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  2. EARTHQUAKES, TIDAL WAVES, &c.

    The most severe shock of earthquake over experienced at Gisborne, New Zealand, took place on the morning of August 16, at 3 o'clock, followed by several minor ones. At first it seemed as if some powder magazine had exploded, ...

    Article : 964 words
  3. THE WEATHER—AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL.

    Since last summary a salutary charge has taken place in the pastoral prospects. Several districts have received at least a little moisture, and prospects are considerably brighter than they were in the beginning of last mouth. Shearing ...

    Article : 199 words
  4. MINING.

    There is no improvement to report in regard to mining, and no discoveries of any importance have been reported, though the yields at Temora, Copeland, and other gold-mining centres continue satisfactory. Some attention is ...

    Article : 276 words
  5. AQUATICS.

    A seulling match, in outriggers, between E. Trickett, the ex-champion, and W. Beach, of Dapto, took place on Saturday afternoon, August 18, and was won easily by the latter, who passed the flagboat about four lengths ahead of ...

    Article : 330 words
  6. MUSIC AND DRAMA.

    Herr Mnx Vogrich, about the best pianist now in Australia, intends to give a concert of six concerts here, assisted by that charming vocalist, Miss Alice Rees. Madame Charbonnet-Kellermann gave a concert at the Protestant ...

    Article : 195 words
  7. MONETARY REVIEW.

    There is yet no apparent case in the money market. The banks still give 4, 5, and 6 per cent. for deposits lodged for three, six, and 12 months respectively, and in some cases it is said 6½, to 7 per cent. is given. On the other hand, the ...

    Article : 1,012 words
  8. SPORTING.

    HAWKESBURY GRAND HANDICAP, a sweepstake of 10 sovs. each, with 300 sovs, added. For all horses. The winner to receive 75 per cent., second horse 15 per cent., and third horse 10 percent. of the gross amount. The winner ...

    Article : 1,765 words
  9. LABOUR MARKET.

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 1,017 words
  10. RELIGIOUS.

    The first session of the sixth synod of the diecese of Sydney was opened on August 28. In his address, the President, referring to the appointment of a Bishop of Sydney, regretted that he was unable to announce that an ...

    Article : 856 words
  11. INTERCOLONIAL.

    According to the summary of sworn returns for the quarter ended 30th June, 1883, the average liabilities and assets of all the banks in Victoria are as follows:—Notes in circulation, £l,441,088 10s. 11d.; bills in circulation, ...

    Article : 1,983 words
  12. AFFAIRS IN FIJI.

    If the reports which come to us from Fiji are true, there is much in that colony that ought to be mended. There is the standing feud between the planters and the Government. Serious as this this was under the former Governor, ...

    Article : 713 words
  13. THE SCOTS CHURCH, MELBOURNE.

    At a meeting of the board of management of the Scots Church, Melbourne, held on August 30, a letter was received from the Rev. Charles Strong, formally intimating that he had resolved to resign his charge as minister of the ...

    Article : 576 words
  14. COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

    EXPORT MARKETS.—In our staple product there has been very little business done at auction. At the sales thi week there was more disposition to purchase at easier rates which, in consequence of the tenor of home news, holders ...

    Article : 2,462 words
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