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American ship there, for the purpose of The body of a shepherd belonging to procuring feathers, that were in high the estate of Mulgoa, who had been reestimation among the natives of Nooa- cently murdered by some natives, was heevah; but losing their boat on the found on Monday last on a grazing rock three of his companioas in a short ground near the farm, in a most mutilatime perished through famine, and prin- ted and mangled state, having been percipally from thirst, as there was no wa forated with spears in several parts, and ter but what was supplied by rains. His otherwise most barbarously used. The fourth companion continued with him flock in the charge of this unfortunate but a few weeks; when he formed a re- manconsisted of upwards of two hundred solution of attempting to swim, with the very fine sheep, most of which were aid of a splintered fragment that remain- thrown down an immense precipice by ed of their boat, to an island, in which the savages, and the remainder, about effort he must have inevitably perished. fifty in number, were barbarously manHe had once himself attempted to quit gled and killed, many of the unoffending his forlorn situation by constructing a and defenceless creatures having bad catamaran, but failed, and lost all means
their eyes gored with spears, which were of any future attempt. They had ori- afterwards driven into the head. Parties ginally taken fire with them from Nooa- went out in quest of the murderers as heevah, which he had always taken care as the melancholy information to continue, except on one occasion, reached the contiguous settlements; when, it became extinguished, and who will, it is to be hoped, fall in with never could have been restored but by this desperate horde of wanton assassins. a careful preservation of three or four From the account of the deserters grains of gunpowder, and the lock of a from Hunter's river, who have been remusket which he had broke up for the duced to the necessity of returning to construction of his catamaran. The that settlement for the preservation of flesh and blood of wild birds were his their lives from the fury of the natives, sole aliment: with the latter he quench- it may evidently be implied that a coned his thirst in seasons of long draughts, Dexion or correspondence must subsist and the skulls of his departed compa- between the hordes in our vicinity, and nions were his only drinking vessels. those considerably to the northward, The discovery made of him from and that all within this circle of commuthe Queen Charlotte was purely acci- nication are determined upon the dedental
: the rock was known to be de- struction of every white person that may solate and barren, and the appearance unhappily fall into their power. We of a fire as the vessel passed it on an have heretofore experienced their saevening, attracted notice, and produced vage cruelty indiscriminately satiating an inquiry which proved fortunate to itself on the mother and infant. Parthe forlorn inhabitant of the rock, in don, amity, and every effort to conciliaprocuring his removal to Nooahoevah, tion; which to all appearance they receiwhither Mr. Powell conveyed him, and ved with gladness, have been perverted left him under the care of an European to the ends of a vile and most malignant of the name of Wilson, who has resided treachery, whenever an occasion offerthere for many years, and with whom ed for the exercise of their natural ferothe hermit bad had a previous acquaint- city, which is the same on every part of ance.-Gaz.
the coast we are acquainted with. An
unrelaxed spirit of hostility is the undeABORIGENES OF NEW SOUTH WALES. viating feature in their character. If the
The melancholy instances of the fate exhausted mariner attempt to quench of those deluded people who venture to his thirst upon their inbospitable shores, desert from their duty, we should hope he flies or falls beneath their sullen venwould operate as a warning against any geance; while the nearer tribes, to whose future attempts of this nature, by show- incursions our settlements are exposed, ing them what they have to expect from are rendered formidable by the facility rashly exposing themselves to the hos- of retreat, and the difficulty of penetratility of the natives, rather than endea- ting into their concealments. They no vouring, by habits of industry and atten- longer act in small predatory parties, tion to their duty, to open a path to their as heretofore, but now carry the appearfuture comfort and prosperity.
ance of an extensive combination, in
which all but the few who remain harm- farm labourers, having secreted herself less in the settlements, are united, in a in the loft in the hope of escaping the determination to do all the harm they cruelty of the assailants, their concealcan. In self defence we can alone find ment was suspected, and every possible safety; and the vengeance they provoke, endeavour made to murder them.will, it may yet be hoped, however mild- Spears were darted through the roof ly it may be exerted, reduce them to the from without, and through sheets of bark necessity of adopting less offensive ha- which were laid as a temporary ceiling, bits.
