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LOSS OF THE LOCH ARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 July 1878
LOSS OF THE LOCH ARD. In the Town Edition of our last issue we gave some particulars of this terrible disaster, by which the Loch Ardwas lost on the south-western coast, near the Gellibrand Biver, and of some of the romantic incidents attending the escape of the two survivors. &nbsp; From the highly-interesting narrative supplied by the special reporter of The Argus, we compile the following account of this sad disaster : — Since the wreck of the ship British Admiral on King's Island, some years since, there has not been a more &nbsp; disastrous occurrence than the total loss of the fine ship Loch Ard on the morning of Saturday, June 1. That the ship became a total wreck is not to be wondered at when the locality has been once visited. The only matter of surprise is that even two lives should have been saved to tell the tale. The coast for miles to the eastward and westward shows nothing but precipitous rocks rising perpendicularly from the water to heights varying f...
The Theatres [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 6 July 1878
At the Theatre Royal on June 17 was produced for the first time an Australian drama named 'Class,' from the pen of Mr. Bunster, of which in an analysis given by The Argus it was stated:- "It very cleverly deals with existing politics, and although strong opinions are expressed, they are so deftly apportioned to the characters, and fairly &nbsp; distributed in the way of all-round hitting, that nobody &nbsp; can well take offence at them. The author's leading idea has been to put in contrast the two extreme divisions &nbsp; &nbsp; which may be supposed to constitute Victorian society, and to show the unreasonable prejudices to be found in either." The play was well produced, and proved a success. Some of the scenery representing well-known points of interest in and around Melbourne was admirably painted, and contributed to the favourable reception of the play. The leading parts were played by Mr. Wallace, who appeared as a journalist adventurer; ...
FEARFUL NATIVE OUTBREAK IN NEW CALEDONIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
FEARFUL NATIVE OUTBREAK IN NEW CALEDONIA. Ox July 10 shocking news was brought to Sydney by the steamship City of Melbourne of terrible massacres by some of the tribes of New Caledonia. The revolt took place in the nnrial and Boularpari districts, which are about 90 miles distant from Noumea; On the 25th June it was reported that five gendarmes had been attacked and murdered, and that a murderous onslaught had also been made on the farmers. The Sudre was at once despatched to the scene of the conflict. Everyone in the meantime was astounded, so utterly unexpected was the outbreak. On Wednesday information was received that the environs .of Durial were in flames, and that 21 whites had been known to be massacred, the revolt spreading, towards Boularpari, which is 30 miles nearer Noumea. On Thursday morning came still more alarming intelligence. It was said that many colonists and others in the Boularpari districts had been massacred. The fugitives who came in confirmed the terrible n...
CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER. The trial of Christopher Gardiner, oh a charge of murdering Joseph Smith, a hawker, was concluded at the July,'sitting8 of tlie Central Criminal Court, before his Honour the Chief Justice. Smith was livincr with his wife and family in a house in_Kyne street, Collingwood. At the house two women named Jiiliza Shiels and Maria Weatwood were stopping. Gardiner oaaat one time been living with Westwood. On the afternoon' oitne 2nd May last, Gardiner went to Smith's house, and they natt some drinks together. Smith and Mrs. Smith left the house, an-r Gardiner aj$0 ltfti about 6 o'clock^ He returneA however, in -i^uTa^ auarter of an hour, went into a room where the girl xV^twood was lying down, and commenced to beat her. .. ^e Xorwards broke open her box with an iron bar, and commenced ?£ Kher things about. A daughter of Smith (about 10 years ii? wpnt outside the house, met her mother, and told her what orninc on Mrs. Smith went fora constable, but on the way t Tier Tiu...
SINGULAR CASE OF CONTEMPT OP COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
SINGULAR CASE OF CONTEMPT OF COURT. About three years ago Dr. W. A. Bradford, who was then a medical practitioner at Warrnambool, and was previously a house surgeon at the Melbourne Hospital, eloped to Nexr Zealand with Miss Elizabeth M. Ware, whom he married. The younc lady ? was about 19 years of age, and was a ward of the Supreme Court. She was a daughter of the late Mr. J. G. Ware, a squatter in the Western district, who died intestate, and she was entitled when she came of age to some £10,000 out of the estate. When Mr. 'Justice Molesworth heard of the- marriage, he called upon the young lady's guardians for an explanation why they had not prevented this occurrence. After hearing what was to be said on the subject, he directed an attachment to be issued against Dr. Bradford. Of course, so long as that gentleman remained out of the colony this writ could not be enforced. But on Monday, July 8, Dr. Bradford and Mrs. Bradford returned to the colony with the view of submitting to a...
THE NEW GUINEA EXPEDITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
THE NEW GUINEA EXPEDITIONS. Fob a longtime past reports of gold discoveries on the shores of New Guinea have attracted the attention of the mining population of the Australian colonies, and now and then adven turous spirits proposed Bchemes for prospecting the southern portion of the island, which, however, until recently, had no practical result. The decline of mining in Australia, however, and the exaggerated reports of the gold discoveries of an explorer, Mr^ Andrew Goldie, within the last few months, caused the equipment by private enterprise of a schooner at Sydney named the Colonist, which started in April last with a party of diggers on board for the 'golden land. Since the departure of the Colonist a movement has been made in nearly all the other colonies to send other prospecting parties to the island, and the Colonist has been followed by two other small expedition ?ohooners from New South Wales and Queensland. In Brisbane, ftUH-4 ft achoon^r is being built specially to co...
