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Mbi<bousnk, January 11. At the Intercolonial Medical Congress to-day Professor McLaurio, of Sydney, read a paper on the mortality oi Australasia. Taking the year 1835 I as the standard of his inquiries it shewed that the death rate from consumption m New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland equalled the average of any thickly populated country m the old world. In this disease Tasmania, South Australia, and New Zealand had a very low percentage. In all classes of infantile diseases New Zealand and Victoria had the best records. As regarded typhoid and diphtheria Queensland headed the death rate but typhoid was rapidly increasing m Victoria. New Zealand and Tasmania have the best percentage m the two diseases mentioned. < A shock of earthquake lasting ten seconds was experienced m the colony last night, The shoclc was felt most severely io Ballarat district..

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VICTORIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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VICTORIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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