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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,860,244
2 noelwoodhouse 3,929,242
3 NeilHamilton 3,428,714
4 DonnaTelfer 3,385,410
5 Rhonda.M 3,209,011
...
4078 dichris 5,488
4079 hep1953 5,487
4080 PStevens 5,484
4081 squizzie 5,484
4082 vickic 5,482
4083 albell 5,481

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November 2019 28
October 2019 69
September 2019 598
August 2019 399
July 2019 12
June 2019 52
May 2019 154
September 2018 194
August 2018 81
July 2018 5
June 2018 238
May 2018 242
April 2018 124
March 2018 146
February 2018 455
January 2018 676
December 2017 46
November 2017 8
October 2017 7
September 2017 1
August 2017 7
June 2017 1
May 2017 76
April 2017 84
March 2017 38
February 2017 502
January 2017 379
December 2016 17
November 2016 17
August 2016 47
May 2016 3
March 2016 129
February 2016 48
January 2016 288
December 2015 68
November 2015 7
October 2015 38
August 2015 87
July 2015 107
March 2015 6

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,860,042
2 noelwoodhouse 3,929,242
3 NeilHamilton 3,428,585
4 DonnaTelfer 3,385,389
5 Rhonda.M 3,208,998
...
4075 Emem 5,487
4076 PStevens 5,484
4077 dichris 5,483
4078 squizzie 5,483
4079 vickic 5,482
4080 albell 5,481

5,483 line(s) corrected.

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November 2019 28
October 2019 69
September 2019 598
August 2019 399
July 2019 12
June 2019 52
May 2019 154
September 2018 194
August 2018 81
July 2018 5
June 2018 238
May 2018 242
April 2018 124
March 2018 146
February 2018 455
January 2018 676
December 2017 46
November 2017 8
October 2017 7
September 2017 1
August 2017 7
May 2017 76
April 2017 84
March 2017 38
February 2017 502
January 2017 379
December 2016 17
November 2016 17
August 2016 47
May 2016 3
March 2016 129
February 2016 48
January 2016 288
December 2015 68
November 2015 7
October 2015 38
August 2015 87
July 2015 107
March 2015 6

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 jaybee67 314,433
2 PhilThomas 137,757
3 mickbrook 113,428
4 GeoffMMutton 78,023
5 murds5 61,555
...
3536 spacemonkey 1
3537 Spearth 1
3538 spellcheck 1
3539 squizzie 1
3540 ssams 1
3541 stampin 1

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WEDDING BELLS ROBERTSON-SPRESSER. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 9 July 1928 [Issue No.19,953] page 3 2019-11-22 14:08 A quiet, but prctlr wedding was cele-
brated at (it. Luke's Cbureb, Ituudle
atrect, ou Saturday. June ¿'(nj. tie con-
tracting parties being William (ïcorge,
eldest, non of Mr. and Mrs. JJ. Robert-
eldest daughter nf Mr. and Mri. ti. V.
Spresser, of Targinnic. lie», li. L. 1*.
Jones oflieiatcd.
Tbc biide, who was escorted by ber
motlier, was. gowned in a frock of cream
pure larc and ornamented with slurring,
silver beads, ribbon and s'ipulder posy.
Her veil of silk tulle was ¡ie;J in place
by a wreath of orango hlcsoui. Nbc
carried a bouquet of beauli'ul roses, lil-
Miss Sadie Spresser, s-isicr of tile
biidc, attended as bridesmaid, wearing
f mauve tiiVo «nd silver ..ap, and a
frock of mai.ve silk marocain and silver
lace, finished wit li a silver /.boulder posy.
Mr. Sidney llobcrlson acted as best
Tile bride's mother wore a frock of
*a\o crept, de-ebine. trimmed with lloral
.till: and, hat to mutch.
Thc bride'a Uavelling dre« was of
brick coloured marocain, made willi
cream lace vest »nd finely pinned skirt,
and rhc wore a small fell hat to match.
A quiet, but pretty wedding was cele-
brated at St. Luke's Cburch, Rundle
Street, on Saturday. June 23rd, the con-
tracting parties being William George,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert-
eldest daughter nf Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Spresser, of Targinnie. Rev, R. L. P.
Jones officiated.
The bride, who was escorted by her
mother, was gowned in a frock of cream
pure lace and ornamented with shirring,
silver beads, ribbon and shoulder posy.
Her veil of silk tulle was held in place
by a wreath of orange blossom. She
carried a bouquet of beauliful roses, lil-
Miss Sadie Spresser, sister of the
bride, attended as bridesmaid, wearing
a mauve tulle and silver cap, and a
frock of maive silk marocain and silver
lace, finished with a silver shoulder posy.
