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Agricultural and Pastoral News. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
Agricultural and Pastoral News. Important to Agricullurists. - A plough, constructed on a new and improved principle, the workmanship of a Mr. Joseph Herbert, of Carlisle, has found its way to this colony by a late arrival. It as so constructed as to plough two furrows at once. An ex perimental trial will be made of it shortly, to which the agriculturists in and about Camden, will be iuvited to attend. It is reported to be a light and easy draught for three horses, which must necessarily be a great saving to farmers. IHorses are recom mended in preference to bullocks, for working the plough. Certainly the introduction of this invention for tilling the ground, is well worthy of attention. -Sydney Monitor. The wonderful powers of the micro. scope have just opened to us a new field of discovery and gratification-it has shown us that each individual thread or fibre of wool is a flat semi transparent ribbon-shaped substance, serrated or saw-shaped on both its edges and ribbed across each...
SQUATTING IN THE COUNTY OF GRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
SQUATTINu IN TIIH COUNTY OF GRANT. A considerable degree of alarm has prevailed lately, in consequence of a report 'having been raised that notice s were actually being served upon the holders of squatting licenses within the limits of the counties of Bourke and Grant, ordering them to remove beyond the boundaries of these counties. The report emanated from the Port Phillip Gaz-tte, and was incorrect in every particular. A lingering doubt still ex ists in the public mind, that there lb Some truth in the rumour, and we shall therefore endeavour to' clear up the matter, as far as the uncertainty of the measures adopted and intended by the government on the question of the land regulations will allow. We believe that some change is in contemplation, but its exact nature and mode of working have not yet been fixed by the Governor in council. Such being the case, and as the usual squat ting licenses are now being granted for the ensuing twelve months, without any additional restrictions,...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
SYDNEY. The second annual meeting of the Gas Company was held on Thursday, Lieutenat.Colonel Barney in the chair, when it appeared from the report which was read that the whole of the shares subscribed for had been paid up, and the paid.up capital is now £33,940. A second tank is about one-third sunk,. and, when finished., the company will be able to supply more (than double the present quantity of gas. It also stated that the colonial coal was as well adapted for gas making'in every respect' as British coal, and that it produces a fair proportion of tar and coke. The tatal number of lights laid on the 30th of June was 685, exclusive of 7 1 orders which the company had not yet been able to execute. The Mloreton Bay Execution.- The blacks who were executed at Moreton Bay, were Nungavil and Mullan, the latter was the oldest of the two. They were executed for the murder of a man named Tuck, belonging to Mr. Stapyl. ton's surveying party. The eldest of the two cried very much when he kn...
SHIP NEWS. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
SHiZI NEWS. ARRIVALq. August 1G-API RASt A, steamer, Lawler master, from M1elbourne. Ih-A PHRASIA, steamer, Lawlermaster, from lMelbourne. 20-GOVE:RNOR LA TROIu, cutter, Cannon master, from Melbourne, with a general cargo. Cargo of the schooner Lillias, from Ho bart Town via Melbourne, for Geelong: 11 bags flour, Clyde Company ; 2 cases, J. G. Mack I cask, 1V. Carter; I firkin, I parcel. G. Armytage; 3 bags sugar, 11. Murray; 1 ease, I chest tea, 2 bags flour, Scott; 2 boxes raisins, 1 box candles, 1 chest tea, J. ,3rown; 4 bags sugar. 3 chests tea, Learmonth , 1 box soap, 1 bundle leather, D. Fisher; 4 bags sugar, R. Suther, land ; 8 hags potatoes, It bales woolpacks, Strachan & Co.; 2 casks glass, oG bags flour, 3 balos I case slops, 9 casks powder, 6 grindstones, 1 bag cotton, I keg saltpetre, 1 bale leather, I parcel sheep-skins, 10 jars spirits of tar, 1 parcel paper, 1 cask tin ware, 1 package, 1 bundle tarpaulings, I bundle hinges, 1 cask corrosive sublimate, 872 batt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
Steamer Aphrasia. IN consequence of the difficulty -? attendant on the collection of ums clue for Freight, &c.., from thons persons residing out of Torin. the Com. pany wish it to be understood -that no Goods whatever will he delivered.un. les the respective claims be paid. at the Oflice. G. T.'LLOYD, N. B. - Goods" left at the Store over' three days chargeable with the usual store.rent. - " Testimonial to Captain Fyans. SUBSCRIPTIONS towards a piece of Plate, to be presented to CAPTAIN FtANs, in acknowlldgemennt for his persevering endeavours to procure Fresh Water by the erection of the Break water. The following sums have already been subscribed : A. Thomson .............5 5 Miss Drysdale 3............ D. Fisher........... :.... 5 Derwent Company....... 10 J. G. Mack ......... .. 5 T. H1; Bolger .....5...... 5 J. Grifin ............... 5 James Austin:.;;...'; ... 5 William Timms..-........ 5 ]Robert Robinson ........ 3 J. Clerke ...... ..... 3 G. D. Mercer... . 3 P. W. We...
