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  2. SUMMARY OF NEWS FOR TRANSMISSION TO EUROPE, VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND SUEZ. FROM JUNE 3 TO JUNE 16.

    Although the period fixed for the opening of Parliament is now drawing very high, there does not appear to be the slightest animation in political affairs. Ministers have maintained the same reticence with regard to their ...

    Article : 840 words
  3. CAPSIZE OF THE SHIP BULWARK IN HOBSON'S BAY.

    On Wednesday morning, June 8, the ship Bulwark, 1332 tons register, capsized in Hobson's Bay, near the Fisherman's Bend, Sandridge. At 6 a.m. the mate proceeded to open the hatches, and on doing so discovered ...

    Article : 281 words
  4. THE WEATHER, AGRICULTURAL, AND PASTORAL.

    Winter is coming, with bleak, damp weather. At the close of list week there was a decided change, and rain fell rather heavily in several districts of the colony. Gradually the temperature kept lowering, and several parts of the ...

    Article : 408 words
  5. THE SYDNEY EXHIBITION MEDALS.

    We have received copies of correspondence which has taken place between Mr. John Plummer and the Colonial Secretary in reference to the distribution of the Sydney Exhibition medals. The first letter is from Mr. Plummer, ...

    Article : 896 words
  6. THE WRECK OF THE TARARUA.

    The Court of Inquiry, held at Wellington, New Zealand, into the Circumstances attending the loss of the Taraua have found that the captain was the chief cause of the wreck, in not having by the use of the lead ascertained the ...

    Article : 178 words
  7. MUNICIPAL FINANCES.

    The ninety-seventh quarterly meeting of the Sydney Municipal Council was held in the Town Hall on June 9, when the Mayor presided, and took occasion to state that he did not intend to proceed with new works until the finances ...

    Article : 701 words
  8. THE STEAMER FERRET.

    Since our last summary the investigation into the case against the reputed owner and captain and purser of the stolen steamer Ferret has concluded at the Police Court, Melbourne, and the prisoners have been committed for trial ...

    Article : 363 words
  9. ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c.

    A stonemason named Robert M'Coll met his death on 2nd June, while he was at work. He was assisting two other men in placing a headstone upon a dray, when the horse moved, ond the stone fell, breaking his wrist and ankle, and ...

    Article : 508 words
  10. THE ROYAL PRINCES.

    The two sons of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales seem to have enjoyed themselves during their enforced stay at Albany, Western Australia, consequent upon the damage to the rudder of the Bacchante. On June 3, a ball was given ...

    Article : 567 words
  11. INTERCOLONIAL.

    Mr. Ryland, manager of the Queensland Bank, died on June 2, after a prolonged illness.—Three antimony lodes have recently been opened in the Walsh district—Her Majesty's schooner Sandfly has arrived at Cooktown from ...

    Article : 2,246 words
  12. PUBLIC WORKS.

    We learn that the tenders for the railway contract No. 2, Wallerawang to Mudgee, were opened yesterday. The tender of Messrs. Fishburn and Morton, for £463,973, being the lowest, was accepted. ...

    Article : 126 words
  13. MILITARY AND NAVAL.

    On Thursday, June 9, Colonel Scratehley and Colonel Roberts met Mr. Thomas Croudace, mining engineer, at Newcastle, and after a careful inspection of the old coal workings at Signal Hill, where the fortifications are being ...

    Article : 833 words
  14. SOCIAL.

    One of the largest and most representative public banquets ever held in Mudgee was given to the Hon. George Henry Cox, on June 2, on the occasion of Mr. Cox leaving Mudgee to reside near Penrith. The Mayor of Mudgee occupied ...

    Article : 2,099 words
  15. OBITUARY.

    MR. JOHN HAWDON.—Mr. John Hawdon, who died at Kyla Park, in the Moruya district, was well known both in this and the neighbouring colony of Victoria. He arrived in the colony as far back as the year 1823; and, after a ...

    Article : 224 words
  16. A PROPOSAL FOR A POSTAL UNION.

    A circular dispatch, dated the 19th May, signed G. D. Langridge, Postmaster-General of Victoria, has been addressed to the Governments of the adjacent colonies, with reference to the desirability of Australia joining in the Universal ...

    Article : 464 words
  17. GEOLOGY OF NEW SOUTH WALES.

    A Geological Sketch Map of New South Wales, has been issued for the first time by the Department of Mines. This map has been compiled from the original maps of the late Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S. It brings ...

    Article : 480 words
  18. THE COMET.

    Respecting the comet discovered by Mr. Tobbutt, that gentleman writes:—"In the Herald of the 26th ultimo I pointed out the remarkable circumstance, that the present comet was found, nearly at the same time of the year, and near ...

    Article : 1,212 words
  19. RELIGIOUS.

    On Thursday, June 2, the students of St. Patrick's College, Goulburn, presented the Rev. Father O'Dwyer with an address, a purse of sovereigns, and a dressing-case. The address having been read, and the presentation made, ...

    Article : 915 words
  20. MUSIC AND DRAMA.

    On the 6th June the Sacred Choral Association sang the oratorio of "Elijah," the scene being the Masonic Hall. Previously to this the society had sung, first the whole, and on a subsequent occasion part, of Mendelssohn's great work, ...

    Article : 534 words
  21. THE STRANDING OF THE BARQUE QUEEN OF NATIONS.

    On June 9, a stevedore with 25 others proceeded to the scene of the wreck of the above vessel near Wollongong. They got to work at once and landed a quantity of the ship's sails. A charge in the weather took place that evening, ...

    Article : 274 words
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