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THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
THE DISTRICTrCOUNCIL. - Theo:P6tition ~idopted at th a.Squat ter's mec ting on: the: 20lth May. last aving been duly.'frwarded, answers to the same were received.by, the last overland', mail. ii:.ho, Governor's reply, we givo beoow 'in its olicial form.: It will be? perceived tlht le entrenches himself behind'the usual plea of inability to afford relief, but in a somewhat Jesuitical manner; and attempts to throw the blame on the Legislative CouInil, inasmuch as that the'bill introduced by hini last year, provided for thee xeniption of the squatters froni the .injustice -of wlialch they complaiied. I This is not correct; the bill in :"question ex empted them fiom rates for police expenses;- but not from rates for any other special or general pur ?The petition to thie -Legislative Council was 'to hae bieen prcsentod byDr. Nicholson.on an :early day. but it .wasi not thole inti iionofii tlih oppoaition to. move any 1add(Jres6, or take anyothlier sti p in the matter ; but to leave the o...
IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
IMPORTS. Rettirn of the value of tile iiiports into the Colony of-New. South Wales,,(iqcluding the district of Port Phillip,) fiozn the year 1833 to 1841, iric!dsive : Iiports Year " fromin Great 'Titdil Britain. :"Imporots ' isj5.... 7 7;r07.133 1,114,805 1836.... . i.: 704,220 1,237.406 1837.. .* 837,264 : 1,297,491 1838....o* 1,102,127 11579,977 '.183..... ; i,251,969 2,236,371 i840...... 2,220,305 3,014,189 1841..... 1,837,869 2,527,088 1842.?.... 854,774 1,455,059 1843... . ;, 1034,942 1,500,544 184*...*~ol '* 643,419 031 2100
THE BACHELOR'S BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
Ti~r BacaCeLon's .ALL.-In cen sequence of the tempestuous state of the weather, and non-arrival of the stearnmer:;(with tihe band on board) on Fridaylast, the Ball-room Committee wero under the disagreeable ne. cessity of postponing the fete until the following Monday'; in coniDga to which conclusion they no doubt felt in realityr " iif tie rodetd alon , Sa.,, e, banmmet,* hall deserted. : The actual event, however eon the followingMonday made amends for the pieviios disisapointmeni, as the of nmerit was unii?ersally accorded :thobm getting u ithe ball in the most com plete: styloe: that has ever been ac complished_ in Port :Phillip,;th' only drawblack bieing a thatthe room w-s s lirgo and the wveather so sere, that, the ars felt somewhat chill to those who were not,?lidncfing, ce itainly a preferable evil to the op posite' extreme. The dancing 'was keti up till day-breik not avery early hour at this season of the year;, and thel supper,. being in Blake's s best -sty!e, gave gireat:...
SQUATTING REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
SQUATTING REGULATIONS. Froti tlie Sydney Hernii. WE give below a draft of proposed regulations for the dcpasturing of the waste lands of the Crown bes yond the limits oe locations which we publish at the request of a cor respondent. We have so often ex pressed our opinion on the consti tional question, involving the right of the colonists to the control of these lands, that in calling atten tion to these regulations (if the Go. vernor .is willing to grant them), we are under no apprehension of being misunderstood ;-unquestiona bly our right to the control cannot be decided in this country : but that is no reason why the details of the question should not be fully consi dered. As matters now stand, our more immediate object is rather to look to the terms'on which the Crown is said to be wiliing to a'aopt us as tenants for a period of years cer tain. We might have preferred a longer lease, but twelve years is no despicable torm,--and if the pay. m-ents demasided are not excessive;, we...
ANOTHER NEW SET OF REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
ANOTHER NEW SET OF REGULA TIONS.; : MR. COWPEn, the member for Cumberland, gave notice, on the first day 'of the present sessio'n of the Legislative' Council, that he would, on the 6th August, put a question to the Colonial Secretary, with the view 'of ascertaining the intentions of Government with reference to the Squatting que ion. As the over land mail left Sydney on the day the question was put. no regular repert of the proceedings has reached this district. Our cohtemporaries the Herald and Couriei, however, have obtained, through some private chan nel, an outline of the hiiswer given by the Colonial Secretary, which we subjoin. As this outine" many it be strictly correct, we shall not. enter uponi its minute examination; but it contains certa;n broad points which cannot be misunderstood. The first is, that the Governor will.not take any fur ther steps towards the introductioi of any new system on his own resPon sibily, notwithstanding the extraor dinary powers conferred upon h...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
SLEGISLATIVE CO UNCIL. FaIDAi, AUdusT L. SThe following members met in (ourae cil this day at.twelve o'clock, and forinmed the deputation to present the Address to Ilis Excellency, namely, the Speasker, the Colonial Secretary, ColontiaL Treae' surer, Auditor General, Collector of Customs, Attorney General, Messrs T. A. Murray, Suttor, Bradleyl , Cowper;. Nicholson, Allen, Darval, Lamb,' aJi' Captain Du'naresq. Those gentlemen, nccompanied by Mr Sterling, Sergeant.? at-Arms, and Mir M'Pherson, Clerk.of the Council, accordingly waited upon His Excellency at the New Governmuent House, when the Address was read o. His Excellency, who was pleased to' return the following answer: "QGentlemen,-!I thank you for the: Address. I have received with pleasuro. the renewed expressions of your aftect tion and loyalty to the person and go Vernment of our most graLious Soveroign. "I colfidently hope that our labours durling the present session will conduce to the public good, and lead to the enactme...