MELBOURNE SHIPPING. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
MELBOURNE SHIIPPING. A RIIVALS, A ugust 14--Truganini, schooner, Biscoe, from Hobart Town. 15 - Lady Emma. barque, Buckland, from Launceston, 17-lMaguasha, brig, Taylor, from Ho ba'rt Tnown. 18-Lillias, schooner, Smith, from Hobart Tawn.
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
MELBOURNE. At the Police Ofice, yesterday, Mr. Thomas Sutton, master of the Devon shire, appeared to answer the complaint of Bridget Gorman, for illegally.detain ing goods conveyed by him for the plaintiff from Geelong to Melbourne, To save the time of the court, Mr. Conolly, for the defence, stated to their Worships, that the case could not, by any pssibillity, come within their jurisdiction, as he was prepared to prove, even on the plaintiff's own showing, that it was a mere contract between the master of the Devonshire and the plaintiff, to carry goods in his vessel, for a certain freight. Such freight had not been paid; but, when ever such money should be forthcoming, Mr. Conolly's client would deliver up the goods. He reminded the Bench, that the plaintiff's remedy, if the.goods were wrongfully detained, most.be by civil action, and not by charging the defendant criminally. 'I'heir Worships conseqnently dismissed the case,
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. The arrival of the Shepherdess, not with emigrants as was expected, but with. 1100 barrels of foreign flour, for the Local Government, and advices of large quantities to follow by every vessel, has caused some dismay in the town. There appears no probability of any emigrants leaving England under the.Government Bounty System till Sir John Franklin has replied to the last despatch of Lord John Russel ou this head. The colony is certainly in -'sorry condition - his Excellency declining to take quarterly contracts for meat-the great want of agricul tural labour, and the arrival of foreign flour, which has cost the Government more than it cculd have been bought for, here, have brought things to a pretty pass; aud if the people had communiiy of interest, there would instantly be a. public meeting, not for address, but redress. The system of Banking in this town must be altered. ii is not long since, when a notorious usurer was a Bank Director; on discount days, he woul...
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GEELONG ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
C OERESPONDENCE. To THE EDITOR OF TIE ?EELONG ADVERTISEt.. Amongst a great deal of error in the pompous. account. of Melbourne pub lished by Mr. Boddle, he greatly laments the doings of the Land specu alaors. Pray, did Mr.. H. himself or did he not buy 'One.Fiftieth of the whole ol the land sold at the first sale ? )id he give the medium price or not ! )id he receive these- two CORNER AL .OTtMENTS; and a few pounds in cash f?r his hour or two of auctioneering ? How much money has.he cleared by these two lots ? How much does Dr. ,lC'ae pay him yearly for the use of these honuses for only part of a day's acting the auctioneer ?-Whether or not, surely no person can accuse Mr. Hoddle ol speculating in land, when ha ONLY bought the FIF1TIETIr part of the whole land allowed to be sold by that great statesman Sir R.ichard.Bourke ! ."MoRE ANON. lll! I
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE. GEELONG. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE. GEELONG. COURT OF REQUESTS.-Commissioner, at £50 per annum ; Registrar at £30; and Bailiff at £25 per annum. POLICE. - Increase to the salary of Clerk, from £100 to £150 per annum; difference between the pay of a district constable, at 3s per diem, and that of a chief constable at £100 per annum, £45 5s. PORTLAND. SURVEYOR GENERAL--Srveyor £350, and Assistant-Surveyor 200 per annum ; Overseer at Rd per diem. POLICE.-Magistrate at the Grange, £250; Allowance in lien of forage, at 2s 6d per diem, £45 12s 6d ; Constable at 3s per diem, £54 15s. ----
FINANCIAL MINUTE, [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
FiNANCIAL. MINUTE, The estimates for the district of Port Phillip, which 1 now lay on the table, amount to £89 974 193 8d, for the year 1842. They aire drawn up in a manner that has for many years been adopted in the Auditor-General's do partment, and an ab tract of them is prefixed The abstract, however, might be diffeiently exhibited, thus 1. Government, properly so called .............10,948 O 0 Wanks,.and buildlrgs -. - forditto.............. 10,692 1 8 2. Administration of Jus. tice ..................... ,5.555 0 0 Buildings Ior ditto...... 6.500 0 0 3. Police and Gaols ;..... 17,526 8 0 inildings for ditto..... 9,500 0 0 4' Harbour- master's de partment ............. 1,915 4 2 Buildings,jwharfs, and lighthouses ........... 6,500 0 0 5. Medical Service ........... 500 5 10 6. Clergy ................... 4,600 0 .0 7. Schools... ................ 750 0 0 8. Post Oflice ............... 2,95 0 0 9. Survey department' ... 11,693 0 0 Buildings for ditto...... 2,000 0 0 £89,974 19 8 Of...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