Mr. Sidney Robertson acted as best
The bride's mother wore a frock of
saxo crepe, de-chine. trimmed with floral
silk and a hat to match.
The bride's travelling dress was of
brick coloured marocain, made with
cream lace vest and finely pleated skirt,
and she wore a small felt hat to match.
No title (Article), Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), Saturday 10 February 1877 [Issue No.1209] page 2 2019-10-13 11:28 CoiioNWt'.s INQCBST.-Oil Moiidny last, tho coroner
(.Mr. A, : I .urdnor) held nu bulliest nt Mr." 1*. Quailcy's,
thu Britannia'Hotol,''Chnt>wort]i;i(by"Hiljiiiirumontj
from Goodwood Tslnnil), on v!fj«- of tlio body of Thomas
.Farmer," lately drowned near tho C'laroneo Head».
John l'alnier, farmer, nt Chatsworth Island, deposod
tn finding thu lindy, which he believed to ho that of
Thomas Farmer, .lohn Hush deposed thnt ho was nu
inuUee|ier residing nt Iluka, mid know the deceased
Thomas Farmer ; on the ll tb January hu was athis
place, and loaded bia Inuit, »\ waterman's skiff, with
Hour and other mKuls.'Mmd loft for Chatsworth aliout
(i.ItO p.m. ; thu boat.wns_dpoply dation,, and tho tide
lind nearly ceased running;;about sundown on;tho
same ovenmg passcdhiui in a boatN about twn^inilcs
nliovo Hilka, near tho, entrance to tho lower. North
Arm; hewn» near tho «boro in shoal water, his boat
apparently aground iii thu stem niid'hó was trying to
got her oil'; asked him if ho wa» all right, to which hu
replied "ye», I am just getting bur olf ;" saw thu boat
fur sometime nftor"wo passed lum, tho deceased appar-
ently trying tn get into,the North Arin ;_we were go,
iug up tho main river ¡'it wns'blowing fresh at the
time, hut did not"; Bee deccosod attempt to"; put up a
sail; deceased had beon drinking, and,was murry
when he left, hut capablo of ninnngiiig bislmut ; there
was danger in crossing tho month ofTtbo North Arm
with a Inuit so deeply laden ; but tho deceased was an
experienced houtman, and close to the shore when
witnoss last »nw him ; he had changed a chequo for.
£0 at my place, and lind that mnnoy witli him when
he left lluka. 1' rospcr Howie», employed nt Farmer'»
store, iduutitied tho hoot found on deceased ns 'being
ono ho bought for him nt Kooky Mouth, mid kuow ho
wore it thu last time he left home. William Holmes,
storekeeper, Iluka, deposed to tho loadiugof deceased's
boat on tho 11 th ?laminry,'but did not think thoro
was any danger unless Ibo I mat got into broken water,
lie also iduutitied tba budy found on Goodwood Is
laud as being that nf Farmur. Thc jury returned n
CORONER'S INQUEST - On Monday last, the corner
(Mr. A. Lardner) held an inquest at Mr. P. Quailey's,
the Britannia Hotel,'Chatworth (by adjournment
from Goodwood island), on view of the body of Thomas
Farmer, lately drowned near the Clarence Heads.
John Farmer, farmer, at Chatsworth Island, deposed
to finding the body, which he believed to be that of
Thomas Farmer. John Rush deposed that he was an
inkeeper residing at Iluka, and knew the deceased
Thomas Farmer ; on the 11th January he was at his
place, and loaded his boat, a watermna's skiff, with
four and other mgoods, and left for Chatsworth about
6.30 p.m. ; the boat was_deeply laden, and the tide
had nearly ceased running; about sundown on the
same evening passed him in a boat about two miles
above Iluka, near the, entrance to the lower North
Arm; he was near the shore in shoal water, his boat
apparently aground in the stern and he was trying to
get her off; asked him if he was all right, to which he
replied "yes, I am just getting her off ;" saw the boat
for sometime after we passed him, the deceased appar-
ently trying to get into, the North Arm ; we were go-
ing up the main river ¡'it was blowing fresh at the
time, but did not see deceased attempt to put up a
sail; deceased had been drinking, and was merry
when he left, but capable of managing his boat ; there
was danger in crossing the mouth of the North Arm
with a Iboat so deeply laden ; but the deceased was an
experienced boatman, and close to the shore when
witness last saw him ; he had changed a cheque for
£09 at my place, and had that money with him when
he left lluka. Prosper Bowles, employed at Farmer's
store, identified the boot found on deceased as being
one he bought for him at Rocky Mouth, and knew he
wore it the last time he left home. William Holmes,
storekeeper, Iluka, deposed to the loading of deceased's
boat on the 11th January, but did not think there
was any danger unless the boat got into broken water,
he also identified the body found on Goodwood Is-
land as being that of Farmer. The jury returned a
OBITUARY MR. W. J. FARMER. (Article), Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 15 July 1949 [Issue No.8011] page 2 2019-10-11 21:18 obituary
. . _ . 'William' Joseph, (Billy)- Farmer
-(37), / of Brisbane;1 and " formerly
of 'Graf ton/ who was accidentally
killed in a road' transport accident
noon, was buried in Qfaftori '6n
'Wednesday. . . "
' . The late .Mr. : Farmer was' a
native: of- the tClarenceCRiver dis
trict. He wais® a son df the -late
j -Thomas Farmer, - who -predeceased;
him -twelve -- months ago. / : a/
. / /He: was- on- active service /with;
the- 2nd : A.I.F.y being: attached /to
a well-known northern riveris
jqckey, /figuring' prominently on
Edward (Hogarth! ; Range) , Mervyn
(Grafton), Vera (Mrs. E. J". Fer-
The funeral ' took place from St.
