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SYDNEY MARKETS. 23rd MAY, 18[?]5. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
SYDNEY MARKETS. 23rd MAY, 1845. WHEAT.—The state of the roads has prevented all communieuton with the agricultural districts, and this week we have only received a few loads. The southerly wind has prevented the coasting vessels from coming in from the Hawkesbury and the Hunter, and but little wheat has therefore been received during the week. Prices range at thc mills from 3s. to 3s. 6d. per bushel, according to quality, Twelve louds of whent paid dues at the Corn Market, and were readily bought up by the millers and corn dealers at from 3s. 3d. to 3s. 8d. per bushel ; the average price per bushel for the twelve loads was about 3s. 6d. FLOUR.—In this article the usual business has been done. At the principal mills sales are only now made to their regular customers ; and all at- tempts at monopoly and speculation discouraged. £9 per 2000lbs. is the price for the finest flour, with an evident upward tendency. BREAD.—The price of the 2lb. loaf still con- &nbsp; tinues at 2½d.,...
PENAL LAWS CONSIDERED BY A PRINCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
PENAL LAWS CONSIDERED BY A PRINCE. The Atlas, of January 4, thus notices a &nbsp; work on " Punishment and Prisons," by the King of Sweden. Either this work was published hy the King, when he was only Prince Oscar, or it is a further contribution from him on the subject which it treats :- " It seldom happens that Princes are philoso- phers. An Aurelius or an Antonius is of rare oc- &nbsp; currence. When kings become authors, it is not generally for the purpose of ameloiration. They copy the style of Caesar, rather than of Seneca. Henry the Eighth produced a book. It was a bold and vigorous defence—though some would deny him the credit of it—of existing abuses—a lion-like attack on the infant spirit of reform—an attempt &nbsp; to strangle Hercules in his cradle—an imperial mandate to extinguish the liberty of conscience, and the right of private judgment—a work so ad- mirably adapted for its end, that in the estimate of the infallible judge of those days, it p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
TO WHALERS. Boyd Town, Twofold Bay, New South Wales. SHIPS can refresh or refit at this Harbour, free of all Port Charges, Pilotage, &c., and can obtain wood, water, fresh and salt provisions, ve- getables, ship chandlery, stores and slops of every kind and description : and, if required, the service of experienced shipwrights and boat builders up- on the most reasonable terms. N.B.—Oil or Bone taken in Exchange. June 6, 1845. NOW READY—PRICE 4d., A FEW THOUGHTS. BY A MEMBER OF THE BAR. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (Re-printed from thc American Edition.) " A perusal of this Pamphlet has afforded sin- cere pleasure. The subject is usually taken up by other pens, but the present writer has suc- ceeded in clothing his sentiments in lauguage suited to the refined as well as the illiterate mind. The topic is so important, and is treated with so much candour and ubility, that we shall be gratified to learn the Pamphlet has been widely circulated in the Island. No m...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. OCMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, 19th May, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. &nbsp; COMMISSARIAT OFFICE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Hobart Town, 19th May, 1845. The following contractors have given the stipu lated notice of their intention to relinquish their several contracts, as hereinafter described, on the 31st July next. Notice is hereby given, that tenders will be received (in duplicate) at this office, until 12 o'clock on Wednesday the 18th June next, for fur- nishing the following supplies in such quantities and at such times as may be required from 1st August, 1845 to 31st March, 1846, viz. :- fresh meat per lb. Vegetables per lbs. 12 and 20 per cent, flour per ton Fine Flour per ton Scotch barley per lb. Oatmeal per pint Tea per lb. Sugar per lb. Rice per lb. Vinegar per imperial gallon Vegetables per 100 lbs. Straw per 100 lbs. Tea per lb. Sugar per lb. Soap per lb. Salt per lb. Scotch barley per lb. Cotton wick per lb. Yeast per gallon Oil per...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
NEW SOUTH WALES. BY the Waterlily which reached this port yesterday, we have Sydney papers to the 27th ult. The latest markets are re- ported in another column, and there is no general intelligence of interest. The Legis- &nbsp; lative Council had been further prorogued to the 8th July ; but it was generally un- derstood that it was not the intention of Sir George Gipps to re-assemble thc mem- bers till he had received definite instructions from Lord Stanley respecting the Squatting Regulations—at least so says the Sydney Herald. A foolish suggestion which had been made by some of the radicals in the sister colony to express their opinions of Sir George's government, by absenting themselves from the Levee and Ball on the Queen's Birth-day, is very properly con- demned in the Herald, and seems not to have been followed, the attendance having having been great as usual. We find no- thing in the Sydney papers of the report circulated here of Sir Eardley Wilmot's prospective ass...
