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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 1.—Caledonian Sports at Jones' Horse Bazaar.

January 4.—Ship "Simoom" arrived from Glasgow; Great flood at Gabriel's Gully.

January 15.—Ship "Silistria" arrived from Glasgow.

January 17.—Second session Southland Provincial Council.

January 21.—Barque "Genevrieve from Mauritius, and wrecked at Heads; First direct cargo of sugar: Cargills and Co., agents.

January 23.—Ship "Ocean Chief" burned in Bluff Harbor.

January 26.—Defence meeting held in Dunedin.

January 30.—Wakatip diggings discovered.

February 15.—Ship "Young America" arrived from Glasgow. News of loss of ship "Eleanor" by fire; from London to Otago.

February 16.—Ship "Hannah" arrived from London.

February 24.—M.P.C. Western District: E. B. Cargill unopposed.

March 4.—Colonist published triweekly; Princess Theatre opened.

March 15.—District Court abolished: Farewell of Judge Harris.

March 17.—M.H.R. Dunedin: Dick; (Richardson informally proposed.)

March 24.—Jockey Club Races.

March 26.—Complimentary dinner and presentation to Capt. M'Lean of the s.s. "Aldinga."

April 2.—Regatta Club formed.

April 8.—Ship "Oliver Cromwell" arrived from London.

April 16.—Fifteenth session of Provincial Council opened; Ship "Akbar" arrived from London with first instalment of immigrants attracted by goldfields.

May 7.—Ship "Lady Egidia" arrived from London.

May 10.—Separation Meeting in Princess Theatre; First direct shipment of gold to London by ship "Chariot of Fame," 15,000oz.

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May 24.—Regatta at Port Chalmers; First Telegraph Post on line Dunedin and Port Chalmers erected; Gas and Coke Company projected.

May 30.—M.H.R. Dunedin: Richardson, 45; (Paterson, 37).

June 2.—Ship "Zambia" arrived from Glasgow.

June 5.—C. H. Kettle, first Surveyor of Province, died.

June 6.—Foundation Stone of Episcopal Church, Moray Place, laid; Ship "Black Swan" arrived from London.

June 21.—Launch of the "Betsy Douglas," first steamer built in Otago.

July 12.—Theatre Royal opened. Intense frost; Waihola Lake frozen over; fit for skating.

July 13.—St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church opened; Wilson's murder at Molyneux. M.H.R. Bruce: Cargill, 74; (Baldwin, 54.)

August 7.—Billiard match, Princess Theatre: Lamb, 1000; Townsend, 915.

August 12.—Caledonian Society organised.

August 14.—Meeting to organise Fire Brigade.

August 15.—Hartly and Simmon's discovery of Dunstan Gold-fields.

September 8.—Ship "Grasmere" arrived from Glasgow.

September 11.—Ship "Bombay" arrived from London; Ship "Flying Mist" wrecked at Bluff.

September 12.—Nokomai Diggings discovered; s.s. "Guiding-Star" wrecked in New River.

October 6.—Reducing of Bell Hill commenced.

October 8.—Ship "Jura" arrived from Glasgow.

October 13.—Ship "Cheviot" arrived from Glasgow.

October 14.—C. W. Richmond appointed Supreme Court Judge.

October 22.—3rd session Provincial Council, Southland.

November 6.—Schooner "Tamar," from Hobart Town, wrecked at Heads.

November 8.—Ship "Aboukir" arrived from Glasgow; "Sevilla" from Glasgow.

November 13.—Mount Benger goldfield proclaimed.

November 15.—Cardrona diggings announced. M.H.R. Dunedin: Paterson.

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November 17.—Amount transmitted to Lancashire Relief Fund, £756.

November 10.—Ship "Scoresby" arrived from London.

November 26.—Sixteenth session of Provincial Council.

December 6.—Prospectus of Dunedin Waterworks Company issued. M.H.R. Waikouaiti: J.R.Jones; (Vogel, no poll).

December 8.—Ship "Storm Cloud" arrived at Bluff from Glasgow.