Grafton. The- . .service at the
- church and graveside 'was con
Mr. Farmer was on. his way from
Cup meeting. He was given. a lift
on; a transport waggon,, which
crashed. It yras' Mr. Farmer's
intention, to take back with him'
of this district, and another youn
animal being looked after by Mi.
branching out .as va' trainer.
OBITUARY
William Joseph (Billy) Farmer
(37), of Brisbane and formerly
killed in a road transport accident
noon, was buried in Grafton on
Wednesday.
The late Mr. Farmer was a
native of the Clarence River dis-
trict. He was a son of the late
Thomas Farmer, who predeceased
him twelve months ago.
He: was on active service with
the 2nd A.I.F. being: attached to
a well-known northern rivers
jockey, figuring prominently on
Edward (Hogarth Range) , Mervyn
(Grafton), Vera (Mrs. E. J. Fer-
The funeral took place from St.
Grafton. The service at the
- church and graveside was con
Mr. Farmer was on his way from
Cup meeting. He was given a lift
on a transport wagon, which
crashed. It was Mr. Farmer's
intention, to take back with him
of this district, and another young
animal being looked after by Mr.
branching out as a trainer.
THE FALLIBILITY OF GOVERNORS. (Article), The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929), Saturday 13 February 1875 [Issue No.7] page 99 2019-09-13 15:26 omission on his recent visit to me
Dading Downs. Being somewhat indis
kindly aflaWiry towards the crowd of
white ^^f&ant Says die local
1 lirrwiirlf*^ —
'The general desire to tore a view of die
new Governor, more especially Id eoBseqnence
nf &«- jiIj jjLJiii ?um.iiiu. 4ii*£ fwf ^_rlim1
rooWDomfas before lulu wfill ief#*i hto to his
large attendance at the galena public an
Bachelors, men, must be scarce at
endowed with 'proclivities, whafsevetthat
may iumb On getting cut of die train,
his Excellency was met by die Mayor
went die nqia! infliction of an address,
to die Hon. Mr. Taylor's carriage and
by some processsonists and die '«'»'i
Alighting from die carriage, his
'It™ suggested to the Governor that he
address the people, but he oeriinnd to do so,
nfrat'sg ihat. be bad already «^«**^ be
wooU send a written reply to the Wsyor.
The grfaftpat AwnlJufytaon was expressed at
this out reply, and it was .feeely remarked
tfaatasttiefanlkof the adult male population
that turned out to receive Ihe Governor in so
henrty a manner bad lost a day's wages in
doing so, it would not bave been a great
stretch of vice-legal dignity if Hk Excellency
had briefly returned his actnowiedgmentB for
the kindly reception accorded to mm.'
been expected to 'snout' all round.
bow bis acknowledgments, but those
wen: not appreciated by die Toowoomba
better pmi'»f»j-^i with *'*-»» conception
of die eternal fitness of t^w^gg, and
«»«rhii-aa«j|/» kind indeed. But his
Excellency wQl know better by-and-bye,
to a^-pw3 die Agricultural Show, and, it
to be present For this he was thanked
in very cordial tarns in an address
and on behalf of die Society.' To this
Mr. Cairns made die following reply: —
'GenUanen-Tom- cordial iddnfatna
to offer yon my emcerest thanks.
'Tbh, flying visit to die Darling Down
very titty and pleasantly opens my acquaint
ance wiBi ttie interior of Queensland.
'I hire been greatly strock wili the beanty
of tiie scenery as we approached your rising
town, and I hope to make ? more intimate
aogammtanee with its cilixnm, and uri^lilmna
before many months hive passed. A* it is,
X arrival amongst yon enables me to see
tprogreasisbemgmsdem developing «be
^piculB^ capS&eB of this faired
dStertof Anstolia, and what reaalts nay be
obtained ban the labour and skill of an
mtBUttent nopnlatian.
