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HOBART TOWN RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
HOBART TOWN RACES. We have been favoured with the following list of horses to run at the New Town Races. Sweejislakes for 2-year olds — Fairy Queen, Lady of the Lake, Fanny, Gratis, Victoria, Fair Ellen; Hi bernia and Camel paid forfeit. Town Plate ? l'airv. Miss Childers. Sancho, Vanish, Hollymount, Welcome, Peacock, Buffalo, and Van Tromp. Handicap. — Alonzo, Euclid, Philo da Puta, Jessie. Priam, Van Tromp, Pompey. Fairy. Merchants' Parse —Banker, Smolensko, Maid of Lorn, Stockings, Blacklock, and Strauss. St. Leger. — Euclid, Quicksilver, Altcsidora. Ladies Plate.— Caliph, Welcome, .Matilda. Officers' Purse.- Alonzo, Fairy, Jessie, Buffalo, Na poleon, Altesidora, Struss. Colonel. Galloways. — Arches, Gipsy, Judy. Publican's Purse ? Santho. Quicksilver, Peacock, Buffalo, Smolensko, Maid of Lorn, Stockings, Strauss. Trial Stakes —Fairy Queen, Fair Ellen, Brown Colt, Circe, Lady of the Lsike, Fanny, Gratis, Victoria. Hunters' Sweepstake.— Caliph'. — H. T. Advertiser. Insolvent Court...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER Quit Rents. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Quit Bents. Sia, I was glad to observe in a late paper of your's, the determination expressed to resist by every practicable legal means, the exaction of the odious Quit-rent tax; the threat of collecting which has ogain been notified by Sir John Franklin's Government, the delightful taste. -with all the well, merited odium, so deser/edly attracting to it, being delegated to that Leviathan of the present' Colonial administration. Dr. Turnliull, the Acting Colonial Treasurer and Internal Revenue Collector-General to this Scientific Government. '. Npw it behoves us all in the first place to recollect that'it will be Dr. Turnbull's direct interest (as no doubt At will consider it his duty) to use bis utmost energies, it seconding tbe Government in this moit obnoxious tax, It: will be, we 'may fully expect, the child of hit bosom.Mike the late Attorney-General'* Road Act; his morning andj evening thought, and however conflicting it may be . with ...
NEW ZEALAND—December 30. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
NEW ZEALAND— December 30. Graik, Flour, &c. — Fine Flour, 261. per ton; Se conds, 231. ditto; Ration, 201. ditto. Wheat, 5s. 6d. to 8s. 6d. per bushel. Cape Barley, 3s. 6d. ditto. Bran, Is. fid. to 2s. ditto. Maize, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. ditto. Bread, Is. per four-pound loaf. Hay, 71. 10s. to 101. per ton.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LAUNCESTON COURIER [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
TO THE EDITOR OK THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. Sin, j Knowing that you are willing to let all ? classes of the community express their opinions freely, | I take tne liberty of requesting a small space in your ?, next number, for tlie following address : — j TO THE INHABITANTS OF LAUNCESTON. Fellow Townsmen, . Are you aware of the existence of a Society in this Town culled the Tec-total or Total Abstinence i Society. Such a Society is in existence, and numbers : about 'a hundred members of different classes ; sonic | of whom have been in the Colony many years i and others have arrived more recently ; but all I agree in the opinion expressed by Sir istlcy Cooper, ! that ' Spirits and Poisons are synonimous terms. ' i Many of the members of the Total Abstinence So ciety, have proved by experience the baneful effects of ardent spirits in the many forms of wine, ale, brandy, rum. gin, whiskey and cordials. And they have also proted by experience the good effects of giving up the use of all ihe...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, MARCH 6. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
THE imSESTON G0URIEB. MONDAY, MARCH 6. We have been informed by a correspondent, whose information has generally proved correct, that it is the intention of the New Ministry, completely to change the political economy of Van Diemen's Land, and that Lord Stanley is determined to merit popularity by supporting the most liberal measures, and becoming a sin cere and valuable advocate of Colonial interests. Our correspondent states, upon authority of a private letter from an influential gentleman re siding in London, that His Lordship is most favorably disposed towards the Colonies, and a strenuous advocate for conceding to them the earnestly demanded boon of Legislation by representation. The same authority states that three regi ments of soldiers were to be despatched to this Island, and that Launccslon was to be made head quarters; the new barracks, so long talked of, are to be commenced almost immedi ately. One of the three regiments, it is said, will be ?quartered at Ross or some ot...
