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Australian., Issue 7933, 14 June 1889
A trawling expedition, instituted by the Victorian Government, has revealed extensive fishing grounds along the coast, which are said to he of great value. There is a very strong demand in Sydney for sugar, the market being almost bare excepting in colonial companies’ stocks. For Mauritius L3G has been given at actual sales, China sugars realised Xj34. The pioblom whereto obtain supplies for the next three months is an interesting one, and probably the colony will have to draw on the American and European markets. The Queensland crops are backward, and it is not likely that crushing there will commence befoie September. One firm has bought all the sugar in the market, and has sold for L4O best China whites. The ship Gatherer has arrived at Sydney from San Francisco with a cargo of 2,100 tons of wheat. The Anglican Synod have nominated the Rev. Canon William S. Smith (principal of St. Arden’s Theological College, Birkenhead), the Rev. Glynn Moato (principal of Ridley Hall, Oxford), and Canon Chevasso (Oxford) for the primacy of Australia. The bishops of New South Wales will select two from these, and then the bishops of the whole of Australia and Tasmania will make a final selection. Among the names mentioned for the primaev were the Bishop of Manchester' the Bishop of Truro, the Bishop of Adelaide, Archdeacon Farrar (of Westminster), and Archdeacon Long (of Auckland). The proceedings are reported to have been of rather a stormy nature. The ‘Argus’s’ correspondent at Havannah Harbor says the Messageries steamer Tanias, with forty residents of Noumea on board, among whom are believed to bo several high French officials, visited the New Hebrides group on a recent occasion. The trip is believed to have been undertaken at the instance of tho French Government. While the vessel was at Fila a meeting was held on board, at which resolutions were passed which, it is said, indicated the establishment of French laws at Fila in the immediate future. It was also announced on the occasion referred to that the French Governor of New Caledonia would shortly pay a visit to the place in a warship, when the people resident there would be invited to attend a meeting, presumably with the object of securing concurrence **rith the resolutions passed by the meeting on board the Tanias. As bearing on the episode reported above, a well authenticated story comes from Noumea to the effect that when Mr Romilly was appointed British Consul at New Hebrides the French Governor of New Caledonia went so far as to ask him not to proceed to his new post till he had communicated with the French Government on the subject, but that Mr Romilly declined to accede to the request.
Australian., Issue 7933, 14 June 1889
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