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BALLARAT AND ITS GOLD-FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
BALLARAT AND ITS GOLD-FIELDS. &nbsp; &nbsp; In writing a skotoh'of the 'rise and progress of the second city of '.the oolony of 'Victoria, it is necessary to go back to the days when the primeval forest was undisturbed, and the land on which there now stands a busy, popnlons and thriving township was a desert. To the solitary shepherd who less . than ? a score of years ago guarded the flooks of his master from the inroads of native aggressors, biped and quadruped, the. scene vwhich . , would : now present itself to' his eye ? is one which could not foil to exoite in his breast a feeling of the most intense and profound wonder. Where, at what seems to the middle-aged and old so short a period of time, there wub the almost death like quiet of the primeval forest, there has arisen the naoleas of a mighty, city, which- ia pro gressing with saoh giant strides that one; may look forward to the future with everyi certainty. of its continued and increasing prosperity. , It w...
THE MONTH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
THE MONTH. .-..-. ». ? -*— ? : ? Tho l»ng- vexed question, of the Darling grant is settled 'at last ; ami, if not quite* in tlio way via anticipated, yet mitittfiiistorily enough, since justice liua been idouu to tho pw,' boii principally coiiconjeil. The muiiy inid angry discussions on tho sulijuct which-' have been'carried ou duriug the pust mouth, both inside the '-House and odtBuVe, afforded but faint proiniao of a speedy, termination. What with Dotvnirijjpstreet interference, the Governors perplexity, tho diffioultjiea nt tmding .every suggestion of a compromise, the sore i trial of the pooplo's pationce, and the eviqr thickening complications, it was a hard mutter indeed to forecast the flnul issue. Just when we were au at oar wits' end, tho mail arrived hringing tho news that Sir OhariosDurfiug. having been restored fcohis po sitiou in tho service of the Crown, uujl liaviug been promised ootnprfnsuiiou for the load incurred by his recall, bad decided to fo-iego the acceptance...
THE BLACK HILL BALLARAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
THE BLACK HILL, BALLARAT &nbsp; &nbsp; ..V; The: Black HjUv«^wow^ofiwiiiflh-iB3gi.vam-eni thojfirst pago:af-tUBaapp.lemeiit¥.isBitnatBJahoutj a mile from the-4osraif,ini:atnortht-easterljr-diboc-- tion, bnt-. withiibLtlie-outskirtSi- V^It-is-um imr mense cutting, but is now nearly worked oaf. The sides of this extensive chasm are being gradually blasted and carried by trucks to .the. puddling;mills, , which . - are . . situ ated' at ' the south side and at the foot of the bill. The stuff is pitohed into shoots, through, which it passes into the maohinea, and is there crashed in the usual way. Tunnelling has been carried on to some extont, several drives having been made westerly, out of which a great deal of rich earth has been taken. Shafts- have also been sunk iu different parts of the old cutting, as will- be. seen in , the engraving. It is from the sum mit of this hill that oar panoramic view of the townr is obtained.
THE CORNER BALLARAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
IHB' 0OHNBK,; BAIiAlUTi : ?J'ajnei.site'of they- celebrated- .'. Gbrnat ,:js- now- ocoupied by the ^London'- Chartered Bank, which was 0) ected; about, a year ago from de signs by-: Mr Leonard! Terry, of Melbourne. The mining Bbarobrokers-now assemble. around the doors of tho.Exohange; where they may be: seen during; business- hours, buying and selling Bcrip, and, as much, is done' in the street as within tho building- itself;. The Ex change is situate in Sturt-str^et, a few. doors* from the bank nbovo-namQd;,in.'olose.proximity', to thei starting,pomt for. oabsrto allS:pariBj,-aiid;. 6ppoBite:the'post?6ffloe.. ' - . .i ??