LOCAL ZNTELLZGENE. Tun ApHItAs1A.-As we expected, this far-famed steamer is henceforth to be confined exclusively to the trade be tween Corio and Melbourne, during six days of the week. As will be perceived from our advertising columns, she will start from Melbourne every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 10, a. m.. and from Corio every Tuesday, Thurs day, and Saturday, at 7, a. m. The conduct of the Melbourne Directors in granting this concession is highly praise worthy ; although we still think that it would eventually be found better (even in a profitable point of view) to alter the days of sailing, so as to allow the Melbournites to remain from Saturday till Monday at Geelong, and do away with the Sunday trips on the Yarra. Such, we believe, is the opinion of every one in this township; but we are far from being so illiberal as to deny the right of the Melbournites to look at the matter in a different point of view. BoLTIer. - - A lodging-house keeper, named Morgan, having manag...
EXTENSION OF THE POLICE ACT TO CORIO. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
EXTENSION OF THE POLICE ACT TO CORIO. THnr long-expected measure, which has been partly desired and partly feared, has at length been officially announced, by. the proclamation of His Excellency the Governor in the official Gazette. Instead of indulging iu idle remarks on the subject, we subjoin a condensed summary of the provisions of the Country Towns Police Act, abridged from Kerr's Al manac. 2~ Victore, No. 2--"'An Act for regu lating the Police' in the Towns of Parramatta, Windsor, Maitland, Bath urst, and* other towns respectively, and for removing and preventing nuisances and obstructions, end for the bkttor alignment of streets- therein." Section 1 empowers the Gnvernor to appoint and remove the Police Magi. strate. 2-Police magistrate to suppress all riots, breaches of the peace, nuisances, and vagrat:cies, and to uphold the dis cipline of convicts. 4-The Governor may authorise the magislrate to appoint.constahles. 5-The magistrate to frame rules for the government of oonst...
Markets. CORIO, 21st August 1841. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
itavItct0. CoRro, 21st August 1841. RETAZL. Bread, per 4 lb. loaf £0 1 6 to 0 0 o Beef, per lb. ........ o. o 5.. 0o o 6 Mlutton, per lb .... o o 5.. o o0 Butter, fresh, per lb. o 2 6. o o 6o salt (colonial) .. o 2 0.. o0 o o Cheese (English)perlb 0 2 o0.. o a Colonial ........ o 1 4..o o o Eggs, perdozen .... o 5 0.. o ( o Bacon, per lb. ...... o 1 4.. o 1 6 Potatoes, per cwt. .. o 18 0.. 1 o 0 Tea, perlb. ... .... o 5 0.. o 8 0 Sugar, per lb ........ o o 4.. o o 6 Milk, per quart ...... 0 o 6.. 0 o a Soap, per lb......... o o 6.. o o 8 Candles, mould, per lb o o 10.. o 1 o
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19. The aboriginal native Bonojon, was again brought up for examination. A man named Brough deposed that some time ago, Bon-jon, Yammer-ween, and a native woman named Mary, were with him and another white man in a hut of Mr. Bowden's; that during the night the blacks were quarrelling; and Yamer-ween started up and collared Bon-jon and a white man in the tent; that he (Brough) turned all the blacki out of the tent. Bon-jon had a short' piece like a carbine ; and after he turned them out he heard a shot fired , that afterwards lie admitted Bon-jon and Mary into the tent. In the morning he saw Yamer-ween, and gave all three blacks something to eat. He went out to dress some sheep, and in the course of the morning, he heard another shot, when Mr. Bowden said, I hope these blacks are not murdering one another." He never saw any of the three blacks afterwards. The Rev. B. Hurst here conferred with the prisoner in his own language, who again stated that the witness lirough...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
THE GEELONG ADVER TISER is published in Corio every .Saturday morning at 7 o'clock and in Melbourne every Monday morn ing at 7 o'clock. Term's of Subscription-Six shillings and sixpence per quarter if paid in ad. vance; or Seven shillings and sixpence if paid at the end of the quarter. The quarter to date from the first publica tion after the entry of any subscriber's name on the list. Resignations must be accompanied- with the payment of the current quarter, and all previous arrears otherwise the paper will continue to be charged until a complete settlement be made. Terms of Advertising-The charge for each insertion is Three shillings for the first six lines of space. and Threepence a line above that number. Advertise ments will be received in Melbourne till 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and at the office in North Corio until Friday evening. The number of insertions is required to be written, on each adver tisement, or. they will be continued and charged until countermanded. "rA...
