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EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
EMIGRATION. (From Plymouth Gazette Nov. 11.) A Conviction that something is about to be done by Sir B. Peel's Government in reference to this very important subject — either by the appointment of an unpaid Com mission of Inquiry, orby the introduction of some measure for the consideration of Parliament on its next meeting — has been for some time gaiuinggrouud, and ha* been the means of its receiving some share ot that attention to whieu it has so just a claim, but which has been too much lost tight of during the late debating and electioneering con tests for place and power. Some years ago Mr. MalthuB first broached those opinions which have since borne his name ; the main points being, that the population of this country was increasing rapidly, and in fact becoming re dundant; whilst the means which the nation possessed of producing food and employment did not, and in fact can not, increase in an equal proportion. To these were added doctrines respecting the means to be adopted in...
THE STAFF OF LIFE. To the Editor of the "Inquirer." [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
THE STAFF OF LIFE. To Hie Editor oftlie ' Inquirer.' Sin,— -Bread appears the most indispensable article of consumption among most civilized peo ple, and requires more labour and skill to render it fit for the table than anything else in use. One of the most important operations is grinding, and which in tins colony is regarded as a process re quirjug very little practice or skill in its manage ment. We are almost all millers, and those who have any smattering knowledge of mechanics pass for Millwrights ; consequently our bread is often of very inferior quality, though made of -h« best of wheat for the grovrth oi which this ' country seems highly favourable. It is often either so much pounded and undergoes so much pressure and friction from the mill-stenes being in bad order, and being badly hung, that it is im possible to separate the bran from the flour ; and what is worse its fermentative properties are partly destroyed, and consequently the bread is sad and heavy, and rendered i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
NOTICE. FWALDECK, Tailor and Draper, re* ? spectfully announces to his friends and the public at large, that he has just received, per Lucretia, an extensive assortment of Superfine Rifle Green, Brown, and Blue Cloths Superfine double-milled Drab Kersey mere Cross-barred do. Fancy Gambroon. ALSO ON HAND, £ SuperBne Black wool-dyed cloth, seconds and thirds A select assortment of rich figured Tel vet waistcoat pieces Black silk velvet Black Petersham Saxony cloth A great variety of waistcoat pieces Buttons, 6ic, &c. N.B.— The above goods will be sold as per sons may require them, or made up to order with the strictest attention. Perth, April 29.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
/&j|iC~ A LL parties having goods on ?JfJtgtfflh -£\- board the Sheplterd are request j^^QPJr ed to apply for the same without ?^^^^K* delay, or they will be landed at the expense of the consignees, and may be received on application at the stores of the undersigned, on payment of expenses. Frederick Mangles & Co., Agents. SALES BY AUCTION, SALE AT AUSTRALIND. TO BE SOLD~BY AUCTION, BY MR. ANDREW STIRLING, On Tuesday, the 10th of May, at 11 o'clock, THE complete outfitof a gentleman prevented, by family circumstances, from emigrating to Australind in the Diadem, consisting of personal clothing, household linen of every description, agricultural and garden implements, kitchen fur niture, cart with harness for two horses, saddlery, stationery, a patent oven, saws, axes, locks, nails, and tools of almost every description, together with many other articles, too numerous to men tion. These articles, having been expressly purchased for private use, will be found to be of ...