SYDNEY EXTRACTS. WOOL AND POPULATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
SYINEY EXTRACTS. WOOL AND POPULATION. Thirty seven years ago, the population of this colony consisted probably of between 6000 and 7000, souls ; the increase within that period has been about twenty-five-fold. The quantity of wool then exported (i. e. in the year 1807,) was 245 lbs. ; the increase has been upwards of fifty-five-thousand-fold ! The relative increase of population and wool within certain periods during the last twenty two years, has been as follows :— Per cent. &nbsp; From 1822 to 1824—Population in- creased . . . . . . . . 17 Wool ditto . 138 From 1825 to 1828—Populalion in- creased . . . . . 18 Wool ditto . 103 &nbsp; From 1828 to 1833—Population in- creased . . . . . . . . 65 Wool ditto . 108 From 1833 to 1836—population in- &nbsp; creased . . . . . . . . 27 Wool ditto . 113 From 1836 to 1841—Population in- creased . . . . . . . . . 94 Wool ditto . 127 From 1841 to 1844—Population in- creased . . . . . . . . . 15 Wool ditto . 61 Another and ...
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. STRANGE NEWS FROM IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
ENGLISH INTELLIGENCE. STRANGE NEWS FROM IRELAND. The late English papers are occupied by the details of a new Irish agitation, of which the occasion is an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, the Irish Be- quests Act ; and this agitation has been followed by another and connecting one, upon a rumoured negociation between the British Government and the Pope, by which it is said that Sir Robert Peel seeks to obtain a constitutional check upon the political influence of the Irish Catholic Clergy, or to give it such a direction as he would wish. The Bequests Act was passed during that part of the parliamentary sit- tings in which Mr. O'Connell and his son &nbsp; were in durance vile, and the agitation upon it has been in some degree impelled by the appointment of the Commissioners to carry out the act, who are to be— " The most Rev. John George Lord, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland. The most Rev. Richard Lord, Archbishop of &nbsp; Dublin. The most R...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 June 1845
NEW ZEALAND. We are indebted to Captain Hayle for a Sydney Herald of the 29th May, from which we extract the following particulars relating to New Zealand :— The ketch Thistle arrived yesterday from New Zealand, with an unusual number of passengers for so small a vessel. She was within a short distance of the heads last Sa- turday evening, but owing to the light winds was drifted to the southward, and put into Kiama, which place she left on Tuesday last. Before the Thistle left Auckland, Mr. Hector received the commission of Captain, and Mr. Handley that of Lieutenant, and had gone on to the Bay of Islands with forty volun- teers. The following report was prevalent, but from what source it arose, we could not ascertain :— At the Bay of Islands a collis- sion had taken place between the New Zea- landers and the troops, in which it was stated &nbsp; that fifty of the latter had been killed. The chief Pomare had been taken prisoner, and was confined on board H.M.S. Hazard, his ...
WATTLE GUM. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
WATTLE GUM. The success of the colonists of South Australia, in their collection and exporta- tion of wattle gum, has caused imitation by the people of Van Diemne's Land and New Zealand. In New South Wales no one has ever collected the gum of the mimosa, ex- cept children, who are fond of it. This tree has hitherto been cut down for the value of its bark, which affords a strong tannin : and the bark, as well as the tannin itself has been exported both from New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land since the foundation of tho two colonies. A ques- tion now arises which is the most valuable— an annual crop of gum until the tree dies, (we believe this tree decays in less than twenty years,) or the value of the bark, and the consequent destruction of the tree ? We suppose nobody will doubt that thc gum of an acre of wattles would greatly exceed the interest of the sum, which, on their being cut down, the bark would realize. At all events, let it be taken for granted for the present article,...
