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THE LONGFORD PETITION AND THE "COURIER." [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
THE LONGFORD PETITION AND THE " COURIER." THE Courier has so often repented the wit- ticism that those who abjure the semi-Po- pery of a pretended Protestant sect are ad- mirers of Rome, that we presume it is highly effective ! We shall neither deny the justice, nor blunt the edge of this for- &nbsp; midable weapon. The Roman Catholic de- nomination is known, and its tenets undis- guised. We are guarded against its dogmas by simple definitions. Not so with the va- rious, unintelligible, and contradictory doc- trines, which have produced numberless sects in the Anglican Church, without any other bonds of adhesion than the coercion of the law, which reduces us to the neces- sity of judging the individual by his sepa- rate profession. The Episcopal Clergy are not censured for their educational labours ; they are but recent, and may claim a fair trial. But we have the evidence of many years' experience that their movement is hostile to the public schools, and intended for their ...
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 26. UNEXPECTED ADJOURNMENT OF COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
THE OBSERVER. HOBART TOWN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 26. UNEXPECTED ADJOURNMENT OF COUNCIL. &nbsp; YESTERDAY, at two o'clock, the proceed- ings of the Legislative Council receivcil a more unexpected turn than any which has occurred in the curious session now sud- denly closed. After the ordinary curse of receiving petitions and notices of motion had been gone through, and when he ques- tion of questions, the estimates, was expected, his Excellency addressed himself to the Council to the effect that he had hid the es- timates on the table at an earlyday in the session—that they had been accompanied by two Bills, the Paving and Lighting, and the Highway Bill—that by the majority of the Council these measures had been re- jected on the principle expessed by one of the majority, that the colony should not pay a shilling tax, so long as it was burdened with certain expenses, into thc merits of which, his Excellency stated, that he then declined to enter. He (the Governor) still contended t...
SHIP MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
SHIP MAILS. &nbsp; For Port Albert, per Agenoria, to-morrow, at 4 P.M. precisely. For Swan River, per H.M.S. Champion, on Friday next, at noon. For Sydney, per Elisa Kincaid, on Friday next, at noon. For London, via Sydney, per Eliza Kincaid, on Friday next, at noon. For London, per Sons of Commerce, on Tuesday, 30th September, at 4 P.M. precisely.
EDUCATION PETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
EDUCATION PETITION. To His Excellency, Sir John E. E. Wilmot, Bart., Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Van Diemen's Land and its Dependen- cies : and to the Honorable the Members of the Legislative Council, in Council assembled. The petition of the undersigned Ministers of Religion residing in the town of Launceston respectfully sheweth— That your petitioners have heard with concern that certain Clergymen of the Episcopal Denomina- tion have applied to your Excellency and Honor- able Council to grant £500 in aid of Day Schools established in connection with their Church. That your petitioners believe a compliance with this request would he contrary to the principles adopted by the Government in reference to Educa- tion, which are peculiarly adapted to the circum- stances of this colony ; they also believe that no system of instruction can be efficient here founded on sectarian views. That to grant £500 to the Episcopal Denomina- tion for the purposes of Education would tend to ex...
APPENDIX C. TO REPORT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1843. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
APPENDIX C. TO REPORT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1843. The Board of Education have observed with much regret, in a work recently pub- lished by J. D. Loch, Esq., of Hobart Town, upon the subject of the system of Education pursued in the Public Schools of the colony, a great accumulation of the most erroneous representations respecting the Schools ; and the Board, being aware that upon no subject can there be greater necessity for the most authentic and unprejudiced information, con- sider it imperative upon them to lay before His Excellency the following statements. The Board desire only to advert to those parts of the book which refer to their ad- ministration of the system adopted by the Government. In the first place, extracts from Mr. Loch's book are given which refer to the Schools generally, and to the School System, upon which the Board have subjoined their own observations. Mr. Loch, p. 65.—" Information from the Clergy of the Church of England, in reply to enquiries addressed t...
