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fpRU rbuter’s agency.] The Finances. Melbourne, To-day. The Treasurer’s Financial Statement was again under consideration in the Legislative Assembly last night. Recovering. The Marchioness of Norraanby is recovering from her indisposition, but is still confined to her room. A Surplus. Adelaide, To-day. Harges, the Auckland levanter, was examined yesterday in bankruptcy. His liabilities were shown to be Li,486, but the estate shows a surplus of L 876. Opening of Parliament. Brisbane, To-day.

The Queensland Parliament was opened yesterday by his Excellency the Governor, who, in his speech on the occasion, announced that proposals had been made by certain syndicates for the construction of the Transcontinental railway, which would probably be accepted. The speech further stated that immigration to the colony would be encouraged, and that communications were being exchanged with the Indian Government on the subject of immigration of Coolies to Queensland.

Railway Extension. Sydney, Yesterday. The railway extension from Narandara to Hay was opened by his Excellency Lord Loftus. Sir John Robertson, Sir Alfred Stephenson, and a large number of distinguished persons were present at the ceremony, which passed off with great rejoicing. The Suez Mail. Albany, Yesterday. The P. and O. Company’s steamship Mirzapors with the inward mails via Suez and Brindisi, dated London, June 2nd, arrived in King George’s Sound this afternoon.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 680, 5 July 1882

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 680, 5 July 1882

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