DISSENT FROM THE ROMAN CHURCH IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
DISSENT FROM THE ROMAN &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; CHURCH IN GERMANY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Roman Catholic priest, John Ronge, in Upper Silesia, excommunicated for having written his celebrated letter to the Bishop &nbsp; of Treves, in which he denounces the late exhibition of the holy garment, has ad- dressed a pamphlet to thc lower orders of the Roman clergy, calling upon them to unite their exertions with him, in the pulpit and in the confessional chair, against the Ultramontanists and the Bishop of Rome, in order to found, by council and synod, a national German Catholic Church, inde- pendent of Roman darkness. He wants to abolish auricular confession, thc celebration of mass in Latin, the making of proselytes by money, the stultification of the lower clergy by the commands of the higher hierarchy, and at the same time he asks for liberty to think and to investigate for every clergyman, and permiss...
LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. Nil, DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
LAUNCESTON. &nbsp; ARRIVALS. Nil, DEPARTURES. May 31.—Barque Heroine, 375 tons. Robson Coltish, master, for London ; H. Reed, agent. Passengers—Mrs. Coltish, Mr. and Mrs. Harriss and child. June 2.—Brig William, 121 tons, Thom, master, for Hobart town ; F. W. Townley, agent. IMPORTS. Vessels reported inwards during the week. Nil. EXPOERTS. Vessels reported outwards during the week. May 31.—Per barque HEROINE, for London. 474 bales wool, 27 casks tallow, 2,996 bushels wheat, &nbsp; 1 paper parcel, Henty & Co. ; 59 bales wool, Hon. Talbot ; 70 ditto, Moss and Nathan ; 28 dilto, John Bayles ; 4ditto, P. Oakden ; 314 ditto, 2,160 bushels wheat, 35 tons bark, 7,000 trenails, H. Reed ; 1 bale wool, 50 bushels wheat, A. Rose ; 2 bales wool, James Haven ; 11 ditto, King & Co. ; 122 dilto, 569 bushels wheat, Kerr, Bogle & Co. ; 2 cases curiosities, R. Hariss ; I box writings, Bank of Australasia ; 1 paper parcel, Union Bank of Australia. Part of origin...
COMMISSARIAT, HOBART TOWN. June 2, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
COMMISSARIAT, HOBART TOWN, June 2, 1845. At 11 o'clock on Wednesday, the 11th instant, &nbsp; Mr. T. Y. Lowes will sell by public auction, at the Commissariat Office, Hobart Town— 1279 lbs. Hops, of Superior Quality, In convenient packages of from 40 to 5O lbs. weight each. Terms-Cash on the fall of the Hammer. The following Articles being required for Con- vict Service, persons desirous of supplying the same are invited to transmit their tenders in du- plicate to the Commissariat Office, Hobart Town, at 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 11th instant marked " Tender of Ordnance Stores," viz.— 1 Almanac, nautical—1846 3 Augers, screw, 2-inch 1 ditto, ditto, 1¾ ditto 1 ditto, ditto, 1 5/8 ditto 3 ditto, ditto, 1 1/8 ditto 6 ditto, ditto, ½ ditto 2 Basins, wash-hand 1 Board mould, iron D, with fittings 200 Pairs boots (boys) of sizes 24 Boxes, cast iron, pairs, 12 x 2½ x 1¾ 24 Ditto, ditto, ditto, 8 x 2½ x 1½ 12 Ditto, di'to, ditto, hand-carts 1 Stock and bits, carpenter's 1 Ditto, ...
GENERAL POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
GENERAL POST OFFICE. Mails will close as follow :- Per Waterlily, the 17th, for Sydney, at 4 P.M. ; the Breeze, for Mel- bourne, on Friday next, at 1 P.M. ; and, per Indian, via Launceston, for London, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 5 P.M.
MARKETS. HOBART TOWN, 10th JUNE, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
HOBART TOWN, 10th JUNE, 1845. There is little or no alteration since our last. Very few transactions have taken place, but some wheat has been sold at 5s. 2d. There has been a good deal of rain since last week, and the roads will soon be in such a state as not to admit of &nbsp; large supplies coming to town. Wheat.............. 5s. 2d. to 5s. 4d. per bushel. Barley..............3s. 6d. to 3s. 8d. ditto. &nbsp; Oats................. 4s. 4d. to 4s. 6d. ditto. Hay..................£3 10s. per ton. &nbsp; Straw ............. 35s. to 40s. ditto P'otatos............ £3 ditto.
