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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. We have received Cape papers to the middle of October. The emigrants of Port Natal have drawn the sword in earnest. They have renounc- ed the right of England to interfere with them, established as they are beyond the border, and they have resolved to drive all invaders away. Our readers may recollect that Air. Ward intro- duced into parliament the subject of colonizing Port Natal under the new self-supporting system, in which the ministry acquiesced. The resistance of the emigrants is the consequence ; nor arc we at ¡ill disposed to think lightly of it, when we re- cur to the victory which these farmers achieved over a host of armed Kafirs, killing and wounding to the number of three thousand. They are de- termined men, and animated with a kind of reli- gious zeal, they will resist to the death. But they talk of destroying all emigrants that arrive to participate in the advantages of their land, although at the same time they admit them to be deluded. After this ...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. None. DEPARTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
Shipping Intelligence. PoitT OF LAUNCESTON. ARRIVALS. None. DEPARTURES. February 20-the bark Africaine. 370 tons, Dutton, for whaling grounds, Connolly, Griffith, & Co., agents, with whaling stores, &c.,and three passengeis. March .1-the cutter Pickwick, 25 tons, Symonds, for Port Phillip-one passenger. 4-the schooner Paul Pry, 56 tons, Harding, for Port Phillip-nine passengers.
PORT PHILLIP. COMMERCIAL REMARKS, FEBRUARY 21. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
PORT PHILLIP. COMMr.nOIAL BRMAIIKS, FEHRllARV 21. ...J Flour.--The nltirm has in some degree subsided» by the timely arm al of several vessel» willi a pur.i tion of this article un board ; otherwise the town of Melbourne would hate been in want of bread, there not being a week's supply on hand. The Government flour sold by Mr. Biodie this day at 25s per bug of 100 lbs. Fruit~Of almost every description in demand, especially apples and melons. These appear to arrive in a better state of preservation than any other fruits, and sell readily at from 2s to 4s per dozen. Melons, 5d to 9d per pound. Provisions.-Hams, none in the market, but much inquired after, and would realise Is 2d to Is Gd per pound. Of pork we have but a scanty stock; it is much in demand from 7d to lod per pound. Butter of a superior quality is in great demand, also cheese, especially good colonial, which is selling at Is 2d tu lb Gd. English, Is Gd to Is 9d ; Dutch, 2s. to 2s Gd per pound. Since writing the above, a...
SUPREME COURT—GAOL DELIVERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
I SUPREME COURT-GAOL DELIVERY. | At LAUNCESTON-Un Wednesday, 1st April. SUPREME COURT-CIVIL SITTINGS. At LAUNCESTON- On Wednesday, 1st April. QUARTER SESSIONS At CAMPBEL TON-On Saturday, 7th March. At OATLANDS- On Monday. 27th April. COURT OF REQUESTS. At OATLANDS- On Saturday, 7th March._ State of the Female House of Correction, Hobart town, March 3.-Number assignable for Hobart, 3; do. for the interior, 34. Slate of the Female House of Coricction, Laun- ceston, March 3.-Number assignable, 4.
Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN ARRIVAIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
.blpplns; IntcUlfenoo. I HOBART TOW* ARRIVAIS. H Februsry 28-the schooner Lillias, 88 tons, Smith, from Tort Phillip, 23d February, with 290 sheep, J. pt Strachan, agent-passengers, Messrs. Benson and Hutt.' 28-the schooner Sir John Franklin, 52 tons, Gill, froin Port Phillip, 18th February, with sheep, &c., Downing, oiient-passengers, Mr. Young, Mr. Short, and Mr. J, Young. 28-the brig Lord Hobart, 160 ton», Nicholls, from Pott Phillip, in ballast, Willis, Garrett, & Co., agents., passenger, Air. Lowe. 28-the schooner Margaret, 49 tons, Lovitt,from Laun« cestón, 24th February, with wool. 28-the schooner Agnes and Elizabeth, 74 tons, Mil. chell, fiom Port Phillip, 19th February, with wool and tallow, A. Morrison, agent-passengeis, Messrs. Walker Dennett, Sheppard. Moses, and Thompson. March I-the brig Hind, 141 tons, Jones, from Syd« ney, 23d February, with casks, A. Morrison, agent. 1- the bark Australasian Packet, 205 tons, Jl'Pherson from Sydney, 24th February, wi...
