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NEW SOUTH WALES PARLLIAMENTARY SCANDALS.

, >f : The " Daily Telegraph " hss the follow log on the employment of the unemployed IB Hiw Bouth Wales m making toads on hods. This Is one of the ecandalß whloh has brought aboot Sir Henry Parkes' resignation. A considerable qnan!sa**lllf"ol"wsiVnls Been done by tlie unemployed on Grown lands, bat the two private estates mentioned have also benefited materially. Upon Messrs Barns, Withers, and Smith's estate at Hor&sby, it Is told tbvt about four miles of toad baye K cotonly been cleared, grubbed, and formed, but also metalled, oulverted, and drained at the public expense. The lowest *^cit|rniit¥j?lven of tbeooet of this work Is £2Sw As to the other estate, Mr Copeland put the case to the Home m these startling words : — ' There are forty-three •^ffifoi of^rpad traversing the Holt-Suther-land Estate, and almost the whale of them have been as well and perfeotly made as anyroad' In the Botanic Gardens. They •re^pe'rfeot oaicTage "drives, and most of them are two chains or a Ichaln and a half wide. They are beautifully formed and- .- . gravelled, and culverts and bridges, have -'^irPfjat'in^wherefV quired. Over 100 men, I believe, are employed upon this work at the present tlae. In one owe a ontting af High as the strangers' gallery* In this house — and perhaps higher — has been - made through a hill of solid rock. I sup* poje Jbhe .york must have cost £500 Wheredoesthlß ro»d lead to? To a little fishing hut with two room a owned by Mr Frederick Want •

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2054, 4 February 1889

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NEW SOUTH WALES PARLLIAMENTARY SCANDALS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2054, 4 February 1889

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