[The maidens of Tasmania] [poem, 8 August 1854]

[Editor: An untitled poem, published in the Launceston Examiner, 8 August 1854.] Poetry. The maidens of Tasmania, The bright-eyed and the fair; Where will you find their equals? Who with them can compare? In native grace and loveliness Pre-eminent they stand; The brightest of bright flowers, they, In their own sunny land. The maidens of […]

Ballarat [14 November 1854]

[Editor: An article regarding some of the problems on the Ballarat goldfields (just prior to the Eureka Rebellion). Published in The Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer, 14 November 1854.] Ballarat. (From our Correspondent.) November 11th. If matters fall out as ill as they promise, we are likely to have call for plenty more of what, under […]

Ballaarat [1 December 1854]

[Editor: An article regarding the Eureka Rebellion, printed two few days before the Battle of the Eureka Stockade. Published in The Argus, 1 December 1854.] Ballaarat. In another portion of this paper will be found accounts, from different sources, of the course of events on the above gold-field during the last few days. These have […]

Christmas-Day, 1854! [25 December 1854]

[Editor: An article comparing Christmas in Australia to Christmas in England. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 December 1854.] [Christmas-Day, 1854!] Christmas-Day, 1854! Is it possible? says Mr. John Newcomb, roused by the cock-crowing at five in the morning, himself rather tepid than otherwise, he looks, forth on the sunlit landscape and remarks, that […]

Ballaarat [Eureka Rebellion aftermath, 26 December 1854]

[Editor: A report on some events arising from the Eureka Rebellion. Published in The Argus, 26 December 1854.] Ballaaratt. Ballaarat, December 21st, 1854. I am very sorry to have to record the death of Captain Wise, which took place this morning. This event has created a most painful sensation among the deceased’s fellow officers, by […]