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LATEST FROM AUSTRALIA.

[JJV INI'MU-l-lIOVINOIAr, •XKLKORAPK.] [The following is tlio detailed news of whioh we wero ablo to giyo only an outline yesterday.] DtrtfEniN - , Aug. 28, 2.15 p.m. Tho Gothenburg has arrived at tho 'Blu IT with Australian nows to Aug. 23. MELBOURNE. Tlio daughter of Mr Morton, of Ynngory, near ltororvit, a child of two yeara of ago, haa boon lost in tbo bush a woolf since, Tlio country haa boon searched in ovory direction, but without success. I'ho child was missed fiftoon minutes after stray ing. Alexander Cumoron accidentally shot himself a low days since, at Smythcsdalo, Tho foot-race, 150 yards, for £100 a-sido, botweon Iloulahnn and iliggins, was won by tho formor aftor a des* pomto struggle. Tlio eclipse was distinctly risible in Australia, Tbo markets aro quiot. G ood wheat is wanted. 5000 busholß of Now Zealand wheat woro offered by auction but withdrawn, and disposed of on private terms at 7n.3d. Oats aro stoadv ; a sample of Now Zealand brought 3s, lOd, Tho brigatitino Dart went ashore at Wurrnambool. Tho wroolc has beon abandoned. SYDNEY. Tlio Wolcomo, brig, from Launceston to Nowcastlo, N.S.W,, nut into Sydnoy, having bcon obligou to cut away nor masts during the southerly gales, An extraordinary phenomenon oc* ourod at Sydnoy on tho morning of Aug. 15. A wave ontorod the harbour, and tho wator rose ropoutodly four feet, subsiding with great rapidity. Tho steam lorry boat wns draggod from tho wharf, snapping throo warps and doing othor damage. Ono ot tho Btoamors in the harbour was completely stoppod and turned violently round, Tlio wavo nlso ontorod Nowcastlo harbour, and did considorablo damago to tho shippiug. Sevoral vessels broke

! from thoir moorings at tho coal wharf. 1 At 11.80 a.m., the water receded suddonly fiyo foot, leaving the tugs \ Warhawk nnd Rapid strandod. , A heavy southerly galo has beon ox- - perionoed on the coast. In Newcastle 1 harbour tho Hydra, "Wallaroo, and Sir W, Wallace, fouled and drifted on to , the Sydney Griffiths, doing damage to the extent of £1000. | XT'-o Catholic authorities afc Sydney aoclino retaining the donation to tho , Cathedral fund mado by a swindling Count who recently paid tliat city a yisifc, t Tho Queensland Government havo dispatched troopers to Townsvillo to arrost him should his yacht touch thore. Tlie Government House at Sydnoy was entered by burglars, but tho thieves only got a quantity of cutlery No Surrender haa boon scratched for all hie Sydnoy engagements. Tho Barb has also bcon scratched for the Sydnoy Handicap. Tlio steamer Black Swan, from Maryborough, brought 4300 ounces of gold, The North Star has nrrived at Sydnoy from California with 000 tons of brotulstufis. Tho wool sales woro woll attonded, scoured brought 18d to 20d ; sheopskins, a farthing advance on former prices, Sales of Californian flour havo uoon made at £17. Tho market is (Inn. At au auction of sugars tho following prices wero realised ; — Fino crystals, £40 to £40 15s ; counters, £30 to £38. An analysis has beon mado of Cinnabar ore from Rylstono. It yields 85 por cent of quicksilver. ADELAIDE. Somo oxcitomont has been croated in South Australia about the silver mines, New and rich discoveries are reported, * The report of tho Nutional Insuranco Company is vory favourable ; the profits in the past half-year were £10,000. A ehonhord named Ward has been murdorea by a black fellow in tho far North. The earthquake wave was felt here, and also on tho coast of Tasmania. The corn markot is firm — wheat 7s.

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LATEST FROM AUSTRALIA., Star, Issue 92, 29 August 1868

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