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WRECK OF THE "ISABELLA." [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 August 1845
WRECK OF THE " ISABELLA." WE have been favored by Mr. Loughnan with the following letter, stating the particu- lars of the loss of the Isabella. Stockyard Point, 23rd July, 1845. MY DEAR LOUGHNAN,—It is now my painful duty to relate to you the total loss of the brig Isabells, on the Bar, at the entrance to our port. Taylor, who is now with me, worn out from fatigue, exertion, and want of rest, furnishes the following details:—Had rather a tedious passage occasioned in some measure by contrary winds, with this ex- ception all went on well, until talking the Bar yes- terday morning, about half-past ten, at half flood, with a light breeze from the south-east, when as near as may be on the middle of the bar, the wind suddenly died away, leaving a heavy ground swell, causing the brig to strike the ground severely, carrying away the rudder an high as the trunk, at the third or fourth stroke, when she became quite unmanageable. Taylor would not let go the anchor at this critical moment, kn...
THE GOVERNOR'S SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 August 1845
THE GOVERNOR'S SPEECH. A COLONIAL Governor's opening address to his Council is a good deal like a Royal Speech to Parliament—small things to com pare with great. What it will be on any occasion may be conjectured with tolerable certainty beforehand. If the times be dis astrous the speech gives assurance that they will mend ; if they are prosperous it indulges in congratulations ; all contemplated mea sures pleasing or obnoxious are so many benefits intended ; if increased taxes are proposed increased trade will enable the people to meet them ; and if trade be de pressed " the honor " of the country will be compromised if they are not imposed. In keeping with this description is the opening speech of the Legislative Council on Wednesday last, which will be found in another column. His Excellency congratulates us on the return of prosperity, and refers to his pre dictions on a former occasion as being thus fulfilled. And he relies on the permanence of this prosperity as it has been " ...
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 1 August 1845
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SOON after 2 o'clock, on Wednesday, His Excel lency the Lieutenant-Governor arrived, and was received at the floor of the Council Chamber ; and, as is usual upon such occasions, by a band of honor. On alighting, the arrival of His Excellency was announced by the performance of the National Anthem, and, shortly afterward, the Governor took his seat at the table. The Members present were :- The Lieutenant Governor, the Colonial Secretary, the Chief Jus tice, the Attorney-General, the Comptroller-Ge neral of Convicts, the Auditor-General, the Col lector of Customs, Messrs. Dunn, Fenton, Gregson, Kerr, Kermode, and Swanston. His Excellency entered the Chamber, attended by the Colonial Secretary, the Brigade Major, and the Aide-de-Camp. The Governor was dressed in an uniform of blue and silver,—that, we believe, which appertains to a Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of an English county—and the Council Chamber was greatly crowded. Having taken his seat, His Excellency proc...
LATEST FROM NEW ZEALAND. [From the Australian, July 12.] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
LATEST FROM NEW ZEALAND. [From the Australian, July 12.] WK have perused tho first and second num- bers of a new Auckland Journal, called Thc New Zettlander, of dales the 7th and l4th ol Juno. Colonel Despard and troops ar- rived at Auckland, as our readers are already aware, on the 1st of June, and sailed for the Ray of Islands on the 7th. Tho Victoria and the Velocity, with troops, had left Auck- land for the same port on tho 4ih. They hud four guns with them, under tho com- mand of Lieutenant Wilmot, Royal Artil- lery, who had previously nrrivcd from Van Diemen'* Land, with Messrs. Rond and Kerr, retired officers of the same corps, who hid volunteered to accompany Lieutenant Wilmot. The Editor is afraid the cold wet season had advanced too far, to give their expedi- tion much prospect of good weather, lie repeats what we udvuuccd some time ago, thal Hono Heki had, through tho Missiona- ries, sued to Governor Fitzroy fur peace, pleading thal he hud been already suffi- ciently puni...
