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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 1.—Fifth Gathering Caledonian Society.

January 2.—Bazaar in aid of St. Joseph's Church.

January 7.—Brigantine "Den Dcherdj" a Foo-chow-foo. First direct cargo of tea: W. and G. Turnbull & Co.

January 8.—Meeting of Synod of Otago and Southland.

January 9.—Second Show Agricultural Pastoral Society of Otago, North Recreation Grounds. Horticultural Society's Show.

January 11.—Provincial Council dissolved.

January 14.—Fifteenth Session Provincial Council, Southland.

January 19.—M.H.R., Dunedin: Reynolds, 333; (Grant, 52.)

January 22.—Dunedin Philharmonic Society, Third Meeting.

January 25.—Burns' Anniversary celebrated. Dinner in Farley's Hall.

February 4.—Nomination for Superintendent: Dick and Macandrew.

February 5.—Bluff and Invercargill Railway officially opened for traffic.

February 14.—Arrival of His Excellency Governor Sir George Grey.

February 15.—Volunteer Review and Ball.

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February 18.—Governor's Levée.

February 20.—Election of Superintendent Macandrew, 2,260; (Dick, 1,392.)

February 21.—Annual Meeting of Otago and Southland Rural Deanery Board.

March 1.—Dinner in Celebration of Macandrew's Election. Provincial Council Election, 39 Members—The Lakes : Haughton. Waihola : Mollison; Lindis : France; Port Chalmers : Taylor, 62; (Malcolm, 58). Wakari : Driver, 83; (Cunningham, 43.) Taieri : Shand, 123; Robertson, 123; Burns, 116; Reid, 85; (Stevenson, 76; Culling, 63; Paterson, 13.) Dunedin : Duncan, 753; Reynolds, 746; Turnbull, 737; Vogel, 705; Sibbald, 644 : Millar, 571; Haggitt, 495; (M'Indoe, 456; Kidston, 404; Turner, 391; Barnes, 387; Smith, 286; Bell, 285; Ross, 246; Carrick, :225; Cargill, 195; Grant 88; Graham, 9.) Waikouaiti: Mitchell, 101; (Orbell, 59.) Oamaru County: Hutchinson, 66; (Gleeson, 24.) North Harbor : Green, 73; M'Dermid, 66; (Turner, 51; Simpson, 36; Macfarlane, 20; Switzer, 19; McFadyen, 18.) Oamaru Town : Julius. Tokomairiro : Muir, 86; Clark, 78; Murray, 78; (Kidston, 69; Hardy, 51; Adams, 45; Barnes, 45; Landels, 24; Dyer, 2.) Clutha: Thomson, Henderson, M'Keznie, (Richardson.) Green Island and Caversham : M'Indoe, 80; Barr, 65; (Fulton, 60; Blair, 55; Martin, 36; Lloyd, 25; Graham, 7.) Dunstan : Frazer, 80; (Isaacs, 25.) Goldfields : Brown, 404; Mouatt, 345; Shepherd, 343; Nicholson, 280; M'Intyre, 199; O'Neill, 63.) Tuapeka : Hughes, 186; (Groves, 97.) Peninsula : Seaton, 103; (Hutchison, 74.) Manuherikia, Main.

March, 13.—Schooners "Stately" and "Vixen" wrecked at Oamaru.

March 15.—Governor's departure from Province.

March 21.—Dunedin Jockey Club Races at Silverstream.

March 26.—Horticultural Society's Show. 19th Anniversary.

April 1.—Largest Fire yet occurred in Dunedin, both sides of -Princes street from Moray Place to Octagon, £35,000 to £40,000.

April 3.—S.S. "South Australia," wrecked at Coal Point, 14 miles north from Nuggets.

April 5.—M.H.R., Manuherikia : Mervyn, 51; (Jack, 33.)

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April 16.—Bradshaw appointed General-Government Agent for Otago Goldfields. Strong feeling of indignation expressed.

April 24.—Private Meeting of Members of Provincial Council to consider action of General Government, 22 Members present.

April 25.—Public Meeting at Octagon condemning action of General Government.

April 26.—Meeting of Volunteers at Dunedin and Port Chalmers to consider their position, signs of disturbance at Lawrence, Waitahuna, &c.

May 1.—Twenty-third Session of Provincial Council.

May 12.—Hon. J. C. Richmond, Commissioner of Customs, arrives on behalf of General Government; and on the 16th writes the Superintendent that an important Member of his Executive was present and took part in the irregular proceedings on the Goldfields. On the 17th, His Honor replies, asking in what capacity he makes the statement. On the 18th, this reply is acknowledged as having been received.

May 27.—Sixteenth Session Provincial Council, Southland.

May 31.—Great Meeting in Theatre on Provincial and General Government relations.

June 1.—Plebiscite of Province taken on Goldfields management. Result in favor of Provincial management, 8,307; of General 147.

June 5.—Grain and Seed Show, Tokomairiro.

June 15.—M.H.R., Port Chalmers: Main, 92; (Malcolm, 81; M'Dermid, 22; M'Indoe, 1.)

July 9.—Taieri Annual Ploughing Match.

July 16.—Port Chalmers Mayor: Rolfe re-elected.

July 18.—Public Meeting in Theatre on Goldfields delegation.

July 21.—Green Island Ploughing Match.

July 22.—Mayor of Dunedin: Harris, 340; (Turner, 273; Birch, 200; Millar, 101). Oamaru:Gibbs, 154; (Lukes,:70; France, 27.)

August 9:—Waikouaiti Ploughing Match.

August 16.—Public Meeting on Education Question.

August 20.—Fifth Anniversary Volunteer Fire Brigade.

September 10.—Seventeenth Session Prov. Council, Southland.

September 18.—Trout ova from Tasmania placed in breeding box, Water of Leith.

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October 28.—Hull of dredge "New Era," launched at Port Chalmers; Steam Ploughs introduced into Southland.

November 11.—P.S. "Wallace" launched at Dunedin.

November 13.—All Saints' Church Bazaar. Fourth Annual Show, Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Oamaru.

November 23.—Heavy gale and flood. Schooner "Caroline" wrecked at Oamaru.

December 5.—P.S. "Geelong" sailed on expedition to Martin's Bay.

December 9.—Dunedin Water Works formally opened.

December 10.—Tokomairiro Farmers' Club Annual Show.

December 18.—Martin's Bay Expedition returned.

December 20.—Census of Province taken.

December 26.—Fourth Fete of Oddfellows at Vauxhall.

December 27.—Sixth Show of Taieri Agricultural Society.