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Melbourne, June 28. It now appears that there is some pro spect of business being transacted in the Assembly. Last night the subject of defences was brought forward, and Mr Woods wanted the question to be submitted as one of urgency. The sum of LIOO,OOO was voted towards defence works. Altogether about a million was voted on account of estimates, including LIOO.OOO for water conservation. The project of a Working Men’s College has been taken up with spirit. An enthusiastic meeting was held on Monday night, at which Judge Higgenbotham, the Bishop of Melbourne, and others spoke. Seventeen hundred pounds has been subscribed, in addition to Mr Ormond’s gift of

L 5.000. Mr Ooulton, whose promises at Prahran were partially destroyed by dynamite, has issued a writ against the South British Insurance Company of New Zealand, to recover the policy which the company declined to pay, as Mr Coulton only insured against tire. Sydney, June 28. A company has been formed for the purpose of supplying frozen meat to the Government of Java. Rooky Waterholes Hotel, on the Darling. has been burnt to tho ground. O'Brien and his wife, who were both drunk, were burnt to death. The others were saved with difficulty. A proposal to hold a juvenile exhibition in the Garden Palace in November has been warmly taken up. It is expected that it will prove a great success. Adelaide, June 28. Mr Flint, stationmaster at Alice Springs says he believes that he has found traces of Leichardt a hundred miles east of the telegraph lino. He met a friendly tribe of natives, who corroborated the information that a white man died in the vicinity many years ago, about the time of Leichardl’s expedition. Mr Flint was unable to pursue his enquiries further, owing to the want of food and water. The above is the only information, and requires confirmafinn.

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 679, 4 July 1882

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 679, 4 July 1882

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