' W. W. Ciikkb.
'The T— ?»?*— of the DrsyntOB and
Toowoomba Agricultural and Horiaadmzal
Sodety.'
Excellency declared die show open,
and proceeded to inspect die exhibits.
Tn due time lunch was partaken of. In
in due time die health of die Governor
was proposed. The toast, says die
'The band bad made a mistake, as be
happened to be a anddle-agBd Irishman, and
which made them aD one. He Mt confident
they would excuse Us brief reply to so warm
a welcome, it being known Oat be had only
thatha health was mdSereat Be bad
wn* seat nkesnre, and although he had
miaKd awng some of the eihmtta, he had
aoea .dldat to convince him that the
farmers hat entered thoroughly into the bni
aow of odtwaJion, and that there was caat
encouragement for the htm. Almding to
the handsome am presented by the pro
prietors -£ the QnmtmHtr, hk Exedkaey
caM^had beam wan by a German fatmer with
what weighing 65 lie. to the hnmd, and
this, he Uwaght, should satdsfy them that in
future years they woald witneK fortia- and
most welcome snecesses. He -would propose
therefore the toast— 'Long aseoeas to the '
Draytpn and Toowoomba Society.'* '
Mr. PfcirEY uespondefl, and die enter- ;
tainment seems to have passed off:
in somebody's cupboard, for we ace told
that,- I
BSm Esxeflency took his departnte from!
Toowoomba by special bam on Thursday!
*^ a± nr tS&ati- mxA &At*idL -,tt|j i
gentlemen atfandrf on «K rf^*-^ of the'
xa2an& AbEtion to see mm ofiEl ha ExaeUency '
passed them unnoticed, and entered the isfl- 1
way carriage without expreaaag a ward to '
receive, .she ordinary OMrtesy that is due to
their official pnritjonn. TheinmresBJonlefton
Ok pubuc esmd by his* Excellency is, we
This censorious passage in die report is
aggravated by an eaoafly censorious
lf*g-im-r article in the same paper. We
is at least nrdbrtnnate that the
President of die Agricultural
Society who presented die Governor
wim the congratulatory address, and die
Chatriuk who proposed his Excel
»»w«iilyr for TooRoomba and part pro
prietor of die newspaper which has
representative in the eyes of die public.
Nor can it be forgotten that die same
tions mto die Assembly embodying a
censure on die late Governor. The
resolutions were scooted out of die
ment he dien *»^ppy'*anr*^
nothing whatewa of Mr. Caikns; but
acceptable to die hon. member for Too
that hkEKCELLENcrfe a gentleman, and
not a poptuarity^rarlter. The want of
the colony is a sound constitntkinal
tmagant and skinless persons who
swarmnidie metropolitan civgl service,
and, while claiming to be die eBeof die
bffis.
omission on his recent visit to the
Daring Downs. Being somewhat indis
kindly affability towards the crowd of
white elephant. Says die local
chronicler, -
'"The general desire to have a view of the
new Governor, more especially in consequence
of the strange rumours that had reached
Toowoomba before him with reference to his
large attendance at the general public on
Bachelors, then, must be scarce at
endowed with proclivities, whatever that
may mean. On getting out of the train,
his Excellency was met by the Mayor
went the usual infliction of an address,
to the Hon. Mr. Taylor's carriage and
by some processionists and the usual
Alighting from dthe carriage, his
"It was suggested to the Governor that he
address the people, but he declined to do so,
stating that he had already intimated he
would send a written reply to the Mayor.
The greaterst dissatisfaction was expressed at
this curt reply, and it was feeely remarked
that as the bulk of the adult male population
that turned out to receive the Governor in so
hearty a manner had lost a day's wages in
doing so, it would not have been a great
stretch of vice-legal dignity if His Excellency
had briefly returned his actnowiedgments for
the kindly reception accorded to him.'
been expected to 'shout' all round.
bow his acknowledgments, but those
were not appreciated by the Toowoomba
better harmonised with their conception
of the eternal fitness of things, and
enthusiastic kind indeed. But his
Excellency will know better by-and-bye.
to attend the Agricultural Show, and, it
to be present. For this he was thanked
in very cordial terms in an address
and on behalf of the Society.' To this
Mr. Cairns made the following reply: —
'Gentlemen - Your cordial address deserves
to offer you my sincerest thanks.
'This flying visit to the Darling Downs
very fitly and pleasantly opens my acquaint
ance with the interior of Queensland.
'I have been greatly struck with the beauty
of the scenery as we approached your rising
town, and I hope to make more intimate
acquaintance with its citizens and neightbours
before many months have passed. As it is,
my arrival amongst you enables me to see
what progress is being made in developing the
agricultural capabilities of this favoured
district of Australia, and what results may be
obtained from the labour and skill of an
intelligent population.