THE BALLARAT MARKET SATURDAY NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
' ?? .Trrn, TitT.ntTTAT' nTA-nK^fi-7''*T'Hn»-Tfjl-TOTIT;; ; The1 market, which'. is'- sitriafad - in: thaVMhihi- , - roadi.-ia ibuilt of. briok,, withva-,stncooedifaoing-, , havinga hoteLanddrapet'sishDp'onioither'side. bfi.the entrance ;: and; contains! storoai for- the. saleof poultry, moatKfisb',vogQtables, fruit, &c;, also. stalls, in twer rows down tho oontroi ..' The-, numbor of purchasers- isivery.gMafconi Satnrduy. night. ? Many Chinamen-, may bo -seen buying: fowlsi-suoldng-pigs andalliliindsof Togetablesj. It: is-., also; largely: patronised' by -minors-- 'and- theiafamilies. Thewliole'lengthiofitheiMain roady.froui; tile termination: of. Shirt-street to the Chinese quarter, on bothj aidcH, is aoQupibd-by'storekoepeiSvall.of' whom present, thev appearanoo., of ? prosperity. The—street: bcingr .comparatively narrow, the:. 'traffic; is bronght-.oloso. together;, and. giv:ea:a/.very: lively aspect;. Thcf snpply of fishy-'. prinoipallyfrom: Geelong, is' very. good;: im...
PRIZE DESIGN FOR THE NEW TOWN HALL, BALLARAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 11 July 1868
PRIZE DE8IOM- FOU 1HB MEW I0WH HAll, : ,- TlAT.T.AnA'P.- . . On page 8, wo preBent our readera\vith- a perspective-view of the first prize; designtfor the new Town-Hall of Ballarat'. Wosh,, About; four months ago tho council, of .' this-important- torough invited competitivoideBigBB-jfrom ar* chitects, and at thoifixedj. datej'thoyi'/received^ fourteen plans. .Aotuated, by atnspirit of modesty andilniraess, .rarely exhibited! by cor-, i porate bodies.t- in regard, to' arobiteotural com petitions, ttia:.oouncillorsf detertninediito leave., the awarding:of:thoprizes- to=tboronghly com petent judgosinnditberefbre'Mosars rJDorry. and: Silling, two:of;;tho! leading Molbonrnehiarchi tects, were - requested^ to: adjudicate) upon the i merits of tho 'submitted plans. -1M\ compliance \ with this, request ; . . these' two gentlemen ex amined the -.phuiai carefully, vand.,, submitted a report to tko-;oounoili which., w'asiiinmadiately . adopted. Oa.oponiug;tho envelopes coutaining the names of...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
Immediately upon the reception of the news of the reinstatement of Sir 0. Darling at Heidelberg, a preliminary meeting was held at the Old England ' Hotel to initiate a public subscription for tne'purposo of presenting him a testimonial. Mr G. Stndley -was votec to the chair. Mr John Sutherland moved 'That the persons present form tliomsolves into u committee to collect subscriptions, for the purpose of ~ presenting a testimonial to Sir Charles Darling, as a slight compensation for his unjust recull from the governorship of this colony.'^' Seconded by Mr 'TrenbweMi, and carried unanimously. Moved by Mr Reid, and seconded by' Mr Watts, 'That tho'sub scriptions bn limited not to exceed 2s 6d,' which was also 'carried unanimously. A sub scription list wiis' immediately opened; iirid half-crowns at once freely subscribed; Mr Trenoweth was appointed treasurer. -
LAKE KING, NORTH GIPPS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
IiAKE KING, NORTH GIPPS LAND, is ' ne of the extensive saltwater lakes popu .arlj known as the G-ippa Land lakes. It re _ceives_the ./famto, Nibtpison and Mitoheil. rivers ; and, in I com'm6n''with- tKB'-other lakes of j the series, is separated- from the sea' by a narrow, .Band' ' bank ; ',; ~ the' entrance from;' the : ocean being' by a narrow' -and -extremely ^vari- able opening, across which a bar of shifting sand stretches, and sometimes totally obstructs the navigation, fts coagtia shallow and shelv- ' ing, 'although1 the're]isplenty;dfade^w^ the passage of small steamers, the average depth being.3J fathoms. , The banks of all' the Gippa Land lakes are' thibkly' .timbered; ; , fish of Tall ' l.= kinds abound in the waters ; ? and numerous -? flooksof wildfowl of all kinds skim the surface.. , LAKE KING, NORTH GIPPS LAND. LAKE KING, NORTH GIPPS LAND.
