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H.M.S. EGHERIA.

COURT MARTIAL.

[r-ER BR,ESS ASSOCIATION,]

; ■ .. Sydney, April 27. Arrived—-H.M.S Egeria, from a surveying cruise. Only a few of the sailors/,have : been . allowed on. shore, others being confined to the ship, some on clutyj the remainder ipr punishment. Some of the prisoners are in irons. Disaffection commenced after the l\&w crew were shipped, -• The men considered they were being harshly dealt •with,' the 'wonder amongst themselves being that the yoke was borne so quietly. On the voyage to Auckland the tyranny tinder which the men allege they euft'jsrccl Leoaints' juiorti. riiark'ed arid in' Auckland it culminated in an open mutiny, The row in an hotel in Auckland formed part of the mutiny, but the men state that it could easily have been settled there. AU the trouble- followed after that. Fourteen or fifteen of the ringleaders of the mutiny will bo triod by rcjuvlmai'titil, iiiid a Court of Enquiry wiU be held into the action of tho captain and senior lieutenant. It is i>Shertcd that the captain committed a broach of the Navy regulations in allowing t.ho lieutenant too ninoh power, and the grew ullogq i]iic|: tlm livllaM'. ulVicor <^i-Q\ige«.l tho rebellious spirit of tho men.

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H.M.S. EGHERIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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H.M.S. EGHERIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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