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BOXING DAY IN MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

BOXING DAY IN MELBOURNE. James Mullins might have been an Irishman but for the accident of birth. He was,- in fact, a Cockney on account of certain exigencies which his mamma could have explained at the time, and did so at some length; but she has ceased to talk about that for. many a day. Instead, therefore, of Mr. Mullins coming over for periodical recreation in the golden hop gardens of Kent, and taking back with him some trifling memento of his visit in the shape of wages, as was the custom with his im mediate ancestors, he spent the first three-and-twenty years of his life in acquiring that philosophic turn of mind and peculiar polish of manner which a close residence in Bethnal Green, London, E.C., is alone adapted to impart. A keen sense of enjoyment in such national sports and pastimes as his limited opportunities allowed him to see made him at an early age an authority upon such subjects as cricket, pigeon fancying, rounders, rat terriers, and other matters of like v import...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EXPLORATION IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

EXPLORATION IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. Mr. Gosse, who has lately returned to Charlotte Waters, on the line of the Overland Telegraph, from an unsuccessful attempt to conduct an exploring expedition from Central Australia to the settled districts of Western Australia, has despatched the fol lowing telegram to the Chief Secretary of South Australia :— *' Charlotte Waters, Dec. 20. ' Sir, — Leaving Alice Springs, April 21, according to your instructions forwarded to Reynolds! Range, where I left telegraph line, lat. 22° 28'. Range extends 45 miles to N.W. Found some rock waterholes in u large gum creek going west and then north, past foot of Stewart's Mount Leichardc. I also had a well sunk 40 miles from line. From here I made several attempts to get W. andS.W. On the iirst, one of my horses died for want of water. Finding it hopeless trying to advance in that direction, I returned to a high bluff, lat. 22° 51'. Ion. 132° 10' 'on Stuart's Bluff Range, where I crossed Major Warburton's camel...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHRONICLE OF THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

His Excellency Sib G. F. Bowen, accompanied by Captain Machell, A.D.G., left Melbourne on Saturday, the 3rd inst., for Tasmania, on a visit to Mr. Du Cane, the Governor of that island. On landing at Hobart Town our Governor was very warmly received by a large assemblage of people.. Mr. Francis and some of his colleagues took a trip at the commencement of the month in H.M.C.S.S. Victoria as far as the entrance to the Gipps Land lakes, where works of some importance, having for their object the permanent maintenance of a navigable channel between the fresh water and the sea, are in process of construction. They were met by some of the local officials, and at a luncheon' given on board subsequent to the inspection, the Chief Secretary is said to have promised an extension of the Gipps Land Railway from Sale to Bairnsdale. We must do the presidents of shires and road boards, mayors, ct hoc genus oinne, the justice to say that they never miss an op portunity, be the occasion one of busin...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SPORTING [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

It had been anticipated that the New Year's Day Meet ing of the Victoria Racing Club would hardly be a success, owing to the great attraction of the grand cricket match which had iust been concluded on the Melbourne ground between the All England Eleven and Eighteen of Victoria. The weather, however, was of that delightful character — a fresh, cool breeze from the south, with a clear^ blue sky above — that the holiday-makers could not resist paying a visit to the model racecourse at Flemington, and the attendance was very good indeed. The ladies mustered in strong force, and Bagot's lawn looked most lovely during the intervals between tho races, wliGn the gay throngs promenaded in front of the grand stand. The Governor was present, accompanied by Lady Bo wen arid family, and His Excellency appeared to take a lively interest in the sport. The new stand was pronounced to be exactly the right thing in the right place ; and affording an excellent . view of the racing, it was almost crow...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Theatres [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

Pantomime, so called, has had an absolute sway at two of the three theatres in this city during the Christmas time. At the Royalj indeed, for the first night or two, they began with a curtain-raiser. ; But complaint was made that it lengthened the performance, arid it was withdrawn; and nobody seemed to miss it. ' At the house over the way they commenced with the pantomime first. In future, it is to be supposed, the custom of prefacing the pantomime with a farce, or, as it is now the custom to call it, a petite comedy, will be abandoned. But then, in truth, the pantomime has come to be no pantomime. Formerly, it was something else than a name, and the prefatory opening was secondary to the harlequinade ; now, the harlequinade is only tacked on, and the clown and pantaloon speak more than* anybody else. The only, silent poople 'are -the harlequin and columbine, and it is likely enough they -will' commence to talk before long. Moreover, pantomimes have come to be things of paint, and ...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOCIALITIES [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 24 January 1874

