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TO THE EDITOR OF THE "Australasian Chronicle." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
TO TIlE EDITOR OF THE Australasian Chronicle." SIR,-An article in the last Moni tor, from a correspondent, headed, " The Church in Danger," is well worthy of perusal, abounding, as it does, with sound sense and liberal sentiment, such as pervade the argu ments of the advocates of civil and re ligious freedom, and equal rights, to all Her Majesty's subjects in the mother country --and such as charac terised the illustrious national assem bly of Dublin on the sacred question of " Justice to Ireland," with a report of which you favoured your readers in your last number. After the perusal of that report and the avowed senti ments of the liberal and enlightened of every creed, English as well as Irish, who co-operated in the cause of the oppressed, to wrest from the iron gripe of rapacious tyrants their destructive weapons of oppression, and emancipate millions of their brave and devoted countrymen from the degrad ing thraldom which a merciless and implacable faction would perpetuate for...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
dipping I~ntcelitgence. ARRIVAI.S. SqPT. 10.-Francis Spaight, barque, 370 tons, Sayers, from New Zealand, 25th of August, with. timber. Passengers-Rev. Mr. Turner, Mrs. Turner, and nine children, Miss Turner, Mr. Ross, Messrs. W. White and Morrison; also four New Zealanders in the steerage: Agent, P. W.. Flower. 10.-Elizabeth, barque, 194 tons, Garratt, from Now Zealand, August 25, with timber. DEPARTURES. SrPT. 7.-Hero, barque, 179 tons, Oppen heim, for Batavia. 7.-Ariel, schooner, Stewart; fop the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. 10.-James, barque, for Hobart.Town. 10.-Strat4/ieldsay, barque, for India. 10.-Marquis of Hastings, barque, for Ba. tavia. 10.-Jessie, for New Zealand. PROJECTED DEPARTURES. Lady Fhzherbert, for London, this day. Pyramus, for Purl Phillip,. this days Currency Lass, for New Zealand, this day. Marian Watson, for Hobart Town, this day. :1 A shiand a brig were signalled at sun. down. ' he ship was supposed to be the Lady Raffles, from Plymouth, with Emigrants. Th...
Australian Was Light Company's Act Amendment Bill. The Report of the Committee on the "Australian Gas Light Company's Act, Amendment Bill." [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Stsstralian no SIfgfjt tQrotattp'n act Sttlettbttlettt Bill. The Report of the Committee on the "Australian Gas Light Company's Act, Amendment Bill." The Committee of the Legislative Council, appointrd for the purpose of considering, and reporting upon:" A bill to amend an act of His Excellency the Governor of Nevi South Wales, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, made and passed in the eigth year of the reign of his late Majesty. King William the Fourth, intituled, ` An act for lighting with Gas the town of Sydney, in the Culuny of New South Wales, and to enable certain persons associated tunder the name, style, and firm of the 11 Australian Gas Light Company," to sne and be stied in the name of the Secretary for the time-being, of the said Company, and for other purposes therein mentioned ;' have the honor to seport to your Excellency and your honorable Council, that at a meeting of the oummnittee, held this day, Major Barney, com. manding Royal Engineer, one of the...
Lord Lorton; WRECKING OF BALLINAMUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Lord Lorton 4 WRECKING OF B3ALLINAMUCK. (From the Freeman's Journal.) THE threat of destruction which was de. nounced ugainst the pro-doomed town of Balli namuck has been executed. Ballinamuek, with the exception of six houses, has been levelled with the earth, and its hapless inhabitants thrown houseless wanderers on the world's wide common; The town is reduced to a heap of ruins, and presents a scene at once afllicting and di'gusting. The town, which is the proper ty of Lord Lorton, cmoe under the baRn of his high indignation, and sentence of demolition was recorded agaiust it. The corps of the Boyle wreckers, under the superintendence of a dozen of police, would have securely and efficiently levelled the town, and driven all its inhabitants from its! preclnots ; but such a tame display of - seignoral. power-such common. Isacc means 'of asserting. the 'f rights' of an Irish landlord would be derogatory to the dignity of a baronial Tory lord and, what would be still morc.untoward, ...
