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The Month. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
T11 [-: Intercolonial Conference, from which snell great things vere anticipated, has been 'brought to a close, and the people of this colony have little cause to be satis- fied with the fruits it has borne. The one end and object of the Conference seems to have been to fling a conciliatory bone to our neighbour of the south, who has so long growled for it, and the bone vas none other than the terminal station of the Suez mail route. Had this result been attained by honest argument and straightforward discussion, we might have grumbled, 'tis true, but ve would have had little solid reason for doing so. As it is, the name of " Conference" has been pros- tituted, and a mock trial of the Suez Mail question has ended in the votes of certain honourable delegates being recorded exactly as it vas decided they should be prior to the question coming before the Conference. It mat- ters not to us where the particular line of action vas predetermined on, whether while our southern and western f...
THE NEW TELEGRAPH OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
THE NEW TELEGRAPH OFFICE. THE improvements effected by the removal of the Victorian telegraph service from the old office in Flinders-lane west to the new buildings in the rear of the Post Office are so marked and important as to compensate for I the extremely unpretending character of the outward aspect of the building, which, as an important Government department, is simply disgraceful to a city like Melbourne. We are told that the erections are but of a temporary character until the north wing of the Post Office has been erected. Never- theless, some years will elapse before the completion of the plan. In this issue we give illustrations pf the receiving and ope- rating rooms. The first is very comfortably furnished, and the public, instead of having to give their messages through a pigeon-hole, now walk up to a large counter, where re- ceiving clerks transact the necessary busi- ness. The Press have two rooms on the north appropriated to their use, while, on the south, the manag...
A DASH THROUGH A BURNING TUNNEL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
A DASH THROUGH A BURNING TUNNEL. A short time since, by some unknown cause, tlie timbering of a tunnel 650 feet in length, on the Truckee and Virginia City Railroad, near Gold Hill, Nevada, caught fire. This railway has but one line of rails, and the tunnels and other works are not built in the substantial manner in which we erect them. While the fire was at its height a train was approaching at full speed, and, as there was no one to give warning of the impending danger, the train was around the curve and into the tunnel before the fire could be seen. It was burning fiercely at the opposite end, and there was little time for thinking or acting, and not enough for stopping. The deep red roaring flames and dense black smoke were ahead, and it looked like attempting a mad rush through Tophet, but there was no other way for it. The lives of the passengers and all hands were in the care of Mr. John Bartholomew, the engineer, and his first impulse was to reverse the engine and whistle do...
THE MAIDENHEAD TIN MINES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
TI TE MAIDENHEAD TIN MINES. In this issue we present our rentiers with two engravings of the locality near the Severn Uiver, in New South Wales, where thc: Maidenhead Tin Mines are located. Our first sketch shows a party at work sluicing on the lilack Creek, on which is situated some splendid stream tin mines. These claims at Maidenhead are near the boundary line between New South Wales and Queensland, and are in close proximity to the Uiver Severn. They are being worked with considerable profit to the miners, and bid fair fully to develo]» what may possibly prove to be a by no means insignificant ad- dition to the mineral riches of tho two colo- nies. The falls above Black Creek are truly magnificent, and form the subject of our second illustration. Immense masses of granit*; rear their lofty heads upwards many feet in height, and form on either side of the falls what might well lie termed a giant's staircase. At intervals a short space of Hat stone gives one the idea of a halting ...
SCENE ON THE SANDRIDGE RAILWAY PIER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
SCENE ON THE SANDRIDGE RAIL WAY PIER. Any one with a few hours leisure at his disposal who will take a stroll to Sandridge Pier on a fine summers day will see much to interest and amuse him, that is always sup- posing that he has a taste for observation. The pier itself, with its group of ships load- ing and unloading, the departure and arrival of the small steamer to Williamstown, the heavily laden trucks brought np from the station and taken back by the locomotive donkey eugine, presenting a busy scene, re- plete with much that is interesting and pro- vocative of thought to an intelligent lounger. Our artist presents a faithful portraiture 'of the end of the pier, with its group of boys fishing ; but it is impossible to portray by the engraver's art, the mental kaleidoscope which j)asses through every thinking mind when it comes in contact with the ever changing busy scenes to be witnessed daily on the Sandridge pier.
NEW WESLEYAN CHURCH, BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
VEW WESLEYAN CHURCH, BRUNS WICK. The Wesleyan denomination in Brunswick, have for some time past been laboring under considerable disadvantage in con- sequence of the want of adequate church accommodation. They have just completed a now and handsome edifice, an engraving of which will be found in this issue. Mr. IVivy Oakden, of Ballarat, was the architect, ami it must be confessed that the result of Iiis labors, and the efforts of the church building committee, have been highly suc- cessful. The church was formally opened on Thursday, 6th February, when the Rev. W. Kelynack, of New South Wales, preached. Opening services were held on the two fol- lowing Sundays, when six services were held The church, which is only calculated to seat 800 persons, being attended by nearly 1200 at each service. At a tea meeting held on Monday evening, 10th February, the report and financial statement was read, from which it appeared that the congregation have good cause to be thankful for their finan...
