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MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 23 January 1869
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. Saturday, January 16 ; latitude, 19° 38' S. ; longitude, 111° 58' E, Ship's course N, 9° E. Distance, 116 miles. Sunday, January 17 ; latitude, 17° 48' S. ; longitude, 112° 32'E. Ship's course, N. 17° E. Distance, 115 miles. Monday, January 18 ; latitude, 16° 0'2"; S.; longitude 113° 51' E. Ship's course, N.E. by N. Distance, 125 miles. Tuesday, January 19 ; latitude, 14° 38' S. ; longitude, 115° E. Ship's course, N.E. ½ N. Distance, 108 miles. Wednesday, January 20 ; latitude, 13° 10' S. ; longitude, 116° 37' E. Ship's course, N. 42° E. Distance, 113 miles. Thursday, January 21; latitude, 12° S.; longitude, 118° 20' E. Ship's course, N.E. by E. Distance, 112 miles. Friday, January 22 ; latitude, 11° 29' S. ; longitude, 119° 23' E. Ship's course, N. 17° E. Distance, 74 miles.
SMITH'S EYELAND. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 23 January 1869
SMITH'S EYELAND. The discovery of Smith's Eyeland has been followed by others of equal importance by the clipper yacht Watersprite purchased of Dream- land, Nightmare & Snore, for the purpose. She was fitted with first-class instruments. Officers and men were required to pass a rigo- rous examination, and all proved competent (in cases of difficulty and absence of rope and marlingspike) to splice the mainbrace. An endless variety of yarns was the result of this portion of the examination, which it is hoped will one day be exhibited, as several were of remarkable toughness. On the onetieth day the parallel was run down, and the Eyeland sighted at dark by aid of a powerful double night-glass, which for the remainder of the voyage remained at hand on &nbsp; the head. &nbsp; A fine harbour, safe anchorage, and com- modious watering place was discovered. The natives in the daytime are friendly and accommodating. They attack, however, in the dark, although easily r...
The Moonta Herald. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 23 January 1869
BEFORE our next issue, the Moonta will in all probability have reached her des- tination; and should the remainder of &nbsp; the voyage be equally satisfactory, we may congratulate all concerned upon the vessel selected, with her officers and crew, who have done all in their power to make things go smoothly. We have also reason for congratulation in the success which up to this time has marked the efforts of all to render the voyage agreeable, the horses and bullocks available for work on landing, and the whole party, from the highest to the lowest, mutually satisfied with each other. This news will tell well for the party and its management on the arrival of the Herald at head-quarters; and we consider it a highly satisfactory sequel to the confusion which existed on the embarkation of the party, which re- sulted in the death of one of the bullocks-and it proves the ability of those in charge of the stock, that no further casualty has occurred ; and of all engaged that the ...
POLICE COURT. MOONTA: SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1869. [Before G. R. McMinn, Esq., S.M.] [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 23 January 1869
POLICE COURT. MOONTA: SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1869. [Before G. R. McMinn, Esq., S.M.] The Queensland Slasher and the Trigono- &nbsp; metry Swell were charged with causing a breach of the peace, and creating a disturbance in Starboard-street, Moonta. This case excited a great deal of interest, and the Court was inconveniently crowded. Mr. Woolsack, Q.C., appeared for the prose- cution, and Sergeant Bigwig for the defence &nbsp; the latter learned gentleman took some pre- liminary objections to the proceedings, and qupted the case of Jones v. Smith-Chitty's &nbsp; Reports, p. 1,020. Mr. Woolsack, in replying to the objection, read from Coke upon Littleton, to show that the proceedings were correct. His Worship said he would reserve the point. &nbsp; Corporal John Smith, X 412, whose conduct throughout the proceedings was most dis- respectful to the Court, then gave evidence, from which it appeared that the two prisoners on the day in question were fightin...
