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WELLINGTON, October 22,

Major-general Edwards left in the Government launch Ellen Ballance at 10.30 this morning to inspect the forts. He was accompanied by the Eons. Captain Russell and Messrs Fergus and Richardson, Colonel Humphrey, Lieutenant-colonel Hume, Lieu-tenant-colonel Butts, and Captains Falconer and Messener. He inspects the barracks in the afternoon, and the volunteers in the evening. Major-general Edwarda returned from the forts at two o'clock. The party landed in Shelley Bay, and after inspecting the torpedo sheds, in which everything is in tiptop style, went on to Point Halswell, where the 8-in disappearing gun is stationed. From there General Edwards walked to Fort Gordon, and made a minute inspection of the guns and of the electrical machinery in connection with the submarine mining at this fort. A six-pounder Nordenfeldt was fitted to a Morris tube, and some excellent firing shown by General Edwards and the members of the Permanent Artillery. The torpedo launch in the shed on the beach below the fort was also subjected to close scrutiny.

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GENERAL EDWARDS'S INSPECTION., Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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GENERAL EDWARDS'S INSPECTION. Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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