SYDNEY. THE GREAT BANK CASE. TWENTIETH AND LAST DAY OF TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
SSYDNEY. TIlE GREAT BANK CASE. TWENTIETII AND LAS~T DAY OF TRIAL. The Jury retired at twelve o'clock, and after they had been out about half an hour, they forwarded an inti luation to the Bench that they were desirous 'of returning a special ver dict. This being c4municated to the counsel on either side. Mr WVindeyer expressed hisinten tion of remaining passive a hithlierto, submitting to anything the Court might do, but taking no active part in the proposition for a speciial ?eor diet or any other matter. :· ; Theirl Honors then prepared ini blank thie formofa special verdict, leaving the jury to fill it up as they might agree among theinsclves. The Jury were next cllod in, aand the form prepared by the Judges haviiig been seen by the Counsel, was handed to the Foreman, with an intimation from the Chief Justice that it, would be ncccsary for them to agree upon each fact of their special verdict in the same manner as upon the whole case; that is to say, that they mtuist be unanimous...
COUNCIL PAPERS. LIVE STOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
COUNCIL PAPERS. LiV·E STOCK. Retuorn o Live Stock in the Colony .f .Now South Wales, on the 1st Januay 1845: . ' Sydney, or MMalA O.stricf. Horsos. orn reed SCattle.' o. Argyle ....',. 8016 22271 21.971, Rlathurst 2542 27064 178070 ?i?bh.... ...... .751 10$73 :73181 Brisbne ...... •1222 10103 140100 Camden ...... 4922 . 39805.: 40050 Cuok .......... 2059 ,. 83S:6 14430 (Cumberlanld.... 1138P 92305 14-55 Durhamn. .... 4.1,47 "43315: 10O6 Georglana.'...;,: .21 1'7?5i, ?, 99113 ;Gloulcester .... 1007 22005 ' 00276 Hunter . .... 131 .7929, 13704 Kihg ... ....2 ,832 '175. 78721 Macquarie: ... 110t 1 1o lG.9;. ?,A13n52 "lMurray ....... . 2371 22900. 233060 Northuiiberl'nild 4'328: .31043. '.40251 Pliillip .. . 787 ::5116; '( 61770 Roxburgh... i000 ob0000 50000 St. Vincent.... 1437 2(0295 61150 Stanley........ .,8 424 . 115 Wellington ..... 713' " 9121 108795 VWestmoreland.. 1160" 8332 88900 49120 27294 1' 714285 District"s Seynd thIeoittd'dr1c . Bligh.......... 677" 34891 100880 Clarefle ...
CONTINGENT NOTICES OF MOTION. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
CONTI'NGENT NOTICES OF MOTION* Dr Lang to move for a .copy of thie corres pondence betwvcen the Governor and parties concerned respecting the false re, turns exhibited by Schoolmasters. 2nd. That £1000 be placed on the estimates to repair parts of the road between MIelbourne and Yass. 3rd. To move that foulr ad ditional members be returned for the city of Sydney, or one for each "ward: one ads ditional member for tIle town of M1elbonrne, two additional members for tire Conuties of Clmberltand, and one each for tlre county of Nortlhumberland, Camdenr, and Dilrham, Tinat therepresentation of Part Phillip in. eluding 1lelbourne shonld be encreased.
NEWSPAPER WRITING. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
NEWSPAPER WRITING.--Neewspaper writing has grown to be ao art by it self. Many a literary man, who thought that because " the greatei in cludes the less" every author is ex officio qualified to be an editor, has sunk back into the rear-ranks and minor ranks of " the press," after some smart writing had shown at once his bookish talent and his. ability to deal with facts. Others who could pour'.forthi volumes have failed, because tlhey could not cope with the hydraul.c pressure or prompt selection of salieit poiots needed for the space nnd rapid comments of the journal. Take tlh best papers of either London or Paris, different as the circumistances of thei nriters may be, and you mnust allow that it is not everybody that could so seize-the moral and spirit of passiing histlory,-Speclator.