1 ^Ct^%^^t^^^^^€^^^-^^1s^-Cs^^C *^& People would never speak of the good old times of 22 years ago, except on the principle that ' all times when old are good.' Those whose recollections go back to the Melbourne of 1852 should remember that at that date they were 22 years younger than they are now, which makes a considerable difference in the way we look at things. Heavy fathers and mothers of families of to-day were then perhaps no older than their elder children are now. What more natural than that they shotild sigh for the good old times, when they were young and the world was new, and life was a thing to be enjoyed and not endured 1 I certainly some times sigh over the good old times myself, when, with ' youth on the prow and pleasure at the helm,' I launched out into Australian life ; biit I doubt if I'd thank a bene ficent f. airy who would grant my wish, that 'those days would cume again,' and hurl me back into such a scene as Melbourne was when I first knew it. For a...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EXPLORATION OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

EXPLORATION OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. ? The SoiitJi Australian Advertiser has the following concerning the return of Mr. .W.'C. Gosse's exploring expedition :—,'* On Wednesday this party arrived in Adelaide, i looking. none the worse for their journeyines in the bush of Central Australia. The expedition consisted of Mr. W. C. Gosse, leader?; Mr.' E.f Si Berry, second in command; H. Gosse, collector ; H. Winnhll, P. Nilen, and three Affghaiis. The object of the expedition was to start from the telegraph line about the MacDomiell Banges, keeping south of Major Warburtou's route, and endeavour to reach Perth. Mr. Gosse succeeded in getting to a point about 600 miles west from the line, when, after many attempts to penetrate further, he was obliged reluctantly to fall hack, through the absence of permanent water. This was the more disappointing as his furthest point was' within. 280 miles from the position reached by Mr. Forrest in his expedition from the West in ,'ttfe, year 1869. The memb...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF A MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF A MURDER. (from the hobart town mercury, jan. 22.) ' The arrival of the brig Wolverine irom Launceston, via Bird Island, hus placed us in possession of the particulars of what has, no doubt, been a most foul murder, which are singular in more than one respect. In the year 1871, the Australian Guano Company of this oity sent John Wrigbt, a much-trusted servant of the company, accompanied by Patrick Nolan, who was to act in the capacity of his cook, to Bird Island, to look after the interests of the company there. After some time Nolan was found alone on the island. He stated that Wright hud been drowned whilst ' coralling,' and that lie himself had been alone for three monthB. lie was brought to Hobart Town, there being no reuson apparently for suspecting the truthfulness of his statement, and much sympathy was felt for him on account of the peculiar hardships lie had undergone, and his long solitary occupation'1 of bo unattractive a place. Lately tho Wolverin...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A TWENTY-ONE DAYS' FAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

A TWENTY-ONE DAYS' FAST. Thk Border Post states that on Saturday, the 3rd January, a Prussian named Christian -Nerrah went down to the River Murray to fish,' with the intention of returning next day. When he got to the river he was seized with illness and compelled 'to sleep out; Next morning lie was so enfeebled that he could not move for four days. After his legs became right he was enabled to move about, but had a relapse of the illness, and kept crawling about until the 14th January without seeing a human being. On the date mentioned Mr. Beat, the superintendent of Mr. Adams (the Surveyor-General), Ettamoucah Vineyard, Seven mile Creek, happened to pass, and casually inquired if he hooked any fish.. He replied 'No,'.' faintly, and before he had time to make his position understood the superintendent cantered off. On the 24th, however, Mr. Beat providentially happened to pass the body, and was astonished to observe the man was lying in the same position in which he left him ten d...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PALMER RIVER NATIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

PALMER RIVER NATIVES. The Brisbane Courier states that, concerning the natives of the Palmer River, country, the Government; surveyor, Mr. Macniillan, says they' are not1 very different in physical appear ance from the other, blacks of Queensland, though they are fine well-built men. But they seem to have rather more intellect, and perhaps more pluck. Their spear heads and many of their other tools are made of steel, principally socket chisels and other such things, that they must have got from wrecks, and which they keep in a wonderfully efficient state of sharpness, and have fitted to the handles in a very neat and artistic manner. Their dillybugs are different from those of more southern tribes, and are exactly similar to those brought from New Guinea by some of the officers of the Basilisk. One of the party happened to have one of these with him, and was able to compare it with those of the Cook blacks. These bluckfellows have large canoes from 20ft. to 30ft. long, dug out of ce...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
REPORTED DISCOVERY OF ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE LEICHARDT EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

REPORTED DISCOVERY OF ONE OP THE SUR VIVORS OF THE LEICHARDT EXPEDITION. The following telegram,- dated February 4, has been received from Brisbane, Queensland : — ' The man calling himself Andrew Hume, who was despatched by the Sydney Government, in 1872, in search of tracks of Leichardt. arrived at Brisbane Der Boome rang this morning. He reports that he has found Classan, the second in command of Leichardt's expedition, living with the blacks on the head waters of Stewart's Creek. Classan. he says, is getting very decrepid, and was anxious to leave the blacks. Hume attempted to bring him away, but was prevented by the blacks. Hume remained' with Classan some time, during which Classan wrote an account in German of the fate of Leichardt's expedition. Classan stated to Hume that Leichardt's party mutinied, and, after n struggle with the leader, left him, when pushing on to the N. YV. coast. Classan at the time was away searching for water. He returned and foundLeichardt insen sible...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TERRIFIC GALE IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

