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VIEW IN WOLLONGONG. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
VIEW IN WOLLONGONG. THE Beaport of the Illawarra district is still, ' ;and probably ai- rways will be, known by its original native name. It is sit- uated about 40 mile's south of Sydney, on the eastern slope of mount Keira, which rises up from the shore of the Pacific, and forms a promi- nent landmark to the passing mariner. In the vicinity of the town are several extensive coal mines,nowbeing worked advan- tageously, and also a factory for manufacturing kerosine ' oil from rock petro- . leum, a deposit of which exists : near American creek. TIE Vf IK WOLLONGONG-MOUNT KEIRA HT THE DISTANCE.
THE BOWEN DOWNS, FROM A SKETCH BY LANDSBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
THE BOWEN DOWNS, FROM A SKETCH y BY LANDSBOROUGH." BOWEN DOWNS; the name given . to an immense plain discovered \ ' by LandsbOf. rough,- and so named by ; him . in honour of. the present Gover- nor of Queens-' land, lies beyond the extreme boundary of the . settled districts (settled in. the squatting . sense only). between Carpentaria and the Darling River. Bowen Downs, we un-, derstand, pre- sents features in many respects common to much of the recently explored terri- tory in the in- terior of Austra ' lia. Extensive .'. open plains, with few trees . . to ' shade the tráyel- ' . 1er from the . scorching rays ,y of a tropical sun, watercourses .'. like ¡j deep ruts . worn in the ground, occur- ring at ' incon- siderable dis- tances, with here - and there a cluinp of tim'- . ber, are the characteristic features of this portion of the country. In tho accompanying sketch, the fore- ground presents a view of these watercourses or ¿reeks, with the tops of the trees yrhich grow on its m...
THE AVENGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
THE AVENGERS. . THE AVENGERS. AN ordinary scene in bush life. Some natives having attacked &nbsp; a station and murdered some of the inmates, are followed by a &nbsp; couple of their companions. Our engraving represents the mo- ment when the pursuers are just on the eve of firing on the natives.
RELIGIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
RELIGIOUS. A tea and public meeting was held in the Bathurst-street Baptist Church, on Thursday evening, 15th ult., to commemo- rate the twelfth anniversary of the pastorate of the Rev. James Voller. Mr. Illidge occupied the chair on the occasion. On the platform were the Revs. Messrs. Sunderland (of Melbourne), Dr. Lang, J. Graham, Slatyer, Dougall, Hinton, and Pidgeon. A large number of persons connected with the Baptist Church and other evangelical bodies in this city were present at a tea and public meeting held in the Baptist Chapel, Castlereagh street, on the 5th inst., to welcome the Rev. S. Cozens and family to this city. After tea, the Rev. J. B. M'Cure took the chair, and, on behalf of the congregation of the Church and those then assembled, congratulated Mr. Cozens on his safe arrival. A tea and public meeting, to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the pastorate of the Rev. W. Slatyer, was held at the Con- gregational Church, Redfern, on Tuesday, 19th ultimo. A large numb...
THE POND HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
THE POND HOUSE. FoKTY years ago I was placed as junior clerk in the house of Aycrigg and Co., who will be well remembered as leading mer . chants of the time. The first year of my service with the house was marked by an incident, so strongly fastened on my memory, productive of such great consequences to all concerned, and so powerfully recurring to night, that I shall use my sleepless hours in putting upon paper what comes up in my brain with the vividness of yesterday. My fellow clerks were Jared Palmer and Wilson Elliott. Two men more entirely dissimilar in style and habit it would be impossible tó fiad, and yet these two were the firmest friends -more, I may say, like brothers than otherwise. Palmer was the eldest. He was of a quiet undemonstrative manner ; more given to musing absent-mindedness than any other peculiarity -laughing seldom, and apparently enjoyed a silent sociality with more relish than scenes of merriment and pleasure. We spoke of Palmer as of one who was destin...
