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An ironfounder named Denny has arrived in Melbourne with a new gold extractor, which miners predict will revolutionise gold raining on fields thought to be worked out, and enable fortunes to be realised from them. The newly foimed New Zealand Agricultural Company advertises in the London papers that the Company is prepared to arrange with a limited number of farmers and their families, to proceed at once to New Zealand, to settle on the Company’s estates. Freak of Nature. —A “ lusus natime” in the shape of a foal with a calf’s head and feet, was (says the Hamilton Spectator) born on a farm near Byaduk, lately. With the exception of the head and feet, all other portions of the body resembled those of a horse. Its mother was a fine mare. Mr Christie, who supplied the information, says he ne.er saw any tiling like it, nor do we suppose anybody else ever did, and had it not been stillborn, it would have been worth hundreds of podnds to a show man.

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, 25 October 1879

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