TERRIFIC GALE IN QUEENSLAND. A teruipio oale occurred at St. Lawrence, ? Queensland, on January 29. The wharf, with the piles, moorings, and girders, weighing about 100 tons, together with the embankment, was carried away. The stores of the Australasian Steam Navigation Company were blown down, and bonded stores unroofed and otherwise damaged. Both places were full of merchandise. The flagstaff at the pilot station, on which a light was exhibited, was blown down. The dwellings of the pilot and his assistants, suffered considerably. Cases of goods and bales of wool were washed or blown a considerable distance. Two hotels, including Hatfield's hotel nnd store, with many other stores, were levelled to the ground. The post and telegraph offices were blown down, Mr. Ahem escaping with the instruments only. The Custom*' house was entirely destroyed, and the ofHcial documents scat tered to the winds. The Court-houso has also gone, and wiles of. telegraph have been blown awuy. Sheets of gal...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHOCKING TRAGEDY NEAR AVOCA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

SHOCKING TRAGEDY NEAR AVOCA. A terrible occurrence was reported by telegraph from Avnca, on February G,in the following terms : — ;''A report of a shocking tragedy was brought to Ayoca this afternoon'. from Bung Bong, viz., that a man named Porter, a boot and shoe maker, had cut the throats of his three children, and then hung himself to a rafter in his own house. The report turned out to be only too true. A telegram came to Porter this forenoon from Melbourne, and the son of J. B. Smith took it to Bung Boner. , On arriving at. Porter's place the messenger found a placard stuck on the door, forbidding anyone making any inquiry unless he were accompanied, by the police. The door was broken open by the police, and a shocking sight was seen. The man was hanging by a rope to the roof, the youngest child was in the cradle, the eldest in the man's bed, and the second eldest in her own bed ; all with their throats cut. The wife of Porter: had been dead some 18 months. Porter was a great be...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
GOLD AND THE GOLD-FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

GOLD AND THE GOLD-FIELDS. The past year has scarcely been such a prosperous one for those interested in the gold-mining industry as its predecessor. In the BalJuriit-districC everything continues remarkably dull, and although the mines are being worked with most commendable perseverance, the returns for some time past have been com paratively small. Very great activity still prevails upon the Sandhurst 'gold-field ; large sums of money continue to be invested there, and good returns are constantly being obtained. There has also been a considerable improvement lately at Mount Blackwood and at Pleasant Creek. The average number of uuners employed upon the gold-fields during 1872 was 54,659, and for the past year 52,544. or 2,107 less than during 1872. For the last eight years there has been a constant decrease in the number of men engaged in gold-mining. This decrease is in a great measure owing to the largely-increased use of machinery, and also to the fact that many of the diggers w...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHRONICLE OF THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

Sir George Bowen is evidently determined to make himself acquainted with the country. Soon after his return from Tasmania he set out, accompanied by Mr. Casey and some of the permanent officials, on a tour through Gipps Land. , The Vice-regal party proceeded by way of Rose'dale, Sale, and Bairnsdale to Orueo, and then crossed the mountains, returning to town by the North-Eastern Rail way. Mr. Weld, the Governor of Western Australia, has been oh a visit to Melbourne, whence he proceeded to Sydney. Some few stray notes of preparation are being sounded here and there in view of the approaching general election, but as yet the coming event has not excited any great interest. It is evident, from some of the few addresses that have been already put forward, that the candidates are ' of opinion that a change has. come over the views of , the constituencies with regard to the subjects of protection and assisted immigration. A few years ago any one who advocated free trade -or the importatio...

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FARTHING EPIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 21 February 1874

THE FARTHING EPIC. ' A correspondent, ' J. E. N.,' sends the following note on the subject of Mr. It. H. Home's epic poem Orion: — 'Sir, — Your contributor 'M. or N.' tells the story about Mr. Home's farthing epic incorrectly. Orion was not issued in ' farthing numbers.' It was published and sold in three editions for a farthing, Mr. Home's motive for thus issuing it at' a nominal price being that it should, unlike most other epic poems, have the chance of being read during its author's lifetime. Concerning the anecdote of the boy and his 'penn'orth of epics,' it is good to laugh at, only Mr. Home has more than once assured me that it never happened.'

Publication Title: Australasian Sketcher With Pen And Pencil, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
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