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THE FREE BANQUET. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
THE FREE BANQUET. Undoubtedly, the largest assemblage of &nbsp; &nbsp; people there has ever been in Victoria was at the Zoological Gardens, 28th ult., where there was to have been a Free Banquet for the mil- lion. Early in the morning men, women, and children began to proceed to that pretty spot by the banks of the Yarra, opposite the Botanic Garden,s and about noon all means of approach &nbsp; to it were thronged by a long line of people on pleasure bent. The weather being cloudy and &nbsp; hot, windy and dusty, was not propitious for the promised feast, but this could not have dis- couraged many from visiting the grounds, for within a large radius around Melbourne those who did not do so must have been very few. As the city and suburbs could scarcely have spared from business and other occupations the sixty or seventy thousand people who were con- gregated in the Zoological Reserve on 28th ult., not an inconsiderable proportion of them must have be...
BANQUET AT THE BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
BANQUET AT THE BENEVOLENT ASYLUM. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A banquet was given, 28th ult., to the inmates of the Benevolent Asylum, in honor of the visit of his Royal Highness the Duke of Edin burch to this colony. A spacious marquee, &nbsp; handsomely decorated with evergreens, flags and Chinese lanterns, was erected on the ground immediately in front of the building, and &nbsp; under this tables to accommodate the large number to partake of the feast were laid out in first-class style. At the furthest end a table was provided for the members of the committee of the asy- lum, visitors and the press. Amongst &nbsp; &nbsp; those who sat down at this table were the hon. &nbsp; George Harker, chairman ; the Rev. Mr Rintel, Professor Wilson, Messrs O'Brien, Mayne, &nbsp; Curtain, Lynch, Clegg, Munce, Sturt, P.M. &nbsp; Tankard, Bacon, Burtt, M.L.A., M'Pherson, Cole, Bannin, Dr. Farrage, Dr. Smith and Dr. Neild. ...
PRINCE ALFRED IN VICTORIA. CONTINUED. ST. KILDA FIRE WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
PRINCE ALFRED IN VICTORIA. CONTINUED. &nbsp; &nbsp; ST. KILDA FIREWORKS. On the day of the Galatea's arrival in &nbsp; &nbsp; Hobson's Bay the St. Kilda beach, which was crowded with private vehicles of every sort and shape, as well as pedestrians, assumed an ap pearance it has rarely before presented. The Esplanade and the jetty were so crowded that promenading was not accomplished without &nbsp; much difficulty. The balconies of the houses were inconveniently packed with their gaily attired occupants, and flags floated from every hotel and public building, and from many private residences along the whole length of the beach. No sooner had the Galatea cleared the Bluff than everybody began to move rapidly toward the Esplanade, which at five o'clock could scarcely be approached from either end. Shortly after eight o'olook a large bonfire was lighted on the Bluff, and numerous fireworks, which had been, purchased by the local council, were let ...
THE ILLUMINATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
THE ILLUMINATIONS. ,'Out from the glare of a million lights, with eyes, dazzled by the brilliancy of colors as diverse -as those of the rainbow, with ears deafened with the tnurmmvof many voices, feet a- weary, and body generally dilapidated we come to describe a scene which certainly has no parallel in the history of Australasia, which probably has no more than ? a parallel in the history of the world. We may be drunk with loyalty, but our drunkenness takes, to it self: ;a very pleasant fdrm sometimes. It could clothe itself in no brighter' colors than it did on Tuesday night. ? If it triod over so hard it could not show itself more i vividly, or, speak so strongly to the senses; ? It was written on every wall, pictured fvptn ;o'vhry window,' reacted in the ..smiling,' jocund faces of many thousands. ' : To'i those who are familiar with Melbourne. in its work-' a-day attire, the sight was a marvellous one ; to those who know not Melbourne at all, and are not acquainted with the dee...
VICTORIA RACING CLUB—SPECIAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
VICTORIA RACING CLUB— SPECIAL MEETING. &nbsp; Stewards : Captain Standish, C. B. Fisher, Esq., G. Watson, Esq., R. H. Power, Esq., A. W. Robertson, Esq. Judge: Captain Scott. Starter : G. Watson; Esq. SATURDAY, 30th November. &nbsp; If bright, balmy, breezy weather be Queen's weather, then the second son of that august &nbsp; lady is already enjoying in anticipation a por &nbsp; tion of his maternal inheritance. The Queen herself could not have brought a better climatic talisman than the Prince took with him to Saturday's races. The road offers little sub ject for comment. As the Prince passed along in his postitioned chariot he must have observed how fashionable a color the ocean blue has become. In every cottage, however modest its pretensions, the fair spec tators beamed bright in sashes, dresses, or head-gear, or something of the color that the sailor is presumed to love ; nor does he love it the less when sported by a pretty lass. Was there anyon...
