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INTER-COLONIAL TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
INTER-COLONIAL TRADE. We insert the following testy article for the amusement of our settlers. It is from the Cornwall Chronicle. We certainly must accuse that journal of taking a very narrow-minded view of the subject. It makes a great noise about money being sent out of Laun ceston to purchase Port Phillip mutton, hut it says not a word anent the fifty fold amount drained from us in pur chase of building materials. Now this is either ungratefulness or stupidity on the part of our contemporary, for assuredly Launceston is the last place that should begrudge us a market for our produce. We purchase their tim her because it is better and cheaper than our own, and why should they not buy our mutton on the same prin ciple ? If the Chronicle's doctrine were followed up-if its readers were to eat their own dear and lean mutton, and the Phillippians to make deals out of crooked she-oak--what would become of inter-colonial and inter-national trade ? Verily, there are wiseacres in Launcesto...
VISITORS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
VXSzTORU, T. Ritchie, Esq., W. Langhorne, Esq. J. R. Nicholson, Esq., W. Mortimer, Esq., J. M'Cabe, Esq., J. Cruickshank, Esq, W. Hutchinson, Esq, D. C. M'Ar" thur, Esq, - Conolly, Esq.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
MECHANICS' INSTITUTIONS. The Town of Corio has now at tained a sufficient size, and a suit able population, for the successful establishment of such institutions as tend to raise and refine society at large-to blend recreation with the acquirement of knowledge, and to render them both subservient to the moral and physical advancement of mankind. That " Mechanics' Institutions" are admirably adapted to accomplish these ends, we have never heard denied. Our remarks are therefore made with a view to excite and strengthen opinions already exist ing, and not to argue the point, or suggest anything new. '1 he dissemination of scientific knowledge, is a prominent, though in our opinion a secondary object in these institutions. They are strictly convivial, in the true meaning of that much abused word. They bring together the rich and poor on an arena where their respective virtues are displayed free from the clashing of those interests which ought to be identical. 'I hey afford a noble oppo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
MR. CONOLLiY, SOLICITOR, OF MsI.DOUIINE. B EGS to inform the inhabitants of North and South C!orio, that he is about to opeanan oice, amongst them ; and that until such office is ready, himself or an efficiaet assistant will be in attendance every Thursday and Friday, at Mr Macit's and' Mr Griflin's, to receive profeossional in structions, &c. Corio, 19th March, 1851. aegistry Office for Servants. M~4R. LLOYD begs to notify to the Settlers and Inhabitants generally that he ha, opened a Relister OfHice for the hire of Shepherds and Labour ers of all descriptions. Mr Lloyd hay. ing at all times orders to forward servants to gentlemen in the country, recommends men wanting to hire to apply at his olfic., Malop-street, Corio .Presbyterian Church. TIYNDERS for thesupply and car i riage of the following materials for the erection of the Presbyl erlan Church will be received by the under. signed till the 6th of April: 750 bushels screened shell lime, per bushel 80 loads loom and sa...
THE HARBOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
THE HARBOUR, We congratulate our fellow-citizens upon the splendid prospect which has been opened by the testimony of Major Mercer, supported by the most convincing experiments, that Thef channel across the bar may be deepened to any required extent-the mud and shells by which it is choked up being so soft that it may be sounded with a rod to a depth sufficient to admit a line-of-battle ship. The clearness of the statement in the preceding column renders comment unnecessary. The happiest results may be expected from this discovery, followed up by the patriotic exertions of Major Mercer in England, to whom the thanks of the community cannot be too warmly ex pressed.
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
"5YDNICY. Fine Flour. 21s. per 100llb. Se-: conda, 16. Ration, 14. Colonial Wheat, 4s. to 7s. per bushel. Maize 2.. to 3s. Gd. ditto. Barley, 5s. ditto, Cape Barley, bs. ditto. Onts, 5s. to 7s. ditto. Hay, 71. to 101. per ton. Wheat Straw, 2). to 21. SOs.
