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AUSTRALIAN.

(Per Reuter's Agency. ) Melbourne, Sept. 22. Lady Loftus and suite have arrived. Sailed—Arawata for the Bluff. A preliminary meeting has been held to consider the best means for showing sympathy with the proprietors of the Sydney Evening News in connection with the late contempt of Court case. Melbourne, Sept. 27. The New Zealand exhibits are well advanced. Dr. Hector, the New Zealand commissioner, has prepared a handbook for distribution, containing concise and valuable information regarding the productions, progress, ana statistics of the colony. Mata has been strongly backed for the Cup, in consequence of Camballo’s victory. Sept. 28. The British exhibitors to the Melbourne exhibition advertise a picnic, which they intend holding on Friday, the opening day. They do this in consequence of the discourtesy shown them by the Melbourne Commisioners in omitting to send them cards of invitation to the opening ceremony. Mauritius telegrams to 28th inst., report that engagements for New Zealand amount to 350 tons of sugar, including 250 tons for Christchurch. Adelaide, Sept. 28. Arrived—s.s. Clifton, from Plymouth. Sydney, Sept. 28. The ship Susanne Goddefroi, bound to Yokohama, has been wrecked at Newcastle during a heavy gale, in sight of a multitude of citizens. All on board have perished except Captain Edmonson, late in command of the Gunga, and four of the crew. Captain Edmonson is not expected to recover. Sydney, Sept. 29. Captain Edmonson of the Susanne Goddefroi, wrecked at Newcastle yesterday has since expired. Six of the crew were drowned. Brisbane, Sept. 24. A steamer has arrived at Cooktown with the following items of Eastern intelligence, dated the 13th inst.:— Hopes of a peaceful settlement of the difficulties between Russia and China are improving, but warlike preparations still remain unabated on the part of China. There has been a most destructive hurricane on the China seas. Slight shocks of earthquake still continue at Manilla, with heavy floods, inflicting great damage on merchandise. Shipping are unable to load or discharge. Java sugar crop accounts state that the yield is likely to be small. Brisbane, Sept. 29. Grisley Tuskin, proprietor of the Courier is suing the proprietor of a Catholic paper for libel—damages L 3,000. Cooktown, Sept. 29. Seven survivors of the Chinese junk arrived here from New Guinea, and report that the natives there had seized and plundered their vessel, and killed seven of the crew. The others had managed to escape. The attack -was made out of revenge for the abuse of native women by some of the Chinese.

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 159, 30 September 1880

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