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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The state of affairs in Adelaide seems to be anything but satisfactory. Colonel Gawler, who was only authorised by his instructions to draw on - the Commissioners for £12,000 per annum in aid of the revenue, has, by means of unauthorised drafts, obtained .£209,000 in the last two years : these bills have been paid away as the exigencies of the service required, and upon their arrival in England, have been protested for non-acceptance by the Commissioners. Governor Gawler him self announced the dishonour of his bills to his Council, and characterised the circumstance as one ' of an unpleasant character,' but expressed his conviction that it would *? terminate to the satisfaction of the holders of the bills, and to the preat advantage ofthe colony.' How this is to be does not very clearly appear, unless indeed the colonists, who have been advantaged by the ex penditure of these large sunn in various public woiks, are now to be relieved from their repay ment by the ass...

Publication Title: Inquirer
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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[No. 37.] REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN 1840, WITH OBSERVATIONS, BY THE COLONIAL COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

[No. 37.] REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN 1840, WITH OBSERVATIONS, BY THE COLONIAL COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE. (Continued from No. 36.) It might be found a partial remedy were pasture lands laid out in blocks of four square miles, or 2,560 acres, and the purchaser of one-fourtb, or 640 acres, to obtain a lease of the remaining three-fourths, at a very moderate rent, from the government for seven years. He would thus have an interest in improvingnis own land, and erecting permanent buildings ; but he must expect to be driven at the termination of that period, by the advance of population and tillage, to form a new establishment still further in the interior of the country. To give effect to this system, it would be necessary to prevent the occupation of crown land, except in the manner referred to. The adoption of a fixed price for land appears desirable, provided the sum required be not too great, in order to protect the immigrant from un fair competition ; but it ...

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APPENDIX. PETITIONS.—PERTH. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

APPENDIX. PETITIONS. — PERTH. To his Excellency John Hutt, Esq., Governor and Commander-in-chief of the colony of Western Australia, fyc.,$-c., $c, and to tlie Honourable the Legislative Council. Tlie petition of the undersigned, inhabitants of Perth, in tlie said colony, Sheweth, — That, for many years past, your petitioners have deplored the utter destitution of many parts of the colony as to religious instruction ; they conceive that a remedy for this evil is imperatively and immediately called for, and that it is one of the first duties of a state to provide for the offices of religion. Your petitioners are of opinion that the principle of voluntary contribu tions for this purpose is highly objectionable, being uncertain, fluctuating, expensive in collection, as placing the ministers of religion in a state of dependence on their congregations, unfavourable to freedom of action, and contrary to the spirit of the Church of England, to which a majority of the colonists belong, and ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

SALES BY AUCTION. — oo — SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. k W. SAMSON, At their Auction Rooms, Perth, on Wednesday, the 5th May, at one o'clock precisely, FINE AMERICAN FLOUR in barrels Prime Irish pork in ditto Westphalia hams Refined sugar Soap in 56-ib. boxes Superior sheethig calico Welsh flannel Fashionable prints Russia duck Gaiubroon Blue and white spotted prints Union check Ladies' white silk stockings Ladies' rose-wood work boxes Superior cognac brandy and gin in hogsheads Coffee mills Fryingpans Gridirons White and brown biscuit in barrels Perth, April 9. SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON, On the premises, on Monday, April 19, 1841, at 12 o'clock precisely, THEfurniture,&c.ofCapt.Fisher,51st Regt. (leaving the colony ), consisting of dining-room chairs, telescope dining table, chiffonier, Indian matting, cur tains, &c. ; drawing-room chairs, couch, Brussels carpets, &c. ; curtains en suite, Ve...

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XIV. ON LABOUR AND EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

XIV. ON LABOUR AND EMIGRATION. The progress of Western Australia has been impeded to such an extent by the great want of labour, which has existed for some years past, as almost to paralyze the efforts of the colonists. Improvements in the rural districts are suspended, and the employment of the available hands is   necessarily limited to the ordinary routine of farming operations. In the towns many buildings are required, besides those now in progress, which the mechanics cannot undertake to erect, and our wants in both respects are extremely urgent. From causes referred to in the introductory re- marks, capitalists have been deterred from emigrating to this colony, whereby a land fund might have been created for the importation of labour, but its real condition now becoming better known, there is every prospect of the evil being shortly remedied. It is probable that at this moment about two hundred families of the labouring classes would readily find employment at goo...

