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AUSTRALIAN SUMMARY.

Wellington, May 26.

The Eotomahana arrived at .Eussell at 7.30 p.ra. yesterday. She brings 81 passengers and 641 tons of cargo. She left Sydney on the 21st inst., and brings news up to that date

Sydney, May 21,

Considerable discussion ensued yesterday in the Council on a Bill to appropriate church and school lands exclusively for educational purposes. An objection was made that many of the Anglican clergy depended on a proportion of the revenue derived from these lands for decent stipends. The debate was adjourned.

In the Assembly, Mr. Brown, on the re-committal of the Electoral Bill, introduced a clause requiring candidates to make a money order deposit. He consented to modify his original proposition by the substitution of L4O for LSO, and after an acrimonious debate, this was carried by 19 to 18. The Assembly has voted L 385,379 as a temporary supply. All attempts to elicit a statement of the finance policy of Government were successfully resisted by the Treasurer.

Melbourne, May 20.

It is said that the police have surrounded the Kelly’s in an inaccessible position near King river, but that a hundred armed men could 'not get at them. The only way is to starve them out. Adelaide, May 20. The telephonic system is about to be introduced into the colony. The receipts from land sales in April were L 82,000.

The Gazette returns show that over 100 Chinese have died in the Northern Territory in three months, on whom no inquests were held.

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AUSTRALIAN SUMMARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 105, 27 May 1880

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