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Views of Parramatta New South Wales c.1910

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Top (L to R): Subiaco Cottage; Ellison's Hotel; and St. John's Parsonage
Bottom (L to R): The Sydney Road Toll-bar; The Market Buildings; and the Old Court House
View Original:The Jubilee History of Parramatta: In Commemoration of the First Half-Century of Municipal Government 1861-1911; Edited by J. Cheyne Wharton; Parramatta, New South Wales; 1911
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NSW Government Appointments & Notices — January 1890

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
The following notifications appeared in Friday's Government Gazette:—
APPOINTMENTS.
The following appointments have been made: — 
Mr. James Norton Brooks, Acting police magistrate, Maitland, to be coroner for the district, and for the colony generally, vice Vindin, resigned
Mr. Donald Manson, J.P., to be deputy licensing magistrate of the licensing court for the licensing district of Hill End (during the absence of W. A. Stool, police magistrate), vice Robertson, relieved
Mr. Henry James Greville, chief clerk, to be accountant, with rank next after the Registrar in Bankruptcy
Mr. Aubrey Murray Palmer Mowle, second clerk, to be chief clerk, vice Greville
Mr. James Fitzpatrick Carroll, fourth clerk, to be second clerk, Vice Mowle
Mr. Harold A. Rich, fifth clerk, to be fourth clerk, vice Carroll
Mr. Archibald Chisholm, clerk, to be deposition clerk
Mr. Evan William Howell, junior clerk at Darlinghurst Gaol, to be fourth clerk in the Department of Prisons, vice Newmarch, pro…

Title Deeds - Port Phillip Lands (Victoria) - Published 29th May 1847

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Sydney, 29th May, 1847.
TITLE DEEDS - PORT PHILLIP LANDS.
THE undermentioned Deeds have been transmitted from this Office to the Surveyor-General, to be afterwards despatched to the Deputy Registrar, Melourne, for enrolment in the Supreme Court, Port Phillip, under the provisions of the Act of the Governor and Council, 5th Victoria, No. 21, when they will be forwarded to the Sub Treasurer, for delivery to the Grantee, on payment of the established fees thereon, viz. :—
TOWN ALLOTMENTS.
Proclamation of 29th September, 1846.
Deeds dated 23rd January, 1847.
1. Hugh Glass, 1 rood and 36 perches, North Melbourne, lot 1.
2. Thomas Budds Payne, 1 rood and 36 perches, North Melbourne, lot 2.
3. Duncan Hoyle, 2 roods, North Geelong, lot 3.
4. Mathew Cantlon, 2 roods, ditto, lot 4.
5. William M'Leay, 2 roods, ditto, lot 5.
6. James Ford Strachan, 2 roods, ditto, lot 6.
7. Solomon Benjamin, 2 roods, Warringal, lot 9
8. Ditto, 2 roods, ditto, lot 10.
9. Solomon Ben…

Bridge Over the River Torrens, Adelaide

In early 1877 a new bridge was constructed over the River Torrens replacing the existing bridge connecting North and South Adelaide.  The bridge was considered to state-of-the-art for its time, the first to use corrugated iron plates in the colony.  The following article, detailing the construction of the bridge, appeared in The Illustrated Adelaide News on Friday 1 June 1877 following the opening of the 'new' bridge on April 25: 
THE NEW BRIDGE OVER THE TORRENS.
The ceremony of formally opening the new bridge over the Torrens, between South and North Adelaide, on what was formerly known as the City Bridge-road, but which is now to be called King William-road, took place on Wednesday, April 25. The erection of such a magnificent structure as the bridge that has just been completed is not only in itself a gain to the citizens, but as showing the progress which the trade and traffic of the capital have made is an additional subject for congratulation. For many years the inconven…

Title Deeds - Port Phillip Lands (Victoria) - Published 17th August, 1846

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Sydney, 17th August, 1846.
Title Deeds — Port Phillip Lands.
THE undermentioned Deeds have been transmitted from this office to the Surveyor General, to be afterwards despatched to the Deputy Registrar, Melbourne, for enrolment in the Supreme Court, Port Phillip, under the provisions of the Act of the Governor and Council, 5th Vic. No 21, when they will be forwarded to the Sub Treasury for delivery to the respective Grantees, on payment of the established fees thereon, viz: —
TOWN ALLOTMEMTS
Proclamation of 27th April, 1846.
Deeds dated 18th July, 1846.
1. John Myles, 2 roods, North Geelong, lot 1.
2 John Satterthwaite Bolden, 2 roods, Warringal, lot 2.
3. Daniel Stodhart Campbell, 2 roods, ditto, lot 4.
4 Thomas Hill Bardwell, 2 roods, ditto, lot 6.
5. Ditto, 2 roods, ditto, lot 7.
6 Adam Compton Thomson, 2 roods, ditto lot 9.
7. Ditto, 2 roods, ditto, lot 10.
8. Ditto, 2 roods,ditto, lot 11.
PORTIONS OF LAND.
Proclamation of 27th April, 1846.
Deeds dated 18t…

Hobart Town on the River Derwent, Van Diemen's Land - February 1830

The following contemporary description of Hobart Town in 1830 was first published in the "Ross's Hobart Town Almanack" and re-published in the "The Australian" (Sydney) in February 1830: 

HOBART-TOWN. — The stranger, as he sails up the Derwent, which is perfectly safe for shipping, will observe on each side, several cultivated spots of small extent, appearing among the trees. Having cast anchor in the Harbour, which is called Sullivan's cove, close to the town, Mulgrave battery, with the tendence of the Port officer, at the waters edge, appears to the left and Mount Nelson in the distance. Bordering, also, on the water, is Cottage green, the residence of the Rev. R. Knopwood, the first chaplain of the colony; also the villas of Mr. Read, and Mr. Moodie, and the burying ground, also, on a fine commanding eminence, the the Military barracks. Directly in front of the harbour is Government-house, with pleasure grounds pleasantly sloping down to the water's …

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