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XVII. ON NAVAL TIMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

XVII. ON NAVAL TIMBER. The properties of some of the indigenous timbers of Western Australia, render them invaluable for naval purposes, and we have reason to believe, that the variety to which we now particularly refer, namely, a species of Eucalyptus, (here improperly called mahogany, but to which it has no af- finity), is unknown except in this colony. It possesses in an eminent de- gree, strength, and durability, besides the inestimable quality, of exemption from the attacks of insects. "Our colonial boats with mahogany planks below the bends, lie the year round in our harbour, unhurt by the ' teredo navalis' though the same insect unsparingly devours heart of oak close by ; nay, it seems destructive to the very barnacles, which foul a ships bottom so much." "The supply of mountain mahogany, whence the best timber should be   brought, may to all practical purposes, be said to be inexhaustible. It forms a belt of many miles in width, and of unknown length. The exist-...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MR. J. SCHOALES, JUN., ON THE TIMBER OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Perth, May 31.1839. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 14 April 1841

MR. J. SCHOALES, JUN., ON THE TIMBER OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Perth, May 31, 1839. Sir, — In pursuance with your Excellency's wishes, I have the honour to present a brief statement of the qualities, appearances, &c, of the so called mahogany of this colony; and, further, a few remarks upon the qualities of such other trees indigenous here, which seem to mark them out as of possible importance as articles of export. When ' green,' the timber works very freely, a half-inch cut with a pit-saw being not uncommon. When felled m the log, and left in the bush, it rapidly deteriorates, by receiving sand in the weather rents, and consumption by native fires ; but to the last it may be said to retain its sap. This, for such purposes, as may require large timber, is an invaluable quality, as, if it be true that the aridity of the sap is the cause of the unwill- ingness of insects to touch this timber, we are thus provided with a perma- nent preventive to their encroachments. Even in small...

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office oftfte Hon. the Surveyor-General, Peiih. »«f. Time. Therm | Bur. Wind. Weather* Remarks. 1 ?»*? Showers during early M 10 AM 77 .30 .*- 8 tranVrSl', fine, , ou «* ?» e passim clouds. * VW «7 i .30 S Light airs— passing i clouds. lft 10 A X 66 .47 8 Light dm. cloudy I itine. -PM w M S Do. passing clouds, 'fine. 16 10 AM «7 .88 Eby (Light bra. fine clear. «**« | W 82 8W |lJfht sea bw. fine 17 10 A M | «8 .80 calm icioudy, fine. A P M j 09 .27 SSW ' Mod. cloudy, Ane ' !?££ I £ 'S NW by N Light bw.cldy. fine 0 P M 70 .84 gvv I Ditto. ditto 10 A M 1-. .16 N Mod. brrew, cldy. U 10 A M 71 M N U. bn. cldy. rain. during thf night hea vy irale from NW 90 10 A M 00 80 07 SW Btong gaic, squally. ? 2PM 66 1 09 SSW I Mod, bard showers

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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Arrived. — On the 20th inst., the Henry, Todd, master, from London. — Passengers, Rev. R. Wollaston and lady, five children, and three servants; Dr. Ash and lady, and one female servant ; Mr. Child, and one man servant. In the stee; age, 5 servant-, 4 for Messrs. Habgood, one for Mr. Waylen. — Cargo, various. On the same day, the Heroine, Dempster, master, from Rangoo. — Cargo, rice, and 59 ponies.

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To the Editor of the " Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

[The following valuable suggestions for the guidance of the new settler* at Austral-Ind hove been obligingly furnished to us by a friend. It is no small advantage to those new settlers that they will have the benefit of the experience of the older colonists of the territory to direct their labours, and wa shall feel particularly glad If by our means such experience may be made known.— Ed.] To the Editor of the « Inquirer.' Mr. Editor,— The success of our new fellow settlers at Au6tralind is a 6nbjectofsuch general interest, and bears so materially on the prosperity of the colony, that a few hints for their guidance may not be deemed an intrusion on your valuable columns; nor will they view as presumptive an attempt to impart a little of that experience of soil and climate, without which theoretical knowledge can lead only to disappointment and loss. The fir6t point I would suggest to them, is, to lay out their plan of operations for 12 months, in order that they may not find too muc...

