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Exhibition Awards. Melbourne, Feb. 9. The following Exhibition awards to New Zealand exhibitors are announced: —First prizes—William Lane and Co., Dunedin, and Morgan O’Meara, Queenstown, for cordials. Third prizes —Hugh Cameron, Hokitika, Charles Chinnery, Rangiora, Alexander Robertson, Nelson and James Seed, South-brook-for flax; John Coe, Lake Ellesmeere, P. Cunningham and Co., H E. Banks, Christchurch, C. T. Dudley, Irwdl, M. Dwyer, Franklyn, Otago, and L. D. T. Hollo>/ay, Richmond, Nelson, for wheat; W. H. Mein, Christchurch, for preserved meats, and Watkins, M‘Nully, and Co., Dunedin, for hams and bacon. Fourth prizes—H. E. Banks, S. Clayden, Wakefield, Nelson, P. Cunningham and Co., Christchurch, C. T. Dudley, Irwell, Canterbury, Goo. King and Co., Christchurch, W. Kelty, Tapanui, Southland, A. Moore and Co., Christchurch, Royse, Stead, and Co., Christchurch, and Job Vile, Masterton, for wheat. Additional first award for grain—Peter M'Gill, Tokomairiro. Fourth order of Merit, Charles Fulton, of Blenheim, for flax; Edward Sealy, Dunedin, for hams and bacon.

The Defence of Sydney. Sydney, Feb. 9. The Government have announced that a sum of L 6,000 will be spent in completing the torpedo defence of Sydney harbor. Put Back. The barque J ohn Knox, which sailed from this port yesterday for Lyttelton, put back to-day for repairs, having met with a heavy sea, and suffered serious injury to her bulwarks. ParliamentarySydney, To-day. The Hon. John Watson, Colonial Treasurer, introduced the Financial Statement in the Legislative Assembly last night. He estimates the revenue for this year at L 5,440,000, and the expenditure at 115,232,000. No material changes are proposed in the estim»t«»if expenditure, except a reduction of one-third in the immigration vote. Mr. Watson announced that the railways of the colony are paying per cent, on the capital sunk in their construction. He disclaimed any intention on the part of the Government to raise a new loan in the London market at present, but states that a loan for L 600,000 might possibly be issued in the colony at an early date.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 265, 10 February 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 265, 10 February 1881

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