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HURRICANE AT PORT ESSINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
HURRICANE AT PORT ESSINGTON. On Mondaj, the 25th November, 1889, Port Es. siuglon was visited by one of those awful hurricanes so common and destructive m the West Indies, Mauiitius, &c. The day previously, there was nothing indicating- any extraordinary change, as com- monly piecedes these st&lt; rms, either IU the appear- ance of the heaveiis or in the tempeiature. About sc\en o'clock in the evening, however, a squall from the southward worked gradually towards the settle- ment, and extended itself in ii very heavy thundei slorm, accompanied bj niosl vu id forked lightening, with tam and wind. This continued for about tliroe hours The heavens weie illuminated beautifully, there being scarcely a moment's cessation between flash and flush, and it appeared to issue from nil points of the compass The thunder almost instanta- neously succeeded the flashes , the rain dest» nded in torrents, gust followed gust so thickly th it the whole scene was terrifically grand. U hen...
Meteorological Observations[?] From May 7 to May 13, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
Meteorological Obterratlona, From May 7 io May 13, at Hobarlon, 2 o'Clock each Das. I Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tuei. Wed. 29 a K9 a S9 ga 8|60 Calm North West Variable North Weat Ditto Ditto Ditto Velocity i of the | Weither. Wind. 0 5 15 15 10 10 20 Rain Fine Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Depth of Rain, 0.0 inches. Sun rises, 7h. 15m. Sun sett, 4h. 45m. Daylight begins, 5h. 40m. Daylight ends, 6h. 20m. Length of day, 9h. 25m. Day decreases, Oh. 45m. Clock after tun, Oh. 4m. Moon'sLQ,24thday, I Up»" All Orders, Advertisements, or Communication», intend** for this Paper, should be forwarded, addressed to M* JVopWeior of the Courier, early in the week. Stott Notices and Advertisements can be received until si* o'clock on Thursday Evening, after whick time, en' nouncenunts, if sent, cannot appear until the ensuit week. AGENTS. Mr. H. DOWLING, Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Tsoo, Bookseller, George Street, Sydney. Mr. J. BURNHAM HALL, IO, Tower Street, London» Printed and Published hy the...
QUARTER SESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
QUARTER SESSIONS. At RICHMOND-On Monday, 18th Mnv. At CAMPBEL TON- On Tuesday, 19th Mav. COURT OF REQUESTS. At CAMPBELTON-.On Friday, 5th June. State of the Female House of Correction, Hobart town, May 12.-Number assignable for Hobart, 8; do. for the interior, 34. State of the Female House of Correction, Laun- ceston, May 9.-Number assignable, 29. ."
Internal Revenue Office, May 12. TITLE DEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
Internal Revenue Office, May 12. TITLE DEEDS. A DEED of Grant in favour of the under-mentioned individual is now ready to be issued on payment of the amount due thereon to the crown. LANDS SOLD. ACRES. William Henry Browne 648 Woodbridge Parish. I JOHN GREGORY, Collector of Internal Revenue. I Citstom House, Hobart-town. RETURN of Grain und Flour exported from the port of Hobart Town for the week ending 12th May, 1840 :-Barley. 834 bushels ; oats, 752 do ; wheat, 1894 do ; flour, J5¿ tons. Return of grain and flour exported from the port of Launceston for the week ending 9th May, 1840 : Barley, 413 bushels; oats, 4854 do; wheat, 38 do; flour, 63.V tons. G. H. BARNES, Collector.
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
THIS MORNING'S POST. (From the Launceston Advertiser.) The Pyramus, from this port, bound for London, which vessel cleared the heads on the 15th April, was compelled to bear up for Sydney, in consequence of springing a leak, after having been a few days at sea. The leak gradually increased until the vessel made twenty-five inches of water per hour, when the captain found it necessary to make for the nearest port, and arrived at Sydney on the 27th ult. A survey was held upon the vessel, when it was found that part of the cargo must be discharged for the purpose of effecting an efficient repair. The unfortunate occurrence will cause the detention of the vessel for a month or six weeks. We have received the above information (by letter) from a passenger on board, dated at Sydney, April 30, 1840. &nbsp; The schooner Eagle has been brought up to town for the purpose of being docked, it being found that the damage sustained by her in Whirlpool Reach, was much greater than was anti...