ANSWERS TO CONUNDRUMS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 23 January 1869
ANSWERS TO CONUNDRUMS. 1. Because he went off when discharged. 2. Cock-ill (cockle). 3. Because it has a long route. 4. Because they are thinkers (thin curs). 5. Because it wants bailing out. 6. Because he was tied in the shrouds. A reward of twenty stripes will be freely given to the perpetrator of the negro crash- ing breakdown on the quarter-deck every morning. Should this reward be unclaimed a rod is in pickle. On Saturday several sharks were seen about &nbsp; the ship, and two were caught, measuring about five or six feet.
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
THE WEATHER. Saturday, January 23 ; a.m., Bar., 29° 94' ; wind, S.W.; p.m., Bar., 29s 97'; Ther. 78°; wind, S. Moderate and fine. Sunday, January 24"; a.m., Bar. 29° 90'; wind, S. ; p.m., Bar. 29° 83'; Ther. 79° &nbsp; wind, S.S.W. Moderate and fine. Monday, January 25 ; a.m., Bar. 29° 87' ; wind, S.S.W. ; p.m., Bar. 29° 85'; Ther. 82° . wind, S.W. Moderate and cloudy. Tuesday, January 26; a.m., Bar 29° 88'; wind, S.W. ; p.m., Bar. 29° 88' ; Ther. 84° ; wind S.W. Fair breeze and cloudy. Wednesday, January 27 ; a.m., Bar. 29° 85'; wind, W.S.W. ; p.m., Bar. 29° 90'; Ther. 85°; wind, S.W. Fair breeze and sultry. Thursday, January 28 ; a.m., Bar. 29° 91' ; wind, W.S.W. ; p.m., Bar. 29° 85' ; Ther. 86° ; wind, W. Gentle air, calm, very sultry. Friday, January 29; a.m., Bar. 29° 90'; wind, W.; p.m., Bar. 29° 87'; Ther. 87°; wind, W.S.W. Gentle air, calm, very sultry. During the last week the family of one of the surveyors has been increased, but we regret to hear that the unfortun...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
MISCELLANEOUS. Although we have been favoured with very fine weather, we imagine there must have been some heavy storms in the neighbourhood, as several craft have been seen scudding under bare poles. THE NORTHERN TERRITORY HERRIN' AND TATER CLUB.-This club has been duly estab- lished by Dr. Peel, who holds a dispensation from the parent society in Adelaide. The first meeting took place on Wednesday, January 13, when a number of gentlemen were ad- mitted to the secrets and mysteries of the society, and after transacting the business of the Club the brethren separated, evidently satisfied they had done their duty. The Club met again on Wednesday, January 20, at the usual hour, when, after the trans- action of necessary business, it was resolved to postpone the next meeting until cooler weather. The overboard mail has been dispatched every night during the last week ; we trust they will arrive in safety at their destination. A very pleasant entertainment was given on the quarter-deck ...
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
MEMORANDA OF SHIP'S COURSE. Saturday, January 23.-Latitude, 19° 38'; longitude, 111° 58' N. 90° E. Distance, 116 miles. Sunday, January 24-Latitude, 17° 48'; longitude, 112° 52' 1ST. 17° E. Distance, 115 miles. Monday, January 25.-Latitude, 16° 0' 2' ; longitude, 113° 51' N.E. by N. Distance, 125 miles. Tuesday, January 26.-Latitude, 14° 38' ; longitude, 115° N.E. ½° N. Distance, 108 miles. Wednesday, January 27.-Latitude, 13° 10' ; longitude, 116° 37' N. 42° E. Distance, 113 miles. Thursday, January 28.-Latitude, 12° 0'; longitude, 118° 20' N.E. 6° E, Distance, 112 miles. Friday, January 29.-Latitude, 11° 29'; &nbsp; longitude, 119° 23' N. 70° E. Distance, 74 miles.