THE LATE PETER SNODGRASS, ESQ. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 20 December 1867
THE LATE PETER SNODGRASS, ESQ. &nbsp; We regret to have to announce the death of Mr Peter Snodgrass, whom we must now de- scribe as the late member for Gipps Land. He died on 25th inst., at his residence, South Yarra, of aneurism of the heart. It is long since &nbsp; there has been such an awful instance of sudden death amongst our public men. Mr Snodgrass was in his place in the Legislative &nbsp; Assembly on Monday, apparently in the enjoy- ment of perfect health. He was the son of Colonel Kenneth Snodgrass, for a long period senior officer in command of the troops, and as such performed the duties of Officer Ad- &nbsp; ministering the Government on more than one occasion; both in New South Wales and Tas- mania. Mr Peter Snodgrass distinguished &nbsp; &nbsp; himself, while a mere lad, in the capture of the first band of bushrangers that ravaged Port Phillip; and the examples then set has been so well followed up that every succeeding...
PRINCE ALFRED IN VICTORIA. CONTINUED. ST. KILDA FIREWORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
PRINCE ALFRED IN VICTORIA. CONTINUED. ST. KILDA FIREWORKS. Oh the day of the Galatea's arrival in Hobson's Bay the St. Kilda beach, which was crowded with! private vehicles of every sort and shape, as well as pedestrians, assumed an ap pearance it has rarely before presented. The Esplanade and the jetty were so crowded that promenading was not accomplished without muoh difficulty. The balconies of the houses were inconveniently packed with their - gaily attired occupants, and flags floated from every 'hotel and public building, and from many private residences along the whole length of the beach. No sooner had the Galatea cleared the Bluff than everybody began to move rapidly toward the Esplanade, which at five o'clock could scarcely be approached from either end. Shortly after eight o'clock a large bonfire was lighted on the Bluff,, and numerous fireworks, which bad been purchased by the local .council, were let off -near the main drain in - honor of the arrival of his Royal Highne...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
^pisjacas^ SAMUEL OALVBRT, /ffi$i3ffli. Sl^V ARTIST \j|1||M Wxpjl ? ENGRAVER, - , ^^tggjig^^ '87 LITTLE COLLINS-STREET . BRUNTON'S TEMPERANCE HOTEL Cornor of SPRING and LONSDALE STREETS, MELBOURNE. H. BRTJNTON informs tho public and his nnmeroui customers that he has increased tho accommodation for boarders and travellers, by adding to his large pro mises the three houses adjoining; also, new dining ? and reading rooms. This Tcmperauco Hotel occupies tho highest and healthiest position in Melbourne, and is in close proximity to tho Houses of Parliament and Turkish ' Baths. - Tho reading-room is supplied with English, . Irish, Scotch, and intercolonial newspapers and periodicals. Tho charges are — Meals, Is., beds, from Is. Board and residenco from £1 per week.' Draughts, Dominoes, and Chens. Night Porter. Baths ^J|H Ail wlo suffer from Indigeoiaou p& - _. shnuld use .jg ': ?lSrOl-2-rJ?OIS9S g|, CAMOMILE PILLS. OPH EOLt) EVEBTWHEBE. _M BottleB ls.'lR, 2s. 9d., and 11s. CHARLE...