Sketches with Pencil ATTEMPTED RECOVERY OF BODIES FROM THE LOCH ARD DESCENDING THE CLIFF. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
ATTEMPTED RECOVERY OF BODIES FROM THE XQCH ARD; :., AX DESCENDING THE CUFF. Thk attempted recovery of.bd.aies from the - wreck of this unfortunate vessel was rendered a most ^difficult and daneerous operation by the nature of the cliffs,^ which are at this part perfectly perpendicular, and at places even over haneinz The only means of getting down at such places is bv being lowered over the cliffihby a rope. - But it was then found to be quite imposs$le, while hanging by a rope over the heaving sea, , fa j do anything towards the recovery of the body which was,.,tossed like a1 broken seaweed by the wave beneath, and. vf# believe Wthat it, was not found practicable to recover any -by this means. The sketch of our artist depicts the descent pf the cliff by a rope of a man who was locally known, frpmtjiis odd dreBS,iby the name of 'Robinson Crusoe.' - . OONGREGATIONAIi CHURCH, BRIGHTON. This church was erected in the year 1875^ and superseded a rather antiquated structure of woodj whic...
Sketches with Pen THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
THE MONTH. The opening of Parliament on July 9 has furnished our artist with an opportunity of sketching the ' Ladies' Gallery,' which on these occasions is usually the home of much of the fashion and brilliancy, of Melbourne. The somewhat tawdry grandeur .of the hall of legislation is at these times brightened up and animated by life and colour. The interval before the commence ment of the proceedings is usually spent in examination of each others' toilettes. Presently the guns boom, and the usher makes .the- solemn announcement 'His Excellency ,the .Governor is approaching the Council Chamber.' The Governor is then introduced, .the members of .the Legislative Assembly are sura jnorted, the speech is read, bows exchanged, and ,the ceremony is Ypver, and; there is nothing to do but to get out of the building as ,fiiat ast\tho narrow corridors and inconvenient staircases will ? jillo.w. r .On the present occasion the ceremonial ,display was somewhat curtailed by the works in progress...
THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1878. GOOD COUNSEL FOR DEMOCRACY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1878. GOOD COUNSEL FOR DEMOCRACY. In our last issue we took for the subject of our leading article an address issued by the Bishop of Melbourne on the importance of religious education to the community. We now desire to draw attention, to some remarks by His Excellency Sir Hercules Robinson, the Governor of New South Wales, on the importance of high mental and moral education to democratic states. The discourse was delivered on the occasion of the annual commemoration of the University of Sydney, at which Sir Hercui.es Robinson was present in his official capacity of visitor of the University. The occasion was at the time regarded by Sir Hercules Robinson as the last annual gathering of the kind at which he could expect to be present-, and he took the opportunity to leave in the memory of tho3e who heard him, and of the largeraudiencewho would readhis speech, words of graveand serious counsel, which itwillbe well for the community should they realise the consider...
The Theatres [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
At the Theatre Royal two sensational pieces, named 'Back from the Grave,' 'and 'Transported for Life,' written by Mr. Darrell, and with the chief parts supported by Mr. and Mrs. Darrell. have been oroduced. In the former of these pieces Miss Solan geNavaro appeared after an absence of some years from Melbourne, and made a very good impression as a vivacious, spirited actress. On July 20 Miss Adelaide Bowring returned to the Melbourne boards, from which 'she had for some time been missed. She appeared in the piece 'Rag Fair.' .With regard to two of the other, theatres (the Academy of Music and the Princess's) there is little to say, as up to a recent date they were still playing the same pieces as made so great hits last month. That at the former is Byron's comedy of 'Our Girls,' with' Mr. J. L. Hall in the part of Captain Gingah, one of the most successful impersonations of this admirable actor. The delightful little piece was excellently played,, and attracted capital houses throug...
THE REVENUE RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 3 August 1878
THE BEVENUE RETURNS. The returns of the revenue receipts up to the end of June have been published. The revenue for the lyear 1877-8 amounted to £4,488,803 6s. 5d,, showing a decrease on the previous year of £24,934 7a lOd. To realise the true meaning of this decrease cercain iacts nave to oe taken into consideration. Upon the ..qnenand there must be deducted the loss' caused to the revenue !by the transfer of the -wharfage rates (less one-fifth, which is still paid ;into the consolidated revenue)' to , the Harbour Trust, i -Tne decrease' \onVthe sale of Crown lands by auction has also to ;.be deducted; as this falling off is attributable to policy. The ; wharfage rates represent a decrease on the year 1877-8, as compared with the previous year, of £81,2U5 2s. 4d., and the diminution on the sale of lands, £66,321 19s. 5d., making a total of £147,547 Is. 9d. The alteration in the customs duties nas also to be borne inmind in comparing the two years. Upon the other side several items ...