COLLINS STREET AT FOUR P:M: [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
[BY A BOHEMIAN.]] - I wish I had the power of photography by pords.. I wonld like to bo able to convey, on paper, the impressions of my miud as I know 'they ought to bo expressed. Had I this power npwf the subject matter of my theme wonld bo Gollinfl-Btroot. In the first place, let mo stato emphatically, that if Mr George Augustus Sola were in thiB hemisphere, and had given to liim the choice of an addition to his papers on ft The Streets ©f tho World,' ho would select, pven, before Pitt-stroot, Sydney, Collins Btreet, Melbourne. Tho latter has so many advantages: it ia wide, spacious and — I don't know whether tho term is a pro per one, but I know it is descriptive — airy. In fact thero is a great deal of airiness about Collins-streot in more ways than one. It is a light, clear, crisp sort of street, in which, if you can only make up your mind to Btudy the peculiarities of pooplo and of things, yon -Son give tho rein to your imagination for an indefinite .period. I think the first ...
THE DEVIL FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
.THE DEVIL FISHr This extraordinary creature, recently cap-; tured in Port JackBon, Las proved quite an attraction to. the good folks of Sydney. Some. idea may be formed of its size when we state ? Jhat from tip to tip of flapper it measured 12 ..feet' across. It is allied to the popular Btingaree, small speoimens of which nlay some? times be found oast, ashore in' Hobson's Bay. ' ' THE DEVIL FISH, CAPTURED IN PORT JACKSON. THE DEVIL FISH, CAPTURED IN PORT JACKSON.
NEW INDUSTRIES WARRNAMBOOL STARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
NEW INDUSTRIES— WARRNAMBOOL . .,,.,, ? _ STARCH. ...,_._„_..:,.,...,. . A westers cpttemp'qrary; f urnisKps the v /ofi; lowing account of the Potato Starbji Mills recently inaugurated at the ' Warrnambobi Jetty : — ? ...;.'? : ?'.-' ',..... . It must not be overlooked that the enterprise now undertaken by Messrs Aitkin arid Paterson partakes somewhat of the character of a specu lation. Much expense has been necessary to render tho Jetty Flour Mills suitable for the operations to which they are now destined It depends on many things — the price of pota toes, tho market value of the artiole manu factured, and the outlet for it, either in the colonioa or at homo — whether the manufac ture will pay. But there oan bo no doubt that it will prove a benefit to the district so long as it can bo carriod on at a remunerative price. Already tho road to tho jetty ia being worn by traffic, which has been lately increased by tho bnsiness transacted at tho mills, aud the importance of that part of ...
A VICTORIAN OIL MANUFACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
A VICTORIAN OIL MANUFACTORY. We havo the pleasure of announping that Victoria can bonst tho possession of an oil manufactory, the first establishment of the kind oh this- sido of the globe. The enterprising proprietor of this new con cern is Mons. A. Jouvet, and his works are situated at the corner of Brunswick-street, immediately opposite tho Belvidero Hotel. In view of the fact that the supply of seed must at first bo derived from abroad and that supply from such a source may prove rather uncertain, M. Jouvet has commenced operations on a moderate scale. The motive power is an eight-horse horizontal' engine, which is capablo of driving a great: deal more machinery, than, is at, presentergp^jji M.~ Jouvet has in store Beveral lots of .seed; the chief bulk consists of rape and linseed, both imported. But he has also a lot of cotton seed from Queensland ; this seed, by the way, is' not of a clean skinned variety, but is said to bo of Brazilian origin; the cotton adheres very, closely...
ROYAL MAIL NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
, '.,.'-,. HOYAL MAIL. NQTIOE. . _'. Tho Boyal Mall b. Avoca. -will no deBpatohpd wit^ tlio malls for WeHtern Australia, Point de GalloJ India, China and tho East, Adon, Mauritius, Beunion. Natal, Cape of Good Hope, Suez, Mediterranean ports, Europe, America aad tho united Kingdom. . . . .- . - ? The times appointed for closing are : For registered letters, at 0 p.ra on Saturday, the 18th insL For newspapers (»fo Marseilles excopted), at. 6 p.m. oa Saturday, tho l«th inst. For all ordiuury letters, in cluding tho.-o via MarsollloH, at 8 p.ra ' on Saturday, thp 18th inst.. Fur nownpaperti via Alaraellloa; iit. 8 p.m. on Saturday, tho 1 -thinst. ? ?- . , Late letters will be resolved as under, provided jiie.p'oplage and feo are fully preptild by pofftaga atinips:-^ ?For Franco or foreign countries via France, 'Wes toru Australia, Point do. Qalle, India, China, and tho East, Adpri, Mauritius, Ilouulon, Natal, Cape pf , Gpod Hope, Suoz,'tho' Mediterranean portn, Europe, Ame rica and thb...