HOBART TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
HOBAKT TOWN. Return of Grain and Flour exported from the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending 22nd February, 1842 ? Flour, 9 tons. Return of Grain and Flour, imported at the Port of Hobart Town, during the week ending 22nd February 1842— Nil. Wheat, 9s. per bushel; Oats, tis. to 6s 6d. ditto; Cape Barley, 4s. 0(1. ditto ; English, 6s. to 7s. ditto. ; Hay, (new) Ss. to 5s. «id. per cwt. ; Ditto, (old) 7s to 6s. ditto ; Port Arthur Cools, 20s. per ton ; Sydney diuo, 45s. ditto; Potatoes, (old) 12s. to 15s. per cwt. ; Ditto, (new) 2d. per lb. ; .Mimosa Bark, 31. 15s. per ton ? C. Times.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA—February 16. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
SOUTH AUSTRALIA— February 16. Adelaide ? Flour, 30s. per 100 lbs. Hay, pressed 81. to 101. per ton. Oats, 6s. to 9s. per bushel. Maize, 5s to 6s. ditto. V. D. L. Potato's, 161. to 201. per Ion. Bread, Is. Od. to Is. Id. per four-pound '. .if. 'lea, 101. 10s. per chest. Mauritius Sugar, 261. co 3S1. per ton. Rum, 6s. 6d. to 8s. (id. per gallon. Mutton, 4d. to 6d. per lb. Beef, 6d. ditto Veal, Is. ditto ? Southern Aus tralian.
SYDNEY—February 15. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
SYDNEY— February IS. Grain and flour arc still rising, both in our own and Van Diemcn's Land; flour is sold at 221. 10s., and wheat at 10s. 6il. Sugar is firm at former prices. Tea dull, and the arrival of the George IV. will probably cause a reduction in price. Provisions are in demand, and bring lair prices. Tobacco is selling in moderate quantities at former prices- Spirits and wines arc only sold at a sacrifice ; the former arc still shipped to Eng land. Wool has .undergone no change, though a rise is expected. — Sydney Gazette. Flour, firsts, £0s. to 22s. ; seconds, 17s. to 18s. Wheat Sydney, 6s. to 6s. 6d. per bushel ; V. D. Land, 7s. to ids. ditto. Maize. 2s. 9d. to 3s. ditto. Potatoes, 9s. to 14s. per cwt. Hyson Skin Tea, 81. 6s. per chest. Su gar, Mauritius, 251. to 261. per ton. Bread, 5d. to 6d. per two -pound loaf.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 7 March 1842
VERMONT TO SZ; X&T.' TO BE LET, the beautiful and well known form of Vermont, situate upon the North Esk, within one mile of Eaunceston, and at pre sent in the occupation of Mrs. Hainsdale. This Farm contains 310 acres, a large portion of which is in cultivation; and there is an extensive marsh of the richest description, which could easily be irrigated from the North Esk. Possession can he had on 1st July, when the present lease expires. Tenders will be received for the above Farm, until the lGtli April, and every information af forded to applicants, by the undersigned. RONALD C. GUNN. Penquite, Feb. 26. catts.2 stka-stsd. O[7HEREAS several head of cattle branded H, W L on the off side of the neck, belong ing to the estate of the late AY. E. Lawrence, Esq., strayed away from Eflingham, near George Town, previous to the enclosure of that property, and are now in the bush, a reward at the rate of ten shillings per head will he paid to any person who will deliver any of the sa...
