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VAN DIEMENS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. THE TASMANIAN LASS.—We regret to announce the total loss of this fine schooner in Wine Glass Bay. It seems that her cable parted in a gale of wind while all hands were on shore, and drifting in she took a sunken rock and after one blow went down. Had the hands been on board it would have been impossible under the circum- stances to save her. Mr Young, the owner, is we hear only insured to the amount of £400.—H. T. Advertiser. The Charlotte brings about three hundred sheep from Port Phillip, having, during a voyage of three days, lost a hundren. and thirty. The Charlotte, through mestaking a bush fire for the light house, ran to leeward, and was forte. eight hours beating in. -Launceston Courier. If anything were wanting to estab lish the truth of the political maxim that the people are the best judges of their own wants-we have it in the rejection of the Road Act on Saturday last. by a majority equal to 90 to b. This measure ehich in spite of the op. position of t...
THE BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 20 March 1841
THE BLACKS. Mumbowran, who, forty-five days ago, was captured by white treachery, charged with having assisted at the execution of a fellow black who had been condemned to he speared for an attempt to murder a white man—and who has now suffered six weeks unne- cessary imprisonment, without his case having been entered into,—was, on Thursday evening last, escorted by a party of soldiers with fixed bayonets, and constables armed with carbines, from the watch-house to the beach, a distance of two or three hundred yards, and put on board the cutter Governor La Trobe, amid the indignant yells of a crowd of aborigines. The execrable management of this business from first to last, has created a great sensation among the blacks. Several strange tribes are now in the neighbourhood of Corio; and had not Mumbowran been removed, it was con- fidently expected that an organised attempt would have been made for his rescue. The fierce behaviour of the few who witnessed his embarkation, was not to b...
LORD DUDLEY ON PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
LORD DUDLEY ON PIto-PECTS.--Y)u do ,ot (|aine du me ju?stice in what re lardls the picturesqta;. ; I am as much ldelighted with a fice caitry as a1y body. All I plead guilty to i, not1101 lkingt wdllt scenlery, roIks. and glaaiers, so muclh asi ylou do. Without undaerl.k. inig to &lt;Iecitle the q?eslitio whether or not all the pleasure thatt i+ derived fror tha contelmplaltion olf nature urise IriomI associatiOn, we may fairly presume that a very conlsiderable part of it is derived Iron thata s?u"se. Now. I must coutfea, that Ihe greater num?wr of ideas that are suggested to my mi.d by very high rocks. nlaow-covered peaks, &c are imlneltty dli.agreeable. I iurln wiih horror Irom Ilh-se emtblenms and causles of extreme cald, of ldesolation, anid iof the bsuspension ol the Iobeign anid pro- ductive )bowers of nature. I do niot like to ,ee the face of the earth aurned inle a frozen desert, and the humani. rice d graded below the beast. Perhaps 1 ought to think of sonme...
MARKETS. MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
Z RK 1 ETS, M IiELUOUILNE. M ,LBOUItNE PRIcE CUiRRENT.-Flnur first, £30 to £31 per ton, scconrd £28 third £20; pine 3&d per foot, cedar logs 4d. to 5d; ;deals 9id.; shingles per thousand £1 15s, to £2 Os.; tea hysonskirin £12 to £14, p'r chest; potato's £14 to -16 per ton; maize, 3s to 5s. per bushel ; oats 7s to 8s 6d per bushel.
GIPPS' LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
GIPPS' LAND. (raoMt TnE PATRIOT.) Tax Singapore arrived from Corner Inlet on Saturday, and we haive been obligingly favoured with the following report of the expedition, by one of the passengers, for publication in our co lumns to'day. A fuller report will, in all probability, appear in an early num ber. The passage to Corner Inlet proved a Svery tedious one ; a succession of calms and contrary winds preventing the ves sel from exhibiting her sailing qualities. On the 13th February the Singapore en. trred the harbour, .with a gentle breeze from the southward, which afforded the passengers a favourable opportunity Af examining the harhour, and observing the appearance and general features of the country which surrounds it. On entering the harbour the lofty summits of Wilson's Promontory are observable Son the left, and tthough barren in the extreme they present a striking featurs -in the outhne, and are valuable as a guide to the entrance of the harbour. The chief indication of the- ...
