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THE DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
The forty-ninth anniversary of the foundation of the Colony was celebrated by a Regatta, which went off with great spirit. The day was remark- ably fine, and the crowds of people on the points of land, and in vessels of every description, from the dingy to the bark, had an enlivening effect. The steam-boat Australian plied about the har- bour the whole of the day ; her decks were crowded with passengers, who kept up dancing nearly the whole of the time they were on board. The Francis Freeling, with a large party of ladies and gentlemen, and a band of music on board, got under weigh, and it was intended she should have tailed about the harbour during the Regatta, but she unfortunately ran on a point, near Milson's, early in the morning, and could not be got off until the next day. She is not supposed to have sustained much, if any, damage. The stewards made their head quarters on board the Puramus,
Captain Livesay, who had a large party of ladies and gentlemen on board, as also had Captain Rowett, of the Statesman.
The following is a list of the matches, with the
order in which the boats came in :
First match between first-class sailing boats ; first prize, ten guineas, second prize, five guineas.
2 North Star-Sawyer-Tricolor.
3. Athol Runger-Martin-Chequered. 4. Jonathan-Jackson-Stripes.
5. Arrow-Stephen-White Burgee. 6. Difiance-Fisk-Blue and White.
7. Maid of Australia-Green- Yellow Burgee.
8. Rover- Lord.
9. Ranger-Major Lockyer.
The North Star would have won this race, had she not gone on the wrong side of the starting
Second match between second-class sailing boats ; first prize, ten guineas, second prize, five
1. Sea Gull-Gardner-Blue. 2. Emma-Henry-Tricolor.
3. Nautilus-Ritchie-White Burgee.
Third much between whale boats. 1 Blue Fish-Redgrave-Blue. 2 Eliza-Howard-Red.
4. Maid of Avenel-Hendson-Black. 5. Zephyr-Blenkinsorp-White. 6. Pink-Farris-Pink.
Fourth match between four-oared gigs.
1 Fair Jane. 2 Challenger.
3 Captain Cook. 4 Pyramus.
The day's amusement was wound up by a match between watermen's skiffs, which was won by Wil-
The whole of the sports went off without any accident, and all parties join in saving that the stewards and subscribers to the Regatta fund, are deserving of thanks for having procured them such a delightful days recreation.
DINNER OF THE UNITED AUSTRALIANS - The parties who associated themselves under the title of "United Australians" have been censured for adopting a principle of exclusiveness. It is not fair so to censure them. If they invited emigrants to join them they would give offence to another class of persons-while if they invited all they would be subject to the presence of per- sons with whom they might not wish to associate That was a good reason. The "Australians"
had a perfect right to dine together if they wished it, and no one has a right to complain. It seems that Mr Wentworth promised to take the chair
on the occasion but did not. His excuse was
that the dinner was exclusive. This gave dissatis-
faction, but of that we have nothing to say. The
entertainment went off well. One hundred and sixty persons sat down and all was merry until the health of Mr Wentworth was proposed. This toast was by no means favorably received for the
reasons we have already stated. The particular passage in his letter which bore upon this subject,
was to the effect that - "The current of his life had been oppose to exclusiveness and intolerance, and now in his old age he could not adopt a different line of politics." The Australians, it seems, took this in dudgeon, because say they, Mr W pledged himself to the deputation who willed upon him to take the Chair; and was in- formed of the object of the dinner, and the deter- mination of the conductors to exclude any one
not born in the Australian Colonies.
The health of Captain Piper was drank with the most enthusiastic cheering; and the company separated at half past two o'clock.
President, Charles Thompson Junior Esq., Penrith; Vice Presidents, John Piper, Esq.,
Bathurst; James Lowe, Esq., Bringelly; Horatio Wills, Esq.
The King - Royal Anthem.
The Queen, the Royal Family - Adelaide Waltz. The British Navy - Rule Britannia.
The British Arms - British Grenadiers.
His Excellency the Governor - Garry Owen.
The Memory of General Macquarie - In Solemn
Our Fair countrywomen - Currency Lasses.
The Fair Visitants of our Native Land - Minstrel
Waltz arranged expressly for the occasion, by Mr Coleman 4th regiment.
The Agricultural and Commercial Interests of
the Colony - Speed the Plough. Mr R. Roberts, and Mr James Campbell, returned
The Sister Colonies - Hail Australasia. Mr
Eagan returned thinks.
The Land of our Fathers - Hearts of Oak. Mr
Harpur returned thanks.
Major England and the Officers of the Garri-
son - Regimental March.
The Civil Officers of the Colony-Money in both
Pockets Mr Greville returned thinks.
The President - Australian Minstrel March, ar-
ranged expressly for the occasion by Mr
The Vice Presidents - Bonny Laddie. John
Piper, Esq., returned thanks.
The Stewards - Fly not yet. Mr Smart returned
Civil and Religious Liberty all over the World-
The King, God bless him.
