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PORT ARTHUR IN 1872. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
PORT ARTHUR IN -1872. One of the popular novelists of old England, Mr.v Anthony Trollbpe/yisited Port 'Arthur in 1872, a few years before the settlenient'was abandoned as a penal dep6t, and has left on record his reflections as to the future destiny of so remark able a place :— It is in a direct line; not above 60 miles froriVHobart,' but it can hardly be reached directly. The way to it is by water, and as there is no traffic to or from the* place other than what is carried on by, tho Government for the supply of the establishment, a sailing schooner is sufficient,', and,' indeed, more than .sufficiently expensive. In this schooner I was taken under the kind guidance of the Preriiier and /Attorney-General of- the island, who woro '' called upqri'iri the porforinanco of their duties to inspect tho piace'and hear complaints. About .'noon' we''' landed at Tas nian's Pbniiisul aj in Norf ol k Bay, and there \ve found tho commandant of the establishment and horses t& carry us whi...
UNVEILING THE TOM MOORE STATUE AT BALLARAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
?UNVEILING THE TOM MOORE STATUE . - ?.-.:? - u AT BALLABAT. The unveiling of the Tom Mooro statuo took place : at Ballarat on Tuesday, 3rd Decem ber, in the'. 'presence of about 8000 per sons. Sirs. MadphersbH; wife of Mr. J. P. Maophorson, M.L.C., performed the ceremony, after which Sir Bryan O'Loghlon delivered an oration, on tho life , and works of Tom Moore. Prior to tho opening of the proceed ings a band paraded tho streets of tho city play ;!ng airs appropriato to tho occasion. JTho ^ i m'ovementj' having for its objoot the oroctiou of -J a atatuo of tho oolobratod Irish poet, - waa ; 'BtartediiiT April?sl887,' shortly after i tho Burns , statuo had. boon 'raised. Signor Udny, of Italy, is the 'soul'ptbr of the statue and podestal, whioh stand 25 foot high. Tho sito 'isilafc^'. the ^1: intersection .1 of- Sturt/i: and Armstrong streots. Tho foundation- ? of tho statuo is 5 foot (comont conoroto),, 10 'foot squaro,' and the sub-base, whioh; 'surmounts rubblo work of Ballarat bl...
AN ISLAND GRAVE AND ITS GRAVE DIGGER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
AN ISLAND CEMETERY AND ITS GRAVE DIGGER. But of all the men the most singular in his fate was an other Irishman, one Bari-on, who lived in a little island all alono; and of all the modes of his. life into .which such a man might fall, surely his was the most wonderful. To the extent of his land he was no prisoner at all, but misrht wander whither he liked, might go to bed when he pleased, or get up when he pleased, might bathe and catch fish, or cultivate his flower garden— and was in. very truth monarch of all he surveyed. Twice a week his rations were brought' to him and' in' his disposal of them no one interfered with him. But ho surveyed nothing but graves. All who died at, Port Arthur, whether convicts or free,' are buried there, and lie has the task of burying them. He digs his graves, not fretfully and by hurried task work, but with ? thoughtful precision— having one always made for a Roman Catholic and one for a Protestant mmate. . ' .. He was a sober, thoughtful, suspicious...
A REMARKABLE MISER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
A REMARKABLE MISER. There was a man named Fisher lying at the hospital who had been one of those who had lately escaped with Doherty, and had, indeed, arranged the. enterprise and had gotten together the materials to form a canoe 1 to. carry them off. Before they had started he had been possessed of £10, which, so the officers : said, he had slowly amassed by selling wines and spirits which lie had collected in some skins round his body, such wine and spirits having been administered to him by the doctor's orders,' and having been received into the outer skin, instead of taken to the comfort' of the inner man. This it was supposed he had sold to the constables and warders, and had so realised £10. Now he was dying, and looked, indeed, as he' lay on his bed, livid, with his eyes protruding from his head, as though ; he could not live another day. But it was known that be still had three of the ten sovereigns about him. :, , ' Why not take them away ? ' I asked. , , / ? ' They are in ...
SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE SOLITARY CELL INHABITANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE SOLITARY CELL INHABITANTS. The interest of such an establishment as this, of course, lies very much in the personal demeanor, in the words find appearance of the prisoners. A man who has been all his life fighting against law, who has been always controlled, but never tamed, by law, is interesting, though inconvenient — as is a tiger. There were some dozen or fifteen men— perhaps more — whom we found inhabiting separate cells, and who were actually imprisoned.' These were the horrors of the place. There was an Irishman with ono oyc, named Doherty,' who told us that for 42 years he had never been a free man ^for an hour. He had been transported for mutiny when hardly more than a boy — for he had enlisted as. a boy— and had since that time received nearly 3000 lashes !. In appear ance he was a large man and still powerful, well to look at in spite of his eye, lost as ho told us through' the misery of prison life. But he said he was broken at last. If they had...
A MERRY CHRISTMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
A MERRY CHRISTMAS. - Once moro Ohiistmaa Las ' bcon hero, and tlio merry season of 1889 lias gone to join that of years; gono by. Its wook oi holiday and sports Is' over, and now wo have to settle down to 'a now year whioh will bo hereafter known as 1890. Christmas is essentially the holiday of Australia ' It i« hot coitaitilyj but heat to us in bcltur than. cold or wet. 'rhosojwho coino from aBrqsSrithorsda- say tuai,*,Clu'istinaV; witlirihb' tliormoinetorutl20dog. in tho shailo is notOhriat lnna at all.' Christmas, ' tliey affirm,' is a soason of ioe and snow, a timo to put on' tho ihiokost . furs and -thcr warmost' coats. S6,vv'ory likoly, tholrs is,'[butbu'ra is not. King Sol usually oo'lo brates.it by oxdrtirig' his rayB With tin unusual intdnsity, jiist . as King..AVintor, in his domain, brings down, tho wind and tho rain, and its follows, tho eloot and snow. With thorn tho '']* i, .' ' '''??'? ,':'- '..-?''? ', ' ?'?/ - *- \ '' plum pudding and turkey over the roaring flro ar...
OUR ILLUSTRATIONS. THE COUNTESS OF HOPETOUN'S FIRST RECEPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
THE COUNTESS OF HOPETOUN'S FIRST RECEPTION. The Countess of Hopetoun held her first; reception since her arrival in the colony at. Government House on th'o 10th December. Like the Governor's icvCc, it was very largely attended, tho majority, however, being ladies'. the gentlemen evidently considering that they had done their duty in attending the' Governor's reception. The ceremony took place in the large ballroom. As eaoh visitor ap proached his or her name was read out by Cap tain Wallington, the Governor's official score tary, and then hands were shakon by Lady Hopetoun and by the Governor. When the ceremony -was over visitors'' betook themselves either to the supper room or to the gardens, where two marquees wore erectod, and a band discoursed music for their edification. On tho whole the reception was a great suooess, thero being between 3000 and 4000_ people present.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
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MITRE PEAK, MILFORD SOUND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
MITRE PEAK, MILFORD', SOUND. '; ? Now that summer has once more coine rbiind, ' the beauties of the West Coast sounds aud inlets - ? will bo open to the Visitor. ' For tho greater '. part of the year they are almost inaccessible, and the few who live there have to make the be'it of their way overland. During the summer ' season, however, the Union Company, despatch their magnificent uteamers periodically to the sounds, and thus afford tourists the' opportunity of .visiting these beautiful spots in' ease and pom-, fort.. *As' a! rule they ball in ?at-DuHkySound,' Prosoryatiori Inlot, arid always at Milford Sound, . for 'aithpugh.'the/itwb former afford .splendid scenery, yet ' Milford Sound i'surpassos both in masnifldon'co and variety. ? Stirling Falls and Boweii. Falls are perhaps ?,tWb.. of the finest ''examplesif'ofVtiiefa in theaeoolbhiesexoeptiiig the Sutherland Falls but - ? tho' latt'or 'oan'brily he'vlsitetil^^ ' ,- iong and arduous ? jouriiey.'PlWfl^prtsv.bo^.1 - ^\° former...
