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CHRONICLE OF THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
CHRONICLE OF THE MONTH. The principal event which we have to chronicle is the arrival of our new Governor — or rather, we should say, the gentleman who is to stand in that relation towards us when his commission arrives. At present he is merely the administrator of the government, which, we imagine, is a &nbsp; distinction without a difference. H.M.C.S.S. Victoria, having His Excellency and family on board, reached Port Phillip Heads about half-past 11 on Sunday evening, the 30th ultimo, and anchored off Queenscliff for the night. &nbsp; The object of sending the Victoria to meet Sir George Bowen was principally to expedite his arrival, but the Fates were unpropitious to this representative of our Victorian navy. Twice was she driven for shelter into Twofold Bay, while the ordinary passenger steamers were pursuing the even tenor of their way, regardless of wind or weather. As far as celerity, therefore, was concerned, the experiment cannot be considered to have been ...
A STOCKBROKER CHARGED WITH EXTENSIVE FORGERIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
A STOCKBROKER CHARGED WITH EXTENSIVE FORGERIES. &nbsp; A good deal of interest was excited on April 5 by the announce- ment in the morning papers that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of a well-Known 'under the verandah' man, Mr. Felix Kabat, on the charge of forgeries. Rumour immediately set to work to tell the history of the case, and very soon made out a very pretty story. It was said that Mr. Kabat had, besides forgery of a very extensive character, committed frauds right and left, and that his deficiencies would amount to some enor mous and highly imaginative amounts. He was arrested on Sunday, April 6, and brought before the City Court on Monday, on tho charge of ' feloniously altering a bill of exchange for £107 10s.-, accepted by Robert Willan,'. solicitor, and in like manner, altering another hill for £91 10s., also accepted by Robert Willan.' ??-.???.-,?'?- ? 'We see by the police report that Mr. England, of Malleson, England, and Stewart, appeared on behal...
SIR GEORGE AND LADY BOWEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
SIR GEORGE AND LADY BOWEK We have no Court pageants in Australia, and the "barbaric splendour" which yet lingers around the regal &nbsp; and official ceremonials of the old country is entirely want- ing here. But we do not, therofore, go to the opposite, extreme of republican simplicity, and forswear all display on public occasions. We are as fond of a show as our kindred at home ; and any event of unusual importance is sure to draw together a great concourse of people, and this in itself constitutes a spectacle. Besides which, the climate is favourable to out-of-door gatherings, and the conditions of life are sufficiently easy to admit of numbers of persons relinquishing their ordinary avocations for a few hours in order to swell the throng of sight-seers. Hence, the swearing-in of the new Governor, Sir George Bowen, which took place on the 31st ult. , in a pavilion erected for the purpose upon the spacious estrade crowning the flight of steps in front of the Treasury in th...
SHOCKING MURDER NEAR SANDHURST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
SHOCKING MURDER NEAR SANDHURST. A murder of a dreadful character was committed on March 30, at Break o' Day, near Kangaroo-flat, in the Bendigo district. The scene of the crime was a store kept by a man named Charles Smith. Smith had a wife, and amongst the visitors to his place was a Frenchman named Pierre Borhün. This man came to see the woman, and there is reason to believe that a criminal inti- macy existed between them. Some terrible quarrels took place at the house sometimes, and in one of these Borhün gave Smith a tremendous beating. He was advised by a constable to keep away from the house, or otherwise something serious would happen. The caution, however, was fruitless. On Sunday, the 30th March, he went to the house, and asked for some drink. Smith refused to give it, and after trying to get him away, pushed him out and shut the door. Borhun then began kicking in the door, and broke in the lower part. Smith was afraid, and ran away, telling his wife that he was going for t...
Sketches with Genal SIR GEORGE AND LADY BOWEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
SIR GEORGE AND LADY BOWEN. We have devoted a separate article to the subjects of this. plate. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; THE NEW S.S. OTWAY. A valuable addition has been made to the numerous fleet of fine steamers that has Hobson's Bay for its head &nbsp; quarters. The Warrnambool Steam Navigation Company, finding its business growing upon its hands, ordered a new ship from a building firm on the Clyde, and the result is the Otway, depicted in our present issue. She will ply between the port of Melbourne and the outports of Belfast, Warrnambool, and Portland, in which trade three steamers are already employed. The new, ship is 180ft. long, 25ft. broad, and 12ft. deep. Her register tonnage is 446 tons, and she is fitted with compound engines, her cylinders being respectively of 26in. and 40in. diameter, and the length of stroke 33in. She has two cylindrical tubular boilers, which were tested up to 130lb. per square inch. In every part of her t...
MUSIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 April 1873
MUSIC. To those who are acq\tainted with tho educational progress of the people of this coimtry for the last 20 years, it is a well-known fact that music has achieved a far higher place in popular esteem than any of the sister arts. As an easy, a satisfactory, and inexpensive means of brightening and adorning the leisure time that can be spared from the imperious claims of .business it has no equal. ^ The cultiva tion of it in some form, either active or passive, seems. to result spontaneously from the conditions of life by which we are surrounded. From the days when the digger in his calico tent could boast of a Bible and a song-book as his only library, to these times, when a house, in no matter what part of the country, seems ill furnished if there be not a pianoforte or some other musical instrument in it, the cultivation of music has gone on with steady pace. Indeed, the influence of music on the social life of the time may be fairly accepted as a sure index of the general cond...