LAUNCESTON PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED TO MARCH, 12, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
[?] .-',? '-?? ? ??? ?-?-' ??--? ? ???? mpieiah; -jtfcw,; . AiB £ s. 4. £ ?--; 4. JEUiott'8.,.,. , .pprlilia. 5 0 O Sid 6 Ind and Smith..-. ' 6 O!o Jfft BOTTLBD ? .'?'!? . Dunbar's.. ? per doz. 0 11 O O IS 6 Taylor's and others « 0 10 O 0 11 6 Beer — Porter, Taylor's.perhhd. scarce 6 10 0 Elliott's ? ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Trueman'e ? ' 4 5 0 5 6 0 Hoare's...;.... ' 4 0 0 4 15 0 Bottled — Dunbar's ? per doz. 0 11 0 ,0 12 8 Taylor's and others ' 0 10 0 0 11 (J Spihits — ... Brandy ? per gall. 0 6 0 0 6 8 Rum, proof B.P. ' 0 4 0 0 4 0 Hollands, in wood pale.. 4-gall.' cases 4 0 0 4 10 0 Fbhits — ,-..'' ' ^t ? Currants, Zante, per lb. 0 0 7 0 OW9 Raisins, Muscatel ' 0 0 8 0.0.10 Smyrna . . ' Cape ? ' 0 0 6 0 0 7 Wines.. Sherry jjR'Ood.. .per pipe 45 0 0 0 00 Bottled., per doz. 1 12 0 0 0 0 Port, wood ? per pipe Bottled. ..per doz. 1 15 0 0 0 0 Tka— Hyson Skin... per chest 10 0 0 H 0 0 Hyson ? ' 12 0 0 .15 0 0 Bohea ? ' Congou ? ' 10 0 0 12 0 0 Souchong ? ' 12 0 0 14 0 0 Pekoe ? « Gunpowder ? p...
FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE Friday, February 25, 1841. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
FROMTHE HOJJART TOWN GAZETTE Friday, February 25, J84I. COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE. February 25, 1642. —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 liie 18th day of April next, on or before which day anv caveat or counter claim must be entered \Villiam Henry Ellis, Dysnrt, Moumouth, 2 rood. 3 Derches. oririnallv ? Miilin' Pitt, from whom James Foster purchased and sold to John Nicholas, who sold lo John Rider, who sold to applicant. — Hounded on the north east by 1 chain 4 links south-easterly along the main road from Hobart Town to Launceston com mencing at ihe eastern angle of an allotment occupied by or belonging to John Nicholls, on the south east side by S chains 3 links south-westerly along land occupied by or belonging to Francis Flexmorc and extending to a'smoll stream of water, thence on the south west by 1 chain 3fc links north-westerly along that stream t...
MEETING OF THE COLONISTS AT ADELAIDE. (Continuation of Mr. Edward Stephen's speech.) [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
MEETING OF THE COLONISTS AT ADELAIDE. (From our last.) (Continuation of Mr. Edward Stephen's speech.) I have, from the commencement of the present pressure been struck with the fact that the colonists did not appear to me te^urn their attention to the causes that have been in operation to bring about the present crisis. When discussing our state of affairs, we never seem to have agreed upon a point at which our opinions might coincide, I mean the real cause of our financial colonial embarrassment. It is clear to me, and I think it will be clear to you also, that the simple cause of our pre sent state has been that the rapid expenditure in the early history of the colony, suddenly ceased at the very moment when the colony was most in need of such support, and that had such expenditure ceased more gradually, or ceased a year later than it did, our state would not have been what it now is. Since the foundation of the colony (five years) the local government have expended between £400,0...
THE LAUNCESTON COURIER. MONDAY, MARCH 14. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
THI ! llUiiiCESTON COURIER. '.-_?' - JWOKWAY, MARCH 14. The Hobart Town Advertiser, winch has again been destined to parry the official pan niers, states that His Excellency having dis posed of the 'heavy press of. business,' has ad . wised the. immediate commencement of anew Government House, and of the College at New Norfolk. '? ^lie' Water Works for Hohart Town and, LaunceBton have occupied ' much of His Ex cellency's most anxious attention,' the Tesult of . wiricri it, drat 'it'is'hdped,' no obstacles will aHie'tm tb'6 part tof the Contractors to the speedy prosecution of theBemostimppnanttfntlertBiungs. The wharf at Launceaton is also promised the ^arly atteniion pfihe Lieutenant Governor. .
