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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY

[From the Dunedin ‘Evening Star,’ December 3, 1864.] The farewell dinner at Christchurch to Mr W. S. Moorhouse lex-Superintendent of Canterbury), who received a Civil Service appointment in Wellington, was a great success. ITc was presented with a silver tankard and claret jug, while Mrs Moorhouse received a handsome silver coffee service. Mr Moorhouse, in the course of his speech, said that Canterbury and Otago were really the only two colonising powers in the colony. •X" if TT TV "K* At 8 a.m. on November 28 the Natives attacked a survey party at Peronga, near Alexandra (Auckland), on the boundary of the confiscated lands in the Waikato. Four armed Natives emerged from the b'i>h and tired a volley into the tent whore the surveyors were" breakfasting. Mr Richard Todd, head of the party, was shot through the heart, and died instantaneously. A half-caste, who was wounded in three places, escaped, as did the four others belonging to the party, who reached Alexandra in safety. •jf * •X’ * # # The volunteers brought in Mr Todd’s lody, which was buried with military honors. At the coroner’s impiet a verdict of wilful murder against Natives unknown was returned. It is supposed that the cause of the murder was jealousy of prospectors on the part of Natives belonging to Kawhia and its supposed chiefs Pato and Ngaru Ngaru, of the Ngatinemuri tribe. * Mr W. 11. Cntten has been prevailed on to offer himself as a candidate for the representation of Brueo in the General Assembly. -f TV- X’ -K- Vr X- ’X The escort from Queenstown and tbe Arrow this month brought down nearly d.OOOoz. Finncry and Poulter obtained GOlb of gold from their terrace workings on the Shotover. The severe drought in the Lake district continues, and incendiarism is on the increase. More police protection is much needed.

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TO-DAY Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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