To the Electors of the North Western Province [election statement by N. Fitzgerald, 17 October 1864]

[Editor: This election statement, made by N. Fitzgerald, was published in The Age (Melbourne), 17 October 1864.] To the Electors of the North Western Province. Gentlemen, — I have the honor to inform you that, in compliance with requisitions, influentially signed in various parts of the Province just presented to me, I am induced to […]

To the Electors of the North-Western Province [election statement by Alexander Bayne, 17 October 1864]

[Editor: This election statement, made by Alexander Bayne, was published in The Age (Melbourne), 17 October 1864.] To the Electors of the North-Western Province. Gentlemen, — In compliance with the generally expressed wish of the Press throughout the Province, that some candidate should come forward to contest its representation, together with the solicitations of a […]

Newcastle [poem by Etienne, 6 January 1864]

[Editor: A poem published in The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River News, 6 January 1864.] Newcastle. Lines suggested by a View of the City from the Hill. The upturned peaks of yonder hills Loom proudly o’er the expanse of sea, Yon rocky shoal the landscape fills, Majestic, boundless, wild, and free. The lighthouse on the […]

Life on the diggings [12 April 1864]

[Editor: A report on an amusing incident. Published in The Star (Ballarat), 12 April 1864.] Life on the diggings. — A somewhat extraordinary incident happened on Saturday evening, at the Emu Hotel, Oxley. An inebriate, in a spirit of liberality, determined to treat his horse with a “nip” before he commenced his homeward journey and, […]

The bottle and the beauty [12 April 1864]

[Editor: A report on an amusing incident. Published in The Star (Ballarat), 12 April 1864.] The bottle and the beauty. — An amusing incident has formed the topic of conversation in Sandhurst the last few days. A certain gentleman, who shall be nameless, an attendant on a festive occasion at that well known hostelry the […]