Melbourne, Oct, 26. Reports of rain are received from all parts of the colony. It is decided to erect a new telegraph office on the vacant site near the Post Office. It is estimated to cost L 20,000.
Major Mebbourno has handed to the trustees of the Public Library John Batman’s journal, giving accounts of his experiences from the time he left Tasmania to explore the territory until his return. At a meeting of miners at Ballarat it was resolved that the men employed by the Band and Albion mine should strike unless the directors abandoned the system of letting the work of stopping quartz by contract.
At an inquest concerning the death of a woman named McPhail, who was attended by Dr Bachel, proceedings have been commenced, as there are suspicious circumstances connected with tho case. Sydney, Oct. 26.
The immigrant ship Northampton still lies beached at La Perouse, Botany Bay, the weather having been too unfavorable to commence operations, but it is expected she will be got off in a few days, and towed into Port Jackso-i.
The rain in Sydney since the change of weather on Friday has amounted to over throe and a half inches, the greater portion of which fell during fourteen hours. The rainfall has been general throughout the country, and much benefit has resulted.
At Bourke, during a severe thunderstorm, a man and horse were killed by lightning. Another fatal tramway accident has occurred. Robert Lyall, an inspector of pavements under the corporation, was ran over and killed in Elizabeth street, one of the most populous thoroughfares. Steps are being taken to give tho Australian cricketers a fit reception. Adelaide, Oct. 26.
Mr Wm. Townsend, chairman of committee in the Assembly, and an old colonist, is dead.
A large employer of labor states that he does not believe that there is a man able and willing to work out of employment. The blacks have been troublesome at Port Darwin, and spe&red one of the men on Briton’s plantations on the Daly river.
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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 782, 1 November 1882
AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 782, 1 November 1882
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