Mr 0. Meyer, the New South Wales Commissioner, is actively engaged in making arrangements for having everything in connection with his court in apple-pie order by the opening day; and he says that, comparing the forward state of the whole Exhibition arrangements as compared with the position when he left for Sydney, he thinks the show will be ready by the announced date. About 150 or 200 tons of New South Wales exhibits have yet to be sent over, comprising chiefly wines, wool, and minerals (chiefly copper). New South Wales will have separate trophies of wool, wine, and coal. A second Maori house has come to hand from Wellington, and will be put up in the Maori Court, which has been portioned off at the end of the corridor that traverses the dome—the end at the other extremity to the Napier Court. The Early History Court is to be" close to the dome, as one passes out of it to the right. A number of acceptances of invitations to the opening ceremony were received by to-day's Australian mail, including the following: From New South Wales: Sir John Hay, president of the Legislative Council; Mr A. C. Fraser, UnderSecretary of Justice; Sir Patrick Jennings, Premier in the late Jennings-Dibbs Administration and Executive Commissioner to the International Exhibition of 1879, held in Sydney; Mr J. Wilshire, M.L.A.; Mr G. H. Cox, M.L.C. ; Mr R. H. Roberts, M.L.A. ;MrW. J. Tricketts, M.L.C.; Mr J. Inglis, M.L.A.; Mr J. T. Burns, M.L.A., ex-Treasurer; Hon. J. Lackey, M.L.C.; Captain Fraser; Mr James Gormley, M.L.A.; Mr J. P. Abbott, M.L.A., the new leader of the Opposition ; and Mr Joseph Mitchell. The Hon. D. O'Connor, Postmaster - General, will be here to represent the New South Wales Government. From Victoria : Hon. J. F. Levien; Mr E. J. Dixon, M.L.C.; Mr A. Young, M.L.C.; Mr F. H. Tuthill, M.L.A.; Mr J. Laurens, M.L.A.; Hon. J. H. Connor, Geelong; Mr G. H. Jenkins, clerk of the Legislative Assembly; and Mr E. Morey, M.L.C. From Soath Australia: The Hon. D. Murray. Many more notices of acceptance are expected next week.
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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 8044, 22 October 1889