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EXTRAORDINARY OUTRAGE AT AUCK-LAND-FOUR PERSONS WOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 19 December 1864

EXTRAORDINARY OUTRAGE AT AUCK LAND—FOUR PERSONS WOUNDED. The vicinity of Edwardeo street-was, last evening, in a state of siege, and tho scene of a tragical occur rence, resulting in injuries to four persons. The circumstances are briefly as follow : — A person named Thomas Reeves, by trade a ? tailor, living alone in a small brick house at the top of Edwardes street, has for some weeks past been notorious for hiseccentric habits.-' He has been known to exclude himself for nearly a month at a time, without per mitting anyone to seo him or converse with him, only coming out' to obtain a fresh supply- of provi sions for his mairitouance, in his retirement. ? He. refused to pay the rent of the house to the agent, telling him that the hbuso had become his own by long residence, having lived in it a few years. The; house is owned by the Rev. David Jones, incumbent ; of St. Matthew's, and,' that gentleman wishing to get rid of -such an unpleasant fellow, a- sum mons for his appearance bef...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NEW ZEALAND. MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 19 December 1864

; NEW;^EAE^NI-.Ji fa4EEa?ING-:--0E'-rHB/:GENBBAL'i--:ja.SSE'X[BLY.; [Fiioft: 'the : s^uTHEhN;; citossf) ;' . . ? Iri, ppntical^matters the rn.pn.ta. has., been an. e,ventf al ?one,, but dn every tiling ,else;stab?j)flut aid .unprofitable. Tab'.meeting.of ithe' General- Assembly- hds( be6n .the ;grcafc feature of the1 political news; 'iind- -'the '?'? appplnt' ?ment of successors to the Whittaker Ministry was,^of ?course, closely allieitto it... 'I'he .Assembly- was to have met on theJ21st,and orithat'day'tlie great body of the members) arrived in the Phtebe from, the South. Owing, However, to his Exc^Ueney's'tri'egotiatibns in'tlie';forma 'iion 'of a 'now Ministry, it 'was prorogued' until the 24th,, on which day it met; - and it was announced by JUx; Weld^the new Prime-iMiuister, that.thetfollowing gentlemen had accepted' office :— Mr 3?. A. Weld, Oolonial Secretary :' Mr' Henry Sewell, AttornoyGen -eral ; Mr William Fitzherbert, Colonial Treasurer and Commissioner of Customs ; Mr....

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 19 December 1864

BIRTHS MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. .                                       BIRTHS                   ABRAHAMS.— On tie 5th' December, at her residence, : 105 Victoria parade, Fitzroy,' Mrs' Louis Abrahams, or a son. Dunedin and Tasmanian papers please copy. ' : BLACKBURN.— Oh the 4thihst., at1 his residence, 68,   Gertrude 'street,' FitzVoy, the vrife of Mr John Black-: burn, of a daughter.' ' (.? . .;;? .'Uy v i' ?- ' ; ; -.- , : ?. BENCRAFT.-t-i in the 5th'inst:,' at Hoathfield Cottage, i     Alma Road, St. Kilda, the wife, of George Bencraf t, of : aspri.^11 ': r, ?(;' '.'-'. -?; '.-.'.-.? ....

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

. THE EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE. The following is the report of the Registrar General on that portion of the census returns re lating to the education of the people : — Registrar-General's Office, Melbourne. 20th September. 1864. Sir, — I , have the honor to submit the returns of the education of the people, as compiled from the census taken on the 7th April, 1861. These returns give an account of {he numbers and ages of those persons 'who have acquired the rudimentary arts of reading and writing, but do not supply any particulars of the higher branches of: knowledge, which many such persons also possess. ' The returns are, however, a most valuable addition to our statistical knowledge, presenting as they do: a means of ascertaining, not only the minimum amount of literary instruction existing among our adalts, but also observing to some extent the re sults that have accrued from past educational' sys-; terns, upon which such vast Bums of public money,, and bo large an amount of offic...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE ALLEGED CHARGE OF COWARDICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

