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|CENTRAL POLICE COURT,—THURSDAY. (Before the Police Magistrate, Messrs. G. Hill, Wingate, and A. Campbell.) (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Friday 23 March 1855 page Article||2015-11-27 13:07||he had not come buck to his assistance; but this
£3 8s.; and en regard to tho injury to Dr. Bland's
|he had not come back to his assistance; but this
£3 8s.; and in regard to tho injury to Dr. Bland's
|CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Friday. (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Saturday 5 November 1859 page Article||2015-11-21 16:05||John llutlor, ws* ehargad with wanton and disorderly oonduot,
in throwing a stono to the daogor of a passenger Inlhe Invincible
omnibus, ttev. James Voller, doposod, that he was a passenger
in the Invlnolbls omnibus, on tho âflth October lest. Hs heald
a nols« of something thrown at the'bus. On arriving at lt« da«
tlnatlon. saw a atone eliding in tb« panel of th»'bus Had tho
atone perforated the panol, it muat have etruok him en the
forehead. The prisoner wa» lined SO«, with 3«, oojt»., orin de-
fault, threo dav»'gaol, j
Tho Court than adiourned. . .
|John Butler, was charged with wanton and disorderly conduct,
in throwing a stone to the danger of a passenger in the Invincible
omnibus, Rev. James Voller, deposed, that he was a passenger
in the Invincible omnibus, on the 28th October last. He heard
a noise of something thrown at the 'bus. On arriving at his des-
tination, saw a stone sticking in the panel of the 'bus Had the
stone perforated the panel, it must have struck him on the
forehead. The prisoner was fined 20s., with 5s. costs, or in de-
fault, three days' gaol.
The Court then adjourned.
|CENTRAL POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY. BEFORE Mr. Forbes, Mr. Kemp, Mr. G. Hill, Mr. Neale, Mr. Oatley, and Mr. Lueas. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 29 April 1858 page Article||2015-11-21 15:54||Thomas Marcny, driver of an omnibus " Invincible,"
£5, with Sa. 6d. costs, or to be imprisoned one month.
|Thomas Marony, driver of an omnibus "Invincible,"
£5, with 3s. 6d. costs, or to be imprisoned one month.
|POLICE PICKINGS. (Article), Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 - 1860), Saturday 8 August 1857 page Article||2015-11-21 15:51||cutrix,. Julia Sharp, clearly proving her to be a
over to keep the peace on tho complaint of Mary Fitz-
|cutrix, Julia Sharp, clearly proving her to be a
over to keep the peace on the complaint of Mary Fitz-
|BENEFIT. (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Tuesday 4 August 1857 page Article||2015-11-21 15:49||drivers flogging the horses in a most orttol manner, nnd
tho goaded brutus rusliod on headlong as if tho drivers
had lost nil control ovor thom. Tho timo has nt length
arrived when nn notion of this kind should be dealt
with orlminnlly ¡ nil moro pecuniary infliotlona would
bo utterly inndoqunto to puniah mon having an utter
illHrngard for tho lives of themselves and their fellow
|drivers flogging the horses in a most cruel manner, and
the goaded brutes rushed on headlong as if the drivers
had lost all control over them. The time has at length
arrived when an action of this kind should be dealt
with criminally; all mere pecuniary inflictions would
be utterly inadequate to punish men having an utter
disregard for the lives of themselves and their fellow
|BENEFIT. (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Tuesday 4 August 1857 page Article||2015-11-21 15:47||CMMINAXLY ENDANOEIUNO last:.-Yesterday evening,
at about half.past seven o'olook, two omnibuses, tho
Norval and Invincible, both of Newtown, whon near
. Mnrkot-street, in George-stroet, began raoing, and wil-
fully came into collision with ench ot bor several times.
On reaohing that portion of George-street fronting tho
opening between tho two Markets they again carno into
violent collision, and tho Invincible waa seriously in-
jured, nearly the wholo of tho spokes of ono of tho near
hind whcols boing smashed. In this disgraceful and
sbamolcsH collision, tho Norval, 'drawn by threo horses,
was at ono timo within somo th roo or four inchon of
boing brought in contaot with tho gas lamp and curb-
stone. Notwithstanding tho orios of tho passengers and
of tho spectators who witnessed theso criminal acts, tho
omnibuses continued their course for somo timu as
though nothing had happened. When at Inst tho drlvor
of tho Invincible pulled up opposito Mr. Wooller'a
Horse Ilopository, Mr. Samuel Cohen, Mr. J. G. Itaphnel,
and a numborof othor gcntlumon stopped tho Invincible,
and tho polico having como up, the number and nnmo
of that omnibus wero taken. At this limo nearly OOO
peoplo had gnlhored in tho greatest consternation, and
Mr. Raphael mid othora ran nfter tho Norval and de-
tained it whilst tho polioe obtained all tho necessary
information. Just bofbro this, howovor, a lady passen-
ger in tho Norval was so muoh torrifiod that she got out
Mr. Orouah's Bazaar. A number of other passengers,
also, wu believe, got out and walked. On repairing to
tbo soon? of tho collision, we found thnt a gontlomnn,
who lind witnessod tho wholo transaotion, lind picked up
tho fragments of tho whoolaof the Invinoiblo, and plaood
them in tho possession of tho inspcotor at tho
Central Polica Station, Mr. Samuel Cobon nnd sovcrnl
other gentlemen loft their ennis nt thu stntion-liouso, and
will he summoned this morning to givo ovidonoa in tho
matter. Tho Invinoiblo wa« tolerably full of passengers,
and tho Norvnl was full iusido and out. A mero deter-
mined criminal notion wo never witnessod. It was our
I first impression thnt tho drivers had dotorminod upon
tho destruotlon of each othor, for they woro not content
with ona collision, it wnn a series of collisions, both
drivers llbgujng tho horsoB in a most orttol manner, nnd
|CRIMINALLY ENDANGERING LIFE:.-Yesterday evening,
at about half past seven o'clock, two omnibuses, the
Norval and Invincible, both of Newtown, when near
Market-street, in George-street, began racing, and wil-
fully came into collision with each other several times.
