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The Victorian Nautical Court has found that the*schooner fWaitemata was responsible»for *the collision with thes.s. Flinders, and her master has been fined L 25.

Kerr's timber yards at Melbourne Tvere destroyed by fire on Saturday evening. The damage is estimated at £20,000; ? and 'there is n6t a peiiny of i: < insurance.

' The owner of the schooner Colonist declares that the vessel sailed on a legitimate ■ cruise, and asserts that Weaver's yarn of a treasure island ia the Pacific is a pure fabrication.^ I ' •>:* ; The Australian Champion' Coursing Stakes was won by Mageolet, the runner-up being Ben Hind. , Ne;w; South Wales's revenue for this financial year just ended' amounts to 1i8,674,700,". being an increase of 14,067,000, The principal increases , are in Customs L 526,000, and railwaysi 1372,000. :., i .

JH.M.S. Dart arrived at Sydney at 3i40 p.m. yesterday. Her officers report that the vessel experienced exceptionally heavy gales nearly.-all- - the; "way across from NeWt Zealand, r "When off Northf Oape, which was onA* the lee shore,. vuhe gunboat had the utmost difficulty in steaming out of danger. Off.the Three Kings a tremendous sea swept' tljedecks of the * Dapt.and carried away one of the boatSjj from the davits. While the *&ged the' only travelled thlriiee» miles in seven days. On the voyage I across, and in fine weather one,sth% crew fell overboard, and a lad spjtang in after him with a lifebuoy; Both were rescued. Off the Australian coast the Dart experienced a terrific

gale and lost another of her boats. In this storm five of her crew were injured and some of her sails were blown away. The officers assert that the rigging of the vessel, which was supplied from the naval stores, was rotten, although new.

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Australian., Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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Australian. Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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