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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 2.—Reward of £500 for discovery of a goldfield; £250 for a coalfield.

January 8.—Ship "Strathallan" arrived from Leith.

February 9.—Ship "Robert Henderson" arrived from Glasgow: 84 days' passage.

February 14.—Ship "Palmyra" arrived from London.

March 13.—J. M'Glashan Gazetted Deputy-Superintendent.

March 23.—Tenth anniversary celebrated.

March 25.—Supreme Court opened by Mr. Justice Gresson.

March 31.—Old Cemetery closed.

April 1.—New Cemetery opened: regulations issued still in force.

April 3.—Ship "Rockhampton" arrived from London.

April 28.—Otago Building and Land Society started.

April 29.—Ship "Strathfieldsay" arrived from Glasgow.

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May 5.—Ship "Nourmahal" arrived from London. Land regulations issued: rural, 10s. per acre, with improvement clause of 40s.

May 22.—Ship "Strathallan" sailed for London; first ship direct; cargo, £19,010 13s.; Macandrew and Co. charterers.

June 5.—J. H. Harris called to Legislative Council.

June 7.—Meeting to memorialize against division of Province.

June 15.—M.H.R. Dunedin County: J. P. Taylor, 73; (P. M. Napier, 46).

June 17.—Ship "Strathfieldsay" sailed for Melbourne; first large ship direct with produce; J. Macandrew and Co. charterers.

July 13.—Ship "Three Bells" arrived from Glasgow, s.s. "White Swan" arrived, under engagement for inter-provincial trade.

July 22.—Public meeting of new arrivals as to wages.

July 27.—s.s. "Queen" arrived at Dunedin; laid on by Macandrew and Co. for trade between Melbourne, Otago, and Canterbury; welcomed with a salute of 20 guns.

August 31.—Re-apportionment of N.Z. Company's debt between the three Provinces of Middle Island: Nelson, £45,000; Canterbury, £77,500; Otago, £77,500.

September 16.—Amount transmitted to India Mutiny Relief Fund, £375 6s. 9d.

September 23.—Ship "Jura" arrived from Glasgow.

September 24.—M.P.C. Port Chalmers: Thomas Taylor.

October 5.—Dinner to James Adam on his return as Immigration Agent, s.s. "Lord Worsley" arrived from London.

October 13.—M.P.C. Northern District: W. H. Teschmaker. M.P.C. Murihiku District: R. Stewart and A. M'Nab.

October 22.—Meeting to consider the question of steam communication with Melbourne.

October 27.—Ship "Agra" arrived from London. Kaikorai Flour Mill started.

November 3.—Fourth Session of Provincial Council opened. Ship "Regina" arrived from London.

November 4.—Agreement made with Macandrew and Co. for subsidy to steamer "Queen."

December 28.—Ship "Gloucester" arrived from London.

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December 31.—Return for year: Births, 243; marriages, 51; deaths, 58. Census: Males, 3,321; females, 2,705—Total, 6,086.