The Sons of St George, St Andrew, and St
The Sons of Australia all over the World.
Captain John Piper - Should auld acquaintance
be forgot. John Piper, Esq., returned thanks. The utmost harmony prevailed throughout the
Tm PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION -We have before alluded to the circumstance of £500, which the Patriots had transmitted to Mr. Bulwer, not be- ing forthcoming. As we did not wish lo say anything to prejudice even the "Patriots" we carefully avoided entering into particulars, but as the President of the Association has advertised that counsel's opinion has been taken on the sub- ject, we do not see that we are called on to for- bear stating the facts of the case. Soon after
the formation of the Association it was resolved that the sum of £500 should be transmitted to England to be at Mr Bulwer's disposal.
Sir John Jamison wished to send it through the house of Donaldson Wilkinson, and Co, but Mr Wentworth and the majority of the Committee were for sending it through the house of Messrs Coutts and Co., and of course carried the measure. A set of Treasury bills for £500, payable to the order of Messrs Coutts and Co were accordingly procured from the Commissariat, and entrusted to the Secretary, with instructions
to enclose them tn a letter to Messrs Coutts and
Co., and to apprise Mr Bulwer of their transmis-
sion. By the letter hook of the Association, it appears that these letters, and a very lengthy des-
patch to Mr Bulwer containing the protests of 1835, and other public documents, were sent to England by the Spence, and a duplicate by the Florentia. The Spence arrived in England early in I8S6, and Mr Bulwer has acknowledged his receipt of the despatch but the letter which, ac- cording to the letter book was transmitted by the same ship, had not arrived and the bills had not been received by Messrs Coutts and Co., on the 2nd of August when they were six months over due. In March last, the Secretary left his place without giving the Association notice, and was absent for a fortnight before the members of the Association were aware that he had left the Co-
lony. When the Association received Mr Bul- wer's letter in answer to the despatch, without receiving any acknowledgment of the £500 having been received, the new Secretary, Mr E S Hall wrote to his predecessor who is in Van Diemen's Land, requesting information. The reply being considered vague and unsatisfactory, it was re- solved to take the opinion of a barrister on the subject. A case containing the above particulars, was accordingly laid before the Attorney General and his opinion was requested on the following points. 1st Was there sufficient evidence to support a prosecution against any one? 2ndly. Could any process from the Courts of this Colony touch a party in Van Diemen's Land? Mr Plun- ketts opinion was read at a general meeting of the Association, held on Friday last. He was clearly of opinion that there was only a case of strong suspicion, that if there were a case, no pro- cess from the Courts of this Colony could affect a party in Van Diemen's Land. Here rests the matter at present, and the Patriots may consider
themselves minus the £300.
A PETITION - We have just heard that the Roman Catholic Bishop Poulding, assisted by Mr Roger Therry, is actually getting up a petition requesting the Governor to remain. How these gentlemen can be ignorant that His Excellency is aismissed, and therefore can have no option in the matter, we are at a loss to imagine. We beg leave to inform them how- ever, that if they succeed in obtaining one hun- dred names to their petition, we will guarantee that another shall be got up by the respectable inhabitants praying His Excellency to leave the Colony immediately and that we will obtain one thousand signatures to it, in half the time that they are looking for their one hundred-a pe-
tition indeed-what a farce -Gazette
The Bishop of Australia has appointed the Reverend Sir Vincent, of Sutton Forest to be his Surrogate for granting marriage licenses in that
The fine estate advertised by James & Co, at Bathurst, including the land and stock, was sold on Saturday to Thomas Ieely, Esq , for the sum of £9500, and considered a great bargain.
A certain "Private" Official was heard to say, soon after his arrival in the Colony, some years back, that "a revolution was at hand." The "Private," we presume, is one of the Whig theorists. The " Revolution," according to him, was to take place within a few months, but though we have waited with great patience ever since, the only sign of a " Revolution" we can see is the recent sign of the " Revolution" about to lake place in Botany Bay.
Some entertainments for the benefit of Mrs.
Cameron were performed in the saloon of the Pulteney Hotel, on the evening of Wednesday and Saturday last, and were well-received. The company present, however, though very respect- able, were not numerous.
The Reverend Mr Marsden proceeds to New Zealand to-morrow, on a religious mission. New Zealand was, we believe, one of the earliest scenes of Mr. Marsden's labours in the cause of religion, in this part of the world, and a spot in which he has ever taken a most lively interest.
High Mass was celebrated by Doctor Poulding, and a variety of Sacred Music performed, in the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary, Hyde Park, on Thursday last, in solemnization of the Anniversary of the foundation of the Colony. An appropriate discourse was also delivered on
Part of the Fairy-Hill Estate, at New Town, was sold, on Thursday last, at the Royal Hotel, by Mr. W. P. Burne, at the rate of £120 an
The number of licenses for depasturing beyond the limits of the Colony, amount to one hundred and thirty seven.
