PORT OF HOBART TOWN
August 28 -- Swordfish, 167 tons, Clinch, from Victoria 21st instant, with cattle, &c. Passen- gers -- (cabin) -- Mr and Mrs Barnet, Mr Hod- kisson, Mr Hobbs. Steerage -- R. Thompson.
August 28 -- Brig Triton, 122 tons, Marr, from Port Fairy.
August 28 -- Barque Beulah, 573 tons. Linton, from London 20th May. Mr Arthur, Surgeon Superintendent, and 203 emigrants, 152 single girls, married people 24, sub-matrons, 4, children 10. One death occurred on board during the
August 28 -- Schooner Miranda, 128 tons. Bentley, from Port Albert, with 43 bullocks, 250 sheep, and sundries. Passengers (cabin) Mr. Garth. Steerage -- Mr Loveday, Mr and Mrs
August 28 -- Brig Dart, 134 tons, Sanson, from Geelong, with cattle and sheep, and beef skins. Passengers (cabin) -- Mr C. Lovett, Mr and Mrs Campbell, Mr Cohen.
August 29 -- Barque Cape Horn, 173 tons, Boggis, from Sydney, with a general cargo. Pas- sengers -- Messrs Strachan and Curtis; steerage,
August 29 -- Schooner Jenny Lind, Hargraves,
August 29 -- Barque Harriette Nathan, Bowden
August 24 -- Schooner Ann Jane, Sargeant, for
August 26 -- Schooner Brothers, Clements, for
August 26 -- Brig Cosmopolite, Abson, for Port
August 26 -- Schooner J. Lovett, Somerville,
August 26 -- Barque Victoria Packet, Fisher,
for Victoria, with general cargo. Passenger
August 28-- Barque Lady Franklin, for Norfolk Island.
PORT OF LAUNCESTON.
August 25 -- Schooner Tamar, 119 tons, T. E. Robinson, master, from Hobart Town. No pas- sengers.
August 16 -- Schooner Cygnet, 20 tons, Hills, from Melbourne. Passengers -- Mr and Mrs J. Ferguson, Messrs Seymour, Unwin, Carroll, and
August 16 -- Schooner Brother and Sister, 26 tons, from Melbourne.
August 20 -- Schooner Emergency, 30 tons, for
August 20 -- Schooner Jane and Elizabeth, for Geelong.
The following vessels, were advertised in the
For Launceston, the Prince of Wales, 19th of May.
For Hobart Town -- The Derwent 1st June, the Wellington 20th June, and the Undine 1st of July.
The Jenny Lind arrived at Victoria the 17th
The Swift from Launceston, arrived at Vic- toria 22nd inst.
The schooner Mariposa is now in dock. The damage done is trifling. A few feet of her false keel was knocked off, and a portion of copper. The new rudder will be ready for shipment im- mediately.
The Rory O'More, for Canton, cleared the heads this day.
The Bondiear from Sydney took home gold valued at £28,785. The following is a list of the shippers: -- R. Campbell, tertius, Thacker and Co , Union Bank, D. Davis, Smith, Campbell and Co, L. and S. Spyer, Benjamin and Moses, L. and S. Samuel, Rossiter and Lazarus, G. A. Lloyd, Lyall, Scott and Co., Crawley and
H.M.S. Havannah sailed from Sydney for England on 18th inst.
On Wednesday the 20th instant, the cutter David Howie, of ten tons, loaded with potatoes, owned and commanded by David Howie, was unfortunately capsized close off the flag-staff, Circular Head Bay, and immediately went down. The day was very squally from the S.W. The master's wife and child, with a native woman of this island, well known by the name of Black Mog, and a ticket-of-leave man, were unfortu- nately drowned. David Howie and two other men were saved. Two boats from the Daphne and Cygnet went off instantly to render assist- ance, and picked up the three men hanging to the boat, which floated off. A subscription has been raised to get the vessel up; she foundered in about four fathoms water. - Launceston Exa-
As whaling ships are in the habit of frequent- ing the north side of Woodlark Island for wood and fresh provisions, the following information may be of importance to masters and crews to use due caution when at the island. About nine
months ago a whaling ship (name and country unknown) having visited the northern part of Woodlark, something belonging to the vessel was stolen by one of the aborigines ; the next day the crew carne ashore armed, and carried away a native lad, for which offence the natives have de- clared that they intended revenging themselves as soon as an opportunity should offer itself. -- Ade- laide Paper.
