The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 8th October, 1835
Herrings – 1835
One of the most remarkable objections to the continuance of the tithe system was stated the other night in the House of Commons;
A clergyman, having obtained a post on the coast of Ireland, decided to take a tithe of the fish. His plan was short-lived. Not a single herring has ever since visited that part of the shore.
**a tithe was a tax of one tenth of annual produce or earnings. .