The Moonta Herald. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1869. WE fear that the light airs and calms to which we have lately been subjected &nbsp; will impose upon us the not unpleasant task of issuing another number of the Moonta Herald to our readers ; and in submitting probably the last copy under its present title, would express a hope &nbsp; that our endeavours to contribute to the amusement of our fellow-passengers have not been unsuccessful. &nbsp; We may congratulate ourselves to &nbsp; the present moment upon the success of the voyage, and it maybe considered as tempting of Providence to anticipate the real commencement of the Northern Territory survey in a few days, by the termination of a rapid voyage free from casualty. And upon the commencement of the survey, although we ourselves are writing as one of the Expedition, we trust that in the character of a journalist we may impress upon our readers how much they can individually contribute to the easy working of the Expedi- t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
AMUSEMENTS. GRAND ENTERTAINMENT &nbsp; THE FINEST HISTRIONIC TALENT IN THE WORLD. WONDER OF THE AGE. THE DUTCH DWARF ! ! JAPANESE FIDDLE ! ! ! Assisted by the UNRIVALLED VOCALISTS of the Moonta. To conclude with the Screaming Farce THE DENTIST'S SHOP. THIS DAY, at 3.30 P.M. BUSINESS NOTICES. H.C. MCCALLUM, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL &nbsp; GROCER, COMMISSION AGENT, &c, TILBURN-PLACE, MOONTA, in returning thanks to his numerous Customers for their Patronage, begs to state that he is about to erect LARGE and COMMODIOUS PRE- MISES at PORT DARWIN, for the purpose of Supplying the Township and Neighborhood with FIRST-CLASS GOODS at the Lowest Remunerative Prices. COMMISSION AGENCY of several Businesses attended to on easy terms. TRAVELLER WANTED. A Gentleman of Good Address to Solicit Orders. One acquainted with the Gaelic language preferred. LOST AND FOUND. LOST, from No. 5 Mess, a Blue Silk &nbsp; NET. &nbsp; J. DOUGLAS. LOST, from the Cart before the ...
COMMERCIAL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
COMMERCIAL REPORT. Wines, Spirits, &c.-There is a great scarcity this Week-indeed, the market seems quite bare. Fresh supplies would meet with a ready sale. &nbsp; Flour.-Good supplies, but consumption not so great as usual in consequence of the substitution of hard tack for soft. Fruit.-Raisins, Apricots, &c, apparently going down fast. As yet, supply seems equal to demand. Hay.-In spite of large consumption the market sometimes shows signs of being in- conveniently crowded, but only a temporary inconvenience is experienced. Meat Market.- -We are glad to note a much better feeling this week. Supplies are more liberal and the consumption proportionate.
KOEPANG.—TIMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 30 January 1869
KOEPANG.-TIMOR. &nbsp; Our little schooner was bowling along merrily on a lovely summer's day on her way to Timor, when the first sight of this comparatively unknown island first greeted our view. This was Mount Teem, which towers with its snow-clad peaks far above the rest of the island, and can be seen at a distance of 60 or 70 miles off. We passed through the Straits of Rotti, and reached Koepang about mid- day. The harbour, or more properly the roadstead, consists of a large bay, protected on every side but the N.W. by the projecting horns of the bay, and the Island of Sumba or Sam ; at that point, however, the breakwater forms a very inefficient protection against the force of the wind, and it is therefore considered only a perfectly safe ancho- rage at certain seasons of the year. On casting anchor we were visited by a Dutch Captain, who acted in the capacity of harbour-master, revenue officer, &c., and who after making the usual enquiries and refreshing the in...
LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEN COMPRISING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY SURVEY EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 24 February 1869
LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEN COMPRISING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY SURVEY EXPEDITION. Leader.--G. W. Goyder. &nbsp; Surgeon.--Dr. Peel. &nbsp; Photographer.-Mr. J. Brooks. Draftsmen.--J. N. O. Bennett, E. S. Perry, A. Ringwood, and W. M. Hardy. Accountant and Postmaster.--J. M. Lambell. &nbsp; &nbsp; Botanist.--F. Schultze. Doctor's Assistant.--W. W. Hoare. Assistant Photographer.--W. Bar- low. Assistant Botanist.-A. Schultze. Storekeeper.--H. C. McCallum. First-Class Surveyors.--A. H. Smith, A. T. Woods, W. Harvey, A. J. Mitchell, G. R. McMinn, and G. R. McLachlan. Second Class Surveyors.--R. R. Knuckley, J. M. Thomas, N. W. Mills, &nbsp; E. M. Smith, S. King, jun., and D. D. &nbsp; Daly. &nbsp; Cadets.--C. N. Greene, C. Giles, jun., H. D. Packard, L. S. Brooking, A. L. McKay, T. Bee, C. W. L. Sprigg, J. Aldridge, D. L. Beetson, P. H. Burden, J. F. Roberts, and C. Wells. Coxwain of " Midge."--James Bur- &nbsp; ton. Staff.--R. ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 24 February 1869
IN finally taking our leave, we must congratulate our readers on the happy termination of as prosperous and plea- sant a voyage as could be desired. The Moonta cast anchor in Port Darwin on Friday, 5th February, 1869, at 3 o'olock p.m., ; being the forty-first day since her departure from the Lightship, Port Adelaide. The voyage has been charac- &nbsp; terized by a singular absence of con- rary winds and heavy squalls. Cape Lewin, the dread of sea-sick landsmen, instead of the usual bois- terous weather, sent forth a strong fair breeze, which day after day carried the good old craft many miles on her way to her destination. The latter part of the voyage was somewhat delayed by the light airs and &nbsp; calms peculiar to the tropics, otherwise &nbsp; we should have been able to chronicle our arrival some days earlier. Early on the morning of the 5 th, every one was on the alert to catch the first glimpse of the promised land, and a long dark line on the horizo...
EXTRACTS FROM MR. GOYDER'S JOURNAL. [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 24 February 1869
EXTRACTS FROM MR. GOYDER'S JOURNAL. " Started with Captain, Doctor, and boat's crew for Talc Head, depth of quartz with plates of mica thickly embedded running from the east side to S.W., stratified rocks, mica schist and mica- cious sandstone visible in places on shore, bed dipping at high angles, not the slightest appearance of the country being auriferous. Fresh water was ob- tained by sinking a few feet on the margin of a swampy hollow at 300 yards inland. The rocks submerged at high tide are covered with a small variety of rock oyster. Country well adapted for construction of roads. " Started with Captain, Doctor, Mr. &nbsp; A. H. Smith,, and boat's crew to exa- &nbsp; mine East Arm, to select site for town- &nbsp; ship. Water perfectly fresh above the bar. Rocky obstructions more nume- &nbsp; &nbsp; rous than anticipated. Went inland about a mile. Country undulating, &nbsp; with small watercourses. Soil, brown, sandy loam, with n...
MR. MITCHELL'S REPORT. [To the Surveyor General.] [Newspaper Article] — Moonta Herald and Northern Territory Gazette — 24 February 1869
MR. MITCHELL'S REPORT. [To the Surveyor General.] &nbsp; Sir-I have the honour to report that &nbsp; the route proposed and shown in the &nbsp; accompanying sketch is practicable, &nbsp; being obstructed neither by impassable &nbsp; creeks or swamps, and the drays might &nbsp; travel from Fort Point to Fred's Pass, &nbsp; with the assistance of two or three men, who might in a few hours make any fords that were necessary. The country on either side of the route is for the most part good soil, well grassed and timbered, and a plen- tiful supply of water is obtainable in almost every gully by sinking, but the number of fresh water creeks will render well-sinking almost unnecessary for the survey of land on both sides of the route. The country at the bar of the Eastern Arm abounds in rich soil, but low and swampy in places ; it is timbered with stunted trees. The country at Fred's Pass to the westward is hilly, well grassed and ti...