"W. W. CAIRNS.
"The members of the Draynton and
Toowoomba Agricultural and horticultural
Society.'
Excellency declared the show open,
and proceeded to inspect the exhibits.
In due time lunch was partaken of. In
in due time the health of the Governor
was proposed. The toast, says the
'The band had made a mistake, as be
happened to be a middle-aged Irishman, and
which made them all one. He felt confident
they would excuse his brief reply to so warm
a welcome, it being known that be had only
that his health was indifferent. He had
with great pleasure, and although he had
missed seeing some of the exhibits, he had
seen sufficient to convince him that the
farmers hat entered thoroughly into the bus
iness of cultivation, and that there was great
encouragement for the future. Alluding to
the handsome cup presented by the pro
prietors of the Queenslander, his Excellency
said it had been won by a German farmer with
wheat weighing 65 lbs. to the bushel, and
this, he thought, should satisfy them that in
future years they would witness further and
most welcome successes. He would propose
therefore the toast— 'Long success to the
Drayton and Toowoomba Society.'* '
Mr. PECHEY responded, and the enter
tainment seems to have passed off
in somebody's cupboard, for we are told
His Excellency took his departure from
Toowoomba by special train on Thursday
morning at six o'clock, and although several
gentlemen attended on the platform of the
railway station to see him off, his Excellency
passed them unnoticed, and entered the rail
way carriage without expressing a word to
them who expected, and who are entitled to
receive, the ordinary courtesy that is due to
their official positions. The impression left on
the public mind by his Excellency is, we
This censorious passage in the report is
aggravated by an equally censorious
leading article in the same paper. We
is at least unfortunate that the
President of the Agricultural
Society who presented the Governor
with the congratulatory address, and the
CHAIRMANk who proposed his Excel
member for Toowoomba and part pro
prietor of the newspaper which has
representative in the eyes of the public.
Nor can it be forgotten that the same
tions into the Assembly embodying a
censure on the late Governor. The
resolutions were scouted out of the
ment he then experienced.
nothing whatever of Mr. Cairns; but
acceptable to the hon. member for Too
that his EXCELLENCY IS a gentleman, and
not a popularity-HUNTER. The want of
the colony is a sound constitutional
travagant and shiftless persons who
swarm in the metropolitan civil service,
and, while claiming to be the elite of the
bills.
THE FALLIBILITY OF GOVERNORS. (Article), The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929), Saturday 13 February 1875 [Issue No.7] page 99 2019-09-13 14:42 Persons who have watched die treat
Southern Queensland wul not be
surprised to leam diat Mr. Cairns has
-already become the subject of hostile
-criticism. The new domestic arrange
ments of government hoose do not
-own taste, and has not consulted die
metropolitan busybodieson the subject
an ominous rdiafcing of heads. Another
fault of die new Governor is that
other associations of die like order, his
Excellency does notjwl. He beats
dresses as som rtfiing of a bore, and
instead ofbveakmg out into an impromptu
liating to demonstiationists and proceb
sionists of all classes, and hence ftae is
much lftm»^ifa^*fm md m*t'i¥*f!*nP of '^*-'-
in certain aides. It is now several
years since Qiii r miinrl enjoyed die
satisfaction of wuuying a popular
y governor, and it is terrible to contcm
? plate that at least six years more must
Persons who have watched the treat
Southern Queensland will not be
surprised to leam that Mr. Cairns has
already become the subject of hostile
criticism. The new domestic arrange
ments of government house do not
own taste, and has not consulted the
metropolitan busybodies on the subject
an ominous shaking of heads. Another
fault of the new Governor is that
other associations of the like order, his
Excellency does not gush. He treats
dresses as something of a bore, and
instead of breaking out into an impromptu
liating to demonstrationists and proces
sionists of all classes, and hence there is
much lamentation and wringing of hands
in certain circles. It is now several
years since Queensland enjoyed the
satisfaction of worrying a popular
governor, and it is terrible to contem
plate that at least six years more must
THE FALLIBILITY OF GOVERNORS. (Article), The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929), Saturday 13 February 1875 [Issue No.7] page 99 2019-09-13 14:36 the FAJXimrrv of goveekoe&
? GoverBfKB. ' The fin* representative at
her -most gracious Majesty in this
.olonv was taueht bv divers insmuafinns
pvaui ninpnrlons in die public Press that
Pile was no bettor than he -should be.
He was frank and gracious enough, bat
of die value of money. His successor
was evEn none gnacious, and his leadiness.
to 'patronise' anything from a barbers'
those very precise people who regard the
distributed them with a difiiise and
unsparing hand. What m»«i»r if within
fecal «n«i«tif« were not unknown; what
the titter break-down of His Excel
aliicm vilCD *J-iinnlatWi ? \w *^\r\\ an
trample.