CORRESPONDENCE. POLITICAL CONSISTENCY. To the Editor of the "Illustrated Sydney News." [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
CORRESPONDENCE. POLITICAL CONSISTENCY. To the Editor of the " Illustrated Sydney JVeivs." j SIR,-It is with some satisfaction that I observe amongst ' our politicians of all creeds, within and without parliamentary walls, a growing disposition to be more respectful of opposing opinions. If this effect is fairly attributable to the financial difficulties from which we are recovering, we shall have n0 cause, when the waters are smooth again, to repent having been temporarily drawn -within the eddies of a fiuancial maelstrom ; for I cannot but consider the chasm which exists between the opinions of such clasifications of men as 'Freetraders' and 'Pro. tectionists ' as prejudicial to the country's Avelfare. It is no wonder that so little political business should be transacted, and important measures postponed, from session to session, whilst men are so ultra in their pet opinions on the one side or the other : it is even a matter of regret that the poisonous designa- tions should have ...
LITERATURE. THE DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
LITERATURE. THE DUEL. BY EDWARD HUANTHWAYT, AUTHOR OP "THE WAYWARD HEART," &C. O we shall not lose you so soon as we expected, Amy. You cannot go by the Flinders, after all.'' The postman's knock had disturbed the breakfast party at Greatelms ; the impor- tant ceremony of unlocking the bag, and the first glance at their correspondence had passed in solemn silence, till the master of the house, a bluff, hearty-looking coun- try gentleman spoke as above. " I am sorry for that, uncle. Why is it ? I thought it was all arranged," said the younger of the two ladies who sat at table with him, while a look of almost child-like nOt-nlm-lPO VinrrlW i-lnt-mof-nrl frr>,Y> tTlonllnrm of her bright young face, framed as it were with rippling bands of golden hair. " This letter is from their agent," replied her uncle." - They write to say the ship is to take out troops, and they ask whether you will go in her, for there is still accommodation, or wait for the next vessel. Of course, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
lONTAlNING 70 PER CENT, of PHOSPHATE OP LIME, is BOW to bo obtained in any quantity. It is invaluable for "Wheat and other Cereals, for Root Crops, Pasturo Lands, Orange and other Fruit Trees, Grapo Vinos, Market Gardens, &c. A singlo trial will prove its superiority to Peruvian Guano, Bone Dust, or any other manure, and at a less cost per acre. Testimonials sent froo, by post, on application. RANDOLPH NOTT, Sole Agent for Sydney. SEEDS. SEEDS. SEEDS. HILTON BROWNE and CO., .Wholesale ? and Retail Seedsmen and Produce Merchants, have*,always on Salo Beed and feed oats, barley, tares, and rye ; lucerno seed, clover, rye grass, prairie grass, English pasture grasses (a variety), lawn grass, couch grass (English and Colonial) ; vegetable seeds of every description, English and Hobart Town. Our celebrated guinea selections always on hand. All Seeds are proved before being sent ont. STORES-230, PITT-STREET, SYDNEY. (Duwn tho Gateway near the Theatre.) STOREKEEPERS SUPPLIED ON LIB...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
Til OW L E R'S POTTERY AND Jj FIRE BRICK WORKS. To CONTRACTORS AND OTHEKS. For Sale by the Undersigned Drainpipes, with all necessary bends and junctions Gingerbeer Bottles Chequered and Plain Paving Tiles, 12 by 6 Arch Crown and Fire Bricks Fire Clay Oven Tiles Fire Lumps, &c, Of such quality and price as cannot fail to give satis- faction. Bricks of any description made to order. E. FOWLER, CAMPERDOWN, NEAR SYDNEY. SYDNEY INSURANCE COMPANY, . For Fire and Marine Insurance. Incorporated by Act of Council, 18 Victoria, 1855. I .Subscribed Capital .. £250,000 Paid up £50,000 With unlimited liability of Shareholders. DIRECTORS:- : J. F. JOSEPHSON, Esq., M.L.A., Chairman j M. E. MURNIN, Esq., Deputy Chairman T. C. BREILLAT, Esq. JAMES R. FAIRFAX, Esq. j WILLIAM WOLFEN, Esq. j JOHN BREWSTER, Esq. 1 Surveyor--JAMES HUME, Esq. SECRETARY-MR. JOSEPH DYER. This Company, which has been established forton years, is a strictly Colonial Institution, and lias a large and wealthy proprieto...
RETROSPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
RETROSPECT. The qiiantity of gold-dust delivered by escort during Februarywai 18,161 ounces, against 22,S91 ounces for the cor- responding month of. 1S65 ; decrease, 4730 ounces, or 20 per » cent. During the first two months ' of the .'present year the amount of gold-dust received was 36,094 ounces. For the same period of last year it was 47,069 ounces ; decrease, 10,975 ounces on the yield of this year ; of which western gold-fields is 4911 ounces; southern, 5425 ounces ; and northern, 639 ounces. The Customs revenue collected at this port during the month of February amounted to £64,267. For the same month of 1865 the receipts were £45,050 ; increase, £19,217, or 42 per cent. The amount received for ad valorem duties alone during the month was about £16,000.' During the first two months of bhe year 1865 the amount collected was £96,342. For the same period of the present year the receipts are £132,407, an increase of £36,065, or 37 per cent, in favour, of the current year. In- clu...
SPORTING. MELBOURNE AUTUMN RACES. FRIDAY, 9TH MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
SPORTING. MELBOURNE AUTUMN RACES. FRIDAY, 9TH MARCH. TRIAL STAKES, of 5 sovs. each, with. 50 sovs. added. One mile anda half. Yuille's Day and Martin, 3 yrs., 1. ST. LEOER STAKES, of 15 sovs. each, andi sov. entrance, with 100 sovs. added. One mile and three-quarters and 132 yards. Value of the stake, 225 sovs. Fisher's Angler, hy Fisherman-Marchioness, 1 ; Fisher's Lady Heron, hy Fisher- man-Omen, 2. FLEMINGTON STAKES, of 15 sovs. each, half forfeit, with 100 sovs. added, for two-year-olds. Thirteen subs. Fisher's Fish Hook, by Fisherman, 1. AUSTRALIAN CUP, of 15 sovs. 10 forfeit, and 5 if declared, with 200 added. Winners extra. Two miles and a quarter. Value of the stake, 335 sovs. Cole's Woodman, 1. HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, of 5 sovs. each, with 50 sovs. added. About three miles. Hamilton's Farnham, 1. , SATURDAY. GRAND STAND STAKES, of 5 sovs. each, with 50 sovs. added. One mile and three quarters. Yuille's Day and Martin, 1. AUTUMN HANDICAP, sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, with 100 ...
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. Feb. 15.-Young Lochinvar, ship, Captain Brunton, from London, 15th November. Feb. 16.-Ellora, R.M.S., from Gaile, 22nd January; Admiral Charmer, barque, Captain Madeli, from New Caledonia, 6th February ; Mary and Edith, barque, Captain Webb, from Con- ception, 10th December ; Hollander, barque, CaptaiD Rough, from Zebu, 16th December ; Erl King (s.), Captain Pinel, from London, via Melbourne, 14th. Feb. 18.-Hyacinth, barque, Captain McFarlane, from Foo Choo, 26th December ; Agamemnon, ship, Captain George, from Liverpool, 1st November. FéT). 19.-H. M. S. Esk, 21 guns, Captain Luce, from Auckland, 7th February ; Meteor, barque, Captain Verney, from Foo-Choo, 24th December. Feb. 20.-Victor, barque, Captain St. Pierre;: from Bourbon, 6th December ; Alfred Ray, brig, Captain Alexander, from Batavia, 14th December. Feb. 22.-Chance, schooner, Captain McGregor, from the * South Seas..- - Feb. 23.-Amaranth, barque, Captain Kuhrmann,; from Fóo Choo, 7th December. Feb. 24....
VIEW ON THE LOWER MURRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
VIEW ON THE LOWER MUR . RAY. OUR artist hag selected for his illustration one of the niost pic turesque spots on the River Murray. This noble stream stretches for 1600 miles to the northern boun- dary of Victoria ; it then enters South Australia, and its total 1_LU i.1_ lengtn to tue sea is 3400 miles. Its chief tributaries are the Murrumbidgee and thé Darling, which join it from the north. Pish and wüd fowl abound in those portions of the river far removed from the set- tlements, and the blacks practise very ingenious methods for catching both. They appear, to be remarkably skilful in the management of the tiniest and most fragile of canoes, in which, they sally forth on the river in quest of game. Some of the scenery is very beautiful. The surrounding country is chiefly composed of one continued succession of hill and dale, abun- dantly fertile, and covered plentifully with grass. The country is more or less open, and, as is characteristic of Australian scenery, never crowded with...