PROGRESS OF CORIO. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
PROGRESS OF CORIO. It appears quite unaccountable that this beautiful township should have lain almost waste for so long a period, for thongh it be true that allotments in Corio went nearly as high as Melbourne allotments at the last government sale-still that is a fact which only renders the paradox more inexplicable. T'le cause ap. pears to exist in the circumstance that great numbers of the original purchasers were Sydney speculators who bought with the intention of retaining the land until they could dispose of it at an immense profit. Another circumstance prejudicial to Corio has been, tile all-engrossing. unhealthy excitement which has pre wriled in Melbourne, to the exclusion of every consideration apart from the aggrandisement of that particular township. The Auction Company's sale on Thuisday next will be an important event in the career of this town. The Pales in December last were failure' on acco.mnt of the storm in the money market, and the 1" thunderbolt" of the new la...
THE HARBOUR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GEELONG ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
THE HARBOUR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GEELONG ADVERTISER. MR EnoTOR-A few days ago, Dr. Thomson addressed me, in behalf of the inhabitants of Geelong, requesting that I should get the opinion of certain scientific persons in England regarding the removal of the bar at the mouth of Corio harbour. To promote an object of such con sequence to the interests of this place, I yesterday, accompanied by Lieutenant Addis, Dr. Clarke, and Mr. Fisher, examined both the ship and boat channels, the-result of which I beg to communicate to the settlers of this neighbourhood. Provided with an iron rod 24 feet -long, we proceeded to the Ship Channel. Near the white flag, we found only 8 feet of water, and 9 feet of soft mud and shells. Half way be tween the white and black flags, 8 feet of water, and 10 feet of quite soft mud and shells. At the black flag, 8½ feet of water, and 9h feet of soft mud and shells. Boat Channel, south side, 6 feet of water and 5 feet of mud and shells. Middle, 5 feet water, r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
O oR, LONDON. THE FINE BARQUE S SOCRATES, o00 tons. Thomas Rufle, commander, Iaving nearly the whole of her cargo of Wool engaged, will have immediate d(epstch, and he loaded in Corio Bay, ihereby saving the expense and delay of eartage to Point Henry. For freight or passage apply to the ,aptailb on board, or to Messrs WERE BROTHERS & Co. or Mlessrs STRACHAN & CO. Melbourne and Geelong. For London, TIHE FIRST CLASS BARQUE 320 tons register, J. Chirchly, Com, mander. The greater part of this ship's cargo is ready to be put on-board and will meet with quick dispatch. She has now come to Geelong to take in part of her wool. For Freight or P'assage, having very superior accom modation, apply to JAMES CAIN, or P. W. WELSH & CO. For London Direct. THE fine first class barque ,+ +E"AGLE, J. M. Buckley, commander, 600 tons, is now taking Wool on board, and will meet with quick despatch. For freight &c., apply to ARTHUR. WILLIS & CO. or to P. W. WELSH ...
SH[?] NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
SII NZW0. ARRIVALI. March 14.-ALICE, cutter, Sutton mas ter, from Melbourne. Passengers-Mrs Goardiner &. children, Messrs Murric, "Welsh, & ,1'Clure. Cargo-2000 feet timber 1 ton potatoes 1 case apples 7 sails 2 brass stanrhons 8 bags Sugar I chest tea i cask pitch a bales uancun 3 ton butts Mr Ruffle; 1 plough I cask pork 1 bag hardware 2 muskets 1 case pipes Mr Gray. 14.-D-EVONslI1RE, schooner. Sutto master, from Melbourne. Passengers Mr Shepard, Mr Bolger, Mr and Mrs Har mond & 2 children, Mr & Mrs Blackman & child. Mary Wackmand, J. Connand. J. Sundor, J. DDowing, J. Laurence, E. Martin, J. Wills, & W. Brothmar. Cargo--300 feet timber Mr Sheppard, 2 ton flour Mr Manifold, 8 cases of ale. I cask brandy 5 cask nails 27 packages. lug* gage 2 cases brandy Mr Mack, a few cases aocenutrements, Government 14.-LUCY, cutter, Batten master, from Melbourne. Passengers-IL.. Miller and A. R, Cruickshanks. Cargo-31 flooring boards Mr Candy; 3 ea...
