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The following figntes are taken from the preliminary tablea of the statistics of Australael> jast leaned by Me Hayter, the Victorian Government Btatlat ; — POPGLATI )N. Mr Bayter estimates the population of the several colonies on the 31si December, 1887 as follows : Now South Wa.ea 1.042,919 Victoria 1,036,119 New Zialand (jxclasive of Maoris) 603,361 QjeensUnd 366,940 Son- h Australia 317 466 Tasminla 142,478 Western Anatralia 42,468 Total for Australasia ... 3,551,751 POBLIO DEBTS. The total publ c debt of all Australasia is given as £160,227,689. The -figures for the three principal oolonlas are an follovro : New Sou. h Wales £40,995 350 New Zealand £38,225,537 Victo-m £33127,382 Tbi I igures for New Zealand are, however, ieducible by the accrued Binking fund amounting to abont 3£ millionH. PUBLIC BEVBNOB. The total public revenuo for Australasia is set down as £24,799,576, the following being the totals for the three colonieß showing the proportions raised by taxation:— Total revenuo. Raised by Taxation New South Walos £8 582 811 2,664,548 Victor a 6,733,826 2 739,635 New Zealand ... 3,463,495 1,876,235 The revenue par he d of population ia hishsst m Western Australia, where it is £9 Is 3d, the others coming m the following order : — Queenuland, New South Waleß Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand (£5 I6a 2 1), and Tasmania. . The taxation per head wbb the highest m Weßtern Australia ; New Zealand, with £3 2s lid being third ; and Victoria, £2 14s 7d, fourth. The total expenditure of all Außtralaßia was £26,234.341, of which New South Wales had £9,098,460, Victoria £6,561,251, and New Zealand £3,954,290 IMPORTS AND BXPOBTB. Imports. Exports. New South Wales £18,806,236 18,696,517 Victoria 19,022,151 11,351,145 New Zealaud ... 6,245,515 6 686,169 Al- Australasia.,. 57,264,968 50,552,982 CULTIVATION AND OBOPS. The total land under cultivation In all Australasia vraa 8 626,567 acres, New South Walea having 1,048,305 acres, Victoria 2,576,405 accoa, and New Z*aland 1,440,055. « he total yield of wheat for Aastralaala was 47,588,661 bushels, South Australia coming firat with 19,012,600 bdahele, Victoria ranking seoond with 13,328.765 bushels, with JNew Zealand a good tnird with 9,424 059 bushels. In oata New Zealand bears the palm with 10.512, 119 buahals out of a total of 15,982,012 bushela for the whole of Australasia. LIVE BTOCK The total h-rses In all Australasia numbered 1,439 484 j cattle, 8 959,172 j cheep, 97,903,922 ; pigs, 1,206,262. Jn horsts New South Wales heads the list, and also iv sheep, but In cattle Queensland holds the premier position. New Sooth W. lei with 46 965,152 sheep Is the only oolt.ny above Now Zealand with 16,677,445, Queensland holding third place, aid Victoria the fourth. RAILWAYS AND TELEGRAPHS. Tha total mllea of railway open In all Australasia were 9545, m coarse of contraction 1937, of whloh New South Wahß had, 2881 and 132 respectively, Victoria 1949 and 432 respectively, and New Zealand 1841 and 163 respectively. The total miles of telegraph open m all Australasia were 38,104, of whloh 4646 were m New Zealand

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AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888

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AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888