THE HOBART-TOWN COURIER,
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 1827.
The arrival of a mail from England has compelled us to abridge our usual narrative of domestic events. We nevertheless return our thanks to our several correspondents throughout the island, of whose favours we shall more largely avail ourselves next week.
The ship Louisa, with female prisoners for this colony ; The Asia and the John with males for Sydney, and the George Home with merchandise had sailed before the Sovereign. Inquests were held at the Crown Inn, Norfolk plains, last week, on the bodies of Jos. Hilton and Lawrence Cunningham, and verdicts given that these unfortunate men had been wilfully murdered by aboriginal natives. The escape of Mr. Bryan was almost miraculous, Mr, Collins the newly appointed Sheriff's Officer, was robbed of his horse and watch on Wednesday, at the identical spot whero Mr. Curr was robbed a few weeks ago,
Shipping and Commercial Intelligence.
Arrived at Hobart-town,
November 19—The transport ship Sovereign, Captain Mackel- lar, from London 22d of July, with 81 female prisoners, a quantity of stationery and other stores. Surgeon and superintendent Robert Malcolm, R.N.—Passengers, the rev. W. Yate, and Mr. and Mrs. Butler, missionaries to New Zealand, Messrs. John Abbott and Peter Ogilvie of the Surveyor General's department at Sydney.
Same day—The brig Hind, 140 tons, Alexander Rodgers, com- mander, from Glasgow 12th July, with an assorted cargo of 50 casks beer, 30 tons iron, tin plates, earthenware, oatmeal, cotton and printed goods, stationery, 52 punch. rum, 70 boxes raisins, 11 pun- cheons whiskey, 15 tons salt. &c. Passengers Andrew Crombie and .John Maclaren, esqrs.and Messrs Corbet and Hamilton.
Thc ship Portland arrived at Portsmouth from Sydney on the
21st of June.
The Flamingo, 84 tons, A. Sinclair, master, sailed for Circular- head with stores for the Company. Passenger Edward Curr, esq. and family, 6 domestics and 6 servants of the company.
The Mail for England by the Persian will not be closed till the
15th of December next.
Erratum:—-In the sale at the Commissariat Stores by Mr, Col-
licot on Tuesday for Lime juice in cases—read—Lime juice cases.