On reaching that portion of George-street fronting the
opening between the two Markets they again came into
violent collision, and the Invincible was seriously in-
jured, nearly the whole of the spokes of one of the near
hind wheels being smashed. In this disgraceful and
shameles collision, the Norval, drawn by three horses,
was at one time within some three or four inches of
bsing brought in contact with the gas lamp and curb-
stone. Notwithstanding the cries of the passengers and
of the spectators who witnessed these criminal acts, the
omnibuses continued their course for some time as
though nothing had happened. When at last the driver
of the Invincible pulled up opposite Mr. Wooller's
Horse Repository, Mr. Samuel Cohen, Mr. J. G. Raphael,
and a number of other gentlemen stopped the Invincible,
and the polico having come up, the number and name
of that omnibus were taken. At this time nearly 500
people had gathered in the greatest consternation, and
Mr. Raphael and othors ran after the Norval and de-
tained it whilst the police obtained all the necessary
information. Just before this, however, a lady passen-
ger in the Norval was so much terrified that she got out
Mr. Crouch's Bazaar. A number of other passengers,
also, we believe, got out and walked. On repairing to
the scene of the collision, we found that a gentleman,
who had witnessed the whole transaction, had picked up
the fragments of the wheel of the Invincible, and placed
them in the possession of tho inspector at the
Central Police Station, Mr. Samuel Cohen and several
other gentlemen left their cards at the station-house, and
will he summoned this morning to give evidence in the
matter. The Invincible was tolerably full of passengers,
and the Norval was full inside and out. A more deter-
mined criminal action we never witnessed. It was our
first impression that tho drivers had determined upon
the destruotlon of each other, for they were not content
with one collision, it was a series of collisions, both
drivers flogging the horses in a most orttol manner, nnd
|CITY COMMISSIONERS' COURT. WEDNESDAY. BEFORE the Commissioners. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thursday 21 June 1855 page Article||2015-11-21 15:31||cible, was charged by George Oatley, driver of the
||cible, was charged by George Catley, driver of the
|CENTRAL POLICE COURT— MONDAY. (Before the Police Mugiitrate, and Mr, G. Hill.) (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Tuesday 23 December 1856 page Article||2015-11-21 11:03||before been told by the defendant to ' go
ter-there were so many over him ; he was engaged by
for bis wages; the defendant askod him if he did not
the affirmative, and said be would pay it when it suited
him-or words to that effect; the defendant then struck
and kicked him " in the hind leg."
would withdraw the charge if the defendant wojuld
return to' his duty for the remainder of the week, and
|before been told by the defendant to go
ter—there were so many over him; he was engaged by
for his wages; the defendant asked him if he did not
the affirmative, and said he would pay it when it suited
him—or words to that effect; the defendant then struck
and kicked him "in the hind leg."
would withdraw the charge if the defendant would
return to his duty for the remainder of the week, and
|Sydney Quarter Sessions. MONDAY, MARCH 13TH. (Article), Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 - 1860), Saturday 18 March 1854 page Article||2015-11-21 10:58||John Wooller indicted for inflicting grieroni
fended hy Vr Nich- ls.
|John Wooller indicted for inflicting grievous
fended by Mr Nichols.
|SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS. THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH, 1854. (Before the Chairman, A. Cheeke, Esq., assisted during a portion of the day by Dr. Douglass, M.L.C. and J.P.) (Article), Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Friday 17 March 1854 page Article||2015-11-21 10:57||John Wooller, convicted of au nssnult on Mon-
day Inst, wns sentonced to be confined in Darling-
. IIRM.\NI>£I> SENTENCES.
|John Wooller, convicted of an assault on Mon-
day last, was sentenced to be confined in Darling-
Read the merging and splitting guidelines.
These links relate to a book to be released on October 1, 2013. This is a list of lists, and some of those lists may themselves be lists of list of lists. Where necessary, there is duplication, but this is a place to fossick and enrich your mind. This work is close to completed in September, 2013, though I don't imagine it will ever be completely finished, even after the book is released.
