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Tuesday 23 May 1871, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

NEW ENGLAND

(From the Armidale papers)

Some extensive additions are to be made to the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Armidale, which will have the effect not only of increasing the size, but of much improving the appearance of the building inside and outside. – Express.

It has been raining profusely at Glen Innes, and last week mail communication on both sides was completely stopped – Express.

In reference to Patrick Kennedy, who was sentenced to three months’ hard labour for assaulting Mr. Buchanan, we have been informed by two or three persons in Armidale who were well acquainted with him, that he was very eccentric in his style and manners. They describe him as a man of about forty-five years of age, tall, and rather slight in build, and of a most determined character. He was formerly engaged in pastoral pursuits in Queensland, but we are told was not very successful. In the absence of any explanation for his extraordinary conduct, it is generally supposed that some parties who were aware of the man’s irritable and impulsive nature had worked upon his infirmities to suit their own particular ends. – Telegraph

(From the Inverell Courier, May 17.)

A match took place on Monday, May 15, between Mr. Mackenzie’s g.h. Plover and Mr. Brown’s bk.h. Darkie, which was won easily by Plover.

The race-horse Stockwell is said to be recovering from the effects of the sprain received at Walcha.

Wet weather again set in on Sunday, May 14, which continued until Tuesday morning, when fine weather returned.

A ball and supper at Wandsworth, in aid of the public school, realised fully £20.

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