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November 18, 3p.m. : The 'Galatea,' with the Duke of Edinburgh, sailed for Auckland, via. Newcastle, on the 16th instant. — The Permissive Liquor Bill has again been debated in the Legislative Assembly^ 'and will probably be withdrawn for the session.— The brig 'Sarah,' of Melbourne, has been wrecked at Clarence Heads. The crew escaped. The hull is insured. — The Defence Commission has presented its report to the Government. — The Brisbane Parliament has been opened. McAliater has been elected Speaker, without opposition. — Mr. Stack, of Melbourne, has paid to the executors of the late Mr. Walter Craig £1,000, which he betted against four drinks that Nimblefoot would not win the Melbourne Cup.— The New South Wales Assembly has negatived the Measurement Duties by 30 to 25. The specific duties have been passed. The Government have resumed collecting the ad valorem duties, and they are expected to explain to-night what taxation they intend to propose hi lieu of the Measurement Duties. — The Brisbane Government wish Parliament to consider the expediency of subsidising the mail service via San Francisco, and anticipate that the telegraph line to Norman Town will- be completed by the Ist July.— The barque * Countess of Seafield was wrecked on » reef in Torres Straits. The crew are supposed to have escaped.— Heavy rains have fallen in the southern and western districts of New South Wales. — The 'Wonga Wonga entered the Heads at 8.30 a.m. yesterday. The war news as usual caused great excitement.

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Daily Southern Cross, Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4148, 29 November 1870

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SYDNEY. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4148, 29 November 1870