THE LATE HENRY ERNEST SEARLE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
THBIjATE HENRY ERNEST SEARLE. Honry Ernost Searlo, champion souller of tho world, died shortly after 9 o'clock on the morn ing of the 10th Deoembor, at tho Newport sana torium. Although it was announoed that all hope of recovery had been abandoned by his medical attendants news of the sad event was received with genuine feelings of regret by every scot ion of tho community, and great sympathy was expressed for his bereaved parents, from whom he parted only a few months ago in the beat of health in order to prooeed to England to row for the championship of the world. The circumstances conneated with the unfortunate illness that resulted in his death are sufficiently well known. It only remains to be stated that : Searle^un to within a few minutes of his death, '::^S^MWmiiMif^i^^°^iiis ' end' and ^^SiiBii£^i3 h6aa how mu,oh !;!heV!npp.l^»^;'wPI*!!»dnesa and . sympathy of- the 'f rienas'j.byijjjwl^otn : lib;: was surrounded. Before he i'ostilfjj|j^e;;;;poWer, of speech Searlo begged th...
THE BLACK WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
THE BLACK WAR. Before the establishment of the penal settlement at Pdrt Arthur tho attempt was made to utilise Tasman's Peninsula as a sort of prison house for the aborigines. The' pioneers of Tasmania, in common witli settlers in other parts of Aus tralia, came into frequent collision Svith tho blacks, Frequent skirmishes took place, and many lives were sacri ficed on both sides. Of course the native savages were not able to present any formidable front to their new enemy, armed as the latter were with deadly weapons. The blacks, however, were not wanting in courage, and made many a gallant fight during the first quarter of the century. Many deeds of cruelty and inhumanity marked the intercourse between the two antagonistic races. Many of the natives were wantonly fired at and murdered in cold blood. One man exposed the ears of a black boy he had mutilated ; . another cut off the little finger of a native and used it as a tobacco stop per. Child stealing was practised, and the wome...
THE NATURAL PENITENTIARY DOOMED. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
THE NATURAL PENITENTIARY DOOMED. Mr. Anthony Trollope concludes his ' description by remarking that the establishment, itself has the appearance of a large, well built,' clean village/with .various factories,' breweries, and the like/ There isthe' church, and there are houses* enough, both for gentle and simple, to take away the appearance of a prison.' The lunatic asylum, and. that for paupers, has no appearance , of , prisons. Indeod, the penitentiary itself, whore the'.'., working convic.ts'.plqep'. and live, and have their library and their plays and their baths, is not prison like. There is a long street, with various little nooks and corners, as are to be found in all villages — in one of them the cottage where Smith O'Brien lived as a convict. The place is alive, and the eye soon becomes used to the strange convict garments, consisting of jackets and trousers, of which one side is yellow and the other brown. Port Arthur has been abandoned as a convict settlement since 1877. I...
AMERICAN ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
AMERICAN ITEMS. [From our Couhkspondents.] Boston. — The Worcester County Musical ,, Association has! just successfully concluded .its ??? 32nd annual festival. Performances of oratorio have formed part of ;the scheme. ? ' C:-;.: At tho Hallis-street theatre, Offenbach's Les Brigands, withwW. '?] S. Gilbert's libretto, con tinues to attract ..crowded audiences overy evening. Besides the evening performances, viatindcs are givou every Wednesday and Saturday1. The' last representations ' are an-' nounced. ,-' ?')'?' -'?'-: The interest 'of / the Boston musical public in largely centred in the first of the season's series of rehearsals 'and concerts by the Boston symphony orchestra at the music hall ? The first appearance' of Mr. Arthur Nikisoh, ? the newly appointed' conductor, wakiw these evonts take unusual prominence in tho musioal life of the city, and few artistic cUbtlts have' been awaited with greater impatience than - that of the new director of. the symphony concerts. New Yon...
