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VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
VIOTOIA.L. GImLERT and his gang may, beyond a doubt, hbe individuals of very formidable prowess, though we cannot recollect, from tile elaborate details of their exploits which have so long constituted the lead ing news from the Sydney side, that their martial powers have ever been satistac torily testcd, or tested at all. We chn not certainly infer, from the particulars of their achievements, industriously af forded us, that there is a great deal of temerity in sticking - up New. South -Welshmen, penetrating raids on time New South Welsh townships, encountering in hIostile array the New South Welsh: po lice. Indeed, as for her preservers of law and order, they ,ire wholly past compre lhension--from' Pottinger, who, whlien he had Gardiner surrounded by his troopers, suffered him to come to close quartors; down to ~lorrissett, who excuses the sdmt pineness of himself and.his men on tlioe plea that they are positively unable to dis charge their duty any better, unless they were expect...
NEW ZEALAND. MURDERS BY THE NATIVES. ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE REBELS. LIEUTENANT PERCIVAL AND TWO MEN SHOT—SEVEN MISSING. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
- NEW ZEALAND. ' MURDERS BY THE .NATIVES.: ENGAGEMENT B TWEEN. THE VO , LUNTEERS AND .THE REBELS.' -: LIEUTE'NANT , i" VAL ,AND •'TWO M ; BIEN SHOT--SEVEN MISSING.: ;: (From lHis Daily Soulhertl- ri ross, 'Oct These is a isingular dearthof watr iiews nt 'present.: Our, correspondence from the front does not contain much 'oC satisfy tlis publieh, who have iolribd lookirig forstardwith great anxiety/of hitosto :i niovement of'the troops. *But the Wailcitb gin'-boat is'itill in thie tMaauki?th , and-i n advance into the enoniemy's co~itry is not likely, totbe made untilt the 'General has first obtaisied the en tire command of the navigation from More mere; t thoe Heads;. and. this we need searcely remind our readers, e lihas not the means of securingp at present. In a few days, however, the gunboat should got round to the Waaicato, and then, doubtless. we shall .bo the chroniclers of stirring scenes at tlie head-quarters of the army. That a deadly blowr will soon be struck at thoMaori ...
THE BUSHRANGERS AT CANOWINDRA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
THE lUSTIT IANGERS AT CANOWINDIA. (P;rom the Ilalhurit Tines.) Jn our last inssue we plublished the details of a recport which had reached us concern ing the doings of the bushrnugers and the police, iu the neighbourbood of Canowindra. without, however, being in a position to vouch for the truth of the circumstances related. By the kindness of a gentleman who arrived in Bathurst on Monday morn ing, we are now enabled to giveo reliable in formation of what transpired. Last Wednesday morningt. at half-past one o'clock, Gilbert, O'Mechlly; -and Ben :Hall, went to the hotel of Mr. Robinson, and knocked at the door, replvying, when asked "TV]ho's there " that they were "Police." The door was opened by Mr. Robinson, when he was confronted by Ben Hall, holding two revolvers levelled at him. The fellow asked whether there were any police in the house, and wans Answered in the negative. H-e then einquired whether there were any in the ineighibourlhood; but as Mr. Robinson had only that qgrue...
WEEKLY SUMMARY OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
WEEKLY SUMMARY OF NEWS. FATAL ACCIDENT.-A fital accident hap pened on Monday at Captain Russell's station, at Chilcot's Plains. A little girl, three years of a1o, the daughter of a shep herd named Lawrence, was suddenly mis sea from the outside of her parents' hut, where she Iad been playin,. A searchwas instituted, when the poor child wais found floating ina water.hole not far from the lmt. The body onl being taken out was quite liflless. A magisterial inquiry is to bo held into tie circumstances to-di?y, by Mr. Davys, but there can be no doubt that the child, fell accidentally into the water and was drowned.-Singleton Times, No vember 11. MoNsTnoQs SNAKcE.--A correspondent of the "liland a lcl ercuray, writing from Stroud, says :-"A snake of the carpet slpecie was kllledt at the Myall, a shbort .timnddince; measuring seventecen, feet eight inches; it is said thie h]ead was nearly as large as a dog's. Dr. Sitnins, when atthe IMyall; offered a pound for the slkin to for ward to thie...
WAGGA WAGGA. Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
WAGGA WAGA, S.Tuesdiy aftternoon. Morganthobnshrangcs stuck up a station near WraggaT Wagga last Friday. .H, single-handed. bailed up eighteen porsons, inchiding a riumber of sharors, compelliig one of thom to procurei a shovelful of fire, wihicli he applied to the dbvollifig and luint. it to the ground. He had previously tied up Mr. 1inoncit, iun., to whom the station belonged,' compllinig him to witness the destruction of : his and his niother's pro porty. Tho loss-s estimated at £14.0f).
