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Australian Mail And New Zealand Express (Newspaper) - September 17, 1866, London, Middlesex PUBLISHED ON THE ARRIVAL OF EACH MONTHLY REGISTERED FOR TRANSMISSION AND NEW ZEALAND EXPRESS No. 89, Vol. 17, 1866. 6d. AUSTRALASIAN POSTAL The Australian and New Zealand mails are due in via on the 12th, ard via Southampton on tlie of each The Malls for and New per Peninsular and Oriental Company's route via are made up ou the of the of every month via and on the of the 26th of each month via When the 20th falls on the mails will be made up on the previous and when the 26th falls on they will be made up on following Rates of via exceeding an 1 2 and every ounce or fraction of an ounce after the 4 8 0z3. 2.; adding M. for every additional 8 U. fia not exceeding oz. in above i oz. and not exceeding 1 Is. 8d.; above 1 oz. and not exceeding 2 35. above 2 and not exceeding S 5.; every ounce after the 8<^. 3<2. Postages must be prepaid Panama The Mails for the above places via Panama are made up on the morning of the 2nd of each When that date falls ou the mails will be made up on the following Rates of i an oz. in 1*.; above i an oz. and not exceeding 1 2^.; above 1 oz. and not 2 4j.; above 2 not exi ceding 3 6;.; every additional 2s. Book and each newspaper duly registered at the General for transmission not exceeding 4 above 4 and not exceeding For i Book or Packet of Patterns or exceeding 4 in 6d.; above 4 and not exceeding 8 1*.; above 8 and not exceeding 12 6(/.; above 12 and not exceeding 16 2.; for every additional 4 6d. The regulations now in force with respect to book and packets of patterns via Suez will be applicable in all respects to similar articles sent via All for New or for any of the Australian colonies upon which an amount of post ige for their conveyance by this route is and not to be will be forwarded via MONEY Money Orders are issued at all Money Order Offices in - be United Kingdom of Great Britain and and at Malta and on Order Offices in Western South and New and by the Offices in the colonies on any Money Order Office iu the Kingdom at a charge of 1^. for any sum Hot exceeding 21., 2s. for any sura above 9i. and not exceeding 51., 3s. for any sum above 6i. and not exceeding 7i., and is. for any sum above 71. and not exceeding 10^, beyond which amount no single order can be COLONIAL EMIGRATION New South Wales Victoria Western South Australia Order New Order H.M. Emigration Commissioners F. S. Agent-General H.M. Emigration Commissioners H. John Mormon A. Ridgway J. George Edinburgh 8, 37, Great 8, 2, Old 3, E.G. 2, 20, St. NEW SOUTH We have papers from this colony to the 24th a The Legislature was opened that The Governor s speech stated that an increase of taxation was as the present income was amply sufficient for the ordinary public that steps are to be taken to remove the impediments in the way of the sale ot colonial debentures in that the threatening aspect of European affairs renders the fortification of Port Jackson and the proposed plans of the works are to be laid before the House j and that accommodation is necessary in the lunatic and benevolent The estimates are to show and bills are to be introduced dealing with juvenile tor establishing juvenile for amending the law with respect to for the better enforcement of prison for the extension of municipal for regulating public and tor amending in some particulars the land Both Houses agreed to the address in The Minister for Public accompanied by the for has been absent from Sydney on a tour in the Western inspecting the railway extension works between Penrith and Herald - The past month not been marked by any event of political but the reading of the Governor's speech may revive old interests and will no doubt be a prelude to the of many an old Efforts have been made to get up ao opportunity to the re-election of the Chairman of but it is not certain whether the prime movers will meet sufficient support to justify a The Premier has recently given much attention to the of the a subject which engrossed the serious attention of the Assembly on one or two occasions last and in the present unsettled state of European will continue to be regarded with additional The Minister for Works has been busy inspecting the railway works in He has made an alteration in the railway which has caused much dissatisfaction ou part of suburban who maintain that the rates enforced will decrease the revenue instead of augmenting and that they are suburban passengers being required to pay too much in order that travellers to longer distances may travel at cheaper Mr. Parkes has for a time finished his wanderings and inspections of and the Government have in contemplation the erection of a stockade at Middle near the entrance to Sydney The employment of prisoners upon the fortifications will make the sentence of hard imply something more than double rations and no When the was before his constituents last he said the finances of the colony were undergoing revision by the so that the burdens of the people might be relieved as far as but he expressed himself in favour of protective imposts and ad valorem In regard to this for the present the Government may think their duty is not so much to change the laws as to administer we have not been left in ignorance of the state of our A comparative statement of the consolidated revenue has been From this it appears that the total revenue for the quarter ending 30th 1865, was 372,383Z., and the total revenue for the quarter ending 30th of last month was 476,736^., showing an increase on the quarter of 104,352Z. The expenses of the last quarter have been 538,0562., or nearly 60,0002. in excess of the but this sum includes 107,6472. for interest on debentures and Treasury bills and some other the whole of which cover a longer period than three The income of the quarter has in reality been larger than the expenditure properly chargeable against it. The revenue for the quarter shows an increase of more than 100,0002, The customs revenue has been nearly a fourth of the estimated annual or an excess of 60,0002. over the receipts of last year during corresponding The gold revenue and Mint receipts have slightly while the land sales show an increase of 20,0002. on the corresponding quarter of last The receipts from stamps are 18,1182., and whatever objections may be made to the taxes it cannot be denied that so far they have the necessary revenue at a time when its acquisition was of the utmost On the 11th July the coasts were visited by one of the most terrific storms ever which were attended with great disasters to the coasting Many vessels with all hands were and the foundering of the Intercolonial Mail steamer bound for with all on board except one has caused a calamity hardly second to that of the London in January There had been heavy rains and floods inland on the and other but they were subsiding at the latest The Herald has the following report on the state of the colony Since our last general written at the close of last we had three or four days of fine soaking we have since has extended through the entire length and of the and the accounts received from all quarters are of the most encouraging la the coast so much rain tell that besides the heavy rise in the Hawkesbury recorded in our lust which threatened an inunda there has also been a heavy freshet in the Hunter The passage of the river by vehicles was stopped at though the water was not high enough to allow the punt to be At Maitland the river rose about six feet This of itself did no except that it caused the backing up of the waters of the and other tributary which were coming down bank and thus caused them to overflow their banks and to inundate a large area of cultivated driving radny families from their homes to seek safety on the higher In the Illawarra district there were great fears entertained that the which was running for some days bank would break over its boundaries and flood the lower These fears passed away with the arrival of the fine It is no doubt too soon to apeak with anything like a tone of confidence of the results of the harvesting of the present infant grain crop that is but jUst showing itself above the but this may be that in so far as the weather and other concomitants are everything up to the present time has been most and in all quarters the farmers in the highest possible spirits and trust this year to make up the ground they have lost during the past three years of All the wheat may be to be now and the greater portion of it is showing up well is now strong enough to stand any frosts that may
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