MURDER OF YAMER-WEEN. POLICE OFFICE, WEDNESDAY, AUG 18. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
MURDER OF YAMER..WEEN. POLICE OFFICE, WEDNESDAY, AUG 18. Bon jon, an aboriginal native of the Barrabool tribe, was charged with the murder of Yamer-ween, an aboriginal native of the Celac tribe. The Rev. F. Tuckfield, of the Wes. leyan Mission establishment, explained to tha prisoner the reason why he was brought up for trial, and warned him against saying anything which might criminate himself. Mr. Tuckfield deposed that a few days after the murder of Yamer-ween, he had a conversation with the prisoner; that he asked him what he had done with Yamer.ween? and he replied that he had shot him. When asked his reason for shooting him ! he said he was angry, and] wanted Yamer.ween's wife. The prisoner stated that Yamer-ween threw a spear at him, and that a white man saw the spear thrown. Mr. Williamson, a spectator in court, stated that a bullock-driver named Brough, saw the spear thrown, and knew more of the transaction than any other white man. A summons was ii, mediately issued for hi...
MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
M ELBOUTRNE. TMELBOURNE PRICE CURRENT.-FIOur first, £27 to £30 per ton, second £26 third £25; tine 36d per foot, cedar logs 4d. to 5d.; deals 9id.; shingles per thousand £1 15s, to £2 Os.: tea hysonskin L11 to £14, per chest; potatoes £14 to £16 per ton; maize 3s to 5s. per bushel ; oats 7s to 8s 6d per bushel.
WHOLESALE. GRAIN, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Geelong Advertiser — 21 August 1841
WHOLESSAZ.E. GRAIN, &c. Wheat, per bushel . e o .. o a a Maize, per bushel .. o 4 o.. o 0 Oats, per bushel ..... o 8 o.. o 9 o Barley, per bushel. .. o o- o.. o a Flour, first, per ton .. 28 o o..32 o a Second ........ 24 o o..28 o a 'Ihird .......... o a o.. o o Hay, V.D.L, ler ton . 15 o o..18 o a BUILDING MATERIALS. Bricks, per thousand.. 2 5 o.. 2 10 a Cedar deals, per foot . o o o.. o o 6 Pine, perfoot ........ o 0 6.. o o 8 HIardwd boards, 100 ft. 1 5 0.. 1 8 o Shingles, per thousand 2 o o.. 2 5 a Battens, per 100 feet.. I 5 o.. 1 7 o Paling, broad, per 100 2 2 o.. 2 10 a Narrow ditto .. ....1 o o.. 1 15 o Nails, per lb. ........ o o 8.. o 1 o SPIRITS, TOBACCO, &c. Ale, in bdttle, per doz. o 16 o.. a 18 * Porter, per dozen .. a 16 o.. o 18 o Brandy, per gallon .. 1 4 o.. 1 10 0 Gin, pergallon ...... 1 o o.. 1 5 6 Rtum, per gallon .... 1 o o.. o o ao Port wine, per dozen. .1.16 o.. 2 10 0 Sherry, per dozen .... 1 15 o.. 2 6 o Negrohead Tobacco, lb. o 4 6. o 5 a ...