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SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 3 January 1840
' SYDNEY. . I Captain W. Briggs, late both Regiment-This very meri- torious officer, who for a considerable time conducted the duties of the Berrima Stockade so efficiently as to call forth flattering notice on several occasions both from the press and the Legislative Council, has, we understand, retired from the service, nnd already commenced his career as a settler in the colony. Previous to his departure from Sydney, the officers of the 50th regiment, in which he served upwards of twenty years, gave him a farewell dinner, and presented him with a handsome piece of plate in, testimony of the high estimation in which he was held by them as a brother officer and a gentleman. The Sydney Gazette.-The sale of the Sydney Gazette took place yesterday, and was bought by Mr. Jones for £1000. Mr. Lyons sold yesterday at Auction, 30 hogsheads of porter at .4*6 2s. 6. to £6 7s. 6d. The Post Office,-One thousand seven hundred and fifty-six letters were distributed by the letter carriers in the...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 3 January 1840
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. December 30-the schooner Water Witch, 99 tons, Rolls, from London, via Mauritius and Hobart Town. DEPARTURES. December 28-the brig Ettex, 211 tons, Roxby, for New Zealand-five passengers. 28-the schooner Essington, 123 tons, Archer, for Port Phillip, G. Fisher, agent, with horses, &c, and two pas- sengers. 21-the schooner Gem, 76 tons, Bell, for Port Phillip -ten passengers. 30-the brig Henty, 108 tons, Ruffle, for Port Phillip -fifteen passengers 31-the schooner Elizabeth, 34 tons, Stiles, for Hobart Town, G. Lukin, agent, with tobacco and flour. 31-the schooner Thomas, 15 tons Downes, for Port Phillip, with sundries. _____M|___M1IJI_11____^iM, -i
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 3 January 1840
For London direct. THE fui sailing bark Wave, 400 tons, E> Goldsnltb, commander, having all tier «ead weisbt engaged, will ... meet with quiet dispatcjj. ¿orTfreight of wool or passage, (liavingsuperior accom- modations) apply to the Captain on board, or to " Old Wharf, October IO. BILTON* MEABURN. Por London. \ I rTpHE fine fast sailing «Mt-clsss Bri JL tish built baik Miranda, 322 tons register, Tbpmas Haye4 commander, __ having all her ¿e¡4 freight engaged and ready for shipment, »Bl be despatched for Al «Un» port early in January. > "I * ,' * For freight orwool or passage only, having very supe- rior cabin accommodation, apply to tho commander on board, or to L KIRK, AIMANDKB, & Co. New Wharf, November 4. t \ For London. \ THE first class new teak-built ship Calcutta,500 tons,?. E. Chalmers, ?im-ntjiin 0a,e of> t,,e ¿""fJ commander. For j'lESmB&SBf freight of wool or passage, having very W ».uperior accommodation, apply to the commander on board, orto ^ ...
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING[?] JANUARY 3, 1840. [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 3 January 1840
FRIDAY MORNING January 3, 1840. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, (No. 1, Colonial Secretary's Office, December 30. &nbsp; &nbsp; Lieutenant-Governor has approved of the appoint ment of Henry Johnson, per Susan, as a Javelin Man in the sheriff's department, vice Thomas Overall, Surrey, &nbsp; dismissed ; to take effect from the 1st proximo. By His Excellency's command, M. FORSTER. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 2, Colonial, Secretary's Office, December 31. &nbsp; The Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to appoint Frederick Symot Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Island of Van Diemen's Land and its dependencies. By His Excellency's command, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; M. FORSTER. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 3, Colonial &nbsp; &nbsp; Secretary's Office, January-1. &nbsp; &nbsp; Memoranda of Pardon have been issued for the follow- &nbsp; ing convicts until ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 3 January 1840
Servent Bank. THE half yearly General Meeting of the Share holders of the Derwent Bank, will be held at &nbsp; the Bank on Wednesday, the 8th day of January next, at 12 o'clock, for the purpose of declaring the half yearly dividend. C. SWANSTON, Managing Director. December 28. Wanted, A HOUSEKEEPER, competent to undertake the management of an Establishment. Apply at Go- vernment House. December 30. Wanted, A PROFESSED MAN COOK, who can produce /"V testimonials of character and ability. Apply at Government House. December 30. Superintendent. AMAN of good education, w ho has lately arrived from Scotland, is desirous to undeitake the management of a Sheep or Agricultural Farm. He has not had much experience in either line ; but being steady, industrious, and trustworthy, it is be- lieved he would soon mike himself useful. He has a wife who could not luke any charge, and a child three-yeais old. Apply lo G. Mackillop, Davey street. Found, IN the month of September last, nt the H...
