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The New Zealand Journal, Saturday, February 8 (1840)

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New South Wales.

It appears by the Sydney Almanack of 1839, that there had been 336 arrivals at that port during the year 1838; namely, from—
vessels.
Great Britain and Ireland 99
Van Diemen's Land 70
South Seas and South Sea Islands 44
New Zealand and Norfolk Island 43
Cape, India, and Isle of France 34
Coasters 30
South Australia 10
North America 1
South America 1
France 1
Put back 3
Total 336
During the year 1839 there had sailed for Sydney, from the port of London alone, 77 vessels, and for Port Phillip 18.
The value of imports into Sydney had increased from 570,000l in 1828, to 1,102,127l in 1838: the exports to England during the same periods, from 587,261l to 900,050l.
The population of the colony was estimated at 110,000 souls, of which fully 75,000 were immigrants or native-born colonists. But this could have included only part, if any, of the emigration from the United Kingdom in 1839, which from every source could not have been less than 15,000 persons. In 1838, the number of persons who arrived in the colony on their own resources was un-precedentedly large, being 1,478 persons, or twice as many as arrived the preceding year.
The imports of wool were, in 1839—
bags. bags. lbs.
From New South Wales to London 18,696 —22,944 5,592,338
Ditto to Liverpool 4,248
Port Philip to London —1,524 371,458
From Van Diemen's Land to London 13,899 —14,638 3,567,849
Ditto to Liverpool 749
Net 9,531,645
Being an increase on the importations of 1838 of 1,694,222lbs.
The following is the account of the average weekly liabilities and assets of the New South Wales Banks, for the half-year ending the 39th of June, 1839, which have been published:—
Bank of New South Wales.
Liabilities. Assets.
Circulation £ 26,771 0 0 Coin £ 85,651 12 2
Deposits 212,636 2 4 Securities 314,254 15 6
Total £230,607 2 4 Total £400,106 7 8
Bank Of Australia.
Liabilities. Assets.
Circulation £ 25,678 10 5 Bullion £127,763 0 0
Deposits £225,976 18 5 Securities 318,910 2 10
Total £251,745 8 10 Total £446,673 2 10
Commercial Bank.
Liabilities. Assets.
Circulation £ 59,855 0 0 Coin £ 64,802 0 0
Deposits 195,596 0 0 Securities 393,069 0 0
Total £255,451 0 0 Total £457,871 0 0

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