SHIPPING FOR THE MONTH. VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF MELBOURNE SINCE OUR LAST SUMMARY FOR THE JANUARY MAIL. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
' SHIPPING FOK, THE MOlfTH. : VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF MEL BOURNE SINCE OUR LAST SUMMARY FOR THE JANUARY MAIL. January. ? 1. Swif tsure, ship (Blaokwall Line), 1320, V. It. O. Stacpoole; from London. 1. WildWavo. bg., 180, J. JFishor, from Foo Ohow Foo. via Adelaide. 2. Oharinian, Vq:','55O, C. E. Stewart, from Mauritius via Adolaide. , 2. Geolong; K.M.S., 1-CSJ,E. T. Dundas, fromSydney. 3. Theophane. ship, 1624, T. P. ? i'ollott, f rom lAvov ? pool and'Tuslcar. '? ' .'???' 0. Vana-Dis, ' Swedish ba-, 4S0, P. G. Sodorborgh, : . from Mauritius. 7. Kruseltjorn, Swedish ship, 719, A. P. Dyboy, from Norrkoplng, via Adelaide 12. Kirkhom, Bhip, 1001, Robert B. M'Farlano, from London. 18.' William, bg., 210, — Lo Mesurier, from Colombo, via Mauritius; . 13. CoryphouH, bq., 205, R. Q. Kae, from Foo Ohow Foo. - ? .. ??'.-'?.-.. 14. Siom, ship, 727, H. Kondrick, from Quebec. 14. Lady Tumor, bq., 430, S Vincent, from We w York. 14.vAviemore, ship (Aberdeon lino), 1001, T. B. ? Ayling, fr...
MINING STATISTICS FOR 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
mining Statistics for 1870. The . following is ' an estimate of the yield bf' gold for 18J0, calculated from the Customs returns and bank balances. The total yield was estimated in this manner at Ij279,931- oz., as against 1,367,421 oz, in 1869. This latter estimate had. been arrived at in the.same way ; but the estimate of tho Mining 'department for 1869, . on information obtained from' gold ?buyers and .others by the mining surveyors and- mining registrars, was 1,544,757 oz., or 177,336 oz. more. We have now been furnished with the estimate of the department from the same sources for the ?^oaiJ.870, jm«l.itplaces the yield at 1^302,368 oz., bf'22,437 oz. moro~tBab-ouir estimate ,-)£-? Monday last.'' According to 'the estimate of the 'depart ment, the falling off in the yield'for 1870 as com pared with 1869 is 242,389 oz. — avery serious amount. The following is the estimate of the yield in the several quarters of 1870 '?: — ' '.I : : ? . '. Alluvial, i Quartz.i , -. Total.';---- ?...
YIELD OF GOLD FOR, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
YIELD OF GOLD FOR 1870. Tho following statement of the quantity of gold imported and exported from the colony of Viotoria for the spas.fc year, ' ending 31st December, 1870,- is adduced from the ?OuatoniB'1 returns!- ?The' imports fron£ the neighboring colonies stand thus :— ' ' '~~~ i '? v ' ? ' - 'Oz,' ' 7 ValuoTV ' New Zealand ? 372;488 ... £1,488,146 South Australia ? 3,097 ... -' ' 12,388 Tasmania ...:..'. ? 1,389 ... 3,534 Total imports '...... 376,974 .'.'.' £1,506,068 The total quantity exported during the year was': — Oz, dwt. VaUio. Victoria ? 1,226;798 !3 ... £4^891,851 Now/Zealand ? -302,252 15 ... 3,208,919 South Australia... '3,097 13 ... 12,388 Tasmania...:........ ' 855 16 .... 3,426 Total exports 1J533.004 7 .':.' £6,116,584 The exports' of gold from this colony during the year 1809 were aa follows : — Oz. dwt. ? Value. Victoria ? ...;' 1,340,838 8 ... £5,363,759 New Zealand ? .' 342,742 4 ... 1,370,852 Now SouthWales,'.' 17,392 6 ... 69,568 T 1,700,972 18 .'.'.' £6...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 27 December 1867
QUEENSLAND.'' His Excellency S. W. Blackall, Governor of this ('colony, died 2nd January- at Gdvern nieUt'N House, after a lengthened'- illness.. Colonel J10'Connell. chief military officer. has'b'ee'n Bworn -in as acting administrator ofc the! Government. ;- ...;,; y; ''?? i 'i'The'Queenslanders haye set to work 'to raise? money for the extension- of their ? rail ways,1 'as1; well as to provide for the con tinuance of immigration. . They wish, tbiraise' a loan of £765,'600; and of this amount they propose to spend £715,000 on public works, and £50,000; on -immigration. Ih'e'flineif of railway to be constructed are from 'Ipswich to Toowooniba,' and thence by litw'o1' branches to Dalby and.' Warwick. ThekGreat'Northern lino is alsotohave a large 'sum'; spent on it. The other public works are' the parliamentary buildings,' '. elfec triol'telegrpphi extension; and roads' and bridges]-^ ? ' '