YOUNG ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
YOUNG ENGLAND. THE principles of th ia new party have lately been set forth in a local print ; we think it well therefore to furnish an account of it taken from an English publication-a pub- lication which speaks moro truth than many which aro more serious ; we need not say that we mean Punch. " Young England is situate in Carron-strect, May Fair, and tho parishes thereabouts. Its capital is in the Carlton Club-house. It was founded by a small colony of adventurers, who, having quarrelled with the oldTories, emigratedfrnniConservatism intheyear 184'&lt;J, anti settled in the fashionable streets and squares of St. James's, to try theirown fortune. Tne founder of this new colony was one Benjamin D'Israeli, better known as ' Young Ben.' Very few accounts of this Hebraic Columbus have been handed down to us. Portraits of tho period, however, as drawn by a celebrated artist called * H.B.,' repre- sent him with long1 ringlets, and a nose built in the Mosaic style of architecture j...
MOUNTED POLICE OFFICE. 21st July, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
MOUNTED POLICE OFFICE. 21s/ July, 181.7. Tenders will bc received by thc Olhccr com mnnding the Mounted Police, until 12 o'clock on Wednesday, the 20th proximo, for the supply of Forage of a good quality for faur Mounted Police Horses stationed nt Hohnrt Town, for four months, commencing on the 1st September next. Thc Tenders to state the price per Ration, consisting of Hay 12 lbs., Outs 10 lbs., and Straw .1 lbs. A. EAiini.EV-WILMOT, For thc Officer comnmiuling Mounted rolicc.
THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
THE EIGHTS OF PARENTS. i THAT clerical TOWS arc proper tests of na j tionnl duties will be admitted with hesita- tion by nil who have studied their origin. Hut the difficulty increases as dissidents mul- tiply, and thc interpretation of their engage- ments becomes uncertain andvnrious. A po tivo prohibition or command would indeed remove the question of personal obligation, but to ndmit thc interpretation of a vow in accommodation to relative changes, the growth or diminution of party power, is dis- honest and contemptible. Thus, if thc Government pinn of educa- tion is contrary to priestly vows, every cleri- cal supporter of thc schools is perjured. It is in vain to plcnd conscientious dissent from nn obvious engagement j but if the am- biguity of the vow ndmit opposite construc- tions, thc Government, without much dis- courtesy, may select its course irrespective j of interpretations, neither uniform nor Inst- ill", and which want the sanction of nutho j rity. A recent statement i...
ROADS' DEPARTMENT. 14th July, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
HOADS' DEPARTMENT. Uth Jul:/, 1815. Tenders will lie received nt this Otticc, until I o'clock, p. m. on thc fith of .August next, for renting, for two years from thc 1st September next, the Government Ferry now established nt Jtest down, across thc Uiver Derwent, together with thc Punts, Iîonts, mid (Buildings belonging to thc Government nt thc said Ferry. Conditions may he ascertained on application lo thc Honda' Oilicc, corner of Melville mid Argy le- st rcets. Security will bc required for thc payment of thc rent. Thc rent to be p.dd quarterly nt thc oilicc of \licCollector of Internal Revenue. Thc covers of the Tenders to bc fiupcrscribrd "Tenders for renting" Itesldown Ferry." l'ur.iï» FottTii, Director'Getter al nf Hoads.
THE SHERIFFS PETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
THE SHERIFFS PETITION. - ! THE proceedings of the Legislative Council on Fridny elicited no debate excepting on the presentation of a petition from thc Sheriff, of which the substance will be found ia our Council report. The objections taken by thc Colonial Secretary to thc re- ception of the petition, it will bc seen were, that it would imply that the Council had thc initiation of money votes, which accord- ing to its constitution it had not, and that it had a sort of appellant jurisdiction nftcr the decision of thc hend of thc Government, which in this case had been pronounced against thc claim of the petitioner ; and lastly, that thc salary attached to the office of Sheriff as to other highly paid offices, was determined with n view to cover such risks as that which Mr. Burnett had sus- tained. It is with this last objection that wc are concerned, and we presume to question its validity. In fact, we have no hesitation in saying that, whatever may bc thc rule in Englnnd,-no parall...
QUARTER SESSION'S, HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
QUARTER SESSION'S, HOUART TOWN. Notice is hereby given, that thc Court of Quarter Sessions for thc District of Hobart Town stands adjourned until Monday, the 1st day of September neM, at thc Court House, Hobart Town, at 10 o'clock in thc forenoon of thc same day, at which time and place thc Jurors will bc required to attend. Dated this 17th day of July, 1845. A. C. STOXOK, Clerk nf tlic Pence.