CAMPBELL-STREET, HOBART. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
CAMBELL-STREET, HOBART. Visited by the Rev. H. Fry, May 31, 1843. Mr. Loch, p. 66—" The Rev. Mr. Bell visited the School five times within the last year, the Rev. Mr. Lillie (both Church of Scotland) twice, and heard the children of all denominations read the Scriptures,—on which they asked questions, and explained if the Scholars were deficient." Mr. Nicholson, the Master of the School. Questions put in the School by the Rev. Mr. Fry—Q. Did they (Messrs. Lillie and Bell), when they heard the classes read the Scrip- tures or any other book, at any time explain to them what they read ? A. They did not.— Q. Did they give any religious instruction at all ? A. No, I never heard them ask any religious question. Mr. Loch, p.67.—" Of the number of children on the books, 45 are stated to be- long to the Church of England, and 22 to the Church of Rome." Mr. Nicholson.—When Mr. Fry had finished his denominational calculations, he added the whole up. I, having observed that his total column co...
O'BRIEN'S BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
O'BRIEN'S BRIDGE. " In a Letter from the Rev. H. Fry, it is stated— Mr. Loch, p. 75.—The Master has no book containing the religious denominations of the parents or of the children. &nbsp; Mr. Darley, the Master of the School. &nbsp; This information is invariably furnished as &nbsp; accurately as possible in thc Returns made out every every three months. Mr. Loch, p. 75.—" Few of them attend any religious service." Mr. Darley.—This can only apply in the parents, as, with the exception of nine out of nearly forty children, all attend the Wes- leyan Services and Sunday Schools. Mr. Loch, p. 75.—" Mr. Darley considers the Rev. Mr. Simpson, Presbyterian Minister, to be the religious instructor of the School, and supposes that he is appointed to be so, as he named to the Secretary his giving re- ligious instruction to the School." Mr. Darley.—Mr. Simpson visits the School monthly, and causes the Bible Class to read a chapter, upon which he interrogates the childr...
CLARENCE PLAINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
CLARENCE PLAINS. " In a Letter from the Rev. H. Fry, it is stated "— &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. Loch, p. 75.—" That the withdrawl &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; of the Schools from the superintendence of &nbsp; the Clergy gave great dissatisfaction to the &nbsp; &nbsp; inhabitants of that District. It (the School) &nbsp; contained forty-five children, the parents of whom are all of the Church of England, with the exception of one person." The Board.—On the establishment of the present system there were thirty-five re- turned as attending ; since which period there have been invariably more, the number now being fifty-six. They are all of the Church of England.
SANDY BAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
SANDY BAY. " A Letter from the Rec. H. Fry, of the 4th June, 1843, states"- Mr. Loch, p. 76.—" The School is not attended by any Minister of Religion :—the statement in the Return of the Board of Education of this School having been fre- quently visited by the Rev. H. Fry being unfounded. Mr. Fry never having given any instruction in the School, and having merely called three or four times to see the Maser, who is Clerk to his Church." Mr. Pitt, the Muster of the School.—I always considered Mr. Fry as an intentional visitor to the School, although he never ex- amined the children himself after his first visit, when, he heard one of the classes read.
[?]ATLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
OATLANDS. " A Letter from the Rev. G. Bateman, District Chaplain of Oatlands, dated 30th March, 1843, states "— Mr. Loch, p. 77.—" In 1842 there were about 25 children in the Government School, averaging probably just ahout 20, of whom one or two might be Presbyterians, and all the rest of the Church of England." Mr. Rainy, the Master of the School.— The number of children upon the list of the &nbsp; School at the period to which reference is made was upwards of 50, an the average daily attendance upwards of 40. The enu- meration of religious denominations is as inaccurate as the whole of this fabrication. The numbers of each were as follows :— Church of England - - - - - - 20 —Scotland - - - - - - 7 Wesleyans - - - - - - - - - - 14 Baptists - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 TOTAL - - - - - 45 Mr. Loche, p. 77.—" Since the Rev. Mr. Bateman has been in the district, there has been much scheming on the part of the Government Schoolmaster to obtain the number of 20 bona fide, attending...
