, the heads of all ths wounded being cat off at the olose of the fight. The flag of the British Consul was torn down by the natives, but no Europeans were molested. The fighting was still going on, and Mr Williams, the consul, had despatched a letter to Sydney by the Scotsman, requesting the assistance of . a man of -war. The day before the schooner left, MrtFirth, the missionary stationed at Saluafata, came into Apia to complain of the oondaot of the natives living at that station, who have assumed a most threatening attitude, and have taken up their abode in the chapel, in sp...

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