The Bride. -- This vessel has been cruising about the South Sea Islands, and more particu- larly among the New Georgian Group. She has on board eight natives selected from various islands, and who, under the auspices of the Rev. M. Maurice, have been brought to this colony with a view to their education. They appear in- telligent youths. At Woodlark Island, Captain Dalmange was informed by a chief's son of the loss of a whaling barque named the Mary of Ber- muda. She was lost in a gale off the Lachland Isles, and all the crew to the number of seven- teen, were barbarously murdered by the natives. The chief's son, at Woodlark Island, gave Cap- tain Dalmange notice that it was the intention of the natives to seize the Bride for the sake of her provisions, which timely notice enable the captain to escape the impending danger. Three kedge anchors and a best bower are now on board the Bride, at well as a tell-tale compass and a bell, on which is engraved ' Mary of Bermuda, 1825.' The youth who gave Captain Dalmagne notice of the hostile intentions of the natives is among those who have arrived in Sydney. -- Sydney M.
[ From the Melbourne Argus, Aug. 22 ]
The Sea, with emigrants, arrived yesterday from Plymouth. On the passage five births and six deaths occurred, all infants, and from casual diseases. The emigrants, as usual, con- sist nearly equal numbers of English, Irish, and Scotch.
The above ship spoke the Asia for Adelaide, north of the Line ; and the Emilia, for New Zea- land, in lat. 30° S.
The Skerne, brig, was coming up the Bay last night, but would not anchor until too late for us to report her cargo.
The Ballengeich has made a splendid run of eighty-seven days from Plymouth. Had she not been delayed by contrary winds since sight- ing the Otway, her passage would have been the shortest ever accomplished to this port. On the 9th instant, in lat 39 40 S., Ion. 121-3 E , she spoke the Stata from Leith bound for this port.
The Anne Milne for this port sailed from Gravesend May 21st The Aberfoyle had a good run home of 92 days Amongst other arrivals from hence we notice the Lysander May 23, and
The Blenheim, Senator, and Duke of Rich- mond, arrived at Gravesend on the 4th of May, from Sydney, the Kate on the 6th, the General Hewitt on the 16th. the Commodore on the 20th, and the Cornelius and Middleton on the
The Aberfoyle and Posthumous from Victoria arrived at Gravesend the 4th May, the Louisa on the 9th, the Thomas Hughes on the 11th, the
Nelson 19th, the Bussorah Merchant and Renown
The Benjamin Elkin and Wellington arrived on the 4th of May from Adelaide, the Calcutta, Adelaide, and Australasia, from Hobart Town on the same day, the Gilbert from Launceston on the 16th of May, and the Candahar on the
The Thomas and Joseph Crisp arrived on the 20th of May, and the Middleton on the 22nd of May.
The May Queen from Liverpool to Sydney was spoken on the 22nd February, in lat. 15 N. Ion.
The Royal Shepherdess from Singapore for Adelaide was spoken with in the Straits of Sunda Dec. 18, and the Jane from London in lat. 40 N., Ion. 6 W.
The Tasmania from Sydney to London, was seen on the 30th of April in lat. 30 N. long. 41 W.
The Envelope from Liverpool for Sydney, was sighted on the 31st March in lat. 3 N. long.
The Gazelle sailed from Gravesend for Ade- laide on the 5th May, the Blundell from Ply- mouth 18th, and Thetis from Gravesend on the 20th May.
The Emma Colvill sailed from Dal for Sydney the 22nd May, and the Mohawk on the 15th from
The Eleanor left Shields for Port Wakefield, South Australia, May 14.
In the Shipping and Mercantile Gazette of May 10, tenders are called for by her Majesty's Land and Emigration Commissioners, to be sent in on the 16th, for two first class ships to carry emigrants for Sydney on the 12th, and Adelaide
on the 19th June.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
[From the Melbourne Government Gazette]
A knoll of hard sand had formed nearly in the centre of the Western Channel, opposite the " Swan Ponds." A buoy chequered, red and white, will be placed upon it ; a small black buoy temporarily marks its position. The bearings of
the sand are:--
Extreme end of Indented Head, N. ¾ W.
Lighthouse, Shortland's Bluff, S. W. ¾ W.
White house on the hill to the eastward of
McDonald's, on Point Nepean exactly midway between the white buoy No. 4, and a large lime- kiln, S ¾ E.
The knoll is nearly conical in shape, and not more than six feet across the top. At low water and easterly weather, there is scant twelve (12) feet water over the sand, with from nineteen (19) to twenty-one (21) feet within an oar's length on all sides. Vessels running or working through the channel have plenty of room, and deep water on either side of the buoy.
R. H. BUNBURY, J. P.,