. assume die popular role. He conse
quently missed die huzzas of die crowd.
tntkmal governor.' During his first
die break-up of die legislative dead-lock,
. i^in»i»£r freely' in die tight -groove.
Bat what was this while he was sparing
-jf his patronage, and was so offensvely
scrupulous as to ™^'* inquiries before
permitting his name to be used. Vet
Airing his three years' residence in
Queensland, die late Governor won the
soudieni districts he in variably obtained a
?evince bis appreciation of any well
timed, loyal demonstxatipn. The Go
veknob and the people of Rockhampton
never iniMiiidaMlood each other, and
^lilmai^ji parted with genuine feelings of
TmiWml regret. Without inquiring mto
-the quality of his ^mmis^ or invesngat--
not but fed that they wee natch m
-debted to Bis Excellency's firmness
presentative, at a critical period of die
?colony's history.
THE FALLIBILITY OF GOVERNORS
Some of the people of Southern Queens
land are constantly in trouble with their
Governors. The first representative of
her most gracious MAJESTY in this
colony was taught by divers insinuations
and inuendous in the public Press that
he was no better than he should be.
He was frank and gracious enough, but
of the value of money. His successor
was even more gracious, and his readiness
to "patronise" anything from a barbers'
thos very precise people who regard the
distributed them with a diffuse and
unsparing hand. What matter if within
fiscal anxieties were not unknown; what
the utter break-down of His Excel
Brisbane erect a monument to his
aliism when stimulated by such an
example.
assume the popular role. He conse
quently missed the huzzas of the crowd.
tutional governor. During his first
year's residence, his firm attitude caused
the break-up of the legislative dead-lock,
and set our parliamentary machinery
running freely in the right groove.
But what was this while he was sparing
jf his patronage, and was so offensively
scrupulous as to make inquiries before
permitting his name to be used. Yet
Aduring his three years residence in
Queensland, the late Governor won the
good opinion of thousands of colonists
southern districts he in variably obtained a
evince bis appreciation of any well
timed, loyal demonstratipn. The Go
vernor and the people of Rockhampton
never misunderstood each other, and
ultimately parted with genuine feelings of
mutual regret. Without inquiring into
the quality of his dinners or investigat
not but feel that they were much in
-debted to His Excellency's firmness
presentative, at a critical period of the
colony's history.
Current News. (Article), The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 6 February 1875 [Issue No.53] page 4 2019-09-13 13:13 pany wun ur. uanuan, the Kesident Surgeon
pany with Dr. Cannan, the Resident Surgeon
THE RECEPTION OF GOVERNOR CAIRNS AT BRISBANE. (Abridged from the Brisbane Courier. January 25.) (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 30 January 1875 [Issue No.11,452] page 9 2019-09-13 12:49 the Domain. A number even made their woy into the
cbBmber whero the coremony was in progresa, and caused
rather a crush, while the noieo outsido made it difficult to
hoar what was being transacted His Evcellenoy tho
Goternor then como out into the portico, in front of whioh
on open Bpaoo waa presen od by tho Volunteers forming
three side« of a square On making hu Bppearanoo -is
Governor of this colony, his ExoalleHoy waa received
with loud cheering, and intimated his roadinoB« to receuo
the addrespes from members of tho Church of England,
f dir wa, on tho conclusion of this part of the proceedings,
his Excellency addressed the nsiomblago in the following
terms -"Before bringing these prooeodinga to a close
foil in receiving those addresses, and in notioing the cordi-
ality of feeling which exists towards her Majesty's repre
« ntativo m this colony I shall take an early opportunity
of informing tho Secretary of State for the Coloniea that
the lest poonbla spirit prevail« everywhere around mo-a
fcenng whioh I tnnt muy ovor continue " The conclusion
or this speech was io signal for repoatcd oheera, and hut
Excellency retiring, the crowd rapidly dispersed
the Domain. A number even made their way into the
chamber where the ceremony was in progress, and caused
rather a crush, while the noise outside made it difficult to
hear what was being transacted His Excellenoy the
Governor then came out into the portico, in front of whioh
on open space was preserved by the Volunteers forming
three side of a square. On making his appearance as
Governor of this colony, his Excellency was received
with loud cheering, and intimated his readiness to receive
the addresses from members of the Church of England,
fellows, on tho conclusion of this part of the proceedings,
his Excellency addressed the assemblage in the following
terms -"Before bringing these proceedings to a close
felt in receiving those addresses, and in noticing the cordi-
ality of feeling which exists towards her Majesty's repre-
sentative m this colony I shall take an early opportunity
of informing tho Secretary of State for the Colonies that
the best possible spirit prevails everywhere around me - a
feeling which I trust may ever continue." The conclusion
of this speech was the signal for repeated cheers, and his
Excellency retiring, the crowd rapidly dispersed.