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Dale, i Thtrm. B»r. | Wind. .Weather fclteuwrkt 1«43 I April ; ! a 7 ; 10 A M 79 S0.W Ely. Mod.— floe— clear. '?4 PM 86 Sft ; 8W I Light ain— fine. i i I I «B 10 A Ml 76 31 I KKE Light wind— cloudy. « P M 80 i tS ' Calm Pine. 1 I i SB ?. W A M i 74 28 ! NNE Light brati*— put- i | cloud*. 4 P M 70 27 SW Moderate Ma breeze | -fin.. 30 (10 AM 74 til E jLlght bw.— flna. May I 10 A If ft 98 j Nd. Light airs— cloudy. ' ? P M ! 74 i 21 SW 'Do.— threatening. t 10AM ' 69 : 31 ; NE Light ain-cldy.— : ' i i I fine. 4PM 70 SI W Light breece— cldf. I I , I i j — threatening. ; ? Showers in the night. 9 ' 10 AM 74 97 W Str.brz., passing elds
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Arrived. — On Sunday last, the Frederick Httth, Captain Toby, from South Australia. On the 29(h inst., the Devonshire t schooner, from Leschenault. Sailed. — On the 3rd inst., the Sarah, Capt. Lane, for the Mauritius. Passenger, Lionel Samson. Esq. Same day, the Faith, also for the Mauritius. Passenger, J. Manson, Esq. On the 28th inst., the Lucretia, Headberry master, for Singapore. Passengers, Messrs. Henley, Lakin, and Absalom. Same day, the Venm, Thomas master, for Singapore. Ships in Harbour. — The Shepherd, Devon* shire, and Champion.
THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
SUBSCRIBERS are re pectfully informed that th* quarterly subscription to this journal commence* with the present No. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1642. We have in this day's journal extracted largely from the English papers on the subject of emi gration, which appeal's at last to have been brought before the British public as a matter of national importance. Almost every paper we have seen recommends the adoption of a scheme of extensive emigration as a means of relief for the distress that now exists in England, and there seems to be a well-grounded belief that the new administration is about to bring forward a com prehensive measure on the subject. We sincere ly trust that this general expectation will be realised, for while the prospect of getting rid of her redundant population, now preying upon her very vitals, must be cheering to England, her colonies would hail the measure as one of equal benefit to them, their one great want being ' the ?want of more people.' Certain politicians, in du...
LETTER'S ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. To the Editor of the " Inquirer" LETTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
LETTER'S ON THE BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. To the Editor of the "Inquirer" &nbsp; LETTER I. SIR, — I agree with you in thinking that a &nbsp; knowledge of the vegetable productions of our colony might be useful, and an account of some of the more remarkable plants interesting to some of your readers ; the minds of men as well as their bodies require exercise, and surely none can be found more rational, or better calculated " to lead from nature up to nature's God". The flora of Western Australia is as rich, and varied, perhaps as any to be found under the same latitude, and where the mountains are of the same altitude; but none of our mountains, in the vicinity of the Swan River, are high enough to produce Aus- tralian alpine plants, I must observe that many of our plants are yet unnamed; Baron Hugel published about 200 species, collected at the Swan and King George's Sound ; Dr. Lindley, in his Botany of the Swan River Colony, described about 300 new species; ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 4 May 1842
TO BE LET, /BLAISE Brook Hill Cottage, situated on the V^ bank of the Swan, one mile from Perth, late in the ocaupation of Wm. Gibbs. The cottage contains four good rooms, stock-yard, man's room, and other out-buildings, with a good gar den of three acres, well stocked vrith fruit-trees. For particulars inquire of Mr. Wm. Gibbs, Perth. NOTICE. TAMES BRIGHT begs to notify to the pub ?_| lie his intention to break in horses either for saddle or harness. Gentlemen wishing to hire his services in that capacity will please to apply to him, at York. Terms — For saddle horse, four pounds. For saddle and harness, five pounds. York, March 26, 1842. /CHARLES VON BIBRA begs to notify to V- the public, that he has commenced business, in Perth, as a Saddler and Harness-maker, and hopes, by strict attention to business, to gain a share of public favour. N.B. — For the present any orders may be left at Mr.Okely's, baker, Perth. JOHN BYRNE begs to notify to the public that he has established himsel...