State of Last Week's Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
tate of Ruat Wllek's jtlladestg. Rum and brandy were in demand, but are not expected to rise. One parcel, from 7 to 8 o. p., brought 6s. 9d.; but there was a decided falling offat that price. There was nothing doing in gin. Dunbar's ale and porter are in good demand, and a large parcel was sold, at 15s per dozen, with the usual allowance for breakage. A parcel of coffee, by the Henry Wellesley, brought 9d. per lb.; a large parcel remains, but no buyers can be found at that figure. The rice by the same ship was disposed of by.private contract at £20 per ton, for the Hobart Town market.
To our Agents and Subscribers. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Ero our Zgentu antr Aubocriberu. We continue to send a few extra copies to our country friends and agents, that new subscribers may have access to the early numbers; but this we will co)ntinue to do only for a very limited time, and we beg that we may be put in possession qf complete lists at. soon as possible. New subscribers should state whether they wish to have, the numbers from the commencement. A Gentleman, whose name by some mistake had got into our list of Subscribers, having intimated that he is no Subscriber, we beg to request any person to whom our Paper is sent against his wish, to make known the fact to our Publisher. We are not under any necessity, nor have we any inclination, to force a circu lation. We have only been a few weeks in ex istence, and our circulation is already nearly double that of some the oldest Sydney Journals. Arrangements are now made for the delivery of this paper in Sydney by half past 8 o'clock, -Any infringement of this regulation will be thank...
New Zealand. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
New Zealand. Our New Zealand correspondent has favoured us, per Francis Spaight, with the following list of ships loading at Hokianga on the 12th ult., viz. :- Francis Spaight, Sayers, loading with timber for Sydney. Elizabeth, High, loading with timber for Sydney. Earl Stanhope, Tilley, loading with timber for Port Phillip. Hamilton, loading with timber for Port Phillip. Gem, Sutton, loading with timber for Port Phillip. Freelove, Coulter, loading with timber for Hobart Town. And a French schooner, of small burthen. The Britannia, John Dunscombe, and several others, are daily expected from Port Phillip. Maize is scarce ; potatoes ditto this season.
Otaheite. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Otaheite. THE QUEEN OF OTAHEITE.-The Moniteur contains two letters from Captain Cecille, of the corvette Hermoine, addtessed to the Minis- ter of Marine, and detailing the remainder of the voyage after quitting Chatham Island, where, as has already been stated she punished the chief of the natives for the massacre of the crew of the Jean Poart Whaler. He touched at Otaheite after the Frigate Venus had been there, and had obtained satisfaction for the treatment given to the French missionaries, and he suc- ceeded in getting certain privileges allowed to the French Consul, such as buying and possess- ing land, &c., which the Queen had recently interdicted. The Queen, Pomare, granted Captain Cecille an interviews and afterwards went on board his vessel, where a grand colla- tion was given to her Otaheitan Majesty and Court. She plays well on the organ, and many of her Court speak English fluently. For habits of ceremony they wear European dresses, &nbsp; the Queen a sma...
A brief Chronicle OF Passing Events. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
A brief Chronicle OF lamming Ebsatn. On Saturday morning, the Govern or-inspected the convicts per Parkfield atiHyde Park. They are to be retain= edisix months in Government, agree ably to the recent-order from the home Government to that effect, and four men of good character have been re tained to give a trial to Captain Ma conochie's social system, (alluded to by the Governpr in Council lately) up on- the roads.....The wheat expected daily' from Valparaiso by the Hope, has been purchased by Mr. Polack... Mr. Wentworth's important sale of stock takes place, at Polack's Bazaar, this day, at 12 o'clock.....On Tues day. 30 tons of New Zealand potatoes were sold at from £5 10s. to £92s.Gd. per ton; 50 casks of pork at Gd per lb., and ten casks of lard at 6jd- per lb... ..The first Floral and Horticultural Show will take place at the Market Buildings, on Wednesday next..... Sir Maurice O'Connell inspecteil the troops about to proceed by the Alligator and Cornwall, to relieve the mutine...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Ero Coi reosponenta. PAx need not fear that we shall be " tempted into a disgusting controversy." We knew'well, that the dishonest scrawlers would not dare to transcribe the textsof Leviticus to which we re ferred, or meet us like honest men upon fair ground. We thrdw down the yaw;t!et. They dared not-pick it up, but to their utter shame and confusion, pnd the triumph of insulted in -nocence and-piety. Feeling the false position they have takwn, they are anxious to shift the ground, and thidow grape shot at us; but we shall stick to the Daily Companion, and hold them to the book of Leviticus till the world see their shameless conduct in its proper light. We thank PAx for his kind opinion ;-the hand is weak, but the cause is good. *.* All communications to be addressed to the Editor, at the .'lsronicle Ofice, 6T, Pitt-street, Sydney.