TO THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
TO THE PUBLIC. It was originally intended to publish this Paper under the title of " THE HERALD." For reasons too unimportant to mention, " THE OBSERVER " was adopted instead. It is necessary to mention this for the information of many who have subscribed to this undertaking under the former name, and as the Public have been advertised of the appearance simultaneously with " THE OBSERVER," of a Paper to be called " THE HERALD." The Proprietor of this Journal begs to intimate that these two under takings are perfectly distinct—that " THE OBSERVER" is established on the principles stated in the prospectus of a paper which it was intended to publish under the title of " THE HERALD," and that the publication which is now adver- tised to appear under that name &nbsp; has been commenced by a party who had no connection with the &nbsp; original.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, &c. " THE OBSERVER " will be published every Thursday Evening, and Tuesday Morning until the expected post altera- tions are brought into operation. SUBSCRIPTION. —10s. per quarter in ad- vance ; 13s credit. ADVERTISEMENTS.—Twelve lines and un- der, 2s. 6d., and 2d. for every additional line, for each insertion. Considerable reduction on Advertisements continued for any length of time. Advertisements are received at the Publishing Office in Collins Street on Monday, till 12 o'clock, and on Thursday till the same hour. Adver- tisers must slate the number of insertions desired, on their Advertisements, other- wise they will be continued until counter- manded, and charged accordingly. No verbal communications attended to. *** COMMUNICATIONS for the Editor, Orders for the Paper and Advertisements, to be addressed, or left at " THE OB- SERVER " Office, (MR. GEORGE ROL- WEGAN'S), Collins Street, Hobart Town. Orders to discontinue must be accompanied by payme...
TO SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
TO SUBSCRIBERS. Many complaints having reached the Proprietor, of the OBSERVER not having been received on Thursday night or Friday morning by Subscribers resident in Town, he begs as a favor that should this occur again complaint may he made at the office without delay.
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, JUNE 10. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
THE OBSERVER. &nbsp; HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, JUNE 10. WHEAT. THE rapidity with which the price of wheat has advanced in thc market is calculated to create suspicion that speculation is the chief cause in operation. Many contradictory statements have appeared in reference to the actual stock of grain on hand, the quantity exported, and the probable consumption of the colony until next harvest. Some of our northern contemporaries have tolda painful tale of approaching scarcity, which has been re-echoed in the capital until it has obtained some degree of credence. For a long period the price of wheat has been unnaturally low. The diminished extent of cultivation, and the partial failure of the crop, warranted the expectation that, as soon as the small stocks of needy growers were exhausted, a higher figure would be obtained. Still, had the advance been more gradual, the probability of its permanence would have been greater. Taking into account every contingency, we are disposed t...
THE PETITIONERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
THE PETITIONERS. WHEN the Government some time since was obliged to levy additional duties to supply a Treasury exhausted by expenses incident to the presence in the colony of a large population of British criminals, thc colo- nists were unanimous in remonstrating against what they conceived to be a threat- ened injustice. While the odiousness of the proposed measure hoverer was freely al- leged by all, and its source as freely traced by most persons, there was yet a small party who exhibited an extreme fastidious- ness about adverting to the great cause of the Government's embarrassment, the main cause of the threatened impost. By that party it was His Excellency who was in fault ; it was the head of the Government and the principal public officers against whom the artillery of public indignation was to be directed, and accordingly they were reviled without measure ; their sala- ries were proclaimed as extravagant, and they were themselves held up to odium as drones, or as birds of...
A MISTAKE RESPECTING OURSELVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 10 June 1845
A MISTAKE RESPECTING OURSELVES. THE Courier, in noticing the appearance of the Observer, which is done in terms to which we cannot generally object, somewhat errs, in representing the Observer as es- tablished in connection with the Presbyterian and Independent Churches. " We are no further connected with those denominations than with any other, excepting in so far as on general grounds of policy they may either from circumstances or from principle be led to sympathise with us, or we with them. When religious or civil liberty is invaded in the case of the Episcopalian or the Roman Catholic Church, we shall be just as ready to protest against the wrong as when it is threatened in that of either the Pres- byterian or the Congregationalist.