from which the two persons bad repeatUnpleasant accounts are received ed hair breadth escapes. William Bag. from the farm of captain Fowler, in the nell, who was the person in the loft with district of Bringelly, of the murder of Mrs. Wright, finding that their destrucseveral persons by the natives frequent- tion was determined upon, at length ing that quarter. The above farm was threw open a window in the roof, and occupied by Mr. Edmund Wright; seeing a native known by the name of whose account of the transaction states, Daniel Budbury, begged their lives; and that on 21st. Dec. last the servants’, received for answer, that “they should dwellings of G. T. Palmer, Esq. at the not be killed this time.” After completeNepean, were plundered by a group of ly plundering the house, they re-crossed twenty or thirty of the natives. On Sun- the river, very dispassionately bidding day four of Mr. Palmer's men, namely, Mrs. Wright and Bagnell a good bye! Edward Mackey, Patrick M'Hugh, Mr. Wright's standing corn has been John Lewis, and Farrel, accompanied carried away in great quantity, and all by John Murray, servant of John Ha- provisions whatever were also carried gan, Dennis Hagan, stock-keeper to off. captain Brooks, and William Brazil, a youth in the employ of Mr. Edmund Wright, crossed the Nepean in the hope Statement of the Value of the different of recovering the property that had been Sees, according to the present Rentaken away the day before, and getting tals; the inequality among them is into a marshy flat ground nearly oppo generally little known. site Mr. Fowler's farm, about two hun- Canterbury- The Duke of Rutdred yards distance from the bank of the land's cousin (Dr. C. Manners river, they were perceived and immedi Sutton)
l.20,000 ately encircled by a large body of na- York-Lord Vernon's and Lord tives, who closing rapidly upon them, Harcourt's brother (Dr. Eddisarmed those who carried muskets, ward Venable Vernon) 14,000 and commenced a terrible attack, as Durham-Lord Barrington's unwell* by a discharge of arms they had cle (H. S. Barrington) 24,000 captured, as by an innumerable shower Winchester-Lord North's broof spears. M'Hugh, Dennis Hagan, ther (Hon. B. North). 18,000 John Lewis, and John Murray, fell Ely-The Duke of Rutland's tuin an instant, cither from shot or by tor (Dr. Sparke)
12,000 the spear, and William Brazil received London—(Dr. Howley)
9,000 a spear in the back between the shoul- Bath and Wells-Duke of Glouders, which it is hoped and believed cester's tutor (Dr. R. Beaden) 5,000 will not be fatal. Some of the natives Chichester-Duke of Richmond's crossed the river over to captain Fow tutor (Dr. Buckner)
4,000 ler's farm, and pursued the remaining Litchfield and Coventry-Lord white men up to the farm residence, but Cornwallis's uncle (Dr. J. being few in number they retired, and Cornwallis)
6,000 re-crossing the river, kept away until Worcester-(Dr. Cornwall) 4,000 the day following (Monday last), when Hereford-(Dr. Huntingford) 4,000 at about ten o'clock in the forenoon a Bangor- The son of the Queen's large number, sixty it was imagined, English master (Dr. J. W. crossed again, and commenced a work Majendie)
5,000 of desolation and atrocity by beginning St. Asaph-Duke of Beaufort's to destroy the inclosures of the various tutor (Dr. Luxmore)
6,000 yards. The house they completely strip- Oxford-Brother of the Regent's ped, and Mrs. Wright, with one of the tutor (Dr. Jackson)
Lincoln-Mr. Pitt's secretary ing wall of chalky cliffs, stretching to (Dr. G. P. Tomlins)
5,000 the west, which forms part of the southSalisbury-Princess Charlotte's ern boundary of the island, I felt emotutor (Dr. Fisher)
6,000 tions which, I trust, are natural to the Norwich-(Dr. Bathurst) 4,000 British heart. Carlisle-Duke of Portland's tu
After making some prudent slow adtor (Dr. Goodenough) 3,000 vances, I brought my head to bear St. David's—(Dr. Burgess) 5,000 looking down this dizzy height for a Rochester-Duke of Portland's ininute. On retiring a few steps to a
secretary (Dr. King) 1,500 safer station, I thought of the minute Exeter-Lord Chichester's bro description of this Cliff given by our
ther (Hon. G. Pelham) 3,000 dramatist, and wbich has been the Peterborough—(Dr. J. Parsons) 1,000 cause of its being honoured with his Bristol-Mr. Percival's tutor (Dr. W. L. Mansel)
« How fearful Llandaff-Mr. Marsh late (Dr. And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! Watson)
900 The crows and choughs that wing the Gloucester-(Hon. Dr. H. Ry
mid-way air, der)
1,200 Show scarce so gross as beetles. HalfChester-Lord Ellenborough's brother (Dr. H. Law) 1,000 Hangs one that gathers samphire; dread
ful trade! MEMORANDUMS OF A VIEW HUNTER. Methinks he seems no bigger than his Shakspeare's Cliff
head. SALLIED forth at seven in the morn The fishermen, that walk upon the ing, without giving any warning to my beach, indolent companions, who seemed to Appear like mice; and yon tall anchorfeel none of the inspiration of the view bunting power.