THE SCAB ACT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GEELONG ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
THE SCAB ACT. TO TIIl EDITOR OF THlE O?ELON ADVERTISER. Stn,-In the Geeloing Advertiser or the 6th inslaint. there is a complain made against the decision of the Mlagis trates here, in the case decided by them between Sutton and Bird. it is my opinion, and the opinion of the majority of the settlers in the neigh bourhood of the disputed station, that AMr Sutton had no cause of complaint against Mr Bird; it is true that Mlr Bird's sheep were not clean from scab, but AMr Bird's sheep were not driven over any part of Mr Sutton's station, they were never nearer than eight miles to any of MAr Sutton's sheep, The run which Mr Bird occupied was eight miles distant from Mr White head's station; Mr Sutton could not possibly flatter himself that he could occupy fourteen miles froritage on both sides the Spring creek, alias Scrubby Creek, with one flock ol sheep, even if they were free from scab and all other diseases. If Mr Sutton was so much afraid of his sheep being infected by those of Mr ...
MARKETS. MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
MELBOURNE; MELuOURtNE PRICE CutRRENT.-Flour first. £35 to £38 per ton, second £30 to £32, third £20 to £30 ; cedar logs 4d. to 5d.; deals 9d. to Is.; shingles per thousand £1. 15s, to. £2 Os.; tea hysonskini £12 to £13, per chest; potatoes £14 to £16 per ton ; maiz", 43. 6d to 6s. 6d. per bushel ; oats 5s 6d to 6s. per bushel.
MISCELLANEA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
=ZSCELL&NEA. The man appointed to take the cen. sos in Pawtucket, Mlassachusets, expe* riences.(.o says the Boston Gazette) the greatest difficulty in ascertaining the ages of the girls, none of whom plead guilty to over twenty-four. THE BRITANNIA steamship, which sailed from Halifax on the 4th instant, arrived at Liverpool yesterday, thus bringing letters and passengers from that port in ten days. This is the quick est communication between the two continents ever effected. Letters and uapers would have been here at the early morning delivery, had it not been for the tide at Liverpool requiring a steam tug to be dispatched to the ship to convey her passengers and mail ashore, which had not returned last night in time for the mail train, The Belgian government has granted a patent of fifteen years for a method of substituting type, made of a cement harder than lead, for metallic type; and also a patent of importation for five years for an improved method of composiog printin...
MELBOURNE. SPECIAL SURVEYS. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
MZELZBOURNE. SPECIAL SURVEYS. GOVERNMs ENT NOTICE. "Vith reference to the notices from. this office, dated the 5th liecemhhe 1840, and 21st January 1841, 'letail.., the mode in which ordinary purchases of Crown Lands are to be. effected in Port Phillip .district. His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the executive council, has bqen pleased to direct the publication of the following regulations re.pecting special survey in that district. 1. Any holder of land receipt to the extent of not loss than 5120 acres may, it 'ie tiinks fit, demand a special survey of any land, naot hereinafter excetpted, within the district of Port P'hillip, whether such land receipt be obtained in the manner pointed out in the government notice of the 21st Jannajy last, or granted by the colonial land and immigration commissioners, in London, 2. Any.person who.may desire to have a.special survey must deliver his land receipt to the Senior Surveyor resident.at Melbourne,.describing at the-same time,...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
CKHZNA. We have received files of the Pinang Gazette -to the 2nd January inclusive, and of the Canton .Register to 'the 16th December, 1840; the information they give relativeto Chinese affairs, is vague,-,uncertain, and inconclusive. The most important piece of news, is the resignation, from a bad state of health, of Admiral Elliott, as com .nander of the squadron in the Chinese seas. Sir John Gordon Bremer, who was so long amongst, us, we are happy to perceive, has been appointed to th.i chief command. It appears that not. withstanding the irresistable force the English possessed, they have frittered away their time, -without rendering one exploit that will add to their Iau. rels, or conduce to place our relations with China on that firm basis, that we looked for, from the ample, efrectual and expensive armament that was put in motion to effect that highly irport ant object. We do not, nor did we ever advocate the propriety of .plunging into war wi'h China upon such iniquitous gro...