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDA TION OF THE COLONY. rTMIE Annual Subscription Ball in celebration X of the above occasion will be held on Wed nesday, the first of June. For tickets apply to the Stewards. R. W. NASH, W. H. DRAKE, A. H. IRBY. I^OUND, on the York road, a double barrel percussion gun — maker, Nock, London ; the owner may have the same by paying 10s., und the expense of this advertisement. Apply to James Jones, Guildford. May 3, 1842, ON SALE, AT THE BOWER, GUILDFORD. f^\ ENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING, consisting vJT of— Dress and Frock coats, Cloth and fancy trousers, Waistcoats, satin black Cloth, black and blue Best linen shirts, Cotton shirts, linen collars, fronts, and wrists, White and colored cotton hose, Superior boots and shoes, Ladies' and children's boots and shoes, Men's boots and shoes, Shooting coats, velveteen and others, Strong jackets and trowsers, Moleskin ditto, Colored shirts, A quantity of metal measures, ' Imperial,' consisting of quarts, pints, & half pint...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
For Leschenault and the Vasse. JcAjZ* npHE schooner Devonshire will jfflQM^, X sail for the above ports on the jjEraffiR 21st May inst. '^^E^BZm For freight or passage apply to Mr. J. W. Davey, or to Mr. J. Bateman, Fremantle. SALE BY AUCTION. ' ^ SALE AT PERTH. Just arrived ex ' Shepherd.' TO BE SOLDTjV AUCTION, BY MESSRS. F. MANGLES & CO., At their etores, Perth, on Wednesday, the 11th in6t , at one o'clock precisely, SUGAR, Champagne, hams (York and West phalia) Claref, Madeira, port, and sherry, in hhds. and qr. casks Ale in cases Prime butter Diaper Fine pale brandy in qr. casks Edam cheese, and English do. Fine Souchong tea Salad oil Cherry brandy, and cases of fine old Cognac brandy Tobacco Rum, and a variety of other articles, unless previously disposed of by private contract. ALSO,— Four valuable Mares and Horses, the proper ty of a gentleman about to leave the colony — to be sold without reserve. By Marshall Waller Clifton, Esq., Chief Commissioner of the Western A...
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in the office of the Hon. the Surveyor-General, Perth. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. Extract from a Meteorological Journal kept in tht office of the If on. the Surveyor-General, Perth. Date. , i Therm, j Bar. I Wind. Westhtrii Remarks JS4S I j May | I 4 | 10 AM 74 30.M W Light bram-dd?. i « P M I 75 || w Light ain-do. 6 10 AM; 70 81 B Light ain-cloudr. j - P M ' 74 li ! BW Light brt.-cldy.— ! ! I I fln«. 0 10 A M 71 27 , Catra Fine— cloudy. ! ! I ! ; 4 P M i 78 It j WSW Light brMM-cldy. [ ; I 7 10 AM 71 34 | 8W Strong breeze— cldy. ? | 1 — showers. 8 10 A M 04 67 I SSW 'Mod.— fine— clear. , 4 P U , 65 H i Ed. Do.— do.— do. 8 10 AM | 03 61 E Fresh breeze — fine 1 . I I I —clear, 4 P M 03 | 40 ESE Moderate - fine — : . I i ; clear. 10 ;i0AM 05 SO: ENH Fresh breeze— cldy. I i I ) ?
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Arrived, at Leschenault, on the 2d instant, the Transit, from the Cape of Good Hope. Cargo — 9 mares and 2 foals, tea, fruits, wine, and sundries. Sailed.— On the 10th instant, the Frederick Huth, for Java. The tSJiepherd will sail for Batavia on Thurs day, 12th inst.
THE INQUIRER. WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1842. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
WEDNESDAY, MAY U, 1842. The Transit arrived last week at Leschenaull, from the Cane of Good H©pe, bringing with her news of fearful importance as regards the affairs in Affganistan, lately oocupied by the British troops. We have been obligingly favoured with the loan of the only paper containing this intelli gence, from which we have extracted largely. 1 1 will be observed that our extracts have refer ence to some event prior to that which is parti culavly veeorded. What that event was, we have no means of ascertaining, but we fear that it must be inferred that our troops in Cabul had expe rienced defeat in some way or other, either in an attack by the hostile chiefs, or in an insurrection of the inhabitants which they had failed to quell. Our particulars, as we now have them, com mence with a reference to some negotiations that were in hand with Ukhbar Khan and the British Envoy, by which, it was hoped ' that we should be able to conclude a treaty with this chief, of a more honoura...
