4 AUGUST 1838, Page 10

Mr. Henry Cooper has been appointed Judge of the Colony

of South Australia, in the room of the late Sir John Jeffcott.

The South Australia journals, received this week by way of Sydney, mention that the Swan River Colony was progressingbut slowly, and tnat the whole population did not exceed l,500 persons, although the colony had been in existence upwards of ten years. The natives continued to commit so many depredations, that the settlers had found it necessary to petition Government for a regiment of infantry, the two companies there being considered insufficient for their protection. Provisions were exceedingly scarce : fresh meat was 12d. per pound, bread 16d. per two-pound loaf, butter 3s. per pound ; and other things in propor- tion, with the exception of vegetables, which were plentiful.