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  2. ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE SYDNEY UNIVERSITY.

    On June 16 the annual commemoration of the Sydney University took place in the great hall of the institution, in the presence of a large and brilliant assemblage. The Chancellor, in the customary formula, declared the ...

    Article : 1,435 words
  3. QUEENSLAND.

    The Government intend to construct "branch railways from Oxley to Bo[?]nlolgh.'from Ipswich to Harrisville, and also from the Brisbane terminus to the Queen's Wharf; also a line from Brisbane to Sandgate.—Official ...

    Article : 299 words
  4. THE RACE FOR THE SCULING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD.

    To-morrow, at half-post 3 o'clock, the greatest aquatic coutpst that, over occurred in Australia will take place— namely, the sculling race in outriggers, for £200 aside and the championship of the "world, between Edward Trickett, ...

    Article : 245 words
  5. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS.

    During the past few weeks municipal matters have been very quiet, the fact being that the Council appear to be waiting'for the Government to give them monetary assistance before they enter upon extensive improvements in the city. ...

    Article : 617 words
  6. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    In the Legislative Assembly, the Judges' Pension Bill 'has passed a second reading. Ponaions to'Judges' widows are fixed at £250, and the pensions of Judges at half salary.—A bill to give inereased representation to ...

    Article : 460 words
  7. CASUALTIES.

    Since the date of our last summary, when We were called upon to chronicle two large fires in the city and suburbs, there has fortunately been nothing to relate in this form of [?]lity. There have been several alarms, but no fores on ...

    Article : 365 words
  8. RELIGIOUS MEMORANDA.

    May 30 —Th=e Grafton and Armidale Synod commenccd its session. June 23.—The foundation stone of an addition to be mad" to the church of St.Thomas, North Shore, was laid by ...

    Article : 667 words
  9. INTERCOLONIAL NEWS.

    Parliament was opened on Tuesday, the 26th ' instant, with the usual formalities. The Chamber was crowded. His Excellency the Governor was accompanied by Sir, William Jervois, Colonel Scratchley, Captain Townsend, ...

    Article : 1,132 words
  10. TINE ARTS.

    Several additions hare been recently made to the National Gallery of New South Wales. Mr. F. H. Danger has presented to the trustees of the gallery a very fine oil painting by B. Colles Watkins, R.H.A., representing a ...

    Article : 592 words
  11. LEGAL.

    The business "before the Supreme Court during the present term has not been of great importance. Two or three cases may be cited. Regina v. Jones was a special case stated for,the ...

    Article : 983 words
  12. MINING SUMMARY.

    Moro encouraging news has been recivrd from Hill End than for soem time past. Several of the claims have struok good stone, and their crushings have vielded very fair it turns. The Excelsior has found rich qunrtz: " the ...

    Article : 534 words
  13. NEW ZEALAND.

    By the Wakatipu we have tiles, of New Zealand papers to the 21st instant, from which we extract the following items of news:—Iris stated that a compromise has been offected with Messrs Kirchener and Slowman, who claimed ...

    Article : 412 words
  14. SAMOA ANNEXED TO AMERICA.

    The Fiji T[?]nes of June 13 says that news has been' received that the American flag has been h[?]isted at S[?]moa and allogiance formally tendtred to the United States. Some strange rumours are current with respect to this ...

    Article : 372 words
  15. OBITUARY.

    The HON. JOHN FAIRFAX, ESO., M.L.C.—This gentleman, the senior proprietor of the Sydney Morning Herald, died at his residence,, Ginahgullah, near. Sydney, on the morning of Saturday the 16th June. Mr. Fairfax, ...

    Article : 1,482 words
  16. THE HEALTH OF THE CITY.

    In the report of the Health Officer for the quarter ending May 31, it is stated that—"The number of births registered during March, April, and May was 798. The number of deaths legistered during the same months was 513—thus ...

    Article : 340 words
  17. MONETARY AND MERCANTILE REVIEW.

    In the middle of the dull season, with trade slack, 'little produce offering, and the colony yet feeling the effects of the drought of two succeeding summers, it is satisfactory to be able to state that commercial' ...

    Article : 1,403 words
  18. AMUSEMENTS.

    The Italian Opera Compamy are now performing'at the Theatre Royal for a season of six weeks.They have performed, severa of the favourite old operas, ahd added some others to their repertoire, suchas Semirimide, Les Huguenots, ...

    Article : 454 words
  19. WEATHER, CROPS, AND PASTORAL.

    The condition of things in the sheep and cattle country is on the whole encouraging; there being, however, a few, places where more rain is wanted, so that the grass may spring up. The news, however, as to the state of pasture ...

    Article : 794 words
  20. CITY IMPROVEMENTS.

    Very satisfactory progress has been made with all the public buildings mentioned in our recent summaries,'especially with the new Lands Office, in Bridge-street, the offices for the Colonial Secretary and the Minister for ...

    Article : 943 words
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