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THE LAKE DISTRICT. (From the correspondent of Otago Daily Times.) November 14.

The weather has been unsettled for the last "few day?, and much rain has fallen, which, however, falling as snow on the rartges, has not perceptibly affected the river. This afternoon is beautifully fine, and the wet and cold would seem to have cleared away for another <pell. Accounts from the various parts of the district continue to be satisfactory, although in the Upper ShotoTer especially a considerable diminution of population is reported. The cehsus on the 2nd December will pretty tifell test the accuracy or otherwise of the official and unofficial estimates, and will prove disappointing in more senses than one to several of our blatant contemporaries. The Escort, on Friday, took down 2,634 oz., _of which the Arrow contributed 857 oz,, the Upper Shotover, 260 oi., the remainder being made up by the many and various contributors to the Queenstown returns, c. g., Head of the Lake, Twelve Mile, Moke Creek, Lower -'Shotover, Nokomai, &c. The Cardrona gold as usual has gone to swell the Dunstan Escort. The iatest reports from the Arortr District are very satisfactory, and many river claims re4 aliied good dividends last week. One party Hook out 100 oz. ; another 50 oz. ; and soon down to 8 oz.: which minimum 1 , after all, is not so bad; proving as it does that gold is struck, and affording tangible hopes of rich : paddocks" to come.

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New Zealand Spectator and Cooks Strait Guardian, New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume XIX, Issue 2017, 30 November 1864

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THE LAKE DISTRICT. (From the correspondent of Otago Daily Times.) November 14. New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume XIX, Issue 2017, 30 November 1864

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