VISITORS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
VISZTOES, G. A. Robinson, Esq. Chief Proter-` tor ; A. Forloiuge, EZiy, J.P~. ; ('. lm; ley. Esq. J.P. ; J. %l·Artrhur, Ecq. J.P. . G Airry. Esq. J.P.; J Buitler, Esy:; ,i Blooth, Epq. - Ferrie, E9cj. 3. Iiintoi E-.q. solicito.; J. Doprrlin. Esq. oikitnr; ,-,. Fccwlkr, Esq. ; C. Flnwl r, Esq. ; 3. Tompiroi, E;Bl ; E. Start, Elq. John Fletcher Eijy.; -W. Its rie, Esq. JP. 9. WhitP. Esq. ; G. Aen, Esq. SATUIDAY, MARCH 27, 1811.
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
IIO3A RT TOWN. Never was the.re such n feverish ex citiementt prevalent in Iluhart Town als at present: oih the sa'hj ct of thel HIud Act, to which the most deter m ned oppo.iti, n ij made. Fromt the highest to the lowest, all, with the exception of a few interested parties, are utnatnimtous in their determination Iot to suibmit to an assessed tax im posed by an irresponsible !egisla.ure. T'he gnvrernment officers declare that tha Gve.rrnment is perfectly indiffer. ent on the qtuestion, so that the. trial Ites, not between the Government tund the people, but between a few who from interested motives, would Lisuer taxes to be imposed upon their fellow colonists without their consent and the community.--H. T. Adver. tiser.
THE BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
THE BLACKS. This never-ending subject becomes more and more urgent upon our notice every week; and if any doubt over existed inl the public mind. as to the necessity for entirely abandoning the present system, and cnmmencing a different course of legislation for the blacks, it must now be cleared away. 'The intercourse 'between settlers and aborigines is invatinably per nicious in its results. The invaders are generally divided into two large classes-the ,i xterminators bi cr. elty, and the 'l"xteri|niators by in dulgence. 'l'he two classes are alike injurious -the pseudo.philn thropist will effect the destruction of. a native race, as surely as the most sanguinariy hunter. 1 he chief duty of a goveriment therefore ought to consist in pr'venting as' muoch as pos.ible any c;,llision between the whites and blacks, until time shall reconcile the formner to acknowledge their inferior fellow creatures, and wean the latter from their savage pt'pensities, so as to fit tn-m for a higher ran...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
SYDNI Y. Th/w Rev. Dr Laing,-By the Port land, arrived at Sydntey on the I Ith inatant, the R1ev Dr. Lang, the senior minister of the PLresbyteridn 4lurch it ' the Australasian' Colonies, has re turned to Sydney. The present is the sixth iinie that I)r Lang hais made the voyage from Britain to Sydney. Patriot. T'he.?ydnety Press.--Mr G. W. Ito. herlsotn ha retireI from the editorship, of theiSldeey Gze.tc. and is sac teedled by the .rev. Itipl,h Msll?ield. --1'rt Phillip Patriot. A tgreater number of- eigrnints ar. rived in the harbour of Port .IJrkson on l'ihursday last than has been knownt "or some time past. in one dsay. The Polrtin,?d hIought 225 'migr4nts under thbe ·?ulPrintenldewnce of Dr I(yan; and 'he GI-,uswtlly 3009, untder the super niie,,(leuce of Dr uirt whiltle. four ,!eat h having tccurred. .The whole ,if the: imfnigrantts appear in ni very hIt;,lthy state, andi about 812 heings htve thus been added to the popula tiu, of New bouth Wales.