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON CORN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
THIS MORNING'S TOST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.J LAUNCESTON Colts«- MAKKET. Wheat IGs, oats Gs to 7s, pollard 4s, bran 2s Gd per bushel ; flour, first quality, 45s to 50*, second 4üs to 48t, ration ¿8s to 40s per lOOlbs. LAUNCESTON WAIL«. To London, per Cygnet, 14th instant. To Loudon, per Arab, on the 20th instant. To Loudon, per Prince Rcfent\ on thcSht iiuttnt.
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
.nipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWK ARRIVALS. January 4-the American ship Java, 292 tons, Cro- wd I, from Batavia, 12th October, with 450 barrels sperm and 200 do black oil, Atkins and Adams, agents and owners. 6-the French ship Nancy, 537 tons, Longcrct, from Havre de Grace, 24th October, with 500 barrels black oil, A. Ganding, owner, W. M. Orr, agent. DEPARTURES. January 3-the bark Merope, 311 tons, Clinch, for Sydney, with sundries. 3-the brig Lord Hobart, 160 tons, Nicholls, for Port Phillip, with sundries. 6-the brignntine Marian Watson, 146 tons, Biscoe, for Sydney, with sundries. 10-the schooner Adelaide, 96 tons, Smith, for Mel- bourne and Geelong, with sundries. 10-the schooner Blossom, 55 tons, Watts, for Pott Phillip, with sundries. FORT or LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. None. DEPARTURES. December 31-the brig Rapid, 164 tons, Hamilton, for South Australia, with horses, sheep, etc. markets. Market Prices, New Wharf, January 9.-Wheat none, nominal price 32s, oats 6s, Cape barley 4s C...
Meteorological Averages for the last 12 MONTH[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
BftateorolotfcalAvaragaaiortJieiMtiaiSort*'" .1 January.... February . March. April. May . June . July . August .... September. October .... November. December Average. Barometer. 29 3 29 5 29 5 29 9 30 0 300 29 9 29 8 29 9 29 6 296 29 8 297 Thermometer Is the Shade. 63 66 62 00 57 53 61 49 56 60 59 65 58 Depth or RsJa. 04 0,3 1.7 0,4 0,2 1.2 1,0 3,1 1.2 0,4 4,4 3,9 18,3 i ni. The Barometer-highest, 4th September, 30,4 inches; lowest, 7th November, 28,6 ditto. The Thermometer in the shade-highest, 23d Decem- ber, 76 degrees; lowest, 8th August, 45 ditto. All Orders, Advertisements, or Communications, intended for this Paper, should be forwarded, addrtssed to the Editor of the Courier, early t'a the week. Short Notices and Advertisements can be received until six o'clock on Thursday Evening, after which time, an' moaneeaunts, if sent, cannot appear until the entuinp weak. AGENTS. Mr. H. DOWLIXO. Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Two, Bookseller, George Street, Sydney. Mr. J. BcamuM HALL, 1...
QUEEN'S ORPHAN SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
I QUEEN'S ORPHAN SCHOOLS. I No. 1.-Return of Officers, free and assigned ser- vants, and children, 1st January, 1840. No. 2.-Male School-Number of boys learning trades, 1st January, 1840. No. 3.-Female School-Number of girls employed in household work, &c, 1st January, 1810. No. 4.-Number of children apprenticed from 1st January, 1838, to 31st December, 1839. No. 5.-Return of the number of children in the Schools, and the number of deaths during the pre- ceding four years. No. 6.-Statement of work done from 1st January, 1838, to 31st December, 1839. No. 7.-Return of Stock, the properly of Govern- ment, 1st January, 1840. No. 8.-Farm attached to the Institution. State of the several Gaols of the Territory of Van Diemen4» Land, Jauuary 4th-Hobart, debtors, 7; committed for trial, 42 ; under examination, 21 ; to Penal Settlements, 15 ; waiting sentence, 1 ; default of bail and Crown fines, 12-Launceston, debtors, 5 ; committed for trial, 38 ; under examination, 9 ; im- prisonme...
LAUNCESTON CRIMINAL SITTINGS. SATURDAY, 4TH JANUARY. Before His Honor, the Chief Justice, and a Military Jury. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
j LAUNCESTON mtlAHKAf, SITTINGS. SATUIWAY, 4TII JANUARY. Before His Honor, the Chief Justice, and a Military Jury. Thomas Shaiee was convicted of maliciously beating and wounding Samuel Taylor about the bead with a pickaxe handle, with intent to murder him. The prose- cutor was overseer of the Perth gang, in which the pri- soner was working. The assault was committed on the 2'2d February last, and «-as clearly proved by the evidence of several witnesses, in addition to which there was the statement of the prisoner himself that he had laid in wait for Taylor, that be had intended to murder him, and that he had only left off striking him because he thought he had done so. Taylor was left on the ground quite insen- sible, and his life was in imminent danger for ten days. The prisoner appeared quite unconscious of the awful situation in which he stood, and be heaid the extreme sentence of the law passed upon him by the learned Judge, after an impressive address, without the slightest em...