A JANUARY VOYAGE ON THE NILE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
A JANUARY VOTAffE ON THE NILE. ' A royageon the Nile at this season can never be other wise than interesting. The weather is usually pleasant, and the traveller is surrounded by scenes end object* striking in themselves, and closely associated with all that is greut and venerable in the records of the ancient world. The gleaming waters of the mighty river, rushing onward with ceaseless flow ; the pyramids, thfwc mysterious monu ments of gay antiquity, stretching in a range along tbe western shore from Gizeli upwards, beyond Sakkarah and Daf-liur; the frequent, villages along the banks, **uch in the bosom of its own tall grove of graceful palm-trree; the broad valley, teeming with fertility, and shut in on botlt 6ides with naked barren mountains, within which the dciert is continually striving to enlarge its encroachments ; all these are object which cannot be regarded but with lively emotions. Nor is this wholly a scene of still life. The many boats, with broad lateen sails, gliding...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
CORRESPONDENCE. [Mr. Henry Landor's observations on the Aus- tralian Native published by us least week, seem to have excited particular attention. We this day publish two letters, one in opposition to Mr. Landor's views, the other in support of them, in so far as the writer attacks certain opinions put forth by a correspondent of the Perth Gazette, and intended, we conclude, to disprove Mr. Lan- dor's arguments. We think it would have been as well if reply had been reserved until the ap- pearance of the other letters promised by Mr. Lan- dor, for that gentleman has, as yet, scarcely even entered upon his subject, and it is rather prema- ture to assail an argument that is not yet fully developed. We have little doubt that Mr. Lan- dor will be found well able to maintain his po- sition before he has done ; all that we shall do for the present is to offer to the disputants "a clear &nbsp; field, and no favour." — Ed.] To the Editor of the "Inquirer." Sir, — I have read with som...
NEW VOCABULARY OF THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY THE ABORIGINAL NATIVES OF WESTERN [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
NEW VOCABULARY OF THE LANGUAGE SPOK- EN BY THE ABORIGINAL NATIVES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. — We have caught a sight of a few of the sheets of a new vocabulary of the native language which was in course of publication by G. F. Moore, Esq., when the Shepherd left Lon- don. This work appears to be something more than a mere dictionary, or word-book, for it en- ters at some length into the habits, superstitions, and ceremonies ot the natives, wherever a word occurs that admits of such description. The book is called a "Descriptive Vocabu- lary," by which title Mr. Moore appears to us to have admirably expressed the real character of the work, which is likely to be at once amusing and instructive. A dictionary of any language is proverbially said to be very dry reading, but Mr. Moore, in his explanation of the various words, has added so many interesting particulars of the customs of the country as to have made his book not only one of reference, but one to which a reader might turn for a...
BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. To the Editor of the "Inquirer" LETTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Inquirer — 11 May 1842
BOTANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. To the Editor of the " Inquirer". LETTER II. SIR, — One of the objects I have in view in writing to you on the botany of this part of Aus- tralia, is to point out, as far as I am able, the plants used by the natives as food ; although they may not all be very palatable food for white men; they would at least support life in cases of emergency. In order that I may not overlook any plants of that description, I will examine our flora, according to Mr. Brown's arrangement of the natural orders, beginning with the Acotyledo- nous plants, the extensive 24th class Cryptogamia, of Linnæus, which contains perhaps, as many plants as all his other classes put together. This class contains several extensive natural orders, viz., the Fungi or mushrooms, the Lichens, the Algæ or sea-weeds, the beautiful orders of mosses, and ferns. The natives use several of the first named order as food, particularly two species of Boletus, which they call Numar and Woorda ; the Num...