A GLANCE AT THE COAST SCENERY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
A GLANCE AT THE COAST SCENERY. At Point Puer, near Opossum Bay, there was one time a depOt for boys. The building has long fallen' in to a heap of ruins. From this point you have a fine view of the open sea. Capo ltaoul with its high columns of basaltic rock occupies tho southermost point, and is situated about 9 miles from Capo Pillar, between which is the entrance to Port Arthur, called Maingon Bay. There are several ex tensive coves and the coast of the poninsula is lined with high perpendicular.. rocks, occasionally' interrupted with small sandy beaches. On the west side is Wedge Bay and Fortoscuo Bay. On the oast from Maingon Bay a current sots inward which makes it very unsafe to anchor, but the entrance to Port Arthur is perfectly safe, and forms a sufficient rendezvous for a fleet. Our visitor of .1845 to this famous place of human suffer ing, says in a light hearted way 'although a visit to the prisoners' barracks is not one of much interest yet the stranger could not well ...
POETRY. A GLIMPSE OF LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
POET11Y. A GLIMPSE OF' LOVE. She came, as comes the summor wind, ., A gust of.beauty to, my heart.; . ?Then swept, away, -but left behind Emotions that shall not depart.' Unheralded she came and went, Like musio in tho silent night, Which, .when the burthened air is spent, Bequeaths to memory its delight. Or, like the sudden April bow, That spans the violet making rain, She made those blessed flowers to grow, Which may not fall or fade again; Far sweeter than alt things most sweet, And fairer than all things most fair, She came and passed with footsteps fleet, A shining wonder in the air. - -Thomas Buchanan Read.
PRIVATIONS OF THE EARLY SETTLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
PRIVATIONS OF THE EARLY SETTLERS. Anyone visiting Port Arthur to-day must remember that though nature has done much to beautify this spot, the hand of man has also contributed towards completing tho picture. Poets may delight in sequestered nooks and, cul tivate a fine frenzy in solitary places where nature presents her loveliest face, yet to the ordinary man, and especially if ho be a traveller, there is nothing so touching in a land scape as a well made road or a smiling homestead, with life in some form or other scattered about it. All these improve ments are only effected at a frightful cost of labor and suf fering to the early settler, who lands upon a barren, inhos pitable shore and has to carve his way through tlie forest axe in hand. In Tasmania a latge part of this sovere work was done in tho early days of the colony by the men and women who were sent from England with the twofold purpose of moral reformation to themselves and ours, begin conquering the ruggedness of a new ...
HARD HEARTS MADE HARDER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
HARD HEARTS MADE HARDER. A romarkable paper was published in Household. Wonw for April, 1842, written by ono well acquainted, with tho scones of horror to bo witnessed in convict life in tlio.pon«l settlements of Australia.. .. He says :— ' Violent crimes and murders were common among tho gangs while at their work. — convict quarrelling with convict. .Tho resident was. clouded with adaily sense of insecurity — a dread for the safety of his wife or children when they left his sight. For then the incessant task made. hard hearts harder ; and wretches made to grovel in dark cells, chained by ringbolts to the floor, and wearing 60 lb. of iron on their arms, were degraded even lower than they had been forced at home — below the feelings of humanity. There convicts were driven at nightfall, besmeared and dirty with the day's toil, into the barrack, and were locked up till morning in neglected rooms to prey upon each other. No oificer who ventured among them would come out alive ;.but in f...
A CRUISE FROM MACQUARIE HARBOR TO PORT ARTHUR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 January 1890
A CRUISE FROM MACQUARIE HARBOR TO PORT ARTHUR. To the yachtsman there is hardly a more delightful spot to visit in the whole of the southern seas than the count 1 from Macquarie Harbor to Port Arthur. The Gordon River, which empties itself into the Macquarie Harbor, is navigable with a small craft for over 40 miles. In parts it is deep, and never less than a hundred yards wide. Its banks, chough generally precipitous, are clothed with timber and shrubs, and afford beautiful scenery. The land in of rich quality, and the dense timber forests that once 'barred the way of the agriculturist have largely disappeared. Within tho bay is a small island called Sarah's Island, and on the northern side of the harbor lies Philip's Island, whichisunder cultivation. Coal is found in close proximity. The ' beautiful Huon pine grows luxuriantly in this district. Somo of the trees have trunks 60 feet in length. AH along the coast until Cape Pillar is rounded the scenery most attractive will be seen, ...