Meteorological Observations, From Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
Meteorological Observations, I From Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. I Velocity D.H. D.w. Bar. Ther Wind. of the Wcathor. Wind. 2 Thur. 30 0 68 South 15 Very Fine 3 Fri. 29 8 74 North East 20 Ditto 4 Sat. 29 6 76 North 25 Ditto 5 Sun. 29 9 72 South 20 Ditto 6 Mon. 29 9 76 North 20 Thunder Sh. 7 Tues. 29 fi 72 South 10 Ditto 8 Wed. 29 6 67 South West 20 Fine Mean Tem. 29.6 72 Depth of Rain, 0.8 inches. Sun rises, 4h. 33m. I Sun sets, 7h. 27m. I Daylight begins, 2h. 50m, j r>i$iig>». w%,¿»U. \Ota. j Length of day, 14h. 55m. Day decreases, Oh. 17m. Sock h»fc>»» .»»- Oh. 8m. uon'a istqr., 12thc^,«a,
GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
GAZETTE. COMMISSARIAT OFFICE, Hobart Town, December 28, 1839. The Assistant-Commissary-Gencral hereby notifies that from and after the 1st January, in accordance with his instructions and the sanction of the Officer commanding Her Majesty's Troops, he will be pre pared to grant Treasury Bills in exchange for British silver, at the fixed premium of l^per cent., every Wednesday ; but that in cases of pressing emergency, such as the sudden departure of a vessel or otherwise, the convenience of the public will always be con- sulted, and Bills will accordingly be granted on any other day, (Sundays excepted,) on application being made to that effect, between the hours of 10 and 2 o'clock. No Bill can, however, be drawn until the money has been lodged in the Military Chest; and, in ordi. nary cases, this should be done not later than the Tuesday previous, so that the parties may have their Bills on Wednesday by 2 o'clock. This arrangement will also apply to Launceston, where the Sub-Accoun...
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. Hobart-town, January 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. &nbsp; Hobart-town, January 3. Notice is hereby given, that the following claims for grants will be ready for examination by the Commis- sioners appointed for that purpose, upon or immediately after the 3rd day of March next, on or before which day any caveat or counter-claim must be entered : John Brooks, 28p. Launceston-town, originally Thomas Hannagan, who sold to the applicant ; claim dated 24th November, 183G. Samuel Bryan, 2r. Op. Launceston-town, originally W. F. Buller, who sold to Jonathan Griffiths, who sold to Alexander Charlton, who, in conjunction with F. Champion, conveyed to trustees, who convey ed to j G. Ralston, who conveyed (o the applicant. David Burn, 2a. Ir. Mp. Parish of New Norfolk, originally Jacobina Buru, who conveyed to the ap- plicant; claim dated 15th October, 1839. William Campbell, Op. Hobart.town, originally Godfrey Hanskey ; claim dated 5th October, 1839. William Carter, 150a. Pembroke, originally Mary Redpath, to whos...
ALMANACK. AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
AUsUsJTACX, _ i Aif-n AUSTKACT or ruauc SAI.CS ro» TMa'aïrsuiMo vui. I Sunday-January 12.-First Sunday after Epiphany. | CHURCH SCRVICE-PROPER LESSONS. j Morning Lessons-Isaiah, eh. 44-Matthew, ch. 10. Evening Lessons-Isaiah, ch. 46-Romans, ch. IO. jj I Monday-January 13. Sale-French Wines, at his Mart-T. Y. Lowes. j Tuesday-January 14. i Sale-Property of Messrs. J. & R. W. Murdoch, at i Bridgewater-W. T. Macmichael. I Sale-Land on the River Jordan, at Bridgewater -W. I T. Macmichael. 1 Wednesday-January 15. Sale-Stock-in-Trade of Mr. George Goggs, at his Mart -T. Y. Lowes. I Thursday-January 16. Sale-Sheep, Cattle, and Horses, at Vincent's Yardi, Green Ponds-W. T. Macmichael. Friday-January 17. Robert and Daniel Perreau executed for forgery, 1775. Saturday-January l8. Sale-Library of the late Rev. Mr. Connolly, at his Mart -T. Y. Lowes._
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
MISCELLANEOUS. Another Capture of a Slaver_On the morning of the 4th July, H. M. schooner Pickle observed a very suspi- cious looking vessel standing in for the height of Pines, to which she immediately gave chase, firing several guns for the purpose of bringing her to, but to which the stranger paid no attention, continuing to run directly for the land under a heavy press of canvas, and soon after commenced heaving overboard casks and other articles to lighten her. The Pickle gaining fast on her, now fired several shots with grape and cannistcr, which fell thick around her but such was the determined obstinacy of the crew, that it was perceived they lay flat on the deck on every gun being fired, and jumped up immediately after, and ran forward in her bows, in order to bring her on an even keel, to enable her to ground nearer the shore. After a chase of six hours, the vessel, which had hoist- ed Portuguese colours, ran on shore in the height, distant about two cables length, when Li...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