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
SYDNEY INTELLIGENCE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; By the Waterlily we have recoeved papers from Sydney to the 14th inst. They contain &nbsp; no news of importance, except that wheat is on the rise ; for their own, 5s. 8d. had been paid. A cargo of horses sent from Sydney to Ceylon had realised £50 to £70 per head. The Hydrabas, from Sydney to Calcutta, and the Coringa Packet, bound for Ceylon, were wrecked in Torres' Straits. One pas- senger only was drowned. Five vessels were taking in horses for Calcutta. An Act had been introduced by the Gover- nor to give a preferable lien on wool, front season to season, and to make mortgages on sheep, cattle, and horses valid, without deli- very to the mortgagee. The population of New South Wales, in cluding Port Phillip, was, on 31st Decem- ber, 1844, 173,377 souls. The e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
The following is the Sheriff"s Reply to the Requisition in our front page. Sheriffs Office, 22nd August, 1845. GENTLEMEN,—I am this day honored with your Requsition of the 14th &nbsp; instant, requesting me to convene a Public Meeting of the Free Inhabitants, for the purpose of taking into consideration the present depressed state of the Colony, the amount and appropriation of its revenue, the announced imposition of numerous op- pressive taxes, and threatened reduction of Police protection, and for the further pur- pose of again petitioning for Legislation by Representation, as the only means to re- dress existing evils and ensure future wel- fare. And it is with the most sincere and unfeigned regret, that I feel myself com- pelled by a sense of public duty to refuse a compliance with a Requisitions so nume- rously and respectably signed, because one object of your proposed Meeting refers to the appropriation of the Revenue, which, according to the Constitution of this Co- ...
SYDNEY. WANT OF PASTORAL, LABOURERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
SYDNEY. WANT OF PASTORAL, LABOURERS. The prospective scarcity of labour in the colony has often occupied our most anxions consideration. But that which a year ago was prospective is now become immediate and actual. In the interior the demand for labour is increasing every day, whilst the supply remains stationary. And from the very nature of things the demand will con- tinue to increase more and moro rapidly. The nourishing state of the wool market having given to all the operations of sheep farming a fresh impetus, and encouraged &nbsp; further investments of capital in what is now deemed the safest and most remunerative pursuit in the colony, there is of course a corresponding call for more shepherds ; and we expect that in the approaching spring there will be such a call for shearers as was never heard before. The outcry begins in- deed already to reach our ears. Our More- ton Bay correspondent says :—" We are sadly in want of labour for the sheep stations. Shepherds are ...
OPPOSITION TO CONVICTISM IN SWAN RIVER. From the Perth Gazette, July 26. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, JULY 23RD. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
OPPOSITION TO CONVICTISM IN SWAN RIVER. From the Perth Gazette, July 26. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, JULY 23RD. Mr. Singleton rose to direct the attention of the members of the Council to a subject of great and vast importance,—a subject which every honorable mind would revolt at hearing had been brought under the con- sideration of the public. I allude (the hon. member remarked) to the memorials got up by the various parties to her Majesty's Government, soliciting the introduction of convict labour. Now I conceive that no- I thing but the most desperate state of exist- ence could dispose men's minds to sign such memorials ; and as the opinions of those who did so were founded on selfish- ness, in the end they would find their wily intentions frustrated. The subject must have been mooted out of doors, for I have heard of two memorials which have been prepared without talent or argument; a third has been represented as full of spe- cious arguments, and consequently the more dangerous. On th...
