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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 5.—Schooner "Amazon" advertised to sail for Californian Diggings.

January 26.—First fire: Monson's house, Water of Leith, burned.

February 23.—Dunedin and Port Chalmers proclaimed towns.

March 2.—Teetotal Society formed. H.M.S. "Acheron" arrived to complete survey of coast.

March 14.—Dunedin Property Investment Company formed.

March 16.—Regatta at Port Chalmers.

March 26.—Ship "Lady Nugent" arrived from London. Second anniversary of Province celebrated. Horse races.

April 1.—Population of Settlement: Males, 670; females; 512—Total, 1,182.

May 11.—First saw and flour mill started, Water of Leith: Valpy's.

May 31.—Subscription list opened to retain the News.

June 4.—H.M.S. "Acheron" returned, having completed survey of south coast.

June 12.—Public meeting, protesting against surplus revenue being sent to Wellington: £900.

June 13.—Money sent to Wellington per "Acheron."

July 11.—Money sent back.

July 30.—Judge of Supreme Court appointed for Otago.

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July 16.—A. C. Strode, Esq., appointed Resident Magistrate and Sub-Treasurer for Otago.

July 26.—Prospectus of United Sheep Association issued.

August 6.—Ship "Mariner" arrived from London.

September 4.—Ship "Poictiers" arrived from London.

October 24.—Ship "Phœbe Dunbar" arrived from London.

November 17.—Governor Grey arrived on his first visit to the Settlement since its establishment; address presented; levée.

December 3.—Public meeting, to consider the "Provincial Councils Bill."

December 4.—Second anniversary Oddfellows in new Hall.

December 20.—Subscription started to erect a building for Church of England. Only one criminal case since arrival of first ship.

December 21.—No. 91 of the News; last of its race—"Farewell," ex-leader.