PORT PHILLIP. (From the Port Phillip Patriot, May 4.) [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
PORT PHILLIP. (From the Port Phillip Patriot, May 4. ) Arrival of the 'China' with Immigrants. - We are at last happy to announce the arrival of the China. She anchored at Williams' Town on Saturday afternoon, after a passage of five months, with 240 immigrants, and about 30 passengers. Having sailed before the Louisa Campbell, which arrived here three weeks since, she brings no news of late date. She has had two deaths only during the voyage, one adult and one infant - six births have occurred, she consequently comes into port with an addition to her numbers since her departure from England. The China touched at the Cape of Good Hope, where she remained about ten days, during which time the British cruisers brought in several slavers which they had taken. Small- pox existed among the slaves to a serious extent. The immigrants by the China are a fine healthy set, and will be a valuable acquisition to the colony. Quarantine Station.-We are sorry to announce that we have just received...
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 7th May. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Thursday, 1th May. Maria Pearse was charged by Constable Johnson with being drunk, and fined 5s. Margaret Hellings, ticket-of-leave, was charged with being drunk ; cell on bread and water fourteen days. Sarah M'Latighlin, ticket-of-leave, was charged by District Constable Watkins with being at the Theatre last night; fourteen days' hard labour. Elizabeth Bryan was charged by Constable Towns- end with being drunk last night; fined 5s ; no funds ; fourteen days' hard labour House of Correction. Henry Wright, ticket-of-leave, wa» charged by CoDStablo Adams with being at the Theatre last night; fourteen days' hard labour House&lt;of Cor Six persons were fined 5s., for drunkenness. Archibald M'Ciillum was charged with being drunk last night ; fined 5s. ; no funds ; two hours' storks. Alexander Shaw and John Bedford, two seamen belongiug to the barque Mandune, were charged with deserting from the vessel ; committed to the House of Correction to hard labo...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER. SIR,- j In the early part of September I was staying a fevv days al Holkham, to which place I had been invited, for the purpose of looking over the splendid farming I establishments conducted under the personal di- rections of the Earl of Leicester. As the information communicated by his Lordship may bo useful to those embarked in agricultural pursuits in the colony, I have drawn up a statement, brief as the nature of the subject will admit of, and if you should think the communication worthy a place in your journal, it is at your service for insertion. His Lordship has kindly given nie his permission to say from whence I derive the information which I com- municate. I will, first of all, premise that the present state of the Holkham Estate is a striking evidence of what may be accomplished by skill, perseverance, and a judicious application of capital. "The Mansion" (coveringan acre of ground) "was planned, built upon a barren waste, and inhabited by T...
The Courier. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
triip cott?t$t** FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 15,1840. THE English Intelligence received is to the 28th December. There is nothing of any great importance talked of but the approaching mar- riage of the Queen. The despatches are, notwithstanding the prog- nostications of the Review, not satisfactory. We have received a letter, dated 13th December, from a gentleman of some influence, from which we extract the following :-" I perceive that the Council are passing resolutions to compensate the distillers. But what is the meaning of the adjournment? I have not yet called at the Treasury to ascertain the fate of the Prohibition Bill. It certainly strikes me as a very strong measure, in a country too which I always thought adapted for the growth of grain." The meaning of the adjournment, reader, was the Issue Rill ! We leave its patrons to conjecture the fate of that measure. WHILE denouncing the gross and infamous falsehoods disseminated throughout Great Britain and Ireland, to the prejudice of o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
ZtOTAX. VICTORIA TBEATBa, CAMPBELL STREET. MRS. CLARKE begs most respectfully to inform the public that on Monday, 18th May, will be produced for the second time in this colony, the splendid Melodrama, in three acts, with new scenery, decorations and dresses, of PETER BELL THE M'AGGONER, OR TUB MURDERERS OF MASSA1C. After which, Song by Mr. Harold. To conclude with the Musical Entertainment of THE WATERMAN. Tom Tug, with original songs, Mrs. Clarke. May 15. For Xiaunoeston direct. "Säkj fT^HE bark Jean, 281 tons, has room mSHv^ * 'or a ^e&lt;v tons °*" ^ry 800^s- For "lîQSxffîREg freight or passage, apply to Captain &lt;¿§eíeaaeí3p M'Cutcheon on board, or to KERR, ALEXANDER, & Co. New Wharf, May 14. For Adelaide« *22jft\-l ' TBIHE regular trader Abeona, daily ^M55¿t£fc5a -"- expected, will return to the above "^&*3iäää6 port. As the principal part of her cargo ^HBaNMnSp is engaged, she will have immediate despatch. For freight or passage, apply to New...