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
GRIAIN,. &c. Wheat, per bushel .. e o o.. o o o Maize, per bushel .. o 4 0.. o 0 0 Oats, per bushel .... o 6 o.. o 7 G Barley, per buslhel .. o o o.. o o 0 Flour, first, per ton .. 30 o 0..40 0 n Second ........ 24 o o..30 o o 'I hird ...... ... o -o o.. o a o Hay, V.D.L. perton . 15 o o..18 o a . BUILDING MATERIALS: Bricks, per thousand.. 2 5 0.. 2 10 0 Cedar deals, per root. o o a. o o o Pine, per foot ........ o o 0.. o a S Hardwd boards, 100 ft. 1 5 0.. 1 8 6 Shingles, per thousand 1 10 o.. 1 15. Battens, per 100 feet.. 1 5 0.. 1 7 0 Paling, broad, per 100' 1 2 -o.. 2 10 o Narrow ditto ....... 1 o o.. 1 15 o Nails, per lb. ........ o o 8.. o 1 o SPIRITS, TOBACCO, -&. DUTY PAID. Ale, in bottle, per doz. o 16 0.. o 1s 2 Porter, per dozen .. .o 16 o. 0 18 u Brandy, per gallon .. 1 8 o.. 1 10o Gin, per gallon ......1 5 o.. 1 10 u Rum, per gallon .... 1 o 0.. 0o 0 Port 'ine, per dozen. 2 o o.. 3 5 u Sherry, per dozen .... 2 o 0.. 3 6 ' Negrohead Tobacco, lb. o 4 6; a ...
EGYPT. THE RUIN OF THE CAUSE OF MEHEMET ALI IN SYRIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
EGYPT. TUi- RUIN OF TH' CAUSE OP MEIIKBlET ALI IN SYRIA. Letters up to the 17th, via Egypt, confilm the ruii of the cause ot the Vicer..y in Syrit. According to these le'lers, the Emir Bechir with 15,000 men had gone over to thie allies, be "i.ldes irregular inounittnieers. Two Egyptian reg;ments had a'lso gone to the.alies. Ibrahitm arnd Soliman Pa shas had retreated before the victo riou allies, and their whole troops were in a state ollihe greatest demoral ization. All is quiet and going on well in Egy pt. These letters also mention that, on account of the represenatations of the liiglish ,nd Austrian miierchants, the blockade did not take place till the 16th. Tuesday evening, there passed through 'aris for London, a Courier from Constantinople, via Vienna, with I am assured, Mehemit Ali's accept ance of the termn offered hin by the ullies. The respecrability of the quar ter whence I had this information compels me to regard it as certain. It ni doubt reached other parties, for y...
Geelong Markets. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
RETAZZL. Bread, per 4 lb.: loaf £0 1 9 too 0 0 0 Beef, per lb......... o c 6... o o 7 Mutton, per lb ... o o 56..o o o Butter, fresh, per Ib; o 2 0.. o 0o salt (colonial) .o 2 0.. o o Cheese (Englislh)perlb o 2 0.. o o o Colonial ........ 0 1 4.. 0 o0 Eggs, per dozen .... o 5 o.. o 6 o Bacon, per lb ....... o 1 6.. o o o Potatoes, perewt. .. o 18 0.. 1 o 0 T'ea, perlb.. ..... . o 6 o.. o 8 o Sugar, perlb ........ o o 4.. o o 6 Milk, per quart ...... o 0 6.. o o Soap, per lb......... o o 6.. o o 8 Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 u
PROVINCIAL SUPREME COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
PROVuICflAl, SIUPRs'ni COURT. We are greatly surprisetd to learn tht? this court is completly iUlperattve as regards the .rcgistratiois ol land. Sydney still mo oipulizes that branch which would be of the most popular convenielnce, and could he productive of least evil, inthis province. For wlhit purouuse a deputy registrar has beuen appointrd;, %%e ciatinotr. discover, --perhaps tnie will enlighten us. SaizcaRs.-On "Tuesday last, four boxes of cigars were seized by .\ir. l3ohun the laudingz waiter, on board the De[vonshire. We have ,.o doubt bt t that the property will be. retrnted to its owner, Mr Simeutn, (who is abotit to comnmence a store dowrI here), for it is-quJ?e clear that there was no in. tentlio j of (lefratding the revenue, and that the error lies in the slovenly main tier in which the maitilcst was made out in Melbourne. The omission of a cipher by an ignorant skipper, who cannot spell two words consecutively,. may thus do a deal of mischief. Not the less praise, howev...
