Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Friday, January 6, 1837
Another free CHRISTMAS PARTY was held in 1837 at LORD HAREWOOD’s place. His birthday was on Christmas Day just like IMM of Kalang and in 1837 he ‘ entered his 70th year”. 15 of his grandchildren were amongst the family at the festivities which were kept up until the 12th day and all comers were welcome in the “Old English Gentleman” style of hospitality,
IN 1844, in LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, there was a NIGHT ASYLUM FOR THE HOUSELESS POOR. (A little more advanced perhaps than in 2008). The nightly average was 107 persons. A friend in Paradise-street had donated clothes for the children and on Christmas Day the inmates were ‘regaled’ with a pint of ale each.,
MORNING CHRONICLE DECEMBER 23 1840 LONDON
FROM THE GALE DATABASES COURTESY MEMBERSHIP OF NSW STATE LIBRARY.
CHRISTMAS MENU 1889 NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY
The Sydney Gazette .
Thursday 2 January 1823, page 2.
During the Christmas week, two lamentable circumstances have occurred. One woman died suddenly in consequence of intoxication. Another unfortunate female, the wife of a soldier, has been murdered. The suspected parties are committed for trial. It is said that she had absconded from her husband’s protection; became miserably inebriated; and the crime of adultery was the same night followed up by that of murder ! Is not this a signal example of God’s vengeance upon drunkards and adulterers ?
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 22 January 1824
And yet, though these excellent precautions
are carefully observed in the Colony, how
many of those public-houses are little better
than places of rendezvous for vagabonds, pros-
titutes, and drunkards, and the nurseries of
every species of vice ? During the festival of
Christmas, which is but just past, Í could not
help observing the great number of such per-
sons congregated together at these temples of
licentious and unhallowed pleasure We are
sometimes filled with horror when we hear
of the extravagant and obscene ceremonies,
with which the poor heathen celebrate the
achievements of their deities ; but how can
we congratulate ourselves on our moral supe-
riority over them, whilst multitudes amongst
us celebrate the incarnation of the Son of
God, and indeed every other public festival
appointed by our Church, by assembling at
these hottsc3 of general resort, for the sole
purpose of indulging in the most profane and
It is peculiarly afflicting to consider, that
these evils are not confined to the hapless
children of depravity, who have been exiled
to this distant region of the earth, but that the
pestilential infection has reached our Colonial
youth. Some of these, forgetting every noble
principle of honour and virtue, and regardless
of the value of a good reputation, may be
seen associated with the drunkard, the blas-
phemer, and the thief, and imbibing from
their example and conversation the poison of
CHRISTMAS AT THE FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN SYDNEY.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 18 March 1826
Master Blaxland was introduced to the Meeting, a fine youth of about 12 or 14 years of age, who narrated a most artless tale of actual fighting and drunkenness on a particular Sabbath, about a month prior to Christmas last ; he said further, that Mr. Laurence Halloran was intoxicated almost every Sabbath, and also that he was addicted to swearing.
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
Wednesday 15 January 1851
Amongst the additions and improvements made this year, we observe several in our own division of the colony. From the 1st instant a mail direct has been established from Murrurundi to Carroll; the Tamworth and Wee Waa line has been extended on to the Barwon ; a mail has been established between Walcha and the Macdonald River; and a direct mail between Armidale and Grafton has been established. The whole of these extensions will afford to the settlers in the several localities great additional facilities for postal communication.