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The electric tram between Boxhill and Doncaster was successfully opened yesterday. This is the first electric tram constructed in Australia.

Landells, sentenced to death for the murder of Sherlock at Ringwood, has been executed.

Eastern news per British India Company’s steamer states that practically an inexhaustible coalfield has been opened up at Tonkin, and upwards of 1,000 coolies are employed in the gallery. The Board_ of Revenue in China propose to issue a foreign loan of 35,000,000 taels for the purpose of constructing a railway to connect Pekin and Hankow ; the work to be completed in eight years.

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Australian., Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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Australian. Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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