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
TO TILE EDITOiL O1 TILE AIAMA INDEi'EPENDET. SSoa,-Inuyoisr lastissueo- a]pears a palra .graph headed "Animnl Lifo .in Australia;" wheroin the writer asserts, s'.keept the - crow, the larki, aid.the grey quail, there is not a single animal, bird, fish, or reptile in digenous to the Tasmiinian and Australian colonies, that,displays the lcast similiarity.to thliose of Europe. . Whethlier naturc lhas. been moio profuse in liher gifts to ouir beautiful district than'lto any in .-the Australian :colonies, anrd Tasmania, I miy not inow deherminh, but the fact ma?y be recorded in your columnis; for thed fuitheralinb of na toural histoiy, that in addition to the above named birds, the followmng are to be found in tlhis district, viz.,. the snipe, the water. rail, the speckled breasted thrush,, the lhouse :salloev, the martiu, tlihe falcon hiwrk, the sp6tted owl, the bittern, the blue craun, the quail, the teal duck,; thie Icingfisheir,; the water curlhs, the cormorniat, and one or tsvo arie...
YASS. Friday, 2 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
Yass. Friday, 2 p.m. , About. five o'clock yesterday evening three mounted and armed men stuck up Mr. William Brown's residence, Mr. Wheat loy's, and Mr. Townsend's stores atDalton, Jerrawa Creek, eighteen miles from Yass. They carried off over £100 worth of pro perty, tlr'c horses, five saddles, two guns, and one revolver. The bushrangers re mained three hours at Townsend's public house ; and it is said they left there nearly drunk. Friday, 5 .p.m. The tlireo bushrangers who stuck up the village of Dalton yesterday are supposed to be newhands. A report has reached here that they made a nunber of travellers pri soners, one of whom planted his money in his saddle ; but the bush rangers took both horse, saddle, and money. They also helped themselves freely to grog at ;Townsend's public-house, as well as giving it away liberally.
TOMERONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
TOMERONcG. . FOOM A COsRiSPONDENT. . Mr. Clarke has arrived hiero from .yol longong'with his mon. We shall now, .1 suppose, soon have good roads. I see lie is mnaking great progress in the work. .VWe have .ee ii oxiecting a surveyor hero for sonic months, past, but no such gentleman has mildo his appearance yet. T'he town lots at the Currembcno, if surveyed, would soon be disposed'of. : . The racecourse of Tomerong is, going tlhrough ii thoroigh repair, and Ihe' people are making great offorts to render 'it i6t for its purpose. I expeI; ct t]erd6?ill(begodpd races' this year.' Tho folks are comingout uwith greatl doter;iination.-. Parnofll'and his m"ine[ are uyi olie- ..:: 6 lo coursed:. .>;
PYREE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
PYREE.'" A public meeting w'as held at thle Pyre School-house on Tuesday evening, 10th in stant, for the purpose of forming a miutuld improvement Society atPyred; In defiance of the weathlier, a large number of the resi 'dents asseinbled and were, unanunimous in formiing a sdciiety, and appointing a com mittde to draw up rules for its guidance. It is to be hoped that the promroters'of such an institution will be successful in their offorts, as it'must; be productive Of great. good to all concerned, particularly to lthe rising por£ion of the population. " The dry weather and westerly wind still continues, doifng 'great injury to the criop.: A good day's rain would be an immonse benefit tothe district.
ULLADULLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
~ TiULLADULLA. (rnooiotra .)OBsPONOL NT') :Tiia WanAnie.-It hihs beoi? remiarrkd that an Englishlfian 'hiways begiinss a co Svris?tion by a ,remark respecetiig': t~he wea ;ither; and ts weoiave ilways some sort of weathliertherois an endless oiliortunity .for sage remnlarksupon that topilc. As an Englishmaki; I 'inust be allowed ti plead excuso for two weelki silence oin acount of tie weather. 'There has been no occasion to say "blow, breezes, blow.? 'Thed have blown, aid blowi continuously indviolehitly; partience has been ihl daniger, atid-.'as to writing, that lhid' need lio'left to tliose who dwell In. ceiled houses if thought and language once pause, arid the hanlid be lifted from the paper, away the lattur goes, car Siying temper anudpatience with it. If any traglc even'thahd occurred,'or discoverybeen made, poiesoverance might be strong, and thle communication of. Inowlodge udder diffifulties might be displayed. VWe have .- had eiial :showers; grass is for the preseint sufflc...
GERRINGONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
GERRINGONfG. I am almost ashamed to forward this little communication after so long a silence; but knowring, as you do, hlo little we com monly have to write about, you will readily xcuse. I consider it worse than useless to spend timeo or occupy your valuable space wvith uninteresting matter. I am sorry to say we are gettiing on very slowly here; no new movements of any kindl or character; we are at a lossforsome true-born Yankee residents to favour us with a little go-a-hleadism; of some other isis, we have quotoaum suificit. Our lharbor illmprovementls andl separation movcmclts, I presume, lhave died, as neither of them are now spokenl of. There is nothing doing in thle way of building, ex- , ceptlthat Mr. Tamles Wilson lhas in coursoee of erection in the townshsip a large private - dhelling. We are yet, I am sorry to say, wvithonut the acconunodation of ai general st;ore, cliefly beenuse there is not a suitable building. ''Thle hIouse formerly occupied by Mr. Fuller, and latterl...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF SHELLHARBOR. NOVEMBER 7TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
MUNIOIPAL COUNCIL OP SHELL .ainnon· NoVas5EBER TH.: Prrosen?:. The Ch.: aimian; Councillors M'Gill, Marks, Rnussoll, Fonwick, MIartin, and Dunster. h The niinlutes of theo revious ineeting wero read and signcd. The Chairman informed the Council lthat the surveyor was engaged on the Calderwood and T'ongarra roads. He also presented a petition from residents on the Curramnoro Estato, praying the Council to use its influence in getting the road opencd from that locality towards Shecllharbor, whichhad lately been Gazet tod The clerki was instructed to forward t~ho petition to thIe Secretary for Lands. ThIe report of the finance committee re comummending the payment of thIe following accounts, was adopted, iz., 1i. Hicks, on account of DIillon's 1ill, C£15. Jilama In dcli'mideat, £1 10s. NOTICE or MgoTI?OCN:-Comilmlor Dan stcr to move "That tlenders be called for improving the road between Norris and Mercor's hIand.
JAMBEROO. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
JAMIBEROO. About two years -since a notice signcd Mary Clarke, appeared in your predecessor, the exalminer, ottffring a rcward for informa tion about a valuable colt which lhad'boon stolen firom the ndvertiser's farm. I or a long time, however, idthling was publicly leard of thu mantter, though Mrs,Clirke, as I understand, received during the interval some hiuts as to the horse's whereabout, to which, hlowever, it was not thought worthl whlle to payeatten. tion. Tie 'animal, it appears, has now been identified by thie keen eyes of a young nativeo of this ineighbourlhood, George Ritlchie, time son of.the fiist settler in Jamberoo. Tle said George haviiig reinovod to Sydcy soein tinio aifter liis fi'tlier's death, iiidua time discovered the stoldi'property in the ipossession of a per son of very juiestionable liabits; who had beea seen knocking about in thi, neilghbourhlood, nid who disalppeared timh very mnorning the horse was missed. Young Ritchie, who was on a visit to tlhe distric...
COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS, NOWRA. NOVEMBER 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS, NOW.A. NOVEMBER 11. (Before Messrs. \ackay and Graham, J.P.) Donald Robertson surrendered to his bail to answer a clarge of obscene lan gauge, but being too drunk and noisy to be tried, was sentenced to 24 ]hours in the lock-up for contempt of court. Wheeler v. Wlheeler.--This was an un fortunate case of insanity. The state of Mrs. Wheeler was proveCd to thie Bench by Drs. iMackenzie and Reid, and the neces sary steps were taken to place her under re?traint in Sydney. Prospects are very gloomy in this part at present. I am sorry to say that the whealc't crop is a total fhilure wituout exception, oand the poor farmers are busy planting maize in tihe wheat land, so as-to maike tshe best of a bad job. SAt a meeting of the building committee in connection with the Nationnl School, Nowra, the subscription list handed in presented a very encouragni g appearance, it being liberallyrespondcd to; and I have no doubt but they will be enabled to collect sufficient to e...
SHOALHAVEN. COURT OF REQUESTS, NOWRA. NOVEMBER 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser — 17 November 1863
SHIOALHAVEN. (FROM OUR1 COLRRESPONDENTS.) COURT OF REQUESTS, NOWBRA. NOVEMBERsn 10. (iBefore Dr. IMackeonzio and J. Aldcorn, Justiocs.) G..Toryv. W Smith.-Claim, £2 10s., promissory niote. Al soet-off was put in : a larger amount than the claim; 10s. of? - was allowed, and a verdict give?n for the re maninder £2 and costs of court. C. and IL. Brown v. Joluh lushston. Claim £3, being for services. The defcn danut did not appear; bult a nmedical certifi cate was lhanded in to the fftct thalt he was not in a fit state to attend. From the ovidoncoe for the plaintiffs it appeared that .ushton had a wild horse .in tlei.bush,.for which he, offered a reward of £?"' The Browns ran the horse in, and RluB~iton re fused to pay them, alleging thitt'lis men had tklcen most of hIis wild coinp'anions away fronl the horse, making it easy to get his in ; but 'offered L£1 10s. insteat of tho £3. Plaintiff proving thie case to the satis fuaction of the magistrates, a verdict was given for the full amou...