SCENE FROM ARRAH-NA-POGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
I- - I SCENE FROM ARRAH-NA-POGUE. WE present our readers with one of the most striking scenes m the sensationally-constructed drama which has enriched the. lawyers; attracted the public, and proved satisfactory to the managers of both theatres for nearly three weeks. Our engrav ing represents the closing scene of the first act, where Arrali is accused by Feeney of having possession of stolen money, a charge at which all present stand aghast, and which pro- vokes in the breast of Shaun the Post mingled feelings of trust and suspicion.-: The former triumphs, and Shaun surrenders himself as a victim to save the life aiid honor of his bride. Mr.- (^Neil's portraiture of Shaun the Post is one of the best things ever done at the Victoria, and the scenery and mount iogs have never been surpassed in the colony. '.V ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE.-SCENE PROM ARRAH-NA-POGUE. . -[SEE PAGE 4.]
NEW PUBLICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
NEW PUBLICATIONS. THE New South Wales Gazetteer, 748pp., 8vc, F. F. Balliere: Melbourne and Sydney.. We have been favoured by the pub- lisher-with an early copy of No. 2of the ColonialGazetteers. Itisnot too much to say that Mr. Whitworth, the compiler, has, in the volume before us, eclipsed his previous effort ; and the experienoe acquired in the compilation of the Victorian Gazetteer has been used to such good advantage that it would bs almost impossible to suggest any improvement upon the present volume. It is es- sentially a gazetteer-not one of the tiny pocket volumes we have heardj dubbed with that title, but a standard work of re- ference, as useful in the education of the young as it ia valuable to the more mature knowledge-seeker. One of the best maps of New South Wales ever published accompanies i each volume. The literati of Melbourne-undeterred by numerous futile efforts to promote a taste for colonial literature by the establish« ment of a thoroughly good serial Magazin...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 March 1866
BIRTHS. &nbsp; &nbsp; ALEXANDER—Feb. 22, at Goulburn, Mrs. C. S. &nbsp; Alexander, a daughter. ANDERSON—Feb. 17, at Premier-terrace, Mrs. Anderson, a daughter. BARKER—Feb. 20, at Redfern, Mrs. W. C. Barker, a son. BELLETT—Feb. 14, at North Shore, Mrs. H. D. Bellett, a son. BENNETT—Feb. 4, at Missenden Road, Mrs. C. Bennett, A son. BLIGH—Mar. 3, at Middle Harbour, Mrs. H. H. Bligh, a daughter. BOLTON—Feb. 16, at Liverpool-street, Mrs. C. Bolton, a daughter. BROWN—Feb. 23, at Pyrmont, Mrs. J. Brown, a son. BRUCE—Mar. 4, at Waverton, St. Peter's, Mrs. A. Bruce, a daughter. &nbsp; &nbsp; CAMPBELL—Mar. 2, at Morpeth, Mrs. Archibald Camp- bell, a son. COCHRAN—Mar. 2, at Tamworth, Mrs. George Cochran, a son. COMBES—Feb. 17, at Newtown, Mrs. William Combes, a daughter. COX—Feb. 15, Mrs. Sloper Cox, a daughter. COX—Feb. 15, at Prospect, Mrs. R. W. Cox, a son. DAVIS—Mar. 5, at Canterbury, Mrs. T. Davis, a son. DOWNING—Mar. 1, at Strawberry Hills, Mrs. R...
ARMIDALE ANNUAL RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 April 1866
ARMIDALE ANNUAL RACES. JLHE Armidale annual races commenced on Tuesday, March 20. MAIDEN PLATE, of £40, with a sweep of £3 each. Pitsford, 1 ; Caesar, 2 ; Vanguard, 3. ALBERT DRAMATIC PURSE, of £15. Al, 1 ; Jack, 2 ; Venus. POBLICANS' PURSE, of £50. Harkaway, 1 ; Ada, 2 ; Clear away, 3. SELLING STAKES, , of £15. Henry,'1; Soldier Boy, 2 ; Mary Ann, 3. HACK STAKES, of £10. Maid of Ashford, 1 ; Infant, 2. SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22. TOWN PLATE, of £50, with a sweep of £10 each. Mango, 1 ; Bein Deer, 2; Harkaway, 3. HURRY SCURRY, of £10. Nelly, 1. LADIES' PURSE, of £20. War Hawk, 1 ; Pitsford, 2. FORCED HANDICAP, of £20, with a sweep of £5 each. Mango, 1 ; Harkaway, 2. A private match for £50 a-side, between Mr. Jasper's Hark- away and Mr. Graham's Infidel, half a mile, was won by the former. .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News — 16 April 1866
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