THE RECEPTION OF GOVERNOR CAIRNS AT BRISBANE. (Abridged from the Brisbane Courier. January 25.) (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 30 January 1875 [Issue No.11,452] page 9 2019-09-13 12:25 tops. Iramcdtatelv afterword« a six-oarod boat quitted the
steamer'» side, com eying Governor Cairns and Butte, and
Captain Stevens, and the sailors spreading out from tho
topa manned the yard«, the ship e Runs at the Bamo time
commencing a thundering enluto 'lhe Botanical Garden«
were full of spectators, and the din made by tho sixty eight
pounders fired point blank in thoir direction, or oohoed
from tho perpendicular -walls of rock on tho opposite aideof
tho nvor, was something overpowering. The steamer was
6predily enveloped in a cloud of emoke, whioh. roso high
over her matts
His Excellency waa received at the jetty hy Sir Maurice
O Connell The Ipewioh Battorv of Volunteer Artillery
took up the firing OB he put hie foot on shore, and delivered
n teluto of seventeen anns, the crowd greeting him with
beartv cheers, the Volunteer Rifles presenting aim«, and
thi band playing tho National Anthem
The Mayor of Brisbane, having been prefonted to his
Excellency bv the Premier, proceeded to read on address, to
«hieb an early reply was promised
lhe Viceregal party then moved for the carriages, and
victoRreoted, on emerging from the arch, by renewed
Ills Excollenoy and Captain Palmor, with the aido do-oamp
nnd private secretary ttj.ei tu, seated themsoltos in a car-
nage drawn by four gray« and after n slight delay, occa-
sioned by the restivcnee« of ono ef tho horses (which wns
tinted by the crowd nnd the tumult) the procession started
On tho departuro of the procession tho Gardons wore
ejuicUy descried by the orowds assembled there, who
hurried off to gain a view of Us passage through tho city
Tho Volunteers re-forméd, and headed by tho drum nnd
iifo land, marched up Alice etreet to Government House,
?»luther they were followed, owing to somo mtsunder
stondmg, by tho Ipswich Band, which should, nocordtng to
the programme, havo fallen in with the procession lhe
Governess cortege, meanwhile, proceeded through Edward,
Mary, Eagle Creek, Quean, and George «treats, which
were decorated with flag« nnd thickly lined with speotators
warmly cheered, and continually acknowledged tho
greetings ho reçoit od The balconies and uprjer
windows wore thronged with onlookors As the
croud m tho «troots received aooossions from
the number« hurrying from the gardens progression be-
came somewhat difficult, the polico having nome trouble in
keeping the routo clear At twenty minutes past 12 the
precession entered tho gate of the Government House
Domain lhe three companies of Rifles were stationed in-
side m open order, and No 2 Battery Artillery lined the
approach to Government Houso Iho dilferent sociotie«
I taking part in the precession here formed on each side of
the roadway, tho viceregal and other carnages passing be-
tween thom On Go\ernmont Houso being reached the
guard of honour proflented arms, tho bind played the
National Anfhom, and the cheering uni renewed. Hi«
Excollenoy entored the building uoouipanied by Sir
MieuncoO Connell, the members of the Mimntry, and other
gentlemen, and tho ceremony of swoaring-in wa«
ut onco proceeded with Hie Excollenoy took the
prescribed oathB before their Honor« Mr. Justice
Lilley and Mr Justice Sheppard At tho con-
clusion of the ceremony, a salute WOB fired from the field
guns stationed m tho Domain by No, 1 Battery Q V. A ,
under the command of Captain Geary In thu meanwhile
the crowd outside) had been largely augmented by person«
tops. Immedtately afterwords a six-oared boat quitted the
steamer's side, conveying Governor Cairns and suite, and
Captain Stevens, and the sailors spreading out from the
tops manned the yards, the ship's guns at the same time
commencing a thundering salute. The Botanical Gardens
were full of spectators, and the din made by the sixty eight
pounders fired point blank in their direction, or echoed
from tho perpendicular walls of rock on tho opposite side of
the river, was something overpowering. The steamer was
speedily enveloped in a cloud of smoke, which. rose high
over her masts.
His Excellency was received at the jetty by Sir Maurice
O'Connell. The Ipswich Batterv of Volunteer Artillery
took up the firing as he put his foot on shore, and delivered
a salute of seventeen guns, the crowd greeting him with
hearty cheers, the Volunteer Rifles presenting arms, and
the band playing tho National Anthem.
The Mayor of Brisbane, having been presented to his
Excellency by the Premier, proceeded to read an address, to
which an early reply was promised.