Diminish'd to her cock; her cock a buoy, After looking round the harbour, Almost too small for sight. The murpart of which they were busy in re muring surge, pairing, pushed on towards Shaks- That on the unnumbered idle pebbles peare's Cliff
. Found the people of all chafes, classes frank, civil, and willing to give Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no information. I attributed this partly
more, to their incomes depending much on Lest my brain turn, and the deficient strangers, and partly to the manners sight on the other side. I had not yei been Topple down headlong." across. Passed the fortifications, which I was informed, that there is still are extensive and strong; but they one man who occasionally follows the have lost much of their interest, as “dreadful trade” of gathering samthey now seem useless. Under the phire by means of a ladder and a rope, alarm of invasion, their importance Having now done as much as a viewwould even have added to their pictu- hunter could with safety, I was satisresqueness.
fied. As a token of my success, and The highest part of the Cliff, which to amuse my companion, I carried off has been named after a dramatist, the the flower of a very large thistle that first of modern, and superior to any of was flourishing on the highest part of the ancient times, must be, I should the Cliff, and seemed proud of the place think, four or five hundred feet above where it grew. the beach. The sea view from hence is truly magnificient. The morning
A Breakfast. was clear and calın, and the silver sea Called at the hotel. The mistress almost as motionless as a lake. Several said I had time to go up to the Castle. vessels were passing lazily along both I took the hint. Peeped into some of ways. The coast of France seemed the vaults or excavations in the chalk, not much farther off than that of Fife which are deep and high, and serve for from Musselburgh, but none of the storehouses and cellars. Passed the objects on it distinct. Examined this bathing-ground. About half a dozen view in all its bearings for some time; of machines. The descent from the and as I looked along the sublime wind- shingle is very steep. The machines
are let down by a rope from a windlass. fasted, sallying forth. They alarmed Ascended the Castlehill. The road me with the information that the packet winds round, and up the hill, in a very was on the very point of sailing. At pleasing style. As I was going to enter the same time, the mate attending to through a gate, about 100 feet lower get my luggage, confirmed my alarm. than the base of the wall, where there To lose a day, and such a day for cros. is a battery, a little old man came up sing! The thought was not to be borne. to me, and told me there was no tho- Pressed the waiter and the rest in grand roughfare there; but that he was one of style. A city Smart of the first order, the under wardens, and he would show too late in setting out for a review, or me the whole. I should have been hap- to see some other spectacle, could pier to have fo lowed him as a guide scarcely have done it in a grander. And than he to have conducted me; but I a dragoon, when the enemy is approachthought I had not time; and after wa- ing, might swallow his breakfast more vering unpleasantly fora minute or two, completely, but he could not more raI forced myself to plead an excuse for pidly, than 1 swallowed mine. While I the present. He saw my anxiety to en- poured out one cup, the waiter poured ter with him, and pressed me the more. another. The first was hot water It would only take a quarter of an hour. scarcely discoloured, the second was I could not spare even that. To my without sugar, and the third without great annoyance, for I had a strong de- both sugar and milk. Moses, the mosire to comply with his wishes, this lit. ney-changer, who had attended this tle old under warden followed me with morning again, with the hope of induthe perseverance of a French beggar. cing me to take gold for my paper, see
Distanced him in the ascent. My ing me in such a furor of hurry, kept time was waning fast. Posted up the at a prudent distance, and then retreathill. Passed the turnpike gate to get ed. Met the waiter bringing the hot a view of the contour of the eastern rolls for my breakfast, as I advanced to side of the castle. It is a very exten- the bar to pay my bill. Had barely time sive old building. The view to the west to listen to the civil folk of the Paris, quite Scottish. The priory at the bot- who hoped I had found myself so comtom seems to be of considerable extent, fortable as to recommend their house; of the old buttress kind of architecture. but their civil tone somewhat cooled The dell, looking back into the coun my fervour, and made me give them a try, strongly resembles a Scottish glen. kind answer. Unfortunately, at this Descended, but could not possibly re moment, a lad came for the rest of my sist running up and passing through the things. The fervour returned with this northern gate. The walls of vast thick- second alarm. I posted on to the cusness. The hollow just by, which I took tom-house, resolved to take a boat to at first for the gate, is formed by a build- pursue the packet, and there I found all jog jutting over. In the inner part of things as cool and deliberate as any the gate-arch found a centinel's room. person could wish. I learned the vesAn old invalid civilly asked me if I wish- sel would be ready to sail in an hour or ed to see the castle, and said there was two. The mate advised me to send back a gentleman waiting to go round. I the boy with my things to the inn, till excused myself again. He was not he should tell me when it would be ne. half so pressing as the little old under cessary to send them to the packet. warden. Took a peep of the square Such was the close of this false alarm. between the ramparts and the castle, I now, however, felt relieved. The and then descended as rapidly as I only thing I regretted, was losing the could. Some sınall bells ringing at the comforts which I had anticipated from side of the road attracted my notice. my breakfast, after my long and varied I perceived they were rung all the way morning's hunting on Shakspeare's Cliff, from the debtor's window. I attended and round Dover Castle. to the charitable sound. The little old They are not very particular in exunder warden made his appearance amining the luggage in leaving Dover, again, but I was out of his sight in- as, of course they don't care how many stantly.