ENGLAND. ACCOUCHMENT OF HER MA[?]ESEY, AND BIRTH OF A PRINCESS ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
ENb~GLAD. ACCOUCIHNIIENT OF HElt MAIESEY, AND BIRTHI OF A PRINCESS ROYAL. (From the Court Journal) Her Majesty was taken unwell at an early hour on Saturday morning, and the medical gentlemen were in consequýttce summoned to Buckingharn Palace. The Duchess of Kent wae sent for at half.?past e:ght o'cl,,ck by His lRoyal 1-ilghness Prince Albert. Her Royal i-lighuess immediately went to the Palace; aind renmatied with Her Ma jesty -throughout the cay until jsix o'clock in the evening. Sir James Clarke left the Palace to, give the requisite. information to Vis count Melbourne. The Noble Vscount cd the Lord Chancellor arriv-d at the l'alace before -ten o'cl;ck. Summntnoses were sent to the piritncipal Cabinet Ministers and the great officers ofstate in town, and expresses were forward ed to the Martiless of Iansdowne. lord president of th- council, at his seat, Bowood park, Wilts. and to the Earl of Claredoun, lord privy seal, at W at fordI. Some of the Cibinet ,Ministers and great olth...
SPECIAL SURVEYS. PORT PHILLIP. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
SPECIAL SURVEYS. PORT PIILLIP. W7 ITI reference to the notices from lV this office, dated 5th December 1840, -and-21st January 1841, detailing the mode in which ordinary purchases of Crown Lands are to he effected in Port Phillip district. His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the executive council, has'been pleased to direct the publication of the. tollowing regulations respecting special survey in that district. 1. Any holder of land receipt to theextent of not ldss thian 5120 acres may, it he thinks fit, demand a special survey of any land, not: hereinafter excepted, within the :district 'of Port Phillip, whether such land receipt be obtained in the manner pointed out in the government notice of the 21st Jannua.y last, or granted by the colonial land and immigration commissioners,. it: Loi:don. .2. Any person who may desire to have a special survey must deliver his litaid receipt to ihe Senior Surveyor resident at Melbourne, descrihing at the same tinie, the land which ...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
ME LIIO URNB. "One remarkable occurrence in thil monevy market wa. seen lately, which shows that cash is now beginning to circulate. After the sale of Y'trra Iloutse, ithe puicli.ser Mr Abrahams, remlitted to Sydney (he amount which had been horr.swed on m.,rtgaiige. Various other syimptoms of revival begin to' app,.ar. and the Bnksk are increasing their discounts. which never were restricted so much as has beenl represented. Auctioos are as plen tiful as ever, and goold. articles will still snll for cash B3t Ilouses, l.and and Stck, will nrot sell at the upset prices which Lare put upon themi, louney lets readiiy to good marks at 20 per cent.-equivocal 25 to 30 per cent. Very little hbusness doing, atd very little will be done until the final measures regardiig land, are not only pompously set fortlh in thle journals, -but really acted upon, and the machinery of the land otlice comes into woiking order. - Corres1poudent. The Census.--The Censes collector, for both towun and cotint ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 27 March 1841
Dr:elbourne an'd 'Ceelong. THE fine fast sailing cutter II. Sutton. mnster, will tralde coistanit. Iv bptween Mrelhourne anld 'Geelong, clie pesents an excellent. opportunity for passe~tgers, having. superior accom-. mOIldat !ions. For Fr-ight or passage, apply to the m;ster on board. Corio, March 18. rO'i, LONDON. S? , I THE FINE BARQUE 200 tons. Thomas Ruffle, commander, hav?g nearly the whole of her cargo of Wool engagAd, will have immediate ldespatch. and be, loaded in Corio Bay, thereby saving the expense and .-dolay of cartage to Point Henry. For freight or passage apply to the %,aptaiu on board. or to Messrs WERE BROTHERS &Co. or Messrs STR.ACHAN & CO. Melbourne and Geelong. for L'ondon, . TIIE FIRST CLASS BARQUE 30 tons recister, J.Chirchly,. Com. Imandly. ' 'lihe greater part of this ship's cargo is ready to be put on board and will :meet with quick dispatch. ,-hmhas now come to Geelong to take in part of hler wool. For Freight or Pass.age, having very super...