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ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION,
We insert for the information of (he P"h[fu'1 Abstract of 'all the Public Sales which will take place from this day's to our next publication.
MR. BO DENHAM-Opposite King's London
Tavern, at twelve o'clock, One Hundred Acres
of Land_Vide Advertisement.
MR. S. LYONS-At King's London I uvera,
at one o'clock, Land.- Vide Advertisement.
MR. S. LYONS-At the Stores of Messrs. As
pinall, Browne, and Co., Charlottcplace, at elev«n o'clock, Goods- Vide Advorti'eNJiit.
The wreck of the Elizabeth, on Brown's Shoal, was brought to the hammer by M. Lyons, on Satur- day, for the benefit of the underwriters, and was purchased by Messrs. Hughes and Hosking s, for
The Quarter Sessions commence on the ¿Util
inSOn Tuesday the 17th Regt, had a field day on
the Race Course.
THEATRE_The Devil to Pay was brought out on Saturday night, and was well received. Polly Hopkins, was, as usual, encored. What Next? wound up the evening's amusements, and the audience retired, apparently well satisfied. Hie New Theatre is drawing towards completion, and, in a couple of months, the tragic and comic muse
will preside over its arena.
Messrs. Mair and Powditch have formed an es- tablishment at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and have supplied several vessels with spars, &c,
Tuesday, being St. George's Day, the Banks
were closed, as usual.
The gentlemen on the banks of the Hunter, arc about building a steam-boat, to run between Sydney and Maitland ; the expense to be defrayed by 400 shares, of £20 each. It is expected, that sufficient shares will he taken up, so as to send to England by the Mary, for the engines, which are to be of forty horse power each. Messrs. Marshall and Lowe are to have the building of the vessel.
A numerous and highly respectable party was entertained nt his Honor Judge Dowling's, on
On Monday morning, Mr. Cunninghame, the Colonial Botanist, and Mr. Anderson, and Mr. F. A. Meyer, proceeded o na botanical trip to the Five
The women per Surry, have turned out to be rum-uns ; there arc nearly one-half of them in the
The following laconic notification is to be seen, embellishing a house on the Brickfield-" A shaver,
(From a Bathurst Correspondent J
Thursday, 18th April-CATTLE STEALING We had entertained sanguine hopes that this species of offence, which for some years had been in a great degree peculiar to the western districts, was so far declining in frequency, that an occurrence of the kind would soon be considered a novelty. Our expectations, we regret to say, have been disap- pointed by the discovery and conviction of more offenders, whose system of plunder has been found to wear a darker complexion than common. Three brothers named Mahoney, squatters, or trespassers on Government land, were this week committed to Sydney Gaol, to take their trial under the follow- ing circumstances:-They dwell in a hut con- tiguous to Mount Macquarie, about 25 miles from the settlement, which was unexpectedly visited by a party of the civil and mounted police, who found, within short distances of the Mahoney's habitations, sundry carcases of bullocks in a state of putrefac- tion, with their bellies cut open, and the fat taken out—the brands also cut out of the hides. There was also found iron pots, tubs, buckets, and the remains of fires near the carcases, together with large quantities of fat rendered and unrendered, half burnt bones, and every indication of their unlawful pursuits. One bullock was sworn to by a bush settler at Boree, known by the familiar appellation of "Davy the Welshman," and the aforesaid tubs, buckety and an iron pot, by William Danvers of Beau-desert, from whom they had been
BUSHRANGING AT DABEE-Some of the frater- nity have of late been exhibiting their predatory propensities in the neighbourhood of Dabee and Pylong. Among other villainous exploits, they they visited the station of Mr. Bloodsworth, and in the absence of the overseer, Drinkwater, stripped the hut, and forcibly carried away a young Red Rover, named Anne Stevens, who was, however, with the greater part of the stolen property, sub- sequently recaptured. Lieut. Darley, with his detachment of police, have lately been scouring this part of the Country, and on their return to Bathurst, brought with them two of the thieving gentry, who were proved to have ab- sconded from Hunter's River, with a horse and fire-arms, which were found under suspicious cir-
SURVEY or THE PUBLIC WORKS.-The foreman or conductor of works at head-quarters has been employed in making accurate plans and surveys of the different Government buildings on the settle- ment of Bathurst. The precise object of this duty has not been made public, and various opinions are entertained on the subject ; bul be it what it may, one advantage is certain to accrue from it; namely, a re-inforcement of mechanics, in order to the completion of the unfinished buildings, which, through the reduced strength of the establishment, has progressed hitherto but very tardily. -
GAOL BREAKING.-Owing to the insecure state of the Gaol, scarcely a week elapses without some of the confines attempting their escape. Oc- casionally success attends their endeavours, but in general the vigilance of the military guard detects the offenders before they can get away. The sol- diers complain of the harrassing duty imposed on them by this circumstance, the continual escorts and commands required, rendering such an addition to their ordinary duties, fatiguing and oppressive, while the scanty and reduced strength of the civil police prevent the possibility of relief by that
branch of the local establishment.
The Farewell schooner, proceeds on a skinning trip, among the Islands.
The William takes the remainder of the Vigilants oil to the London market, to which place, she is
The Lucy Ann, takes to the South Coast of New Zealand, a gang of men, to commence the bay whaling season.
There aro fourteen whalers now in port, refitting for the fishery.
The brig Courier conveys a quantity of coals and
cedar to the Mauritius.
The Earl Stanhoj)e proceeds on Sunday, to the whaling ground.
Tlie Clementine proceeds on a trip among the
The Dryade has hauled round to Pitman's Wharf; she takes to London, the oil per Denmark Hill, and forty tons from the Tamar.