THE OMER PASHA IN THE ICE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
We have been favored with tbe .following communication from Captain Ferguson, Chief Harbor Master of Victoria, written on board the Omar Pasha at sea, and describing the perilous encounters of that vessel with masses of ioe on', her homeward voyage from Mel bourne, whence she sailed on the 9th of February last : — This being the season when occasional ice bergs might bo Been whon traversing tho ? Southern Ocean, Capt&in M'Kay, as tho ship drew towards tho 150th meridian, had ad ditional lookouts placed, and hail, tho tem perature of tho wator constantly tested ; accordingly we wore not surprised when on 'the morning of the 5th March a largo iceberg was seen in Int. 55 deg. 40 roin. S. and long. 120 deg. 30 inin. W. At BUndown another berg was observed ahead. Sail was reduced, and the weather being clear, Captain M'Kay kept on his eastorly course until daylight, when several other bergs camo in sight ahead. Sail was made, and tho Bhip steered, towards thorn, when . it soon bo...
SHIPPING FOR THE MONTH. VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OF MELBOURNE SINCE THE DEPARTURE OF THE J ONE MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
SHIPPIN& FOE THI3 MONTH. VESSELS ARRIVED AT THE PORT OP MEL JJOUBNE SINCE THB DEPARTUBE OF THE ? JONE MAIL.- ....--.-. .-?. JONK'.' ' ' . ??,?.; .. ... '- , , 10. Northutnhrlii, ship, 1204, James Thomas, from ?.'?'.i lioniion. W. OroBbyaud Co.; agents.' ?'? -': ? 20. Kent, ship, 82Q tons, H. F. Holt, from London via . Plymouth. 'W. P. Wh jto and Go, agents. -.-.-., 32. Alfred, Prussian brifr, 1'03, ' O. ButtBohaix, from ' : Tiiftio Bay, Oapo Town. D&lgcty, Blackwood .????-. and Oo., agents. ?''??:- t / : ?' 22. Margot, Pruatiiau brljr. 201, J. E. Volquartdon, from Hong Koii-? via Takua (Formosa). J. J.- Mar snail and Oo., agentB. ' . ?? 24. Sir. William Wallace), Bhlp (Aberdoen line), 988, A.' Taylor, from London. Dalgoty, Bloolcwood and Oo., agontn. ,. . : : 24. Exploror, Bliip (White Star line), 749, Edward : Truaiblo, from Liverpool . Lorlmer, Mdrwbbd and Homo, agents. ? . ; . . i , ? 24. Quatro Bras, Dutch bq, 27.8, J. Wosterfelde, from ? Batavla. G. Buyn, agent....
JUNCTION OF THE MANUHURAKIA AND MOLYNEUX RIVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers — 18 July 1868
JUNCTION ©F , THE . MANUHURAKIA AND MOLYNEUX RIVERS. This characteristic piece ef New Zealand scenery is from one of a series of photographs, exeouted by order of the Otago Government,' ' to illustrate the features ef tho province. The Manuburakia waters the valley lying between the Duns tan and tho Ragged ranges, a fine pas toral district, bat which has been recently well ransaoked for gold, not, however, with the-. sucoess which has attended the searoh at ? Tuapeka on the south, or'*1 the Dunstan JUNCTION OF THE MANUHUUAKlA A :, l- Jl.ULY NBUX' BIVBES, O I A (J O, N.Z. JUNCTION OF THE MANUHUUAKlA A :, l- Jl.ULY NBUX' BIVBES, O I A (J O, N.Z. on the north. It falls into the Glutha or Mblyneux, on the east bank,' about eight miles below Clyde, the principal township of the Dnnstan diggings. In honor of the Princess of Wales, the local authorities hare reserved a site, for a township, whioh they name Alexandra, at the fork of the two rivers, with which no great progress seems to have...