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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 1.—Tenth Annual Gathering Caledonian Society.

January 11.—Otago Graving Dock handed over by contractors. Meeting of Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland.

January 19.—White Horse Hotel, Tokomairiro, burned. Signori Cagli's Opera Company.

January 25.—Burns' Anniversary celebrated.

February 9.—Eighth Annual Meeting of Otago Rifle Association. Severe Shock of Earthquake at Queenstown.

February 24.—Schooner "Onehunga" wrecked at Oamaru.

March 12.—Maori Prisoners formally released from Gaol.

March 15.—Graving Dock, Port Chalmers opened. Fire Empire Hotel. M.H.R., The Lakes: Hallenstein, 431; (Macassey 272; Miller, 21.)

March 17.—Royal Horticultural Society's Show.

March 23.—Twenty-fourth Anniversary. Jockey Club Races.

March 23.—First Bell cast in Dunedin, at Burt's Foundry.

March 27.—Fire at Black and Thompson's Timber Yard.

April 2.—M.P.C., Peninsula: Tolmie, 144; (Hutchison, 51; Robertson, 9.) Colonial Prize Firing at Canterbury. Cup: Wales, Champion.

April 13.—Drinking Fountain of Cargill Monument opened.

April 18.—M.P.C., Port Chalmers: M'Dermid, 66; (Dench 58; O'Donoghue, 16; M'Kenzie, 8.) First Mayor of Palmerston: W. A. Young. H.M.S. "Rosario" arrived.

April 25.—M.P.C., The Lakes: Innes, 167; Hallenstein, 122; Manders, 118.)

April 30.—Thirtieth Session of Provincial Council. Conference of Mayors at Dunedin.

May 17.—First Grain Show Tokomairiro and Clutha Society.

May 29.—Taieri Annual Ploughing Match.

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June 13.—M.H.R., Waikouaiti: Munro, 232; (Webster, 58; Preston, 44; Hutchison, 28; Thompson, 12; Cutten, 10.)

June 21.—Blueskin Annual Ploughing Match.

June 27.—Queenstown Athenæum and Town Hall opened.

June 28.—Fire in Princes street, M'Leod & Co., £7,000. Meeting of Acclimatization Society.

July 1.—Mayoral Elections, Dunedin: Fish. Port Chalmers: Dench. Oamaru: Waitt. Invercargill: Wood. Waikouaiti: Pratt. Tokomairiro: Goodall. Cromwell: Fraer. Balclutha: M'Neil. Lawrence, Herbert.

July 18.—Brig "Our Hope," wrecked at Oamaru.

August 8.—Convict Plummer escaped from Gaol; captured, 13th inst.

August 15.—M.P.C., Caversham: Stout, 148; (Fish, 109; Leary, 90.)

August 28.—M.H.R., Caversham: Tolmie, 217; (Cutten, 152.)

September 6.—First sod Mataura Railway cut.

September 10.—First block Oamaru Sea Wall laid.

September 17.—First goods on Port Chalmers Railway from Burke's Brewery.

October 1.—Fire at Duncan's Flour Mill and Wilson's Brewery, Water of Leith. Fourth Anniversary of Fire Brigade.

October 3.—M.P.C., Wakari: Driver, unopposed.

October 19.—Tragedy at Wikivi.

October 30.—First telegram from London in eight days.

November 8.—Oamaru Pastoral and Agricultural Show.

November 11.—Prince of Wales' Birthday celebrated. Volunteer and Foresters' Sports, Cricket Match, Excursions, &c.

November 14.—Bishop of Dunedin (Neville) arrived.

November 20.—Shock of Earthquake felt.

November 24.—Foundation Stone of Knox New Church laid. Tricentennary of death of John Knox.

November 30.—St. Andrew's Day. Sports, &c., Green Island.

December 2.—Jockey Club Races at Forbury Park, Picnics, &c.

December 6.—Twenty-fourth Anniversary Hand and Heart, M.U.I.O.O.F.: Concert and Ball.

December 11.—First Session of Anglican Synod of Dunedin opened.

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December 17.—Ninth Annual Meeting of Otago Rifle Association.

December 18.—Eleventh Annual Show, Taieri Agricultural Society.

December 20.—Eighth Show: Waikouaiti and Shag Valley Society. H.M.S. "Dido," in Graving Dock, Port Chalmers.

December 21.—Visit of Governor and Lady Bowen, per p.s. "Luna."

December 23.—Horticultural Show in Drill Shed.

December 26.—Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show, Forbury Park.

December 27.—Masons' Ball to Governor in Masonic Hall.

December 31.—Port Chalmers Railway formally opened by Governor.