CHE ALLEGED^ CHARGE OF 'COWARDICE . JLho charge of cowardice against the trooper itoece, who ? deserted Sub-Inspector 'O'Neill ^and SergeaJit Parry when the'* Gunditgai, mail was* stuck,n,p.' was instigated at the Yass police., court, on Tuesday, the was that he was ordered not to' fire by. Mr Rose, a ' police magistrate, who was a passenfter by the coach t and that he' did not leave until:0f'Neiir had'- boeh. taken prisoner and Parry shot- uThis: statement appears to be. correct, for Mr. Rose deposed' ae follows :— ' I told Roche on no account, to lire iroup the box, or we should all be killed. 1 reopll^cfc .several .times, on the' road telling, him not, to tirf; from the box. The, driver told,, him if he*atn;iup*-j(i to do so he would, throw him over the wheel.,- ,Iho '. driver's name is William Geoghan. Roche-nad --u blue clothes;, Had never seen him before. r Cij#np.c say he knew I was a magistrate. , At, the time,I .told him not to, fire I was a magistrate of, thefcerri,- . tor...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PASSENGERS SAILED SINCE THE DEPARTURE OF THE NOVEMBER MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

PASSENGERS SAILED SINCE .THE DEPARTURE ? OF THE NOVEMBER MAIL. '._' ' November 26.— Madras :— For, Ceylon: Mr, and Mrs M'Millan, ? Mr M'Laren, Mr Wieling. :; Suez:; Mr Askunas. Madras : .Miss Sharland. Malta : ' Mr and Mrs ; Stevenson and Miss Macartney, v ?, Marseilles :. Jjieut. JtsrooK, xar liait, jar . uariing. . isoutnampton : Mr and Mrs Foster. J. Sparkea, agent'. ' December 7. — Mary Ann Wilson, 'ship, 944 tons,- F. Toxloy, for London. Passengers-^-cabin : Mrs Johns and Mr Connetfyr Michaelis, Boyd and Co.,1 agents. ' December 14. — Kent,' ship; 1000 tons, F. Anderson, for London. Passengers— cabin: Sir and Mrs Baines, family and servant, Mr and Mrs Stewart, Messrs Ward, Millwoll, Smith, Cohen and Gibbs ; and 75 in the Bocond and third cabin. W. P. White and Co., agents. Decembor 15. — White Star, ship, 2340 tons, (White Star Line), John Kerr, commander, for London. Pas sengers -saloon : Mr and Mrs . J. T. Allen, Mr and Mrs R. Pace and family (2), Mr and Mrs Boylen and family...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE SCOTCH COLLEGE. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

THE 'SCOTCH COLLEGE. 1UIESENTATION OV .PRIZKS. The speech-exhibition by the pupils attending the Scotch .College, ;;and '.-tlie .-'presentation of prizes,;' took place inSt. George's Hall, pri Tuesday evening,, The lioiir advertised for the jconimeiieeinent of tho pro 1ceqeing.s 7wa«- seven .o'clock, but long -before that 'tinie :-tke. Jiall -vvn's jfnll ; ?? and of those who caiiie.at the hour a few had the greatest difficulty in finding standing space, while ? many were unable to obtain admittance. The piipils ..were accommodatod on .the platform at ihc end.bf the hull, and .the chairman on u temporary platform erected oh .-.tlio west side of tho Hall. jHis: Excellency the Governor .-.arrived shortly after'Be,ven,p'cloclc.and wjis wolcpinediwith loud cheers, and.'ns-lie took the. chair, .most of the. large assembly rose and repeated their acclamations with tho .waving of. hats and handkerchiefs. ? On the .plat-, form beside 'him wcrb the /Mayor, Dr. r Cairns, Dr. Black, Messrs Paw...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
REGISTRATION OF IMPORTED LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

REGISTRATION OV piPOBTED JjWK STOCK; Quarterly Keturn of theRegisti'a.tion 'of Live Stock imported into the colony of Yictoria'dnring, the' quarter ending 30tli September, 1864 :— -',,' ; . ?? .:; '.-.? ???'?! '. . ??' ? ,,: 'Descrixjtioniof'Lh-o Stoclc.' ! .'1'i'om. ,' .Where,.' .;: i:i-.-; ''?--?... ? .- ,. . Kwhence. ? Kegistered.'. - 1 ?.';.. -.- . ?. , T ~ : r; j ' Cattle. Sheep. .Horsesi' f. Bairnsdale . . .992. ..' ,; - ..-? . ???? -'?' - Bolvoh- ? .,1-052 V .-1,453- 189 xt' : a- -it -Cawana. .:. .. - COB -..- ... j -.?';' .-. . ' Wates \ Eaha™* ? ? ? ?' 27'1S7 «7'501 «8 ' NV!1JVS Mulwolla1. . . . :? 1,151; ?-. .. .-.;-.- , ??-! ::,?,--?? Swam Hill. .. .3,754 9,210 : .. ;' L Wahguuyah . 0O8 .. .. - S-'t^^''{ Norton .:?' l,130; 1./ .. i..j--,,---- '-? -''-:-'-' '?; ? :36j352 78,224 617: * Thelignres for ISchucn. include the stock registered ' tliore during the two last/quartei1!). . The numbers for the quarter onding 30th June, namely, 12,179 cattle, 32,811 shoei-, i and -235 ...

