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  2. RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.

    Vladivostock, one of the finest harbours in the Far East, and Russia's chief seaport and naval station in the Pacific Ocean, lies at the end of a long peninsula running into [?]er the Great Bay, at the southern extremity of the maritime province. The entrance is divided into two narrow channels by Dundas Island. The harbour, which is surrounded by hills on all sides, runs for half-a-mile in a northerly direction, and then turns east for another mile. Though situated on the same latitude as Boston, Vladivostock is ice-bound for four months of the year—from December to April; but a powerful ice-breaker keeps a passage open for the shipping. There is a floating dock, accommodating vessels up to 3000 tons, and a graving dock, measuring 625ft. by 120ft., with a depth of 30ft. The town, which has a population of 30,000, is built on the north side of the harbour, and has several fine buildings. There are professional schools, a naval hospital, and barracks, with space for 100,000 men. A railway runs northward to Kharbarovsk, on the Amur, a ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 213 words
  3. FIFTY YEARS AGO.--XXXI.

    Another column had been added to each page of the "Courier," and an editorial said, "It is not difficult to see that a further extension will hereafter be called ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,459 words
  4. MUSIC AND DRAMA.

    Mr. Pete Hughes, who is well known to all theatregoers in Brisbane, has altered his business arrangements for a tour with a comedy company of his own, and goes ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,407 words
  5. GUM LEAVES.

    The recent storms in the far West forcibly remind the writer of an incident which was brought about by a sudden gale on a far Western station some years ago. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,712 words
  6. THE SIZE OF BRITISH BATTLESHIPS.

    There are many who feel, says "Engineering" that the steady advance in the size of British battleships, from the 14,000 tons of the Royal Sovereign of ten years ...

    Article : 582 words
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