Sank of Van Dicmen's band. A GENERAL MEETING of the proprietors of Bank Stock will be hold on Monday, the î3d day of Fe- bruary next, at 12 o'clock precisely, to declare the half yearly dividend ; and as the office of Bank Solicitor ha« become vacant, in consequence of Messrs. Cartwright and Allport having dissolved partnership, an election for that ofliee will take place at the same time. C. M'LACHLAN, Managing Director. Jinuary 10. Sack of Van demon's X>and. TVfOTICE is hereby given, that the Directors having J_T( resolved to extend the present capital, shares to the amount of Twenty Thousand Pounds, at a premium of 20 per cent., are now open to the public. Lists will re- main at the Bank until Monday, the 3d February, when shares will be appropriated. C. M'LACHLAN, Managing Director. January 9. I Wanted, AMAN and his WIFE who have been accustomed to the management of Cows and a Dairy. None need apply who cannot produce testimonials of character. I Also, a few Mea to act as She...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1840. HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23. REVIEW OF THE SESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
CD* Courier». THURSDAY EVENING, JANUABY 9,1840. HOUSE OF' LORDS. . ^ FRIDAY, AUGUST 23. REVIEW OF THE SESSION." ?Lord Lyndhurst, in a very able speech, moved for a return of the bills that had been brought from the .lower house, selling forth the dales at which they carne up. He would now proceed to direct attention to the entire proceedings of the session-in order that their lordships might be in a coudition to judge how far her majesty's ministers were entitled to their con h'dence-how far they could be considered as capable of conducting the affairs of the country in a manner suitable to the extent and importance of this mighty empire. (Hear, hear.) Their lordships would find, lhat during the fi>e first months of this session, not a Bingle bill of any importance whatever was passed by the two bouses of parliament. Legislation was a perfect blank ; and it seemed that her majesty's ministers, either from want of energy or from a want of confidence in the other house of parliamen...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON, ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
n na »un i«iii)ir»>ina«Mri Shipping: Intelligence. PonT OF LAUNCESTON, ARRIVALS. January 8-the schooner Eagle, 108 tons, Fawthrop, from Port Phillip, Henty & Co., agents, in ballast and one passenger 4-the bark Wullaby, 284 tons, Bayley, from Port Phillip, Willis & Co., agents, in ballast and two pas- sengers. nr.pAimjitr.s. January .1 -the schooner Perseverance,40tons, Cowell, for Port Phillip-eight passengers. 3-the schooner Eagle, 108 tons, Fawthrop, for Port- land Bay, with sheep, fsre., and seven passengers. 3-the schooner Sally Ann, 59 tons, Cummins, for Sydney and New Zealand, Henty & Co., agents-five passengers. I 6-the bark Lady Mary Pelham, 206 tons, Mills, for the Whaling Ground, Henty & Co., agents-fifteen pas- sengers. 7-the bark Mona, 188 tons, Milligan, for Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, willi sheep, cattle, horses, 6>c. 7-the cutter Hind, 13 tons, Grayling, for Port Phillip -two passengers. -T !
TITLE DEEDS. Internal Revenue-office, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 10 January 1840
I TITLE DEEDS. ' Infernal Revenue-office, Jan. 7. I DEEDS of Grant in favour of the individuals whose names are heteuntlcr mentioned are now ready to be issued on payment of the amount due thereon to the crown IN- LANDS GRANTED. ¡ A. n. F. John Leake 2420 0 0 Campbelton John Crocker 530 0 0 East'Bay Parish William Smith 100 0 0 New Norfolk Do 46 0 0 do Samuel Bate 1 0 20 Hobart-town LANDS SOLD. William Henry Gill 6 2 16 New Norfolk G. YEOLAND, for Collector of Internal Revenue. Custom House, Hohart-toion. RETURN of Grain and Flour exported from lhe port of Hobart Town fur the week ending 7th January, 1840 :-Nil. Return of Grain and Flour expoited from the port of Launceston for the week ending 4th January, 1840:-Oats, 195 bushels; flour, I ton. G. II. BARNES, Collector. General Post Office, January 8. THE Mail for England per Wave, will be closed at this office ou Saturday evening next, at eight o'clock precisely. J. T. CoLLicoTT, Postmaster-General. ) Post Office, Launceston, Janua...