Meteorological observations, From Feb. 27 to March 4, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
BKateorolocical OBservatlona, From Feb. 27 to Morck 4, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. D.U. D.w. Bar. l'hur. Frl. Sat. Sun. Mon Tues. Wed. Tem, 302 30 2 30 0 30(1 30(1 29 7 296 Ther 30.« 68 South Ditto East South East Ditto Ditto Ditto Velocity of the Wind. 10 10 5 10 25 10 15 Depth of Rain, 0.0 inches. Sun rises, 6h. 40m. Sun sets, 6h. 20m. Daylight begins, 4h. 10m. Daylight ends, 7h. 50m. I Length of day, 12h. 40m. Day decreases, 2h. 35m. Clock before sun, Oh. I Im. Moon's F. Q.,1 ith day ,9a.m. All Orders, Advertisements, or Communications, intended for this Paper, should b* forwarded, addressed to tks Proprietor of the Courier, early in the week. Short Notices and Advertisements can be received until si* o'clock on Thursday Evening, after which time, an- nouncements, if sent, cannot appear until the enduing week. AGENTS. Mr. H. DOWLINO. Bookseller, Launeatom. Mr. TEOO, Bookseller, George Street, Sydney. Mr. J. BURNHAM HALL, 10, Tower Street, Landa». Printed and Published by the...
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) LAUNCESTON CORN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) IAUNCEST0N COHN MARKET. Grain_The earlier portion of the crops is now fast finding its way into town ; but besides the wheat formerly sold, at from 8s to 9s per bushel, we have heard of no sales to anv extent. The settlers generally seem inclined to hold as long ns possible. The tenders of wheat for the Government, for the year, hnving been accepted, at about lOsper bushel, will probably fix the rate, for the present, at something above that figure. Accounts from Sydney quote wheat nt 10s to Ils, and by our private advices, wc understand that the millers were w.'ll supplied, but that flour was .£.10 per ton, and the two-pound loaf 8d.- Fine flour is worth .t'fiO at Adelaide; the "Government was looking for supplies from Sydney, and (of rice we pre- sume) from India. At present there is no flour to show for exportation in this market: hut, even were it plentiful, shippers in this quarter would, no doubt, pause before they placed ...
ALMANACK, AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
A3_M.-HA.CK, I AMD ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALIS fOR THE XNSUINO WtCC. f - í Sunda)-March 8-First Sunday in Lent | CHURCH BSRVICI-raorsa LISSONS. ! Morning Lessons-Genesis, ch. 19 to v. 30-Luke. ch. 19. j Evening Lesions-Genesis, ch. 22-Colossians, ch. 3. Monday-March 9. Sale-Sydney Tobacco, at his Mart-T. Y. Lowes. Tuesday-AfarcA 10. Sale-Mauritius Sugar, at his Mart-W. T. Macmichae Wednesday-March li. Sale-Three Extensive Warehouses at the Old Wharf, on the premises-T. Y. Lowes. Thursday-March 12. Sale-Stock in-Trade of Mr. Basstian, at the Blue An- chor Inn, New Norfolk-Stracey & Burn. Friday-March 13. Sale-Household Furniture, Wines, Cows, ¡te, at Boa Visia-T. Y. Lowes. Sale-Fine Woolled Ewes and Wethers, Heifers and Steers, at Vincent's Yards, Green Ponds-W. T. Mac michael. Saturday-March 14. Sale-Rosenvale Estate, on ihe Back River, New Nor- folk, &c., at his Mart-Ti Y. Lowes.
