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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1889. THE EXODUS OF 1888.

Our readers do not need to be informed that the recent boom m Victoria existing side by side with the depression of New Zealand, both of which appear now to have come to an end, resulted m drawing away from ns a considerable number of oar population, bnt up to the present we have not come across any tabulated statement showing the extent of the emigration. Ibis waut has been supplied by tbe "Lyttelton Times," which has compiled a table showing the immigration and emigration from to Australia and the rest of the world for the twelve months, December 1887 to November 1888 inclusive. These are the figures supplied j— Other parts 1887 Australia. World. Deoember Arrivals .. 780 696 „ Depart urea.. 633 122 1888 January Arrivals .. 882 711 „ Departures.. 1247 148 February Arrival „ 747 546 „ Departures.. 1291 195 March Arrivals .. 663 254 „ Departures.. 1968 469 April Arrivals .. 547 227 „ Departures.. 1306 . 419 May Arrivals .. 508 415 „ Departures.. 1522 497 June Arrivals . . 435 251 , „ Departures.. 1644 254 July Arrivals .. 333 285 „ Departures.. 1685 223 August Arrivals .. 369 309 „ Departures.. 1905 279 September Arrivals .. 602 220 „ Departures.. 1772 190 Ootober Arrivals ..900 • 360 „ Departures.. 2149 147 November Arrivals . . 1266 .465 „ Departures.. 1409 163 i The foregoing gives the following totals j for the twelve months, viz., immigration from Australia, 8002 ; emigration to Australia, 13,581 j balance against the colony, 10,579 ; . immigration from other parts of the world, 4748 ; emigration to other parts of the world 8106, balance iv favor of the colony 1642, or a nett balance of emigration over immigration to and from all places of 8937. This, however, is we opine necessarily an understatement of the actual fact, for while the- (jgures for Other parts of the ' world are probably exact or nearly so, it is a well-known fact tbat numbers of passengers by the intercolonial steamers pay their passage money aboard and are not accounted for m tho shipping lists, and unless our contemporary ijas taken jneans to ascertain the actual number of arrivals at ports of destination, the figures for emigration to Australia may very probably bo increased by 50 per cent. In. any case we have the fact before us, that New Zealand lost last year by emigration a nett balance of m round figures 10,000 souls. In November, the last month accounted for, the tide had begun io tyrn, for tfrere was only an excess of emigration to, Australia of 143, as against an average excess of 1800 per month for tbe five previous months. Evidently the time is quickly coming — if it have not already come — when we shall again be gaining m population from beyond seas.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889

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The Ashburton Guardian. Magna est Veritas et Prævalebit. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1889. THE EXODUS OF 1888. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889