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The Southland Times PUBLISHED DAILY THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER, 1877.

By a list in another column it will j be seen that the arrival of emigrants, which has been stayed for some months past, is about to recommence, as tbe Marlborough left the Clyde on the 15th August, and may reasonably be expected within the nest three or four weeks. She had on board when she sailed 141 adult emigrants, and a reference to the summary at the foot of the list will show that these are made up of the most useful kinds of colonists— of people brought up to laborious occupations and useful trades. So far as can be ascertained, before we actually see our coming friends, it would appear that the Marlborough's load has been well and judiciously selected. The age of the oldest married man is 41, and of the oldest married woman 3(3, while the youngest married man is 2L, and the youngest married woman 20. Jhe oldest single man is 40, and the youngest 1G years of age. The oldest single woman is 34, and the youngest 16° So that we see while there are but few children, even the eldest of the arrivals will be in tho very prime ef life, while the large majority are really young people in the true sense of the word, and two or three years will convert the saplings intojthe same clash. They will arrive at the happiest season of the year. They left in glorious autumn, and will have the joyous summer before them to settle down, and, to some extent, get colonized before the rigors of winter (if we can use the term at all) are forced upon them. This is the mote fortunate as from the nature of their occupations, nearly all of the men, and doubtless very many of the women, will find employment in the country districts. We hope that this summer will see several such shiploads landed at the Bluff. Despite what the growlers and howlers say, we are still of opinion that rapid judicious settlement by means of a steady uninterrupted flow of such emigrants as those we hope soon to welcome, is the true and legitimate means of developing the resources of this country. It is not from the prudent workers that we hear of emigration ruining the country by providing more hands than we have work for. We can healthily absorb as many of the right class as choose to come, and we are not afraid to hazard a prediction to the effect that ten days or a fortnight after the landing of' the Marlborough's living freight, Mr H. V. Lillicrap, our worthy immigration Officer, will have very few, if any, tenants. We are the more satisfied of this, because, from a careful perusal and analysis of the Marlborough's list, we are led to infer that more than ordinary care has been taken in the selection of her passengers. The total cost of passage money incurred by the (government in this shipment is L 2321 Ss.

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The Southland Times PUBLISHED DAILY THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER, 1877., Southland Times, Issue 2915, 18 October 1877

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The Southland Times PUBLISHED DAILY THURSDAY, 18th OCTOBER, 1877. Southland Times, Issue 2915, 18 October 1877

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