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
LOCAL. HoBAtiT TOWN SOCIETY for the relief of the DISTRESSED.-We were unable to comment upon the account of the receipts and expenditure of this society, which appeared in our last number, but wc should ill perform our duty as chroniclers of passing events did we omit to notice the sub- stantial good effected by a subscription, which, emanating from the' impulse of the moment; serves to characterise the disposition of our fellow-townsmen for prompt benevolence, and reflects so much credit upon them as a community in general. Most of our readers will remember that the subscription originated at the latter end of August last, at a period of great distress amongst the . humbler classes, arising from the very extraordinary high price of wheat, and pro. visions generally. In a few days a sum, but a trifle short of £800, was subscribed, and in the course of four months (the period during which the supplies were issued) not less than 17,000lbs of bread and 8000 lbs of fresh meat, both of t...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
Coe Courier* THURSDAY EVENING, MAACH 5, 1840. Ta« following' is the account of the reception given to Captain Hobson by the New Zealand Chiefs on .his arrival at the Bay of Islands. *' His Excellency" and Lieutenant-Governor t» futuro of ali land that may be acquired in that country has reason to congratulate himself on the success of his first essay. His second is the formation of a Caveat Board. It will be well for the New Zealanders if the remedy prove no worse than the disease, and the administration of pretended justice end not like many a Chancery suit, in beggaring both parties. There is a Spanish proverb put into the mouth of a naked man-" I who have gained the cause am in leathers (t. e. naked,) what can have become of him who lost it?'' Captain Hobson and his myrmidons will prove admirable intercessors excellent interpreters of how land may be ac- quired. If land be restored in this way, it will immediately be bought again, the value varying according- to the spirit of com...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
SYDNEY. Convict Marriages.-By the new regulations, mus- ters or mistresses who allow their assigned servants to marry, may still retain them in their service, as the mnrriagc does not authorise either the husband to claim the wife, or the wife to claim the husband ; nor do these regulations warrant the masters of con viel servants in transferring the one party to the other without the Governor's permission ; which in future is only to be granted to those who can prove to His Excellency that they are worthy of the indul- gence. We consider these new regulations extremely salutary as regards convict discipline. Marriage j* not forbidden, but it ran no longer be used as a cloak for bad purposes.-Monitor. The Gas Company.-The arrival of the Transfer has brought out the remainder of the machinery of the Gus Company. The operations in progress must soon have been at a stand still, bud the delay of this vessel been greater, as only a sim!I quantity of piping re- mained on hand to be laid d...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. SIR, &nbsp; The first intimation of the Britomart's loss about Banks' Straits, was derived fiom Captain Gill, of the schooner Sir John Franklin, who was the bearer of a letter to Cap- &nbsp; tain Moriarty, our Port Officer, from a person called Munro, living on Preservation Island; he also brought the register of that vessel, together with some letters and books ; among the latter was the log-book of the Ellen, and a private journal belonging to the master of the ill-fated Britomart. The letter from Munro states that the above few things "were probably washed ashore between the 22d and 26th December." From Captain Gill we leam, that when he observed to Munro, from seeing part of a ship's cabin affording cover to a pig-stye, " that there appeared to have been indications of a wreck," Munro replied, " Yes, he thought some vessel had been wrecked going from Sydney to Port Phillip." Ah ! says Gill, why the Brito- mart is missing; and Munro w...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
BIRTH-On Thursday evening, March 5th, Mrs. Grueber, of a Daughter. MARRIED-On the 10th September last, at Long Ditton, by the Rev, J. H. Harding, Edward Breese Robinson, Esq., of Savage Gardens, Trinity Square, to Julia, eldest daughter; and, at the same time, Joseph Stanley, &nbsp; Esq., of Brixton, to Jane Eliza, second daughter of John George Marsetti, Esq., of Tolworth, Surrey. &nbsp; &nbsp; At Carlton, on Monday, the 24th February, by the Rev. James Norman, James Macwilliams, Esq , native of Scotland, to Miss Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr. Hugh M'Guiness, of Carlton. DIED- On Friday, 28th ultimo, at Woodlands, George, the Infant Son of Valentine Griffith, aged 18 months. &nbsp;
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
INDIA. We have received Calcutta papers lo the 14th of December. The Admiral of the Indian station, Sir F. Maitland, had died on board the Wellesley oif Bombay. Sir Jasper Nicolls had assumed the chief command of the Queen's and Company's forces; but it was not known whether Sir H. Fane was a party to the arrange- ment. If not, much embarrassment would be created, and great difficulty exist, as to whom reports should be addressed by the staff and officers commanding divisions. It was a case of the two kings of Brentford. The Anglo Indian army had reached Cabool, and sufficient garrisons having been left at different places on the line of march, proceeded thence to Jellalabad, moving upon Hindostán through the Khyhur Pass and Peshawur. They had suffered severely from cold. An escort of Seikhs and Com- pany's troops, which had been sent back with supplies to Ally Musjeed, had been fallen upon by the Khyberries in the narrow pass and fled, leaving 500 camels in the hands of the enemy. ...