SYDNEY. EXTENSIVE FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
SYDNEY. EXTENSITE FIRE. The loss sustained by this calamitous evenLt will not, it is generally believed, hle so ruin'us a, was at first anticipated. It appears that Mr Hooking contem plated a voyIge to England, in conse. quence of which the husioess of the firm had of late been gradually co.. tracted, and at thR time the catastrophe occurred, the stores were not so full as is generally the case; yet still the loss will be immense. The buildings alone are estimated at £40,000, and all these are completely destroyed. Every stone about. the place will have to be removed ; the fire has so much injured the walls that what are now standing present the most ruinous appearance, and large portions of them are confiuu ally falling to the around; and, if a strong southerly wind were to spring up, there would be scarcely a chimney or a high wall upon the place. A great portion of the walls and a large chimney were on Thursday taken down by a gang of men belonging to Hyde Park barracks, under th...
TAXES ON ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
TAXESON. ENTERPRISE. Harrassed and neglected by the colonial, provincial, and local governments. Corio has long been labouring under serious disadvan. tages. The ignorance of our Sydney rulers is perhaps pardonable, but their presumption is highly culpable; and the want of public spirit (or powerlessness) of the Melbourne officials, has been as deplorable as the stupidity of their principal deputy in Geelong. But it is useless to rail at the past Our prospeci is brightening, and Corio has already attained a strength which no go vernment shackles can restrain. The laws of New South Wales are almost exclusively restrictive. They contain no encouraging clauses. To 'rising settlements they are especially iirapplicable, for prohibitions and.re strictions of the most useless nature and vicious tendency are allowed to exert their haneful influence upon the, youthful energies of rising townships, which are not in force in those more firmly established. Wherever the government lays its paw, ...
PORTLAND BAY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
PonTLAND' B ;Y.-A' person lataly a rrived from this settlem-Irt. in form- us, that since the government sale in Octo her last,. the settlement is progressing, and that about forty houses have been erected. - Labour is mui'h in demand, both in town and country. a thing inci dent to all nOw settlements. Some complaints are iade of an insufficzent supply of frPoh water, but with oidinary appliances, this difficulty is expected to be overcome The departure of the Brazil Packet, on the 1st February last, wtth a cargo of oil and wool, for K.ngland, is a soticient indication of the industry and prosperity of the settlers. Thb- lowest pr'ce of half acre-town land of coure-at the late glrverninent sale, was £900. Of the adoption of the uniform price-the South Australian system-they have of course as yet no expectation.-Southern Australian Re. gister.
COMMITTAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
COMnMITTAL.--On Monday last, a man of the name of Gsmmil was corn mitted to take his trial for an aggra. vated assault on a lad belonging to the same station. We would remind the authorities that there was a discre. pancy in the lad's evidence (in our opinion amounting to wilful perjury) which does not appear -in the written evid:rice. A memorandum to this effect should be added. SUPR3ME COURT-Judge Willis has, as we expected, shown considerable activity in putting his department in working order, having.procured (by standing up for " his order") one of the most commodious rooms in Mel bourne. As we think we may rely upon the discretion of our fellow. colonists, in " guarding.. against the '" mania for litigation," we must hail -its establishment as a beneficial check upon inordinate speculation, as well as affording greater facility fur the registration of land, &c. &c. Corio will enjoy its share of the fruits of liti gation (sweet or bitter according as they are ga...