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In the last voyage of the Lord Ashley, for New Caledonia, from Sydney, a quantity of frozen fish was shipped for the passengers. Fifty shillings a quarter ha 3 been offered in Adelaide for wheat, with cost of freight and insurance. The master of the ship Kapunda has been fined £100 at Townsyille for beinjj short of provisions. The Hon. Tuoraas Elder, of South Australia, has purchased the celebrated racehorse Gang Forward, which won the Two Thousand Guineas stake in England in 1873. An important discovery has been made in the Clunes Quartz Company's mine. A new reef has been found at a depth of 1,000 ft., being the deepest proved gold-bearing reef in the colony. Large heavy gold has been aeen in the blue slate casing, and also in the solid quartz. Great satisfaction is expressed by all classes at the discovery, the Cluoes Company being the oldest and most popular in the district- The mining and every other interest has been very much, depressed there for some considerable time, but the finding of this reef has created hope for the future. Shares have advanced to £55, but there are no sellers. Captain Bedwell's recent survey of the coast shows that Lady Elliott's Island, Bunker's and Capricornus groups, were ascertained to be three miles 100 far to the eastward of the positions laid down in the existing charts. The rock cod shoal was found to bo nine miles west by south of its assigned position, and several new shoala were discovered in the vicinity of Broad Sound, being of a ahifting character. The Governor has accepted the services ot the Engineer Corps. The stone wharf at Sockhaaipton has slipped bodily into the river. Martin, one of the French refugees, has been, arrested at Maryborough, under warrant signed by the Governor under the Extradition Treaty. He was originally sentenced to 20 years for assassination. The appeal in the Gothenburg salvage case has been granted, the bank giving security to the amount awarded to the salvors, and also their expenses and costs. At a meeting held in Sydney, a resolution was carried in favor of empowering the municipalities to levy a fire premiu a to provide indemnity against loss by fire. It is stated that it is probable the Government will despatch a steamer 3n Monday, via Fiji, irrespective of the Pacific Mail Company.

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AUSTRALIAN ITEMS., Southland Times, Issue 2247, 27 December 1875

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AUSTRALIAN ITEMS. Southland Times, Issue 2247, 27 December 1875