OUR CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
OUR CATTLE. WE have ever advocated the Devon breed of . cattle aa the best suited to our climate and the habits of the country, under the system of farming and grazing now in vogue. The decided superiority of this breed of cattle has triumphantly been maintained in the late show in England, at the Birmingham winter cattle show. The Times states, in its account of the Bingley Hall Show : " The Devons, although not numerous, contain many animals of rare merit. Mr. Walter Farthing's ox, to which was awarded first place in class 12, possesses so much size, stamina, and vigour, as to suggest serious . doubts whether he can actually claim to be a true representative of a genuine North Devon. His weight has been given as 16 cwt. 2 qrs. The ox of Her Majesty, the Queen, was placed in second position. This seems to be a compact, smart little fellow, possessing many of the sterling points of the true breed, but standing rather badly on the ;hind legs. Mr. W. Smith, of Hoopern, Exeter, ranks f...
A LAWN SPRINKLER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
A LAWN SPRINKLER. IN California they refresh their grass lawns and their shrubs and flowers by the use of the following simple assistant, when they can command any head of water to work it. In and around Sydney where water is laid on it will be found a most useful and economical apparatus. It; consists of a light tripod, three feet or so high, which supports a revolving head, which is composed of three arm-like tubes (shown in fig. 2), attached to a hollow : washer that plays around the tube to which the hose is attached, bringing water from a head, say in Sydney from a water-tap or plug. The hollow arms are turned a little backward and upward, and the water as it flows under the head causes the pressure which makes them revolve, flirting a fine spray over a circle of from ten to twenty feet in diameter, according to the pressure, which about the metropolis would be greatly ex- ceeded in extent. Fifteen feet head will cover, it is said, twenty feet. When an area has been watered suf...
OUR HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
i ? OUR HOUSES.: ; IT has long been argued that the encourage- ment of horse racing by a Government was based upon the principle of its improving the breed of horses. On this supposition, plates and other gratuities havebeeu subscribed for from the public funds. It at first, and for some time, no doubt, had, in England, the desired effect-and as long as improvement was made, and stoutness and usefulness of the horses for general purposes constituted the principal object to secure-which weight for age, with heats to test vitality and bottom in the competitors, by this rule in racing was maintained-the grant was wise and most useful. In those days a man who bred a first-rate animal obtained, and retaiuedmost justly, and most usefully, as far as the encouragement of improved horse breeding went, the top i)osi tion his skill entitled him to aspire to, by the superiority of the animal he owned. His position could only be supplanted by any other horse on equal terms-weight for age -surpas...
GOURLAY'S WAX-WORKS EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
GOURLAY'S WAX-WORKS EXHIBI- TION. THE attractions at this very popular place of amusement still continue to draw large audiences. The several large rooms are tilled with curiosities of one kind and another, so that the visitor will find a couple of hours pleasantly wiled away before he quits the exhibition. The mummy is, undoubtedly, the strangest article in the collection, but there are many other attractions perhaps more congenial to gayer minds. The concert by the very clever members of Mr. Gourlay's family is always acceptable. We understand that the proprietress has several novelties in preparation which will doubtless enhance its popularity.
WINE TANKS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
' WINE TANKS. SIR,-Can any of your readers favour me by recommending some cheap -kind of var- . nish or cement to coat wine tanks over Port- land cemeut. It must be impermeable to wine during its various stages of sweetness, fermentation, and progress to. maturity, and resist the decomposing action of grape sugar, various acids, and diluted alcohol. I have found Portland cemeut, of the best quality, to be a failure, and to become, in the course of time, gradually disintegrated by the sugar contained in sweet wines. I am. Sir. &c, VIGNERON-. SIR,-In answer to t4 Vigneron," I beg to state, tb at [ believe there is a preparation which would render Portland cement per- fectly impervious. It is a German discovery, called silica water. It is perfectly clear, and of a light straw colour, and is used with a syringe with a rose with fine holes. It waa first used by Mr. Herbert, the historical painter, for his grand fresco painting of "Moses Declaring the Law from Mount Sinai. " It wa...