The Viceregal party then moved for the carriages, and
were greeted, on emerging from the arch, by renewed
His Excellency and Captain Palmer, with the aide de-camp
and private secretary vis.ci.vis, seated themselves in a car-
rriage drawn by four grays and after a slight delay, occa-
sioned by the restiveness of one of the horses (which was
excited by the crowd and the tumult) the procession started.
On the departure of the procession the Gardens were
quickly deserted by the crowds assembled there, who
hurried off to gain a view of its passage through the city
The Volunteers re-forméd, and headed by the drum and
fife band, marched up Alice street to Government House,
whither they were followed, owing to some misunder
standing, by the Ipswich Band, which should, according to
the programme, have fallen in with the procession. The
Governor's cortege, meanwhile, proceeded through Edward,
Mary, Eagle Creek, Queen, and George streets, which
were decorated with flags and thickly lined with spectators.
warmly cheered, and continually acknowledged the
greetings he reçeived. The balconies and upper
windows were thronged with onlookers. As the
crowd in the streets received acccessions from
the numbers hurrying from the gardens progression be-
came somewhat difficult, the police having some trouble in
keeping the route clear. At twenty minutes past 12 the
procession entered the gate of the Government House
Domain. The three companies of Rifles were stationed in-
side in open order, and No 2 Battery Artillery lined the
approach to Government House the different societies
I taking part in the procession here formed on each side of
the roadway, the viceregal and other carnages passing be-
tween them. On Government House being reached the
guard of honour presented arms, the band played the
National Anthem, and the cheering was renewed. His
Excellency entered the building accopanied by Sir
Maurice O'Connell, the members of the Ministry, and other
gentlemen, and the ceremony of swearing-in was
at once proceeded with. His Excellency took the
prescribed oaths before their Honors Mr. Justice
Lilley and Mr Justice Sheppard At the con-
clusion of the ceremony, a salute was fired from the field
guns stationed in tho Domain by No, 1 Battery Q V. A ,
under the command of Captain Geary. In the meanwhile
the crowd outside had been largely augmented by persons
THE RECEPTION OF GOVERNOR CAIRNS AT BRISBANE. (Abridged from the Brisbane Courier. January 25.) (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 30 January 1875 [Issue No.11,452] page 9 2019-09-13 11:42 In the oity there was considerable bustle from nn early
hour, numbers of persons streaming in from tho conntrv
lind suburb« lhe Volunteer« pnraded in the Police-yard,
n George street, whonco No 1 Battery Q V Artillery
mrrched to Government House, and took up their poiition
lODdj to fire the salute subsequent to the swearing-in of
his Excellency At tho Undine place some preparations
for re ceiving bia Excollenoy hal heon mado, ii temporary
jetty having been construct«! and carpeted leadingup to an
arch which was flanked on caoh side by rows of coverod
seats, which were occupied by a number of ladies Tho
ornamentation »IIB, howover, nothing to be vury proud of,
tho tarpaulin covering to tho ladies' dais and tho general
tti le of tho erection« Doing rather insignificant Tho wordi
" Welcome to Queensland," in enrvod letter« faced tho jetty
on tho front of tho arch, and undent tho members of the
Ministry and of tho BriBbano Corporation wero grouped
Abont a quart« after 11 o dock, hi« Etcollency the
Actin«;-Go\ernor, accompanied hy his aide do-camp, waB
ron ed to tie Barracouta, and after a bnof stay returned to
the landing Precisely at half-past 11, the bugle sounded
on board the man-of-war, and groups of «allora elad in
whito ran up the rigging and stationed themsolvo« on the
tops Iramcdtatelv afterword« a six-oarod boat quitted the
In the vity there was considerable bustle from an early
hour, numbers of persons streaming in from the country
and suburbs. The Volunteers paraded in the Police-yard,
in George street, whence No 1 Battery Q V Artillery
marched to Government House, and took up their position
ready to fire the salute subsequent to the swearing-in of
his Excellency. At the landing place some preparations
for receiving his Excellency had been made, a temporary
jetty having been constructed and carpeted leading up to an
arch which was flanked on each side by rows of covered
seats, which were occupied by a number of ladies The
ornamentation was, however, nothing to be very proud of,
the tarpaulin covering to the ladies dais and the general
style of tho erections being rather insignificant.The word
" Welcome to Queensland," in carved letters faced the jetty
on the front of the arch, and under it the members of the
Ministry and of tho BriBsbane Corporation were grouped
About a quarter after 11 o 'clock, his Excellency the
Acting-Governor, accompanied by his aide do-camp, was
rowed to the Barracouta, and after a bnef stay returned to
the landing. Precisely at half-past 11, the bugle sounded
on board the man-of-war, and groups of sailors clad in
white ran up the rigging and stationed themselves on the
tops. Iramcdtatelv afterword« a six-oarod boat quitted the

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