The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
7 September 1844
Roofing Tiles.- A Mr. Woodhouse, of the North Shore, has recently commenced manufacturing roofing tiles, and the Australian speaks in terms of praise of their appearance on roofs, as well as of their safety, economy, and durability, as compared to shingles or slate.
Horses for India.- The Australian of Saturday last published a complete list of the 72 horses shipped for Calcutta by the ship Blundell, with their pedigrees, ages, height, &c.; from which we should judge that a more choice or valuable lot of horses, of equal number, could hardly be shipped for that port.
Flood of the Murrumbidgee.- A correspondent of the Herald, dating August 28th, writes that all the low lands on the Tumut, and about Gundagai, on the Murrumbidgee, had been completely inundated; and that the Murrumbidgee was higher than it had been for two years, all the lagoons in the neigbourhood having been filled to overflowing.
Rapid Transit. (The Modern Traveller). An attorney's clerk may steam it to St. Petersburg and coach it to Moscow, and be back before the long vacancy is over, though he do Warsaw and Berlin by the way.
The shop boy in Liverpool, after his Saturday's labours are ended, embarks his cherished person on board a steamer for Dublin; stares at Nelson's pillar in Sackville-street, and Wellington's obelisk in the Phoenix Park; and after hearing Paddy's Opera in the Cathedral where Swift once presided, and visiting two or three meeting-houses, he may re-embark about bed time, when he may reckon with tolerable certainty upon being home in time to open his master's shop at the wonted hour on Monday morning, and soberly resume the cares and duties of the week.