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OUR FIRST NEW ZEALAND SUN-SET. Sett'st as thou wert wont to do, Old fount of light ? Bathing with familiar hue Tree, and dale, and height ? Casting still Old England's shades, Thou art ay the same ; If on land the vision fades, Then be our's the blame. Grand old friend ! thou shinest still, Guiding to the work ; To the steadfast mind, and will Never dim or mirk. Glorious type ! of old fond ties Fate may have bereft us ; Paint thou with unfading dyes — God hath not left us ! Mast-head of the Randolph, Dec. 12, 1850. Lyttetton Times. Appointments by his Excellency the Governor-in-Chief. — John Robert Godley, Esq., Resident Magistrate at Port Victoria; James Edward Fitzgerald, Esq. (temporarily), Sub-Inspector of Police at Lyttelton; John Charles Porter, Esq. (temporarily), Clerk to the Bench of Magistrates, Lyttelton ; William Donald, Esq., Colonial Surgeon, Lyttelton; John Robert Godley, Esq., Joseph Thomas, Esq., Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Esq., Henry John Tancred, Esq., to be Magistrates of the Province of New Munster. Petition to the Queen. — A copy of a petition, now in course of signature by the inhabitants of all the Australian Colonies, for the immediate cessation of transportation to Van Diemen's Land, lies for signature at tKe Landoffice at Lyttelton. The Canterbury colonists are earnestly requested to consider the,grievous injury that would accrue to them and' their posterity, should New Zealand continue exposed to the influx of escaped convicts from Van Diemen's Land.— Lyttelton Times, February 1. > : " ■*

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CANTERBURY SETTLEMENT., Otago Witness, Issue 3, 8 March 1851

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CANTERBURY SETTLEMENT. Otago Witness, Issue 3, 8 March 1851

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