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
SYDNEY. MIAITLAND RAcE4.-ERxcellent sport is expected at the forthcomiag races, it bev ing known that a gieat number of first rote horses are in training lor tife occa sion. llarry Lorrequer, Jorrockl , Peil, and tlarkaway, for the first prize, are the only horses, however, that we are at liberty ,t' mention at present. The course,salio,.is in excellent order, con sideiable pains having been taken to preserve it in a good state by prevent, ing hor.es from being exercised on the inner side. Two fences are being erect ed, one from tho distance-post to post the winning post, and another hfom Half-penny's fence to the brickinaker"s, which- will have the effect ot keeping the course clear where.the pressure of the crowd will be grcdrt at, andl nlt.o of preventing horses from bolting where their doing so would he mrsi dangerous. There are no less than 24 booths en gaged, so confidently is a large concourso of spectators anticipated-Mercury.
NOTICES OF MOTION AND ORDERS OF THE DAY. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
NOTICES OF MOTION AND OiRDERS OF THE DAY. FRlXAY, AUGUST 1. I. The presentation to tlhe Governor of tlie Council's Address, iii reply to his Excel lency's opening speech. TUESDAY, AUGUST .. i, IMr Lamb to move, that the petition from WVilliam Carter, Esq., the Registrar General of Now Southi Wales, presented by himn on tile 31st ultimo, be printed. 2. MIr Lamb to move, that an address be presented to his Excellency the Governor, requesting that his Excellency Will be pleased to direct that there may be laid upon the table ofthis lhose a return of the quantity of the undernentioned articles, entered inwards betwixt tile 30thl Jule, 1844 and the 30th June, 185, anrd the a mounlt ofdnties received on each, viz.: On Flour, Wheat, Barley., Oats, and Wine, Ten, Sugar,'llolasses; Coffee, Pepper; iid Rico. . And the aiimotint of drawback paid on the export of each of the aiid'articles duriug the same period. The return to specify ;the countries or places from wvhehnc the-first fiv?e ere im'...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SPEECH OF MR WENTWORTH ON THE ADDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
.LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SPEECH OF MR WENTWORTII ON THE ADbRESS. Mr Wentworth wished to say a few words. on this .occasion, not indeed in opposition to the Address, but in order to express the satisfaction which he felt personally at the hitter paragraph of the speech to Which this Address was included as a reply. To him that para graph ot the speech was a matter of unmingled satisfaction, especially when he recalled to his mind the closing paragraph pof the speech with which they had been dismissed from the labours of the last session. He did now trust that there had been such an alteration effected in His Excellency's views, that there was at last some chance that His Excellehcy and the House would be able to work on together for Ihe good of the country. (Hear hear.) He would not cast a doubt on the sincerity of Ills Excellency in offering to co-operate with the Coun cil for the general good; he was ready to give him all credit for honesty and sincerity of purpose: but as little did ...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
HOBART TOWN. EMIGRATION o0 EMANCIPISTS.-A few days ago 70 passengers, under the new r8gulations for permitiing persons holding conditional pardons to emigrate to the Australian Colonies, left our harbour'in the three masted schooner David, for Geelong, having their pas sages paid by agents here, (Messrs. I-[opkins and Brown),. appointed to make proper selections for the additional supply of useful labtonr to that flhurish ing settlemeat in New South Wales. Several of the emancipists had families. They were highly recomn;ended by gentlemen in whose servioe they had been when rn bondage, ns skilful trades men, and sober and industrious nien. There were several sawyers antd shoe 'makers, and experienced stock-keepers and farmiing men. .These usuful eman. cipists have emigrated from our shores -i the impossibihlity of obtainingre munerative employment in this colony, owing to the overwhelming influx of proba!ion labour. The persons who thus emuigrate, it may be useful to state, are subj...
DEFINITION OF THE "BOUNDARIES OF LOCATION" [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
DEFINITION OFTHIB "BOUNDARIES SOF LOCATION" It is rumoured that jthe Govern. ment is now taking steps, or at least o6lecling information, with a view to the definition of. the boundaries of location in Port Phillip. Weare afraid that any such. attempt, in voivig. as it will do, the annual sale of leases of crown lIhnds within the bouindary, (wherever that may be) , ;il .be productive of great hardship ,ti. the present occupiers if cirown lands. Such a measure is decidedly inapppropriate to the pre sen?tsate oft the populatiou, in tlihis district:,arid will subserve no 'goodc purpose: whatever. At present :hdwever wve annot state what ire the precise views of the government CONCERT. - T'he inhabitants were gratified by the performance of a concert of vocal and instru mental music on Tuesday last, and again on Wednesday. 'T'he per forners acquitted themselves in a very respectable manner i and it is to be regretted that proper means were not adopted to mlake the af fair more public; a...