The last number of the " Court Journal" says, in reference to Sir Richard Bourke's retirement, "the Herald writes with decency on the subject." We thank our Contemporary for the compliment, which is worth something, considering the quar- ter whence it comes. But let us ask, when have we ever exceeded the bounds of legitimate con- troversy? (if we ever have done so,) except when provoked by the "indecency" of others-we fearlessly assert-never!
SYDNEY COLLEGE -The annual meeting of the Trustees of the Sydney College was held, at the College buildings, on Thursday last. A variety
of matters connected with the Institution were discussed, and the students underwent an exami- nation, the result of which was highly creditable to the head master and the other gentlemen con- ducting the business of education under him. A gold medal was presented to a young gentleman named Lang, as the first student from the Sydney College about to complete his education in an English University. From the " Report" read, it appealed that the Institution was in a prospe-
rous state, as to financial matters. The number
of students is now about one hundred and-fifty-a very considerable increase since the period of the last annual meeting. An Address to Sir Richard Bourke, as Patron of the Institution, on His Excellency's retirement from the government of the Colony was agreed to.
The performances at the Theatre this evening
will be for the benefit of Mrs. Jones. Mrs J. is a pleasing and popular actress ; and we hope that she will obtain substantial evidence of public favour in a bumper house.
POUT MACQUARIE -As the retirement of Sir Richard Rourke will doubtless lead to some im- portant enquiries connected with the Colony. In that case, we beg the British government not to forget the settlement of Port Macquarie. There are some rank weeds there which require rooting out before things can be rendered what they ought to be.
If we remember rightly, it has hitherto to been the custom to hoist the Royal Standard on Dawes' Battery, on the anniversary of the foun- dation of the Colony. It was not so on Thurs- day last. The standard, however; " fanned the
breeze" at the mainmast head H. M. S. Rattle-
An adjourned sessions for the assignment of
convicts will be held at the Police Office on
It is rumoured that the whole of the convict
establishments in Sydney are to be broken up, and the convicts assigned-the entire of the go- vernment work hitherto done by them, to be then performed by contract. It is not likely-
where is the labour to come from? Hordes of
convicts in the town of Sydney are a nuisance; but the mere breaking up of the establishments will abate it very little, because tho government, if it does not perform the necessary public works,
must assist contractors with convict labour.
The magistrates have come to a determination to put the law in force against every publican who does not provide places of accommodation on his premises, to prevent public indecency.
Some say that Sir Richard Bourke goes home in the Florentia, while others name the Douglass as the vessel which is to convey His Excellency
from New South Wales.
The care of the streets and roads is now vested in the Department of the Royal Engineer.
Captain Lonsdale, officer in command at Port Phillip, lately seized, on the part of the crown, twelve hundred fee of cedar, cut at that settle- ment by Mr. Bate' rin.
A constable, named Wells, has been dismissed by Colonel Wilson, for grossly insulting Mr Broad, of George-street, on the Parramatta Road, on Thursday last.
Captain Muddle, of the ship St. Vincent, pre- ferred a charge against a young man, named Patcher, for refusing to work. It appeared that Patcher had agreed to act as third mate, and Cap- tain Muddle, finding he was notable to do that duty, dis-rated him and placed him before the mast. The Bench were of opinion that Mr. Patcher's not being able to do the duty he agreed to do, was a good ground for refusing to pay him his wages, but he could not be called on to per-
form the work of a common seaman.
A fine little craft of about forty tons, was launched into her native element on Monday last, at the Manning River, belonging to Mr. John Kellick. She is called the Elizabeth, and is in- tended for the cedar trade.
The "soothing system" in the West Indies! -The following paragraph from a late London paper, shows that the " soothing system," and its effects, arc by no means restricted to New South
Wales under the administration of Governor Bourke. For negroes read convicts-and it ap- pears pat to the subject so often discussed here; namely, the consequences of the relaxation of convict discipline in this Colony. The following is from the Guiana Chronicle of July 5th:
" The Slavery Abolition Act is not yet popu- lar. On one estate the negroes lately made a strike, combined against the managers, and then fled to the bush, where they built houses, but were subsequently captured. It is complained that, out of 37, only nine were punished as ring- leaders, and this lenity, it is predicted, will lead to evil consequences. If the Lieutenant-Go- vernor will not allow the negroes to be flogged, the colonists say it will soon be necessary to hang them. His Excellency is told that he must not persevere in his milk-and water line of conduct. Leniency is invariably attributed to cowardice."
Precisely similar has been the effect of the " soothing system" here. Sir Richard Bourke relaxed penal discipline in a most culpable de- gree - he would not permit refractory convicts to be punished as they ought to be ; and the result has been, the increase of crime, an augmentation of police force, demands for new gaols, trying, hanging, and transporting, at an enormous ex- pense to the colonists. And all this to display Whig sensitiveness even for criminals.