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[NO.39] REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN 1840, WITH OBSERVATIONS, BY THE COLONIAL COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE. (Continued from No. 37.) [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

.] REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF WESTERN AT/STRAUA IN 1840, WITH OBSERVATIONS, BY THE COLONIAL COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE. / (Continued from No. 87.) They are twisted regularly as a rifle barrel, and being found utterly use less for common purposes, from shortness of grain, and tendency to warp, they have been left unmolested, and may be seen in considerable abundance near Perth. This would, I am confident, when cut into veneers, afford a beautiful article for furniture, in which the figure would generally partake of the serpentine, but would probably be found to vary in the individual trees. The main use of the mahogany out of the colony will probably be for ship-building j the next, for supplying heavy girders and beams to the Cape, and other possessions, where flat roofs are in use. For ship-building it is admirably adapted — gives clean work under the adze, possesses strength in transverse and longitudinal sectiQns,.durabiIity, and great degree of exemption from attacks of insect...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

ON SALE AT THE PREMISES OF THE UNDERSIGNED, GOOD crown glass, cut to order, or in boxes of 100 feet; size, 20x12, 18x12, 16x14, 16x12, 14x12, 14x10, 12x10, 12x8, 12x7, 10x7, and other sizes ; also, a quantity of plate glass, and Birmingham sheet do., of various sizes ; superior raw and boiled linseed oil, warranted old ; turpentine, white lead ; black, blue, green, yellow, and other paints, in kegs, or other quantities, pre pared for painting ; tar, putty, whiting, and dry colours ; paint, white-wash, and other brushes ; sheet-lead, in quantities, cut to size. Diamonds for sale, or bought. Painting and glazing in general in town or country. CHARLES FOULKES, Hay-street, Perth. TO BE LET, rjlHE house and garden now in the JL occupation of Mr. Henry Trigg. — For particulars, enquire on the premises. N. B. — The garden is well stocked with fruit-trees. Perth, April IS. SHEEP FOR SALE. A FEW EWES in lamb, A few ewe lambs, A few wethers, and } ram. AGETT & STOKES. Perth, April 2. ...

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MR. TRIGG ON THE SAME SUBJECT. Perth, April 1839. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

MB. TRIGG ON THE SAME SUBJECT. Perth, April, 1839. Sir,— In reply to your letter, dated 1st February, requesting me to furnish his Excellency with any further observations I may have made on the timber of this colony, as also my opinion regarding our capability of shipping any large order of the same timber, I beg to state, for his Excel lency's information, that, in regard to the first point, I have but little to say, further than what I have already mentioned in my report to the Agricultural Society, I would only observe that, previous to that report, I had made little or no inquiries, but confined my observations to my own experience; Bince that time I have inquired, and from my personal observations of such of our timber (mahogany) as has been longest in and under water, I have no hesitation in again declaring that the sea- worm will not injure it. In this opinion I am not singular — I am confirmed in it by our shipwrights and boatbuilders Messrs. Mews & Cox, and also Mr...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

Ex 'HEROINE' Captain Dempster, from Rangoo. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. AGETT & STOKES, General Commission Agents, At Fremantle, on Thursday, April 29th, at one o'clock, FIFTY-NINE superior large-boned MARE PONIES. The proprietor avails himself of this opportu nity of apprising the public he has arrived with 59 out of 60 snipped; this circumstance will alone speak of their excellent condition; and being so fortunate on the passage, will be induced to sell them at moderate prices. Also, — A quantity of rice in bags, wheat, flour, Rnd oats. ^-3»s- rr«^«nr- »«Jo L-nnwn ai the time of sale. TO BE SOLD, UNDER A DISTRESS FOR RENT, On the 29th Instant, On the premises lately occupied by D. C. Mey rick, Canning River, (unless the rente are pre viously paid) — A Quantity of Scantling, (about 1400 feet), a few shingles, flour, tea, sugar, saws and other effects, late the property of the above. The stores and part of the timber are on Mount Heary side of the river, where the sale...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

SALES BT AUCTION. , — 0o — SALE AT PERTH. TO BE SOLDHBY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L.& W. SAMSON, At their Auction Rooms, Perth, on Wednesday, the 5th May, at one o'clock precisely, FINE AMERICAN FLOUR in barrels Prime Irish pork in ditto Westphalia hams Refined sugar Soap in 56-lb. boxes Superior sheeting calico Welsh flannel Fashionable prints Russia duck Gambroon Blue and white spotted prints Union check Ladies' white silk stockings Ladies' rose-wood work boxes Superior cognac brandy and gin in hogsheads Coffee mills Fryingpans Gridirons White and brown biscuit in barrels Perth, April 9. To close consignments ex 'Shepherd' and ?' Chieftain,19 TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. L. & W. SAMSON, At their Auction Rooms, Perth, on Wednesday, 28th April, at 1 o'clock precisely, mHE following ARTICLES :— I Collars and names, painters' and plasterers' brushes, tent bedstead, 1 pier glass, a chiffonier, half-worn-out cloth ing, ladies' shoes, Britaniametal tea-pots, tin dishes, su...

