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Messrs. Brown & Campbell, our fellow^ townsmen, who aro the spirited owners of this ship, deservo the thanks of tho whole community for the praiseworthy efforts which they are making to advance tho general prospects of the Colony in dispatching this vessel to London, for which placo she will sail beforo wo can again publish our paper. It is not for tho intrinsic value of the cargo itself j (although that is considerable) that we would direct tho attention of the public, but to tho variety of tho articles shipped, nearly all of which havo boon procured actually within sight of Auckland. Many vessels havo left New Zoaland for England from tho southern settlements loaded with oil procured on our coasts, which had to be transhipped at a considerable expense before it could bo brought into a port of shipment ; but with tho cargo of the Bolina this is quite a different tiling, her cargo has been obtained principally on tho spot, and is tho produco of the soil itsolf, which is daily producing more, and will continue to produco as long as persons can be found of tho samo enterprise as Messrs. Brown & Campbell to bring it into notice.. The Bolinas cargo consists of the following valuable articles, all obtained within sight of tho Capital itself : 30 Tons Copper Ore, i 45 Tons Manganese, 25 Tons Dye- Woods, 4 Tons Tanning Bark, ! 7 Bales of Wool, _ j 2 Casks Sarsaparilla Root, 1 Case of Extracts of Vai iouS Barks, 5 Cases of Plants, \ 1 Cask Fullers Earth, 1 Cask Umber, 1 Case Samples of Dressed Flax. Tho following aro from Iloldanga and other places ; 28 Contract Spars, 15000 Feet Kauri Deck Plank, 14 Logs Furnituro Wood, 3 Tons Kauri Gum, 40 Hand Spikes, 200 Boat Knees, 1 Case Sulphur. The whole of the cargo, with tho exception of the sulphur, could havo been procured in the Frith of the Thames— and wo defy any other part of New Zealand to produco such a variety of articles, or each of them so valuable in themselves, as this cargo consists of. We look upon this experimental cargo as the dawn of future greatness for our adopted country, and wo sincerely hope that Messrs. Brown & Campbell will reap a golden harvest for their enterprise and* exertions in endeavouring to develop tho resources of this fine and flourishing country,
Mr. Brown himself, we understand, .proceeds to England bv this vessel, and !we believe intends making as little stay in tho mother country as possible. Wo I wish him a happy and prosperous voy- ! age home, and can only regret in com- ' mon with our fellow- colonists tho loss which the Colony generally will sustain from his absence. As a privato ci^/on, Mr. Brown has been intimately acquainted with all of us, and as a member of tho last Legislative Council, ho endeavoured to advance our interests with the best of his abilities and power; wo hope however, though we lose him for a time, that a very long period will not clapso before he again returns amongst us for good.
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