Concert. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Concert. !y v" We are none of those who go to Concerts, merely with a view of spend ing an idle hour or banishing ennui; we look upon the cultivation of the. divine art, particularly in this Colony, as a great national affair, and an object worthy of the attention of the legisla ture, and of the publio individually and collectively. The time we trust is not far distant when Australia will occupy a high place among the nations of the earth, and if the fine arts, and more particu larly music, were found to advance the objects of the legislators of an tiquity,.while music was in a rude and infant state, how much more benefi cial must its effects in modern times be, now that it has arrived at a degree of sublimity and perfection which. it requires a constant contact with to believe to be human or possible ? With these thoughts in our mind, we pro ceeded to the Victoria Theatre, on Wednesday evening, which we were pleased to see so neatly fitted up for Mrs. Bushelle's concert. His Excel ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
General 'Printing Office, No. (7, PITT-STREET. A. BENulT BEGS Leave to inform the Public, thatihe JOB PRINTING is still carried on, by him, on account of the Trustee Pro prietor, at the Austratasian Chronicle Office; and that.he is now enabled to execute all kinds of Book-work, Catalogues, Bill Heads, Placards; Cards' Circulars, Shop Bills, Tea Papers with appropsilite wood cuts, Labels, &c. at moderate charges. On Sale, at thes %tores 'of thes atttergigiab, ST. Ubes' Salt, Coir rope, fine white ' moist sugar, white table rice, cargo rice; ash oars, 1G,17, and 21 feet; wool packs, En glish and Colonial-made 3-bushel and 2.bushel bags, brown and bleached canvass, tents, ham. mocks, tarpaulins, dray covers, ship stores of all kinds, &c. &c. W. CA RTER. Lower George.street, Sept. 13, 1839. WIhm, Zose. Cork Butter. N OW Landing, ex Abberton, Tick= -ler, and Fair Barbadian, and' on Sale at the Stores of. the undersigned, Prlme' Cork ROSE BUTTER. W. CASTER. Austral...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
(esttieaI ,tramt .abiganton ,CO1MPAlvY. THE Ma rrr.A Nn steam-packet leaves the Comniercial Wharf, ,every Weils nesday and Saturday evening,: at, eight o'clock, .for .Morpeth-and, leave, .on .her return to Sydney, every Tuesday .aind: Friday. morraing, at eight o'clock, 'The Wtr.. TAM IV. steatnspacket makes the following trips To Wollangong, every Monday and Friday evening, at eight o'clock. From, Wollongong, on her return, to Sydney, every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon, at two.o'clock. To !Brisbane Water, every Wednesday, at twelve o'clock, noon,; leaving for Syds ney, on the. following day, at the same hour. . .:; WLLIA WIVLSON.. Secretary. A.Sydney; A ugust; 27i 1837:.n' :y sse r ý'i :, Ateia NabigatioZ Torntattup. ATa, General Meeting of the Il . .tlawarra Steam Packet Company, called by public Advertisement, held at theRooms of the Company, this 27th day of August, 1839. A. B. SPARK, Esq., in the Chair. A Deputation from the Committee of the Brisbane Water Steam Packet Compan...
Missions of China. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Missions of Chinas Abridged and translated from Chqteaubriand. Two religious ofqhe orde of ;St. Francis, the one a Pole`, nd the other a Frenchman,ferothe first Europeans. who pone trated'into' Chinn, alirout the middle of theo 1 th cpntury,, *nYlrpo Paa o-Y, netiaii, and Nicholas and' Mattlie% Paolbo of the same family, twice afler followed in their footsteps. The.Portiigueseshaving discovered the way; tor the' undies,' established themselves .at , Macao,= and Father licci, of the society of .Jesus resolved toQ penetrate into the, empire of Cathai, about which so many wonders had been related. ,t He forthwith applied him-, self,.to the study.tof the Chinese lan guage, one of, the :most difficult in the world ; his -ardour surmounted -.all obstacles; andiafter many dangers, and several irefusals,,he obtpined,.in 1082, permission from the Chinese magis trates to establish himself at Chona chen. .Ricci,..the pupil of Cluvius, and himself well skilled in mathema tics, madehimself prote...
The Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
The Markets. Sydney, Sept. 12.-Butcher's.meat is about the same, but improving in quality. Poultry still continues dear and very scarce, especially fowls. There is no alteration in the price of flour or wheat, but there is very little of the latter in the market. Maize is rather cheaper. There is little doing in hay or straw, the market being nearly deserted for the lest few months. The following are the average prices this week, viz.:-Flour, per 100 lbs., fine 75s.; seconds 70s., ration 68s. Biscuit, No. 1, per cwt., 78s,. No. 2, 70s.. Bread, 15d: the 21b. loaf-Maize, from lOs. to lie. per bushel. Oats, 85. to 9s. do. Cape Barley, 8s. to 9s. ditto.-Hay, Colo nial, per ton, £14 to £16, Derwent, £12 to£13. .Straw, per load (very scarce), £3.-Dairy pro duce-Fresh butter, per lb., 3s., salt do. 2s. 3d. to.2s. 9d.; cheese, is. to Is. Gd.; ham (scarep), Is. Gd.; Bacon, is. 3d. to Is. 6d.; pickledpork (scarce), 8d., 9d., and 10d.; eggs, per dozen, 2s. 6d., lard, per lb., is. 3d.--Poultry-...
Van Diemen's Land. Arrival of Land Franklin. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Van Diemen's Land. Arrival of Lady Franklin. We hastily announced last week the safe return of Lady Franklin to this country after a long and perilous voyage from Sydney of thirty live days. Welcome as was her presence wher. over it was bestowed during her late tour, nowhere was it so much so as in Van Diemen's Land. That to a powenful mind is added a clearness ofe)udgment and liberality of senti. ment, a variety of circumstances have abund antly proved. We heartily congratulate her ladyship upon her arrival, and we augur from it many most beneficial results.-. Llurray's Rleview.
Episcopalian Manoeubring. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Episcopalian Manoeuvring The Presbyterians at and in the vicnity of O'Brien's Bridge, had prepared a requisition praying the Government to erect a church, and of course undertaking in the terms of the Act of Council to furnish their portion of the fund, required for such a purpose. Now, will it be believed that one Mr. Swayne-formerly a clerk in the Aichdeanon's office, but recently, ns we. are Informed, ordained for the purpose of suic. ceeding Mr. Ewing (another object of Colonial ordination) as the Minister of St. George's Church at Battery Point-has been industriously active in persuading persons not to sign the requisition, and even, has actually strove to seduce some who had already signed to withdraw their zunmes! Presuming very fairly that Mr. Swayne (we beg his pardon, perhaps we should entitle him tha Reverend Mr. Swayne) was thus acting, if not tinder the im. mediate or direct order of the Venerable the Archdeacon, at least wsth his privity, and also for the purpose of .p...
THE Australasian Chronicle. Sydney: FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 1839. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
THE Australasian Chronicle. Sydney: FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 1839. "—Be just and fear not ; &nbsp; Let all the ends, thou aim'st at, be thy country's Thy God's and truth's—" &nbsp; SHAKSPEARE. A few words, and a farewell to the Editor of the Sydney Monitor. The Monitor blames &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a Catholic priest for &nbsp; &nbsp; circulating a prayer- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; book, which repro- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; bates certain crimes, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; therein particularised. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; We answer, that Protestants circulate the Bible, which re- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; probates the same &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; offences, and which it &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; particularises in the ...
Local Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Australasian Chronicle — 13 September 1839
Local Intelligence. &nbsp; STATE OF THE GAOL.-On Friday last, upwards of eighty convicts, from Norfolk Island per Idemnity were received into the gaol, where they still remain awaiting &nbsp; further orders. What would Mr. Justice Willis say if he were to pay the gaol a visit now,when between three and four hundred souls are huddled together there without room to breathe or exercise their limbs ? If His Honor's compassion was excited for their want of accommodation in ordinary times, we fear the shock his nerves would receive on beholding it now, would be attended with serious consequences. Have the judges no power to remedy the evil? LICHNCBD VICTI1ALLER8' PETITION. .On Munday His Excellency was waited on by three of the Committee of the Sydney Association of Licenced Victuallers' with their Petition against the Licencing Act. The sections of the act they complain of are the 21st and 35th. In reference to the first section they pray to be allowed to keep their house...