Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



Stdnby, August 1. A shipment of trout ova from the Wellington Acclimatisation Society has been received m good order.

Brisbane, August I.' The Triennial Parliament Bill has passed through Committee, and the third reading is set down for Thursday next.

" ■ ■ Melbourne, August 1. In hia Budget to the present Parliament the Colonial Treasurer states that the financial position of the colony is excellent. The revenue for the fianancial year was £10,814,630 and the expenditure £10,348,883, leaving a surplus of £465,747.

The unemployed are petitioning the Governor to send a message to the Legislative Assembly, asking for a grant of money for the purpose of giving employment. The surplus labor population of Melbourne and suburbs is estimated at 458,000.

Ship-owners have made an important concession to the marine. officers by deciding that the salaries of officers on first-class steamers shall be £15 per month for chief officers, £12 for second, and £10 for third. On second-clas3 boats—£l4 for chief officers, and £11 for second. The increase has been granted through the good offices of the newly-formed Masters and Officers' Association.

The report of the Sweating Commission is favorable to employers, except that females employed on outside slop work are badly paid; and the hours are long. The average earnings are 18s per week of forty-nine hours. Shirtmakers are worst paid of all, their average wages amounting to only 11s 3d per week of 55|- hours.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2481, 2 August 1890

Word Count

AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2481, 2 August 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.