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5. TAXATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
THE OBS_E.RVEll. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5. TAXATION. WHATEVER subjects divide thc colonists, on one there is unanimity. " A burnt child fears the fire," so says the adage ; nn Englishman looks on thc tax-gatherer with constitutional horror. In some countries they date their journals by the festivals of thc Saints ; the Briton times his diary by the levies of imperial, parochial, civil and ecclesiastical patrons, who restrain his ex- pense, and without thc guidance of calen- dars, inure him to fasting. Though not apt to impersonate abstractions, or to cover thc dull realities of life with tlic'mány coloured vestments of fancy, he yet lennis to regard the Tarions Dues which arc ever clamouring nt his door as incarnations of immortal mischief. Tlic poor rates, thc church rates, the water rates, thc lighting and paving mles, and innumerable their kinsfolk drop their representative associations and nppcar to his eye as independent beings, as spies, robbers, and artful impostors. In...
COURT OF REQUESTS, OATLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
COURT OF RICQUUSTS, OATLANDS. Nol¡>r is hereby ¡fivi n, that the next silting of tho uliovo Court, for the hearing anti ih-eitltllp; Claims not fxreeilinif 'JVn I'.mmls. «¡II IK- lmlil.-.i nt the Court House, Oatlands, on Saturday, the 2ml &lt;lay ol' August next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Bulcil this 1st day of July, 18-15. Ci. CUI'I'AIUCK, /Iryislrar.
WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
AV O O L . Wool, exported from Hobart Town to Great Itritain, for the season, from December 1811, lo June 181.3. Per Leander, December 12, 181-1. Hales. Henry Hopkins - - - 100 A. .Morrison - 170 Kerr, Uogle, and Co. - - 111 G. Kees - - - - 100 Total - - - -181 Per Calcutta, January 7, 181.5. Nathan, Moses, abd Co. - - 287 T. Drown - 10(i 'J'. Anstey - - - - 80 I). Moses - flo Vf. Kermode - 04 Hoyes and Poynter 7 George Hunt 30 G. W. Walker - - - 17 J. and W. Robertson - - 23 H. Downer 15 Vf. M. Tennent - - - 5 Total .... 08.j Per Jane Frances, January 1G, 18 lo. II. Hopkins - Ma A. Morrison H3 Kerr, Bogle, and Co. - - 133 Nathan, .Muses, and Co. - 58 T. Anstey .... H.I Ü. Moses .... 31 W. Kermode - - - 28 George Hunt I ll. J. Austin --- 33 J. Gellibrand » Total.... 8!M Per It'ilttam Janline, February 1, 1 St5. II. Hopkins - - - - 178 Kriuiards, Chapman, and Co. - liáli Nathan, Moses, and Cu. . 5!) T. Ill-own - 100 (i. W. Walker ... 9 lt. Jacomb 27 A. Douglas - - - - 1!) Total - 101...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
SIIII1 MAILS. For Melbourne, per Lillias, this tiny at J p.:,t. For New Zealand, per Deborah, (bis tiny at -1 P.M. For Adelaide, per Sam 1'areillc, tomorrow at i P. M. For Swan Uiver, Satis Pareille, viii Adelaide, to-morrow, nt ?!. P.M. For London, per Psyche, to-morrow at 5 P.M. For Norfolk Island, Franklin, Thursday next at 3 P.M.
OFFICE OF ORDNANCE. Hobart Town, 23rd July, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
I OFFICE OF ORDNANCE. I Hobart Tüwn, 23n/ July, 1845. Tenders in duplicate, addressed to the respec- tive Oliicers of thc Ordnance, will bc received nt this Oll'ice, until thc 12th proximo, from parties having premises to let nt Spring Hay, or in its vicinity, tit for the occupation of Troops, Thc Tenders to specify tho situation of thc buildings, with the number,nnd dimensions of'the rooms they may contuin ; thc rent per annum, to commence from thc dato of occupation, for such n period ns they may be required, and subject to three months' notice on ' the part of the Ordnance when given up. Hy order of thc respective Officers of the Ordnance. JAS. Duri' MACKAY,* Bnrrack-Master.