SUPREME COURT. MONDAY, 12TH AUGUST. (Before a Special Jury.) [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
SUPREME COURT. iMONDAY, 12TI AUGUST. - (B(eote a Special Jury.) .O.RR V DAyiDnON.-This was'an actiod in ass.tumpsit for the recovery 0f: £185. foi'r theuse of a house with board and lodg'ng for six months. The defendant denied ,the existence of any contract, and pleaded ,a set off of £201 4s for work dojie, and goods sold and delivered. A Iettei was put in expressive of the de4 fendant's thanks.for the hospitality ex, perienced from the plaintiff, and offer ing to pay one half the amount of thle expenses incuired by his own and plains tifi's tamily while residing tgeither. 'I'he Jury returned a verdict for thebo plaintiff in the lull amount; Couinsel tor the plaintiff Mr \Williams; for the defenduant Mr Stephent. TUESDAY. DoE ON TIlE DE5MISE OF GEoaGE PORTEI V.' HoE.--Mr Stephen moved to make the rule. uini for setting aiade the proceeding for irregularity. absolute., Mr Croke shewed cause, and M tephen replied. 'His Bonor reserve r udgment. . IN TIlE MATTER OE ARBnITIRAT.ION lE. TW...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
·MELBOUJRNE, THE COLLEGIATE? INSTITUTION. We attended yesterday at the school room to see the distribution of the prizes, and were much gratified to hear some of the speeches given by four of the pupils. Two of the scho lars came forward, and recited the parts of Brutus and Cassius-wherein Brutus regrets that Cassius had not forwarded certain sums of money. Two other youths then enacted Bru tus and Cassius prior to the death of Ctasar,.and really we must say that they were very perfect in the very lengthened speeches they gave, and required no prompter, and occasion ally suited the action to the word with very good effect. This institu .tion should be patronised; it is doing great things for the growing youth-the senators and law-givers ': in future" of Australia Felix. His Honor Mr La T'robe presided at the moeeting, and distributed the various prizes to the youths in whose favbr they had been accorded " a priori." TVo were sorry to see so few ladies and gentlewen present, for we f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
LIST of Subscribers to the Geelong and Portland Bay immigration Society, exclusive of those who have become Subscribers, but whose names hare not yet been communicated to the Secretary by the respective Mlemliers of Committee, as entered in their lists -A Airey, Charles Austin, Josiah * A ndersonr, Henry Aitchison and Gardner -B nee, James - .Bell, John BuchananJ. 0C. Brown, John ' . Black, Phillip ... Baes, A. & E. Bowden, W. H. C Campbell, C. & A. ' Chirriside, Thomas :.: Cunningham, A. & , Cowic and Stead, Currlo and Anderson Clarke, Jonlthan, Cay, Robert \ l' D Dennys, C. J. Down ie, Thomas ;: .. ! Duverney, Frederick ;; Drysdale.and Newcombe B Elms and Lang ' Egerton, George * · · : : . *. . *-. ,** . * \ . Fisher, David 'i Fenwick, F. Farie and Rogers e , Ferrers, C. 0. G Grillin, FrederiilC. . - El Hastie, John T. K. Hardie Hamilton, H. B. Boyle, Duncan I&J Hardic,T.K. * Johnston, Alexand' = * , Irvine, Alexander :! Kiddle, John L Lloyd, G.T.r ...
LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
LAUNCESTON. Cataract and Supply Mills. -Fine four l41 per ton seconds 13 do tweirle per cent Ill do ..sharps 7s per I O0Olbs. ;ollard Is per 2011b bran 1Odrdo..wheat 4s Od per bushel..oats "s to s, 3d do UwOn' Steam Mlills.-Fine flour 141.. seconds 131 thirds l11t..sharps 71 Os pier 20o01bs.. bran dD..pollardl Is per bushel. .whleatlSs d to 5s do. oBarley-En'lsh 3s to Ss 9d per bushel. Oats Jeed--3s per bushel.
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate — 14 August 1845
HOBART TOWN. Butcher's Mreat Beef by the quarter 2,d to 3d by tlhe joint 3d per lb multton 2d per ditto pork 5d to Gd vcal Gd Wheat 6sto 70.Od oats4s Od lo4s d Cape barley ?s to 4s English 3s Gd to 4s Gd per butshel hay 31 io 3:1 10os do pressed 41 'strtawl 1110s to 21 per ton flour firstqnality 151per ton scsnd ditto 1,1 bran Is per bushel pollard 14d ditto -II. 'T. Aldver.