SUPREME. COURT HOBART TOWN, Wednesday, March 9. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
SUPKt^B COURT, HOBART TOWN, ,., Mr Hugh Sou was arraigned for haning, in his for m« ™olX of Crown Solicitor, embedded the several m.^?'lS. 2s. 8d., 11MK. and 302/.. monies belong ing fbe Crown. To this charge the prisoner pleaded N Inconsequence of the number of jufymen challenged bv MrT Macdowell, counsel for the prisoner, much time elapsed before an acceptable empannel could be com pK and sworn .fbrmi, defenUUme Tbi, hav.ng at fast been achieved, the Attorney- General rose and opened the case for the prosecution, when the following WIMrejohnrRoberts. solicitor.-ln August last was employed in Mr. Allport's office, on or about the Kth August a cheque wasreceived from Messrs. Gleado* and Hcnty, it was ao order on the Derwent Bank ™gne?bTyGi''« «'d C'' Cor the ^l'1^ °Lf3?2; tolk it to the Uankandfiot ,taccepted(produced); be lieve the receipt which it bears is in RossV. hand.wiiting he received it on behalf of the Crown, m his capacity. of Crown Solicitor; Mr. Allport is the Hobart Jo...
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
aORTievpfUKAh SOCIETY. The Show of this Society was held at the Infant Srluiol-fioomVoji ?Wednesday ; the at tendance was not quite so numerous as on many former occasiqiisiiutthe'spec'jinens, particularly flfXruit, were much superior,* Tlienpplesljtiairs,: peaches, and ])cclarii)cs*fp-o»'i) in the jiouen iir, were equal to any ;Wt house productions of the Mother Country, bolli in appearance anil flavour. There was a deficiency of grapes which we tail hardly account for as tliis climate ought lo be particularly favorable for their growth ; it would seem that (lie culture of the vine lias not yet been brought to that perfection which distin guished most of the other fruits. We subjoin a list of the prizes awarded by the judges; — Nuts ------ James Cox, Clarendon. Formosa Plums - ? 1'. Hartley. Magnum liuntim - - .). W, Gleadoiv Coe's Golden Drop . J. lionncy. Green Gage ... None worthy Sydney late Hum - - G. T. Harrison, Pansangcr Seedling rhims (black) T. Scott, Senior. Seedling Plu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
PORK.. ONE HUNDRED BAHRELS of prime Irish Mess Port for sale. Apply to ., JAMES RAVEN. Sydney Place, 9th March, 1843. r|-ASMANIAN Fire, Life, and Marine Assurana *? Office. JAMES RAVEN, Agent Union Wharf. Fire Engine always ready on application atthe yard FOJEl KAVXtXTIVS. . ' - «£ ^THE splendid clipper Brig PHAN ^^^TPOM, A-l, James i a no s ton jfftffijg Commander, will positively sail for the ?4*^538 above port, on the 17th instant. , For freight or passage, apply to CONNOLLY & Co. Agents. /'^LERK.— A Young Married Man, lately KJ arrived in this Colony, wishes for an engagement as Clerk in a Merchants or Solici tor's Office, to both of which he has been ac customed in England. He haB no objection to go to any of the more recently established Colonies, and can give unexceptionable references as to respectability, &c. Adrress Y. Z., post paid at the office of this paper. G8AND MASQUERADE!!! MR. ELMER Re3pectfully informs his friends and the public, that in consequenc...
SCURRY STAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Launceston Courier — 14 March 1842
SCUBRY STAKES ; ^ Of two sovereigns cwb, twenty ?overelgriiiuidea.lait horse lo pay second horse's stakes.. The -winner »ot» sold for .£80 if deroandeiv^uih weighui, GenUe men riders, lcnile and a diiuinpe. ^ V .. ?''.. Mr. ArundeV»ibr.^i*mM!tefc*ged^ /?''': '?',}'. '' ' Mr. Hunier'»cb. jr. itfm«*f«*«.«ged. /- ?'?? ,[: ; ??': Mr I'ii»*i»B*Jh''j'^^ii(!ft.'Awear'OlB.^-:^f ';^' '?' '?' '' ' Mr! T.n,^oigtiMx.JfB.^amia^ BJ^iJay Mr. J.^fea«tfjb.^^K»D«ifc'iBged.'i.--r-ai-'''?.. ':'? second.; Tfce*dnner was, In terms of thence, demanded, tor-MjzuIhr^'^'j^'W^nigil^^vWMfH^^*'1. second day^ftcing^ :X^.:*Vr«^u''' s-^yw^-';