Sydney, April 10. The attendance at the Easter Monday review was enormous, and it was late at night before all had returned home, fortuna'e'y without serious accident. All went off well except the torpedo portion, which was a partial failure. The Governor read an elegantly phrased address to the troops, in whioh it was indicated that the colony was quite prepared for eventualities. The meeting at Raudwick produced a splendid race for the Cup. Normanby ran like a racehorse, and jus 1 : won on the post. He was well backed, Jones, a Sydney bookmaker, alone clearing L 12,000. The holidays have made business dull. The Austrian corvette Saida has arrived in the harbor. Government have accepted the offer of the wharf laborers to form a Naval Brigade. Arrangements have been made by the Orient Company to connect their steamers with Souakin, in order to facilitate communication with the New South Wales contingent. Brisbane, April 10. Telegrams have been received announcing the safety of the new Government steamer Lucinda. Nothing has yet been done towards filling up the vacant Judgeship. It is understood that Mr Robert Little, Crown Solicitor, is about to resign owing to the critical state of his health. Sir John Coode, now on the way to Western Australia, is to be invited to inspect the Harbor Trust Works.
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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885
AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1516, 17 April 1885
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