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St John’s Day – 1827

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Monitor 10th December 19 1827 (abridged) —  On St.John’s Day, about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a crowd of men, women and children were observed, rushing down Marlborough-street, near to Thomas Church, shouting and yelling, and tossing something in the air, which was sometimes caught by one, and sometimes. by another, and occasionally fell … Continue reading

A Narrow Escape – 1859

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Sydney Morning Herald 12th February  1859 (abridged) The Pacific had a narrow escape from being caught on the iron-bound cliffs of Clare on her last passage to Galway.  The Pacific ran into Liscannor Bay instead of Galway Bay on Monday night, there being no distinguishing landmarks between them, and was actually approaching the … Continue reading

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