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It is stated that the steamer Centennial, at Sydney from Auckland, bumped heavily four or five times on the night the steamer was oft* the North Cape. The bottom was apparently sandy. The second officer was on the bridge at the time, and the passengers, aroused by the shocks, came on deck in great consternation. The boats were made ready for lowering, the engines were reversed, and the vessel got clear. An examination of the well showed that the steamer was uofc making any water, and it was therefore decided to continue on the course to Sydney.

The New South Wales Government have approved of a scheme for compelling schoolboys over twelve years of age to undergo military training, and, after they leave school, drafting them to senior cadet corps.

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Australian., Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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Australian. Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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