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STATE BOUNDARIES.

Determination of longitudes

l-KRTir, Thursday.-The Government astronomer (Sir. H. B. Curlewis), after co- operation with the Government astronomer of South Anslraliii in tho determination of the longitudes of two places on the eastern boundary of Western Australia, staled the longitude of the Perth Obscrvaloiy has been fixed at 7 hours-'13 minuten 21.BO seconds ciùtt of Greenwich.' The observatory pillar at Deakin, on the border, and on I lie Kust Wcst railsvny, lins been ii.ncd at 8 hours 30 minutes 52.61 .seconds cast of Grcennvich, anti tile latitude at .'IO degrees 45 minnies ISA nec'ondR south. The.finnl longitude in the observing" pillar in HieKimberley district has been lixed-atS hours .13 minutes !i.<l6 seconds each of Greenwich, and tim latitude at. Ki degrees 12'nimut.çs 58.0 seconds soutli. 'b' I Tim Stale's eastern boundary is defined by 10 the 120th meridian of longitude, fit) that re I in-tin* case of Deakin it lay 1 minute fi0.85 'r- seconds to the east of our obsers'ing pillar, .?""mid in Kimberley S.46 seconds uf time or 'ie 1 minute 21.00 seconds ns-est of the obscrs* |° ing pillar. * v

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