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(Per Press Association.) For Fresh Fields. Timatot, To-day. Harvest hands are pouring into town from the country. The news from Australia concerning the new rushes is creating great excitement, and large numbers are leaving by sailing vessels for Newcastle and Sydney. Seventeen passengers have just left by the Annie Bow, and fully double that number leave to-day by the George Noble. The steamer Taiaroa was crowded fore and aft last evening with passengers for Dunedin en route for the Australian diggings. The exodus r is viewed with alarm and regret. An Escape. Invercargill, To-day. Alexander McNaught, a boy aged ten, was charged with absconding from the Industrial School at Caversham. He was ordered to be sent back. He had walked to Edendale, a distance of 113 miles, in three days, and he said he left the school because the authorities wanted to put him in girl’s clothing. He further explained to the Court that he was in the Fifth Royal Reader when he left the school, and was advised to stay and learn more, but reminded the Court that the book was the highest in the school.

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 288, 9 March 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 288, 9 March 1881

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