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STICKING UP OF THE GUNDAGAI MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

STICKING-UP OV THE GUNDAGAI M^il.. The lras8 Courier gives tlie following account of the murderous outrage committed by the New South Wales bushrangers, the principal incident in which -iashown in our engraving.** ''?* ???- *'??» It jha,d-been' expected in town that the mauon Wodnbsjiay' would be robbed,' and the. spot where it was ^expected to' lake place was ..mentioned,' to'-the police^ofore' they left Yassh; ;;The anticipation was ! realised, and even the locality* surmised 'as.thescenej of the outrage proved to be tho spot selected. ;;The' mail is due.in Yass,at,elexen;p.m-, and as it is gene rally very punctual to' time,' .and' not having arrived at a quarter )to 'twelve, it OLiegan.to'be thought, very likely, that/it had been stopped. * A .few minutes boforb-twolvo 'it,was heard approaching, and much anxiety was felt to learn what had ocenred to cause its ; detention. - It was .then, ascertained that ;on the; mail'' leaving,GundSagai, Constable Roach, of the Yass police, who ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TRIAL OF A GUN-RAFT AT WILLIAMSTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

TRIAL OF A GUN-RAFT AT WILLIAMS TOWN. On Saturday, 3rd inst., a trial of the new gun raft, intended, we believe, as the first of a flotilla of similar vessels hereafter to be constructed to assist in, the defence of' Hobson's Bay, -was made at Wil liamstown. in the presence of Mr Verdon and several officers of the volunteer marine service. The raft, ?which was built ;- at the Government marine yard, under the superintendence of Mr Elder, foreman, originated in an idea which suggested itself to Mr Verdon when examining some plans sent out by the Admiralty , of newly designed pontoon boats for crossing rivers, &c, and was again brought under his notice by a contrivance adopted with success daring the New Zealand war, in which a boat having been divided longitudinally and boxed in at the sides, was covered over with planldng and converted into a highly nseful raft. With materials somewhat similar, bnt applied in a more useful manner, the present raft Has been constructed. Two l...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

? M^^j^0'^M:'i-^%W^fh^^.^ ^(HSLiATTVE COUNCIL. ',' ; MoNiJA-Vi28xn, NovEMiiEn. ? v Tbo.pKBSiDENT. took: the chaif.iat twelve o'clock;' .The- Clkhk ' having -read1 the proclamation con -* ?ening the Parliament; ' J' . l ' '' ' ', '' : 1 The 'Ushep.' announced/' the 'approach of Sir W. :5V Stawell and Sir : .Redmond Barry, the Commis sioners- appointed by his , Excellency to open Par . filament;'- ??-''-';' ?.- ;; -..: ?-;.- i.-- ? .-', _???-? : , - ? : : The ? Commissioners having taken their seats on tather side of the President's /chair j the members ?of 'the Legislative Assembly, with the Sergeant- at-. Arms and Cierks, presented jjtheinselvcs at the bar.. The; CHIEF, JUSTICE then rose and said.:— Honorable gentlemen of the legislative Council and .gentlemen ,'?', of 'the 'Legislative- Assembly,— His Ex ? eellency the;&overnor, hot tbiiiking iit to be present here in ,p,eison,: to-day, has been pleased to appoint aa '-.to i open' thisl Parliament, and has oaused letters pa...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

THEATR© JMJYAlJ 5 ? The dramatic season at- this house, extending over 1 1 606 .jyghts,, during ? which ,. every.-, variety of theatrical cutertainment has been, presented' with; inyarying , success, was., bi'ought , . to . ,a close on jJaturdayilQth inst., to make, way. for pautomime.pre-. , [)ar.ations,, ,which areito..:be .'on .a,yery.: . exteu^ ?, 3ive , scale., ,. The. ; oocasion. ; was , .marked by . the. presence of his.. Excellency the Governor, with Lady and Miss Darliag^nd suite, and.' the happily . jelectod^jjscflefe resistance was ' Muck Ado About . Nothing,' the over, fresh and. exhilarating, comedy , }f , . Shakspeore. : ( .. The polished* .and brilliant B&iediclc,: in tie 'hands , of. Mr ? Bariy ... Sulli- . fan, ,. » .- and '', ,tho wit and.,* grace,;, , of ,, the ?ecaioitrant ^Beatrice, represented by- jilrs Robert , ffeir,. supported by .a .very good cast— though, the some.dy,..lwas. curtailed,! of .spine! M. its, fair,- pro- , iortloucT— U- — oUv»rto= r. -...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NORTH GIPPS LAND GOLD-FIEDDS. Donnelly's Creek, 1st December, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