PUNISHMENT OF DEATH ON THREE INNOCENT MEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
PUNISHMENT OF DEATH ON THREE &nbsp; INNOCENT MEN. &nbsp; IT has been forcibly observed by Bentham that " the penalty of death is incapable of accused person is not submitted to the de- cision of a super-human being, incapable of being influenced by passion, or misled by false or mistaken testimony ; but, it is a question to be determined by twelve men, whom innumerable circumstances may lead to commit injustice whether intentionally or not. &nbsp; " Sometimes the general indignation of the people may be aroused by the perpetra- tion of an atrocious crime, and may lead to the conviction, on insufficient evidence, of the first person to whom suspicion chances to attach ; sometimes the innocent man may be condemed by a chain of perjured testi- mony, so consistent in parts, and so uncon- tradicted by other evidence, that a jury cannot avoid giving credence to it ; and sometimes he may be oppressed by a con- catenation of circumstance, the weight of which he finds...
AGRICULTURE. KEEPING BONE-DUST. [From the Journal of Agriculture.] [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
AGRICULTURE. &nbsp; KEEPING BONE-DUST. By Mr. James Hallkett, Manager of the Perthshire Agricultural Company, Perth. [From the Journal of Agriculture.] IF bones are crushed, either in a green or &nbsp; &nbsp; damp state, and the dust allowed to lia in a heap together, it is certain to heat, and a violent fermentation will tako place, in a shorter or longer term, according to the quantity of moisture and temperature at the time ; but, in general it will be at the hottest from the fifth to the eighth day, after which it will cool gradually. On this being the case a diminution of bulk takes place ; but this does not appear very perceptible until the mass is measured over, when, if mea- sured before, it will now be found to come far short. This is well known ; but as I find there is much apprehension among farmers in regard to this phenomenon, and the pro- per manner of keeping both bone-dust and rape dust, I think a few words on the subject may not be unacceptab...
[?]. SOUTHEY'S ESTIMATE OF HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
Miscellanea. SOUTHEY'S ESTIMATE OF HIMSELF. Me judice, I am a good poet, but a better historian ; because though I read other poets and am humbled, I read other historians with a very different feeling. They who &nbsp; have talents want industry or virtue ; they who have industry want talents. One writes like a French sensualist, another like a Scotch scoundrel, calculating how to make the most per sheet with the least expense of labour ; one like a slave, another like a fool. Now I know myself to be free from these staminal defects, and feel that where the subject deserves it, I write with a poet's feeling, without the slightest affectation of style or ornament, going always straight- forward to the meaning by the shortest road. My golden rule is to relate everything as briefly, as perspicuously, as rememberably as possible. I begin, however, to feel my brain building for poetry, having lain fallow since November, and if I could afford to do it, should willingly finish ." K...
MISPRINTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
MISPRINTS. Misprints often strike what are termed unlucky blows. The omission of a t makes the mortal the moral, and the immortal poet stands praised as the immoral poet. We read a short time ago a lamentation on " the frightful increase of morality in the metro- polis," and once saw the advertisement of a treatise on " the blessed immorality of the soul ;" we have met with the glory of a con- queror turned into gory by the dropping of the liquid consonant ; our loyalty has been shocked by the announcement of a " most reasonable attempt on the life of a Sove- reign ;" but, worst of all, we lately saw the Duke of Buckingham described, through the dropping of the dog's letter, as " the Far- mer's Fiend."—Examiner.
ORTHOEPY OP "TAHITI" AND " POMAUK." [Newspaper Article] — The Observer — 26 August 1845
ORTHOEPY OF " TAHITI " AND " POMARE." A correspondent of the Spectator, who states that he spent his school-day years at &nbsp; Sydney, with the children of one of the mis- sionaries of the Society Islands, born and brought up to the Islands, writes with a view of correcting ; the pronunciation of " Tahiti " and " Pomare," names which recent events have brought into constant use. Of the first word, he says the second syllable was &nbsp; &nbsp; always pronounced by them as tho English word " high ;" and the last syllable like " ty " ty " mighty," thus making the whole word " Ta-high-ty." " Pomare," he states was always accented on a second syllable, which was pronounced like the last syllable of " mamma."—" Po-mah-ry."