NEW SOUTH WALES NATIVES CAMPING. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
NEW SOUTH WALES NATIVES CAMPING. THE aboriginal tribes are fast disappearing from our colony, and to find the actual counterpart of the scene depicted in our engraving one has to travel into places far remote from the inroads of civilization. In some of our north-eastern districts-indeed, between Port Macquarie and the Clarence we find the native black much in his natural state, and camping under just such a rude structure as that we have illustrated. Their dwellings, when they construct any, are of the simplest kind-usually a mere arch of boughs-affording some slight shelter to the upper part of the body, while the lower I limbs are stretched out towards the fire which burns at a short distance ; for rough .weather a similarly-shaped structure of bark is put up ; but some of the central and more northerly tribes erect substantial huts in a beehive form, abovit four feet high, and six or eight feet in diameter. These are made of boughs or thatch roughly plastered over, and entered b...
WAIOU BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
WAIOU BEIDGE. The Waiou River, one of the streams in the Province of Nelson, is famous for the many picturesque nooka and crannies which abound throughout its course. Our engrav- ing is taken from a spot seventy-nine miles from Christchurch, and presents a view of the Waiou-bridgc. This structure is 449 feet in length, is used for general traffic, and is tlie nearest approach to the celebrated Leslie Pass through tho mountains. This BRIDGE OVER THE WAIOU RIVER, N. Z. view was also taken during the summer months, and shows to perfection the nature of tho shingly beds of the New Zealand rivers. The depth of the stream in summer is 40 feet, and the water is of a beautiful blue color. As the winter progresses the river rises and forms a shallow eddy where it overflows its summer boundaries. This, however, it only does on one side, the other being a steep precipitous ridge. The Waiou bridge is situated about eleven miles from the Calverton Hange.
HURUNUI BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
B ll I D Ci E O V E R Ï II E H U R U N U I RIVE R, N. Z. HURUNUI BRIDGE. 1 he Hurunui River, Avhich forms the boundary between the provinces of Canter buiy and Nelson, is occasionally subject to veiy large and destructive Hoods. The bridge across it which fonrs the subject of one of our illustrations, is 750 feet in length, »nd in a great flood on the 16th December, 1871, the northern approach was washed entirely away. The locality of our sketch is fifty-two miles from Christchurch. On the black hills in the background, is situated Glenmark Station, between which and the capital of the province of Canterbury a coach runs daily. Our sketch w*s engraved from a photegraph taken during tho summer, but in the whiter months all that portion on which the tussack grass is seen growing is one tumultuous sheet of water.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
FRENCH MEDICINES PREPARED BY GRIM AULT «fe CO., PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS, 8 Rue Vivienne, Paris. OF all the Medicines offered'to the Public for ni*ny years past, none have met with such favourable reception, or been so generally ap-? proved by the Medical Profession, a8 those prepared by Messrs. Grimault and Co. The model laboratories of this firm, situated at Neuilly-sur-Seine, and man- aged by Dr. Leconte, Profersor in tho Faculty of Medicine, ex-Pharmacist of the Hospitals of Paris, and formerly Assistant to Dr. Claude Bernard, Professor of Physiology at the College of France, offer guarantee« to be found in no other establishment. Among these preparations we may especially men tiOE LERAS' LIQUID PHOSPHATE OF IRON. It contains the constitutive elements of the bones and of the blood, and is the most rational of a'l chaly beates. It may be prescribed for the most delicate young females whose development has boon retarded for women suffering from stomach complaints, ancemia for pale ...
RAWORTH'S GALLERY OF NEW ZEALAND WATER-COLOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
RAWORTH'S GALLERY OP NEW ZEA- LAND WATER-COLOURS. THIS beautiful collection is still open to the Sydney public, and to ail who love the truth- ful representation of scenery by means of the artist's pencil, it undoubtedly offers one of the richest intellectual treats afforded by our city. In addition to the faithful exposition of the really lovely landscapes of New Zea- land, Mr. Raworth has been for some weeks busily engaged in transferring to paper many of the notable bits of scenery for which our colony is famed ; among others, he has pro- duced several admirable pictures of Govett's Leap, the Weatherboard, &c. These are ex- cellently treated, and for freedom of mani- pulation, and judicious rendering of atmos- pheric effect, are superior to any views of the same localities which have hitherto come under our notice. The exhibition is gener- ously opened free to all lovers of art, and our citizens would do well to enjoy the treat while they can.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, YASS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier — 19 March 1873
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. YASS. AMONG the numerous public institutions of which this flourishing township may boast one of the most conspicuous is the School of Arts, delineated on the first page of this issue. It is a spacious and comfortable building, well ventilated and lighted, and is used for all those purposes to which institu- tions of this kind are usually applied. In addition to the large hall, there are various apartments devoted to the purposes of a library, &c. ; and for the occasion of lectures, public meetings, or the various " entertain- ments " provided by itinerant caterers for public amusement, the large room is fre- quently in demand. The operations of the institute are presided over by a committee of gentlemen resident in the district, and with- out doubt exercise a very beneficial tendency over the mental and moral growth of its supporters.