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  2. QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT.

    Several petitions were presented—one, presented by Mr. Douglas, was from certain Scandinavian colonists. On being moved to a reading, it was read by the Clerk, and set forth a plea for the resumption ...

    Article : 889 words
  3. THE NORTHERN PRESS ON THE "SITUATION."

    The details of the Parliamentary fracas which gave zest to the otherwise dull routine of the first week's proceedings of the present session are now before us As the telegraphic information indicated, the incident ...

    Article : 1,158 words
  4. HIPPOPOTAMI.

    A tragical incident occurred not long after the establishment of Baker's camp at Sobat, on the White Nile. There was an old blind sheik who freaquently crossed the river to visit the new-comers. One day ...

    Article : 553 words
  5. THE NEW MUNICIPALITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT.

    We extract the following summary from the Toowoomba Chronicle. Whether for good or ill this Hill is one of the gravest character. Almost all the chief points are adduced below, but of course during the ...

    Article : 1,523 words
  6. THE ABORIGINAL NATIVES OF THE COLONY.

    In a case of murder heard on Monday afternoon, May 10. at the Central Criminal Court, Sydney, before Mr. Justice Hargrave, the murderer was an aboriginal native of the colony, while the murdered man and the ...

    Article : 1,368 words
  7. COLONIAL RAILWAYS.

    We reprint the following from the evening Star of the 23rd April. It is published in Auckland, New Zealand, a colony which seems to be labouring under a calamity similar to ours in the direction of Railways. ...

    Article : 1,016 words
  8. THE BLACK DEATH OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.

    TURY.—The Black Death was one of the most swiul and universal calamities that ever befel mankind—great tragedy, of which the time was the 14th century, the place the whole of the then known world, the ...

    Article : 835 words
  9. THURSDAY, MAY 20.

    Mr. Speaker took exception to a petition presented on the previous day by Mr. Foote, as informal on account of an orasure ; but stated that the hon. member who presented it might correct this informality if he ...

    Article : 1,302 words
  10. NARROW ESCAPE.

    The Peak Downs Telegram has the following account of the narrow escape of two travellers in the neighbourhood of Grosvenor Downs:—The travellers had just turned off into a path which ...

    Article : 779 words
  11. A TASMANIAN JACK SHEPPARD.

    James Fagan bids fair to eclipse the world renowned Jack Sheppard in his exploits. Some time back he jumped overboard from the whaling brigantine Sarah Pile, on observing ...

    Article : 156 words
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