SUPREME COURT—SITTINGS IN BANCO. Before both Judges. TUESDAY, MAY 12. Doe d. Lord v. Ma[?]laren. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
WPREME COURT-SITTINGS IN BANCO. , Before both Judges. , TUESDAY, MAY 12. i Doe d. Lord v. Maclaren. Their Honora, this day, delivered their several opinions in this most important case, as follows . Chief Justice.-This is an action of ejectment brought by the nominal plaintiff, Doe, upon a demise made by Lord. His title is a grant from the crown. Vor twenty j ears before, that land has been in the possession of three different persons, whether with or without the consent of the crown does not appear, but without any rent having been paid. It is insisted, that Lord ought to recover. The verdict passed for the defendant, and his counsel contends that it ought to Bland, because that under the statute of James I., tue crown could not give a grant until it had brought its writ of intrusion and obtained judgment thereon. In support of this, a case is relied on of Doe d. Watt . Morris, in which it was decided, that where a por- tion of waste lands of a manor had been in possession f,r twen...
The Courier. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 14,1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
THE COURIER &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 14,1840. A SORT of circular letter has been going round the Press, in defence of the appointment of Mr. Thomson. The great burthen of it consists in the Courier not having answered the facts con- tained in that gentleman's pamphlet. There is certainly one merit about this correspondent, namely, that he appears a diligent reader of the Courier, but he seems to have omitted one point quite fatal to the superstructure which he has reared with such elaborate care. He quotes from us - "We have already given our opinion on the facts of the case," and then he trium- phantly demands where? Look, says he, at the &nbsp; mortal pages of Jemmie! Can their gravity be &nbsp; overborne by your levity ? Now, our very attentive reader will find, that in noticing Mr. Thomson's pamphlet, we stated that our impression of...
ALMANACK, AND ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC SALES FOR THE [?]NSUING WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
AXMAlfACX, ? AWD ABSTRACT or ruBi.ic SALIS roa THI INSUINO WKK. I Sunday-May 17-Fourth Sunday after Easter. CHURCH atavies-MOHR LISSONS. Morning Lesions-Deuteronomy, ch. 6-Matthew,ch. 15. Evening Lesions-Deuteronomy, ch. 7-Romani, ch. 16. Monday-May l8. Sale-Cargo of tha Emmont, on the Old Wharf-T. Y. Lowes. Tuesday-May 19 Sale-Part of the Cargo of die Jean, at his Mart-T. Y. Lowes. Wednesday-May 20. Sale-Brick Cottage, on the premises, 56, Bathunt .trcet-T. V. Lowes. Sale-Household Furniture, &c, on the premises, Mae quarie-street-W. T. Macmichael._ Thursday-May 21. _Buonaparte defeated at Acre, 1799._ Friday-May 22. Sale-Farm of Forty Acres of Land at Bridgewater, st his Mart-W. T. Macmichael. Sale-Merchandise, at his Mart-W. T. Macmichael. Saturday-May 23. _, Public Meeting of 1881._
GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
GAZETTE. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 92, Colonial Secretary's Office, May 6. &nbsp; Tickets-of-Leave have been granted to the following Convicts, viz :-Joseph Benjamin, Sir Godfrey Webster; William Earl, Enchantress; George Field, Lord Lyn- doch ; John Fitzgerald, Mangles ; Abraham Gosby, Au- rora ; Thomas Greenslade, Elphinstone ; William Green, Norfolk ; William Harrold, Mangles ; John Healy, Southvvorth; James Hume, Moffatt; James Hunt, Bar- daster; William Jex, Argyle; John Johnson, Almorah; Thomas Jones, Layton 2 ; Thomas Langston, Mangles; William Lilley, Lord Lyndoch ; Alexander M'Kensie, Manlius; James Mills, Asia 4; Henry Mills, John 2; Jane Mitchell, Westmorland ; William Piper, Persian ; Robert Pegler, Lord Lyndoch ; George Smith, Layton ; William Stuckey, Layton; Ralph Todd; Surrey 2 ; Joseph Walton, Augusta Jessie; John Williams, John 2. &nbsp; By His Excellency's command, &nbsp; M. FORSTER. &nbsp;
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1840. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
THE GAZETTE. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 15,1840 (GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 93, Colonial Secretary's Office, May 8. &nbsp; Inconvenience having been experienced from per- mitting persons entitled to Grants to change their Selections, the Lieutenant-Governor directs it to be notified that, from this date, all selections after ap- proval by His Excellency will be final. By His Excellency's command, M". FORSTER, GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 91, Colonial Secretary's Office, May 13. The Lieutenant-Governnr has been pleased to ap- point Mr. George Bell to be Postmaster at Bothwell, vice Mr. Thomas Wilkinson, resigned, to take effect from the 16th instant. By His Excellent's command, M. FORSTER. GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 95, Colonial Secretary's Office, May 14. - Tickets of-leave have been granted to the following convicts, vis :-John Sullivan, Henry ; George Aspi- nail, Aurora ; Samuel Heath, Layton ; Richard Nicholls, Arab ; Joseph Woodward, Georgiana ; Samuel Lete, England ; David Lothian, Elphinst...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
Por Geelong-, Port Phillip. ri^HE constant trading schooner San M. dicoot, T. Griffiths, master, will load for Geelong immediately on arrival. ._" , _ For freight or passage, apply to New Wharf, May 11. DUNCAN M'PHERSON. For Port Phillip. (Engaged to Sail on the 20th May, full or not full. &nbsp; THE fine ship Mary Hay, A. D. Volum, commander, lately return- ed from Port Phillip with stock. Her accommodations of every description are first-rate For freight or passages apply to the commander, or to New Wharf, May 7. DUNCAN M'PHERSON. Room kept for Horses until the 18th. Por Port Phillip, THE regular trader Lord Sidmouth, 200 tons, William Marr, master, formerly a Falmouth Packet, and fitted up in the same style of accommodation &nbsp; &nbsp; for passengers, is expected to atrive in about a week from this date, and will immediately return. Has berths fitted up for ten horses. She will be followed by the Truga nina, 80 tons, from Adelaide. Goods for these vessel...
LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 15 May 1840
LOCAL. « New Norfolk Bridge.-The ceremony of &nbsp; driving the first pile of this new bridge took place &nbsp; yesterday morning. The Derwent Steamer left Bl the Old Wharf, Hobart Town, at nine in the WE morning with upwards of one hundred and fifty Big people on board. Sir John and Lady Franklin, WE accompanied by the Aide-de-Camp and Mr. and WE Miss Cracroft, left Government House at about WE half-past nine in a carriage and four. The WM Steamer arrived at New Norfolk at half-past MM twelve, and by one o'clock everything being in Bf| readiness, Sir John commenced the practical ope. WE rations by winding up the monkey, (as the weight Hi is termed) and letting it fall upon the head of WÊ the pile, which feat he performed three times Mm amidst the cheers of an immense concourse of WÊ people. His Excellency afterwards made a mm speech which unfortunately we were not near Iii enough to hear. After the pile-driving opera- WBM tion, Sir John and Lady Franklin and suite r...
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 22 May 1840
Snipping Intelligence. Port of Launceston. Arrivals.-May 16-the cutter Boujah Maid, 28 tons, Paul, from Port Phillip, in ballast, J. Rudkin, agent two passengers. 20- the bark Lady Rowena, 323 tons, Shell, from Sydney, Henty & Co., agents, with sundries. "20-the schooner Elizabeth, 34 tons, Stiles, from Ho- bart Town, G. Lukin, agent, with sundries. 20-the schooner Look-In, 78 tons, Murray, from Port Phillip, G. Lukin, agent, with sundries and four passengers. Departures.-- May 15-the schooner Scout, 94 tons, G walkin, for South Australia, Willis & Co., agents-three passengers. Ki-the brig William, 140 tons, Thom, for Sydney, J. GrifHths, agent-three passengers. 16-the schooner Industry, !)6 tons, Spraul, for Port Phillip, G. Fisher, agent'-one passenger. l8-the bark Fanny, 273 tons, Andrew, for Sydney, Connolly & Co., agents-three passengers. 19-the bark Mona, 168 tons, Milligan, for Portland .Bay, Henty & Co., agents-fourteen passengers. 19-the scho...
Meteorological Observations, From May 14 to May 20, at Hobarton, 2 o'Clock each Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette — 22 May 1840
Meteorologies*.! OkaerrstttoM, From May 14 ro MayQQ, at Hobarton, 2 o'Cloeh each Pat Thur. 30 (J Frl, Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. 304 30 1 SOO 30 0 29 7 29 6 I Tem. 30.01 56 Tuer North West South Variable Ditto, West North Ditto Velocity of the Wind. 30 a 5 »j 40 60 Depth of Kain, 0.1 inches^ Sunrises; 7h;20m. j Sun sets, 4h. 40m. Daylight begins, fib. 45m. I Daylight ends, 6h. 15m. . | .*** Length* of day, 9h. 15m. Day decreases, 5b. 65». Clock after sun, Obi &lt;?. _ Moon'sLQ.24tkdsy,lUP "* ii Ti All Orders, Advertisements, or Communication*, M**¿¡f for this Paper, should be fortoardsd, addressed to f» Proprietor of the Courier, earip in the week, ¡j**? Notices and Advertisement* can- ha received until st* o'clock on Thursday Evening, after which Hsu, .*' nouncements, if sent, cannot appear until the snv&i vie*. Agents. Mr. H. DbwMNO, Bookseller, Launceston. Mr. Tego, Bookseller, Georgs Street, Sydney. , Mr. J. BuaNHAM Hall, 10. tower Stott,!**** Printed and Publishe...