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{Reuter's). Sydney, April 10. The following further Exhibition awards have been made :—Mein, Christchurch, meats, special mention; Gear, Wellington, soups ; Gully and Richmond, paintings ; Miss Harris, Nelson, and Mrs. Lezard, Thames, flower paintings ; Helms, Greymouth, and Jeffs and Stewart, Wellington, ferns; Mrs. Spence, Dunedin, skeleton ferns ; Messrs. M‘Leod Bros., Dunedin, soap and candles ; Parnell and Go., Auckland, soap ; Walton, Wellington, basils ; Greyling, Taranaki, tanning materials, all first. Sydney, April 12. Mr. Lattery, the Proto-notary, has been dismissed for insubordination. He has obtained legal opinion that he has been wrongfully dismissed. Melbourne, April 10. Victoria has won the boat race easily by three lengths An order of the Executive Council has been issued providing for the free importation of oats intended for conversion into oatmeal for exportation. Obituary :—Archdeacon Junes, from diphtheria caught at a picnic. Eleven others who were at the same picnic are now ill with diphtheria. Melbourne, April 12. The Government has decided to withdraw in three months, the rewards offered for the capture of-the Cooktown, April 12flP The Eastern and Australian marl steamer Bowen has arrived from Singapore with the Torres Straits mail. She brings news that the French Admiral has been instructed to occupy Tonquin, in Cochin China. He will levy a duty of two per cent, on imports, one per cent, on exports, and 20 per cent, on all vessels leaving for Manilla.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 86, 13 April 1880

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 86, 13 April 1880