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The elections f or the General Assembly are being commenced without delay. Yesterday the nomination of candidates for the City of Dunedin took place, and the polling is fixed for Monday. There were eight candidates proposed, namely — Messrs Stout, Macandrew, Macassey, Armstrong, Larnach, Grant, Reynolds, and Fish, and if the show of hands may be regarded as any- indication of the feeling of the electors, the Commissioner of Customs, who has sat for Dunedin for 23 years has not much chance of being reelected. The show of hands was in favor of Stout, Macandrew, and Macassey, and a poll was demanded on behalf of Mr Reynolds. It is stated that Macassey will retire in favor of Larnach and contest Caversham ; and that Mr Reynolds, if unsuccessful in Dunedin will try Roslyn. Mr James Mills, the manager of the Union Steam Navigation Company, comes forward for Port Chalmers. If the Dunedin electors return Stout, Macandrew, and Larnach, it will be a clear protest against the policy of the Government and a declaration in favor of insular Separation.

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, Volume XVI, Issue 2296, 17 December 1875

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Grey River Argus Grey River Argus, Volume XVI, Issue 2296, 17 December 1875