contraband articles are carried to Reached the hotel a little past nine. France with the exception of gold; and Found my companions, who had breaks that at present from its low price, and
the demand for French gold, was a mat was about on her tack. This gave me ter of very little concern; and when two or three new views of a 74 under people reach good sense on the subject sail. Every view was beautiful, grand, of metal money, it will be of no con and picturesque. Not an eye upon our cern whatever. Walked to the quay, deck but was turned towards her, and saw three horses, with a carriage, though few of the spectators seemed to and one or two gigs, slung into our share fully in my enthusiasm. The packet. The current of emigration beauty of the day, and the calmness, seems to be still decidedly stronger to added to the agrceableness of the sight. wards the Continent. Saw a packet I said instinctively, I am satisfied. I come in from Calais. Had only about have sometimes thought, that I am ratwenty passengers aboard. One of the ther lucky as a view-hunter. packets that sailed a few days before A breeze sprung up:
Got on about for Calais carried over nearly a hun- six knots an hour. The white cliffs of dred. The two currents will be more Albion began now visibly to recede, equal by-and-by.
and those of France as visibly to ap
proach. The latter also are white and Passage to Calais.
chalky along the coast towards BoulogAfter waiting for about two hours, ne, but not so high. We had some sickwe were summoned aboard. The peo ness, and the unpleasing symptoms of ple kept crowding to the last, as only it; but, from the wind being fair as well one vessel was to sail this tide. Got as gentle, the exhibitions of the packetunder weigh at length. The day was picturesque were, I believe, much beremarkably fine, and the wind, what low par either for variety or impressivethere was of it, being westerly, was
We had several very fine young fair. Though the breeze was slight, female islanders on board. They eviwith the assistance of the tide we got dently suffered from this scourge of on at the rate of three knots an hour. travellers by sea, but they exhibited
Not many ships in sight, but I per- their sufferings as elegantly as possible. ceived one that looked very large com It is dangerous, however, for a viewing up the channel. I asked the cap- hunter to meddle with this species of tain if he thought it a ship of war. He the picturesque, and though he cannot said,-0! not very large. It may be a entirely escape seeing, he can be pruWest Indiaman. As we neared each dent and say nothing. One accident, other, its size became more conspicu- for the advantage of future beaux, may ous, and the captain said it might be a be recorded. frigate. It was so evidently coming A beau about sixteen, who was across our way, that I feared, from the bound with his father and sisters from slightness of the breeze, we might get Dover, on a trip of pleasure to Calais, foul of each other. The steersman had was very qualmish. He lay with his no such fear, for he kept steadily on head upon the edge of the gunwale. his course. She was now seen to be This appeared to me, as well as to his a two decker. Counted, I think fif- father, to place his hat in rather a danteen guns on her lower deck. The gerous predicament. His father spoke captain then pronounced her to be a to him about it, but he was so qualmish 74, which was most probably working that he did not attend to the advice. her way to Sheerness to be paid off. At length, from some motion in the ves
She passed a-head of us, within about sel, over went his hat. He contrived 100 yards. Every particle of sail was to raise himself, and called out to stop set, and she presented a spectacle the vessel. This produced a laugh. equally beautiful and grand. I had of- Our young beau looked after his chaten wished to see a line of battle ship peau (which had lately cost twenty-five in full array, and now I was gratified shillings,) as it tilted over the waves, to the utmost of my wish. As she pas- with a mixture of vexation and sick ted we took off our hats and huzzaed. ness; a kind of indolent regret. It was We saw the officers and men very dis a study for a painter. There was a smile tinctly. When she had advanced about on most other countenances. He at 3 or 400 yards I heard the boatswain's length twisted his handkerchief round whistle, and saw the men on the round his head, and laid the said head down top in motion. In a few seconds she exactly where it was before. A me