Wholly yours. C. G. TEITHELMANN, C. W. SCHURMANN. Missionaries of the Lutheran Missionary Society at Dresden.
HENRY JICKLING, Judge Witness C. C. DUTTON, Chief Clerk, Supreme Court.
A SCENE, which we venture to assert has not yet had its parallel on this continent, was witnessed by the assembled inhabitants of Adelaide on Thursday last. In consequence of
a desire expressed by his Excellency Colonel Gawler, the whole natives of the district of Adelaide were assembled; and public intima- tion of the Governor's intention to meet and entertain them having been given, almost the entire population of Adelaide congregated to witness the proceedings of the day, and join in
the festive happiness of their dark-complexioned brethren. About one o'clock his Excellency, ac- companied by Mrs. Gawler, the members of his family, and a numerous assembly of ladies and gentlemen, proceeded to the ground ap- pointed for the meeting—a sheltered and pic- turesque spot in the park eastward of Govern- ment-house. Here a plenteous supply of roast beef, tea, sugar, rice, and biscuit was pro- vided. In a short time, a band of about of 200 of our friendly natives were seen ap- proaching, accompanied by their lubras and wak-waks, (wives and children) headed by Onkaparinga Jack, Captain Jack, both native constables, and numerous other natives well known to the people; Mr. Wyatt, the Protector, also attended, and was assisted on the occasion by James Cronk, the interpreter, and William Williams, the deputy storekeeper, both great favorites of the natives, and tolerably versed in their language and customs. The party was received by the assembled multitude with three hearty English cheers, which were returned by the natives with equal good-will. The latter had evidently arrayed themselves in holiday attire, in which they were assisted by various tassels and gaily-colored ribbons which had previously been distributed among them. After the party had been arranged, his Ex- cellency, who wore a Governor's full dress uniform, approached and welcomed the natives with great kindness. He then requested silence from those around, and read, in a most impressive style, the following address :— Black men— We wish to make you happy. But you cannot be happy unless you imitate good white men. Build huts, wear clothes, work and be useful. Above all things you cannot be happy unless you love God who made heaven and earth end men and all things. Love white men. Love other tribes of black men. Do not quarrel together. Tell other tribes to love white men, and to build good huts and wear clothes. Learn to speak English. If any white man injure you, tell the Protector and he will do you justice. Mr. Wyatt then steppped forward and repeated his Excellency's address to the natives, which they listened to with great earnestness and attention. We have been favored with a translation of the address, and we print it with the literal English subfixed, according to the Hamiltonian system: Boollyona mayoo— Black men— Touara peendingga mayoo Governor ninko Great English man Governor you nutta wangan. now speak. Peende mayoo boollyona mayco tonara English men black men very much winggo, turkere mocherta, arache tonke, love, constantly shirts, plenty clothing. perro mai-imbe yungon. flesh food give. Boollyona mayoo burkonna mayoo pannyape Black men white men brothers komante icherle. one father. Peende mayoo touannin ponggareen English men quarrel with you, fight, condan wirilla koni ichoo werlingga. strike, quickly come my house. Koma yerta boollyona mayoo koui boonan Other country black men come here mullana ponggareen mullana touan. not kill not fight. Mullana mitteen, mullana nanto bullocke, Not steal, not great bullocks, sheepe, pigge pemane; peendigga mayoo sheep, pigs spear ; English men mullana burkappeen mullana toola. not shoot not fight. Turkere ningka nokkon burkonna mayoo Constantly you see white men wadpeen tongke, werlingga tieen, yerta kokan, make clothes, houses build, earth dig, booraboora ningko touata woppeen, weelta wirpo by (and) by you plenty work, houses tieen yerta kokan. build, earth dig. Arache ningko boollyona mayoo boora Plenty you black men by (and) by wangan English, speak English. A circle was now formed, and the natives being seated, dinner was served. We need not add that ample justice was done to the huge platters of roast beef, or that copious libations of tea were swallowed. A large quantity of rugs, blankets, woollen frocks, caps, tin dishes, and cups were distributed amongst them, with which they appeared highly delighted. Sunk as these poor people are in the scale of human existence, there it a strongly-marked sense of gratitude and a lively recollection of past kindnesses. It was pleasant to observe the numerous happy looks of recognition that were passing to and from themselves and the lookers-on; and this circumstance afforded another gratifying evidence—not only of the friendly disposition of the natives themselves towards the settlers, but of the great forbearance and consideration with which they have been treated by them. The repast being finished, the Governor and a large party of the ladies and gentlemen retired to the marquee which was erected on the ground and partook of the ample refresh- ments provided by the hospitable care of his Excellency and his lady. The natives after- wards exhibited their skill in throwing the spear; but whether it was owing to the novelty of the scene or the unusual nature of the object (a target), there was nothing like the dexterity we expected shown. His Ex- cellency and the inhabitants now left the ground, and the natives—well-laden with the fragments of the feast, and in great good humour, departed to their usual haunts.
To the Editor of the South Australian Gazette. Adelaide, the 31st of October, 1838. Mr. Editor—The undersigned, when reading in No. 37, Vol. I. of the South Australian Gazette, the article—" Dinner to Governor Gawler, &c, from the South Australian Record, May 9," lighted upon the following passage, directed to Mr. G. F. Angas, concerning two German missionaries:— " and also in sending out, at his own expencse, two German missionaries to teach the Christian religion to the natives of the interior." Their connexion with Mr. Angas, and living at that time in London, let them suppose that the speaker alludes to them in that passage. They are convinced of not lessening at all the merit of this philanthropic and pious gentleman, Mr. Angas, by mending the error which occurs in that passage, stating that Mr. Angas has been the first gentleman who directed the attention of their society to this part of the world; and that he, out of his own pocket,only supports their society for this purpose with 100l. per annum for the first five years; and that their society did not only bear all the expences of their voyage, but has also the obligation to maintain them in their exertions. This they feel their duty to publish, and they should be obliged to you if you would insert these lines in your periodical.
To the Editors of the South Australian Gazette Advocate General's Office, Grenfell-street, November 2, 1838. Gentlemen—A false impression existing in the minds of certain individuals that I have not been regularly admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of this Province, you will oblige me by inserting the certificate of my admission, in order that public misapprehension on the subject may be removed—I have, &c. R. BERNARD. I hereby certify that on this eighteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, at my chambers, in Adelaide, Robert Bernard, Esq., was duly admitted a Barrister, Attorney, Solicitor, and Proctor of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and that he took the necessary oaths of Office.