To the Rate-Payers of Launceston: General Election for Aldermen [election statement of John Joseph Moore, 20 October 1856]

[Editor: An election advertisement regarding the candidature of John Joseph Moore. Published in The Peoples’ Advocate; or, True Friend of Tasmania (Launceston, Tas.), 20 October 1856.] To the Rate-Payers of Launceston. General Election for Aldermen. Gentlemen, — The tenure of office of the present Aldermen will expire at the end of the present year, when […]

To the Electors of the Electoral District of Meander [election statement of William Nairn, 16 October 1856]

[Editor: An election advertisement regarding the candidature of William Nairn. Published in the Launceston Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 16 October 1856.] To the Electors of the Electoral District of Meander. Hobart Town, Tuesday. Oct. 14th 1856. Gentlemen, — I have just received the information, that you have been pleased to elect me to represent your district, […]

Australia’s Daughters [poem by Robert Wisdom, 27 May 1856]

[Editor: A poem by Robert Wisdom. Published in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 27 May 1856.] Australia’s Daughters. By Robert Wisdom. Australia’s gentle daughters — The beautiful, the bright — With hearts like crystal waters, And eyes like heaven’s own light; Wreath every brow with gladness, Crown every cup with wine And […]

Hints to gold prospectors [13 October 1856]

[Editor: An article in which a gold digger’s experiences are given. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 1856.] Hints to gold prospectors. We have great pleasure in being enabled to publish the following interesting communication from “A late Digger,” in reference to the auriferous resources of a large extent of the New England […]

The Short-Time Movement [4 November 1856]

[Editor: A report on a meeting in favour of the Eight Hour Day Movement. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 1856.] The Short-Time Movement. A public meeting was held yesterday evening, at the School of Arts, Pitt-street, for the purpose of taking into consideration the desirability of forming a league to promote the […]