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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



March 23.—Ship "John Wickliff" arrived from London with first settlers: 116 days."

April 15.—Ship "Philip Laing" arrived from Greenock with first settlers: 139 days.

July 8.—Ship "Victory" arrived from London.

September 1.—Church and Schoolhou.se erected and opened.

September 21.—Ship "Blundell" arrived from London.

December 12.—Ship "Bernicia" arrived from London.

December 13.—First number of Otago News published. Dunedin cricketers issued challenge to the Wellington Cricket Club to meet half-way, and have a trial of skill. Prices of provisions: Beef, fresh, 7d. to 7½d. per lb.; 4lb. loaf, 10d.; butter, 1s. 8d. to 2s. per lb.; flour, per 1001b., 16s. to 23s.; mutton, 7d. to 7½d. per lb.; potatoes, per ton, £4 to £5 10s.; sugar, 4d. to 6d. per lb. Wages, per day: Mechanics, 5s. to 7s.; laborers, 3s. to 4s. Name of Settlement declared fixed as Otago, not Otakau.

December 27.—Bench of Justices advertised thanks to special constables for turning out on Christmas day on occasion of threatened riot by sailors of a foreign vessel.

December 31.—Revenue for period, £909 10s. 7d.; expenditure £659 4s. 9d.