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Perth, April 15, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Perth, April 15, 1841. Thomas N. Yule, Esq., the usual oaths having been administered, took bis seat in the Council, vice Thomas Peel, Esq., resigned. His Excellency laid on the table several returns of land held in fee-simple and in occupancy moved for at the last meeting. George Leake, Esq., elated that he had the honour of presenting a petition from certain of the inhabitants of Perth praying to be relieved from the introduction of a bill to impose a tax upon land. Before moving that it be read, he begged to state bis entire concurrence with the matter of the petition ; the object which the originators of the measure had iu view, viz., that of obtaining possession of the land, could not be too strongly reprobated. Tim Hon. the Advocate-General suggested, that ai ao notice had been given of any intention to present the petition, it was not competent for the hon. member to say anything that would raise a discussion upon it : resides the bill was not even yet be...

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THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21,1841. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1841. We rejoice greatly at being able this week to register the defeat of the spoliation bill ! the at tempt to introduce a land-tax in accordance vith the wishes of the Land and Emigration Commis sioners, has, thanks to the true-heartedness of a inaiority of the Council, most signally failed. If it be allowable in any case to rejoice over the fallen, it may surely be permitted to us to sing songs of joy over the defeat of the supporters of this measure ; and to congratulate our brother colonists that the majority of the Legislative Council is composed of members who will ever refuse to compromise the rights of the settlers, by a blind adherence to the dictates of any man, or set of men. It was well observed by Mr. Leake that the Commissioners, in recommending their general measures for adoption in this colony, had teemed wholly to have lost sight of our legisla tive Council ; and appeared to think that their approval of a measure was quite sufficient autho rit...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

BIRTH.—At Perth, on Saturday, the 17th   inst., the lady of WILLIAM SAMSON,       Esq., of a daughter.

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PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS, AND MISCELLANEOUS ESTABLISHMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 21 April 1841

PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS, AND MISCELLANEOUS ESTABLISHMENTS. Executive Departments. Governor, His Excellency John Hutt, Esq., &c, &c, &c. Confidential Clerk, W. Cowan, Esq. Executive Council. The Hon. F. C. Irwin, K. H. The Hon. P. Brown. The Hon. J. S. Roe. The Hon. R. W. Nash. Department of Colonial Secretary. | Department of Surveyor-General. Colonial Secretary, Hon. P. Brown. | Surveyor-General, Hon. J. S. Roe. Chief Clerk, W. Knight, Esq. | 1st Asst. Surveyor, A. Hillman, Esq. Clerks { Mr. E. Souper. | 2nd Do.Do., H. M. Ommanney, Esq. Clerks { Mr. W Andrews. | Additional Do., Ensign Warburton. Extra, Mr. Helmick. | Draftsman, Mr. James Brown. Messenger, John Goulston. | Clerk, Mr. F. Wittenoom. Housekeeper, Mary Goulston | Contract Surveyors, Messrs. J. W. | & A. C. Gregory.   Revenue Department. | Collector of Revenue, H. C. Suther- | Treasurer, W. H. Drake, Esq. land, Esq. | Acting Do., H. Camfield, Esq. | Registrar of Deeds, Hon. P. Brow...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 28 April 1841

Subscribers are respectfully informed tfi/it the third quarter's subscription to this journal ends with the pre sent number. In alluding to this fact, we can hard/y do better than to quote the words of the Editor of Hue Syd ney Gazette on a similar occasion : — ' We should feel infinitely obliged to our subscribers if they would forward at their earliest convenience the amount of their respective mbscriptums ; our friends should bear in mind that Saturday will come once a week, and that journeymen expect to luivc their week's wages re gularly paid to them. The income of a paper Li derived from small amounts ; the aggregate of these small sums is considerable, and it is the want of this aggregate which presses very sensibly upon tlie machinery of the printing office.' We despair of being able to add anything to the force of this reasoning.

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