In 1942, a small group of individuals in Western Australia planned to seize the reins of government "when the Japanese landed". They moulded themselves on the various European collaborators with the Germans, but were totally pathetic as plotters. The coverage is taken from the 'Kalgoorlie Miner': this is for consistency, because I first encountered it there: I may add other sources later.
I selected John Calvert (1814-1897) as a suitable case for treatment when I came across a reference in an 1850s 'Scientific American' to a London court case against James Wyld in April 1854 (Wyld was, at that point, the subject of my enquiries). Calvert shares his name with one of Leichhardt's 1844-1846 exploration party, but I knew it wasn't the same man, and he sounded sufficiently dubious to be interesting to investigate. The entries are in chronological order. The 'Encyclopaedia of Australian Science' says some thought him a romancer. I am at one with his contemporaries (you will find them in this list) who called him an impostor and a Munchausen.
Looking at the various attempts to introduce coolies into Australia. I hope soon to annotate the rest of the entries more usefully. Note that "coolies" at first meant Indian workers only, but was later extended to include Chinese. The systems under which they were employed were similar to the contracts used with Kanakas, late in the 19th century. Note that the language and attitudes of the day were somewhat confronting (or worse!). The order is strictly chronological, so if you know a date, scroll down!
This records my searches for the earliest instances in newspapers of a number of apparently Australian terms. The order is alphabetical by term and then by year, with the year of use appearing in each note. My plan is generally to offer three to five of the earliest hits that I find on any given word or phrase. (This parsimonious intention has been ignored, as in "billy", where there is a curious pattern of uptake to be observed and tested more fully.) Note that some of these selections have explanatory comments and references as well. IMPORTANT: please look at the first item, as I have now started assembling these into a rather more accessible web page, which is the first item in the list.
This is to help others track down the Lewin material that I have corrected and tagged as "John Lewin". I have also added some external material that others don't seem to know about, all at Macquarie Law, which is a most excellent resource.
This began as a selection of the best journalism written by those unsung heroes, the Australian journalists who travelled the Owen Stanley Track, and against trenchant censorship from the Brass, told the tale. I have since added a few other useful backgrounders on the early history of the track. The order is chronological, the selector's bias shows in the way items referring to the "Kokoda Trail" have been ignored. Those items were mostly left out because they are more likely than not to be poisoned by McArthur's publicity machine, written by people who had been no closer than Melbourne. Those who actually went there called it a track.
A Wellington shepherd named Hugh M'Gregor, alias Macgregor or McGregor was widely credited with being the first to find gold. This is an attempt to pull all of the available information on him together: it will certainly assist anybody trying to track down this elusive character. With this aim in mind, I have also flagged the rare items which mention his forename, and attempt to follow his later life.
Stories relating to the W.A. Royal Commission which examined the prevalence of gold stealing in the eastern goldfields. It began with a 1906 report on gold theft by an English journalist called Scantlebury, and ended up leading to some changes, aimed at trapping the fences who bought stolen gold. The hero was 33-year-old Detective Sergeant Peter Kavanagh who got the evidence, but died in Sydney in 1908.
A collection of pieces relating to shore life and coastal and estuarine environments: beaches, rocks, rock pools, tides, waves and more. This list can be expected to grow continually during 2011 and 2012. There are two conscious purposes shaping my selections: my writerly aim is to find material relevant to a writing project that I have in mind, my pedagogical aim is to provide a collection of thought-provoking pieces for use in education at any level. That is to say, I hope that these choices may help learners to think—and to question their assumptions as I did, when I found the marine spiders!
Before Ludwig Leichhardt took off to find a route, others were talking about it. This pulls together some of those threads and reveals why people thought finding such a "road" would be a good idea. Personally, I suspect that some of them were thinking of a future railway, but did not dare stick their necks out that far.
Snippets offering a sense of the way people faced the war, largely intended as a classroom resource in the tradition of the old Jackdaws. These are random, happened-upon gleanings, where most of my lists are rather more calculated and planned. This list will grow slowly.
A Dutch or German sailor called Wildman claimed in 1863 to have found gold in Camden Harbour (near the Glenelg River) seven years previously, and claiming to have sold the gold in Liverpool. He offered, for a remission, to lead the way there. The gold was never found, in part because he failed to cooperate, and then tried to steal the ship's two boats and make a run for it.
Articles relating to the visit to Australia of zoologist William Hay Caldwell who elucidated the reproductive modes of monotremes and marsupials and studied the lungfish, along with some notes on his little-known marriage to a Sydney heiress. There are many more articles tagged with Caldwell's name which may be accessed from any of these. There are also other tags that may help the dedicated scholar: the furore over marsupial reproduction can be identified by the tag "bad science". Just watch the tags, OK?
The very idea of women wearing trousers horrified many in the 1930s and 1940s. The war changed a lot of that, but even in the 1950s, there were strong reactions. This is an attempt to landmark some of the events in the slow climb to rationality. This will be a slow-growing collection, but there is already enough to reveal the sort of shock that was aroused. I cleaned this up in late 2015, and will now stop, because researchers have enough leads to follow by looking for key words in my selections.
Information on Trove's new list feature can be found here.