A YACHTING DISASTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 17 May 1873
A YACHTING DISASTER. An unfortunate . occurrence took place in Port Phillip Bay on the night of April 27. A party of seven persons, on board the yacht Secret, took a trip to Schnapper Point the previous (Satur day) night, arriving at their destination on. Sunday moniincr. They paid a visit to Mr. Evernrd, and on Sunday evening, one of their number remaining behind, they set sail on the homeward voyage. The weather at the time, was thick and wild, and a strong unfavourable wind was blowing. They got away all right, but tho weather came on worse, and the wind to blow harder. One of them, Sir. R. R. Camp bell, went forward to take in the foresail, and while he was endeavouring to clear the fore halyards he fell overboard. Tho others heard his cries as the vessel ran past him, and put tho helm hard down, and made all efforts to find him, but the. nisht was too dark, and they were unable to see anything of him. The little craft at this time was in a bad position, shipping quantities of w...
SCENE IN FITZROY-GARDENS.—THE NEW SASH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 17 May 1873
SCENE IN FIT£ROY*GARDENS.— THE NEW SASH. Of all the pleasure grounds of Mel bourne, that of which its citizens are the most proud is Fitzroy-gardens. There is no other which they show with such satisfaction to a visitor from home or from the other colonies. They are pleased to tell' that about 15 years ago the space now occupied by these thriving trees— these stately avenues, these green glades, where between groups of dense foliage are seen in the distance the tower of St. Patrick's Cathedral, or the terraces of East Mel bourne — was a dreary haggard waste, cut up by cart tracks, seamed with gullies, its scanty soil washed away by rains, and heaps of broken bottles and kerosene tins strewing its bare and forbidding surface. The only repre sentatives of vegetation were then a few aboriginal gum-trees, bearing, like the aboriginal race, evidence of rapid decay. It is only those who remember what the place was who can fully ap preciate what it is at the present time. There was then ru...
LAKE KORANGAMITE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 17 May 1873
LAKE KORAffGAMITE. To moat of our readers the name of Mr. John Gully/of Nelson, Hew Zealand, -will he familiar as that of one of the most hrilliant ?of the water-colour artists we can boast of in this part of the world; while all who are acquainted with his works will he leadyto do justice to the breadth of his style, his keen perception ?of the' beautiful in nature, and his admirable slall in repro ducing the vivid colouring of water, mountain, sky, and cloud, under the varying aspects of sunrise and sunset, calm and storm, in the northern island of the group which his pencil has done so much to illustrate. During a recent visit to Victoria he was enabled to enrich his portfolio with numerous sketches of the 'scenery of this colony, and we have no doubt that at the next exhibition of our local Academy we shall have the gratification of seeing these sketches expanded into noble pictures. In the meantime we are enabled to present the accompanying drawing as a specimen of Mr. Gullyte ...
SOCIALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 17 May 1873
SOCIALITIES. The unlovely youth is known to us all. He pervades all outside society, swarms in our streets, our railway carriages, and our places of public amusement ; is ubi quitous, all seen, and universally abhorred. He is the terror of the unprotected female and the nightmare of the mature man. He dresses himself apparently for the. purpose of aggravating sensible people, and his whole bearing and carriage appear to be assumed with the design of keeping the raw alive. ' It is ho who smokes in cabs and gets drunk at the theatre, who walks with brother youths three abreast in our crowded streets andcompels ladies to step aside to let him pass, who calls his father by slang names, and would be prouder of escorting to the theatre a suspected barmaid than his own pretty and innocent sister. The appearance of the xinlovcly youth is not prepossessing. *' He is unhealthy, sallow-complexioned, and given to pimples — the result of late hours, much tobacco, and more grog. His voice .is usu...
THE GREAT EXTENDED HUSTLER'S COMPANY'S MINE, SANDHURST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 17 May 1873
THE GREAT EXTENDED HUSTLER'S COMPANY'S MINE, SANDHURST. The Great Extended Hustler's quartz mine has for the last couple of years occupied the most prominent place in the mining history -of the colony, and so much of hope, anxiety, and speculation attach to it at the present day that a descrip tion, to' accompany the illustrations we give on another page, cannot fail to interest a large circle of readers. The importance of this mine is not to be estimated only by its .own value in the market, be the same more or less, but, for reasons which are capable of explanation, it is the beacon which guides mining speculators, and its rises and falls affect unmis. takably the fortunes of our principal mining district. When the prospects of the Hustler's are bright there is a strong faith in the permanence and future ^prosperity of Sandhurst ; the market is brisk, and business flourishes ; but when, as the work in the mine proceeds, a reef begins to show poorer, or thinner, or broken, as was t...