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. 29th July, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
COMMISSIONERS' OITICË. na/A July, ms. NOTICE is hereby given, that the following Claims fur (iranís will bc ready fur Examination, hy thc Commissioners nppoinied for that purpose, upon or immediately alter thc 2!)th tiny ol' Sep- tember next, &lt;>n or before which day any euveut or counter du in» must bc entered. Thomas Macdowell, Midhurst, Devon, 322 a, (Originally 1*. I'egus, who conveyed to I. Dobson, who sold to applicant.)- Hounded on the northern side by 33 chains H7 links easterly ulong an orig hud location to William Laing Smith commencing ut the south-west angle thereof, on the east by (Mi chains 2 links southerly ulong a location to lohn Hennessey now occupied hy or belonging' to E. P. Tregurtha ¡ind along a loealion tn William Keefe since granted lo William Moriarty, on the south hy thirty-three elmina 87 links westerly along Lot 75 fi purchased from the crown hy William Mo- riarty, and thence on the west by ÍH chains 50 links northerly (dung crown lund (o the...
Markets. HOBART TOWN, 5th AUGUST, 1845. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
i ^Indicts. HOBART TOWN, 5th AUGUST, 18-15, Thc wheat market has been rather dull, hut holders on thc wharf are not inclined to sell nt reduced prices. The price is merely nominal -5s. 9d. to Cs. Some from Adelnidc was yester- day sold at nurtion, by Mr. T. Y. Lowes; nt Os. 3d. nail 5s. Cd. Some damaged Hour sold by Slr. Lowes at £11 per ton. Barley. 4s. Od. per bushel. Oats. 4s. ditto. Maize. 4s. ditto. Hay, pressed .. £3 10s. to £3 15s. per ton. Ditto, loose.... £'i 10s. ditto Straw . 30s. to 40s. ditto. l'otatoes ,. .£2 15s. to Ü3 5s. per ton. Cnrrots. ls. per doz. Eggs. ls. 2d. ditto. Cabbage .._ ls. ditto. Onions.20s. cwt. Fowls. 2s. to 2s. Cd. per pair. Ducks. 3s. to 3s. Od. ditto. Geese . 3s. Od. to 4 s. each. Turkeys . Os. to "s. ditto. Butter. ls. Od. to ls. 9d. lb. Apples. 8s. to 12s. per bushel. Shingles . 5s. Gd. to (is. per thousand. Sawn timber .. 5s. to Gs. per 100 feet. Posts nnd rails.. 18s. to 25s. ditto. Palings, broad.. 5s. Gd. to Ts. ditto. I Ditto, narrow .. 4s...
LATEST FROM SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
LATEST FROM STDNEY. COLONIAL WHEAT.-Io the Banker's Cir- cular, the exact date of which we are not able to state, but which was the last number published previously to the 17th February, it was stated, that Sir Robert Peel had re- solved on admitting wheat from all the Co- lonies, on tho same terms as that of Canada. This is good news for South Australia and Van Diemen's Land, and we hope wilt be in due time for Swan River and New Zealand. Australian. DR. LEICHARDT AND PARTY.-Another ru I niour was prevalent at Brisbane, when the steamer Sovereign left Moreton Bay. on the 13th instant, that Dr. Leichardt was alive, and, with his party, was on his way back to the settled districts. This intelligence, which we trust may prove to be correct, was brought by some blacks, who had just arrived from the wilds in the direction taken by the venturous band. The party which was about to proceed in search of the Doctor and his followers, nevertheless, intended to lose no time io ascertaining- hi...
Miscellancous Shipping. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 5 August 1845
íHtáftlI.incouá ä'Ijtppinjr. Thc Souvenir proceeded down the river with thirty horses on hoard, but owing to the weight nf goods upon deck, it was found desirable, III case of encountering' had weather, to unship eight of thc horses, to make more stowage room below. Thc eight horses were accordingly sent hack to town, and *.hc vessel proceeded on her maiden tr'H).-Laitncos/tm /Examiner, Loss of the " Pedlar."-The schooner Pedlar, 30 tons, belonging to Mr. .lohn Guillan, wns lost on Saturday, near thc spot where thc Tobayo be- came wrecked. About half-past eleven o'clock nt iiuiht, the vessel struck, though apparently very slightly, on the sunken rocks ntl'the Shear hYncnn, ' but was immediately in deep water. Shortly nf U'lvvards the passengers cried out tiley were ilrowning', and in a few minutes the chests, bra- ding, iVc, were washing about the cabin. This happened during a heavy squall; from the quan- tity of writer in thc vessel, she was willi difficulty kept before the wind, a...