NORTH GIPPS LAND g6lD-FIEDI-S. (FROJI: OUK :QWX CORRESPONDENT.) ?Donnelly's Creek, 1st December^ 1864; , It behoves mehei'ewith to, chronicle a few of the mpst strildng events 'which- have presented . them-' 3elves -on , pur ;, north-western ? : mines, ,; since : the despatch ofmy lottef of 12th nit. ? Beghining ..with . Stringer's Creek, itis to be regretted that the mills ;heje 'afe'all standing idle. The' proprietors of No: 7 'North ! 'Cohen's had' a' washing-up ' on Satordayj last, their yield being 3 oz to the ton, which may be regarded as satisfactory. Tunnelling along the line of reef progressses vigorously. The Happy- Go Lticky prospecting claim stands high in public esti mation. The company possess a first-class ma chine, a tramway of faultless construction, and a thick and wellrdeveloped reef, which is likely to prove a lasting source of revenue to its owners. The copper mines on the Thompson are causing quite a sensation amongst Gipps Land investors. Several leases have b...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TRINITY CHURCH, EAST MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

TEINiry CHUKCH, EAST MELBOURNE-^-SKE page 7. TEINiry CHUKCH, EAST MELBOURNE-^-SKE page 7. TRINITY CHURCHi EAST MELBOURNE. -: This building, which is at present used for the pur: poses of : Divine^ service by the parishioners ''; of -East Melbourne, will ultimutely constitute tlieichapter ? house arid library of the. Melbourne . Cathedral,! being ' builtupori the reserve set apart for ''that; purpose, and so constructed as to harmonib'e with- the whole , struc tur,e when completed. It was'..'oi)phed: a. short time ? ago by the Bishop of Melboxirne,: as. a temporary place of worship, arid named Trinity Church. The officiating : minister. ,is theKevJ H. N. Wollaston, who has a large and: increasing congregation;.- ? The building is con structed in n. substantial ririainer, the wallH being of blubstpne, arid the .windows of ;Geelong freestorip. The ? roof is snpiiortedbj- strong open woodwork, embellished with ornamental-carving, which -'.gives '-to the interior bf the church;a;.boid an...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE CONJUGAL CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

THE CONJUGAL CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE. Xhe following portion of the census returns have just been issued from the Government Printing Office:—. , Registrar-General's Office, . Melbourne. 24th Aueust. 18B4. Sir, — I have the honor to snbmit the returns of the conjugal condition of the people of Victoria, as ? compiled from the census schedules collected on the '7th April. 1864. With reference to the lone nariod which has intervened between the taking of the census and the publication of these detailed re turns, I think it right to remind you that the delay has not oc curred in this department. The .returns of the eight parts of the ?census were ready for the press, so far as this department is con cerned, before the end of 1862. The following is a brief state ment of the contents of the -various tables herewith repre- ? sented :— In compiling the re turns of the conjugal condition of the people, it was found necessary, for many reasons, to exclude from the tables all men tion of the C...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. ; A mining accident attended with more than or dinarily painful circumstances, occurred at ' the lower shaft of the Buninyong Gold Mining Com nanv. Scotchman's Lead, on the 3rd inst., causing the death of two men, Walter Parlain and Peter M'Nee. The Ballaarat Star says : — ' It appears . that between seven and half-past seven o'clock on that morning, the deceased men were at the face of the drive putting in timber, when, from some unex plained canso, the set fell, carrying with it four others, and burying the above-named miners beneath some thirty tons of loose gravelly dirt. Walter Par luin, an experienced miner, who had charge of the drive, met his death at once, being completely em bedded in the dirt.. His less fortunate companion was only partially buried, the laths from the roof haying fallen across the upper portioii of his body, loaviug his head exposed. An alarm was at once raised by their companions in the mine, some of whom were working within twenty f...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE MORAVIAN MISSION TO THE ABORIGINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