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
fiCÏ).* ftûtoVitV* FRIDAY EVENING. MAROU 6, 1840. THERE is now no longer a doubt that a fearful fever rages amongst us. As long as it crept amongst the poor, and brooded over the pallet of straw, it was unheeded, neglected, and despised-treated as a delusion, or a matter of too trilling import to demand the searching inquiry and intervention of authority, with a view to arrest its baneful progress : but now that it ascends like care from the cottage to the mansion, that we find it going forth from its lurking retreats and boldly entering the houses of the wealthy, and infecting the bed of down, universal alarm is spread abroad, and the secret is at length discovered that it has ex- isted in the community for the last three months. For weeks and weeks it has existed within the walls of the prison, and the Colonial Hospital has been filled, with scarce room enough for the beds of the patients. It has broken out in the Penitentiary and the Female House of Corres tion. What will our rea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
for Port Micnolson, Kew Zealand. WEbnrk Integrity, J. Pearson.com jL mander,having nearly all her cargo engaged, lias excellent accommodation for passengers. For freight or passage, *''Nw"Wharf, February 14. HEWITT & Co. For Freigut or Charter. THE first-class ship Mary Hay, 258 tons register, A. 1). Volum, com- mander. Apply to the Captain on board, New Wharf, February 24. A. HAIG. ON SALE AT THE COURIER OFFICE, THE GARDENERS* MAGAZINE and REGIS- TER of RURAL and DOMESTIC IMFROVE MENT.price 3s each monthly number. * The NAUTICAL MAGAZINE and NAVAL CHRO NICLE, in monthly parts, price 2s Gd. vihe RAILWAY MAGAZINE and STEAM NAVI GATION JOURNAL, published monthly, price 2s. The LANCET, a Medical Journal, in weekly num- bers, price Is each. As only one copy of each of these publications is now offered for immediate sale, application will be necessary. They are sent out regularly from England, and will be supplied to the parties immediately on their arrival. March 4. BOOKBINDING,...
TITLE DEEDS. Internal Revenue-office, Feb. 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
TITLE DEEDS. Internal Revenue-office, Feb. 10. &nbsp; &nbsp; DEEDS of Grant in favour of the individuals whose names are hereunder mentioned are now ready to be issued on payment of the amount due thereon to the &nbsp; crown :— LANDS GRANTED. A. R. P. Henry Croswell 30 0 0 New Norfolk. Michael Connolly 9 15 Launceston. Do. 7 0 0 Do. Do. 6 2 26 Do. Capt. F. Forth 322 2 33 Midhurst. Principal Superintendent's Office, Feb. 20. NOTICE.—The Lieutenant-Govetnor having authorised a Return of Assigned Servants to be called for by the Principal Superintendent, all persons having Male or Female Convicts, or Men belonging to the Loan Gang, are requested to trans- mit such Returns according to the subjoined Form, accompanied by their remarks, to the Principal Superintendent's Department at Hobart Town, on or before the 31st day of March next, marked " Return &nbsp; of Servants." The Return to be signed with the &nbsp; name at full length, place of abode, ...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 27th February. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 27th February. Hugh Culley was brought up under a charge of using the vulgar tongue, for which he was fined 5s. Samuel Everett, charged with drunkenness and assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty ; fined 10s. &nbsp; John Rich charged with drunkenness; fined 5s. The same John Rich, charged by Mr. Osborne with neglecting his duty in not lighting the lamps; one month's hard labour in the House of Correction. Mary Ann Jarvis and Margaret Reid were each charged with being drunk; fined 5s. &nbsp; Sarah Davis ordered fourteen days to the House of Correction for having been drunk. James M'Cann fined 20s. for indecently exposing his person in Elizabeth-street. Owen Jones and John Kingstone ordered to be pent to Port Arthur for absconding from New Town Bay chain gang. Samuel Thomas fined 5s. for having been drunk and disorderly lust night; no funds; treadwheel fourteen days. Patrick Harvey charged by J. Price, Esq., with being ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 6 March 1840
Derwent Sank. JTOTICE is hereby given, that from and after _>| Monday next, the 9lh instant, Interest will be allowed on Deposits and Current Accounts, at the rate of five per cent, per annum. C. SWANSTON, Managing Director. March 5. SanU of Van Dlemen's land. NOTICE is hereby given, that from and after Monday next, the «Jill instant, Interest will be allowed on Deposits and Current Accounts, at the rate ] of live per cent, per annum. C. M'LACHLAN, Managing Director. March 5. Commercial Sank. INTEREST at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum allowed on deposits and current accounts. JOHN DUNN, Managing Director. Bank, March G. Van Stamen's IJand Fire and marine Insurance and Xilfe Annuity Company. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Meeting of the Proprietors will he held at the Company's Office oh Monday, the Gth April next, at 12 o'clock precisely, for the purpose of inspecting the half-yearly accounts and for other business. JOHN KERB, Actuary. Company's Otrlcc," Lorcfs-place, Ï Hobart...