Something like the old times [10 May 1851]

[Editor: An article which shows one of the negative aspects of living as a free person in a society which uses convict labour. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 1851.] Something like the old times. — A labouring man, who stated that his name was Daniel Collins, was yesterday brought before Captain Browne […]

Sydney [news items, 29 March 1807]

[Editor: News items from Sydney, including an attempted escape by a convict. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 29 March 1807.] Sydney. Sitting Magistrate for the ensuing Week — Major Johnston. On Wednesday His Honor Lieut. Governor Paterson and his Lady embarked on board the Lucy for Port Dalrymple, and was […]

Botany Bay [an ex-convict wants to return to New South Wales] [12 September 1802]

[Editor: A brief news item which mentions an ex-convict who wants to return, with his family, to New South Wales. Published in E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor, 12 September 1802.] [An ex-convict wants to return to New South Wales] Botany Bay. — Such is the improving state of this Colony, that a man […]

[James Hughes, escaped convict, found dead] [19 January 1806]

[Editor: An extract from the news section of The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 19 January 1806.] [James Hughes, escaped convict, found dead] Last week a native informed Tarlington, a settler, that the skeleton of a white man, with a musket and tin kettle laying beside him, had been seen under the first […]

Difficulties of settlement in Western Australia [chapter 42 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 42 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 14 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLII Difficulties of settlement in Western Australia From the first things did not go well with the new settlement formed at Perth. Most of the settlers were unfit for […]