j-lHEii MOEAVIAN -MISSION ,,;TPt TE^E. ?,di !oO,u,,l i-,.,.. ABORIGINES:- ,??-' ::-^'- '--? A' meeting .waSjheict on ottrinst.,' at' St; fcreorgo's Hallilfov!,tiiepuri)ose''(o^ ,welcoining' four' Morayian' missionaries— the Beys. iVJCr .Walder.'.'Mr Kramer, Mr;Meissoli -andfMr Kubn,,whqr.have just '-arrived JEromOiinropo, and are oirtheir way to tne-mission^at .? Cooper's5 Creek'. ' The Right -Rev.' the Lord .Bishop ' of/Melbburrie ? occupied the r,cliair.;' ^UponHtbie 'plat^' foimTwiere'ih'e Eeys^3J-,r-(; 'Cairns, Mr 'Ramsay,' Mr Chase,,MrtOarnpl)oil, Jlr ^Eggleston, Mr Odell, Mr Maokayi and ? a ? number of gentlemen clerical and * Tfie i proceedings'1 pordnVenced'by the singing of Bisjiop'Heb'pr'sAVoli-inown'. .hymn, ' From Green land's Icy;! Mountains/? affcer;whicb. the Rev. Wai. ITitAZER read !» portion ;bf, Scripture, and engaged in piayer.^rn' ?;/» k. TM^r ^ YOv; ?!.: / ^ . ', ^he' Right -Kev. tlie ^Bisiipi'-OF MELBOuiiNjj said that it ' afford(3cl!hini', great, pleasure to h...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
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THE BOABAB TREE, NORTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

TJIE W4-JJAP mmW,, NQRTJT AI7STJUWA--HW r^V 1, TJIE W4-JJAP mmW,, NQRTJT AI7STJUWA--HW r^V 1, THE' BOABAB i'REE, ;NORTH -AUSTRALIA. : -The tree, of whicha representation is:oilarod in this 'drawing, is one of the most remarkable objects of the vegetable empire to bo met/with hi Northwest' Aus- tralia, whero it extends in tho vicinity of tlieooast from,: Port Kssington to Camden Harbor. A short acccunt of it appeared in Captain . (ufterwards Admiral) I*.1 P. King's journal pf his inter-tropical surveysof Australia, in Sir George Grey's work on Ids expedition, , irad in Captain Stoke's volume on the survey of tho Beagle in Atwtralia. Hut it wati reserved: to one of.thenutu rulists of Mr A. C. Orugoiy'ii oxpedition * to elucidate this singular plait scientiiioany, .and to prove that it ugnutitutcs « aocond; species of the gouuu AdiuiHonia, cbtiibliahod by XtlpninuH on the Boabab tree of . tropical ? Afriou, the Adiuiaoniii digitatu, Tho AufitrttJion upe' oie», wjiloji W»» named by JJr ...

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FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT OFF DARLING POINT.— THREE LIVES LOST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT OFF DARLING POINT.— THREE LIVES LOST. A very distressing boat accident happened on Monday night between Garden Island and Darling Point, by which three persons — Mrs William Downes, her son William Stephen Downes. aired nvo years, and a man whose Christian name was William-^-were drowned. The particulars of this deplorable casualty are said to be these :— On Mon day morning William Downes, who is an oysterman carrying on business at 199 George street north, together with his wife, their two children, the man named Williain; and a young woman named Cathe rine Tigh, left the Circular Quay between nine and ten ? o'clock, and went to Bradley's Head. They went there partly to get a boat-load of wood, and partly to spend the day on a pleasure excursion. Returning in the evening, they were between Dar ling Point and Garden Island, when the boat cap sized/ The boat was heavily laden with wood, and it is supposed that this sad mishap was occasioned by one of the- sails be...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
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EXECUTION OF A CONFIRMED CRIMINAL MURDER. [ABRIDGED FROM THE BATHURST TIMES, NOV. 23.] [Newspaper Article] — The Australian News for Home Readers — 24 December 1864

EXECUTION OF; A CONFIRMED CRIMINAL Ff»R !Uni?T-TCTf. I AliRIDaED I-'KOM THE 33ATHUI5ST TIMllS, NOV. 23. ] Yesterday morning, at nine o'clock, the extreme penalty of the law was carried into effect, within the ' walls of the gaol, upon the criminal James Stewart, the murder o£ his mate, Charles Verdbun. Up to within the last two or three da3rs, hs maintained himself 'with equanimity; hut, as the day on which ho was to end his existence drew nigh, he showed visihle signs of restlessness and anxiety. Though several-attempts were made to induce him to confess hiii guilt, he remained ohdurate ; and to every question about the crime he had committed, re plied.. ' they cannot identify the body.' The Rev. Mr Sharpe was unremitting in his attentions, and the unfortunate man seemed to derive oomfort and consolation from; his ministra tions. On Sunday night ? he slept very 'littlo, passing most of the time in reading and 'prayer. During the afternoon of Monday he became some what excited, and ...

Publication Title: Australian News For Home Readers, The
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