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


Port Philip.

The new Governor, Mr. C. J. Latrobe, or rather "civil superintendent" as he is called, landed at Melbourne, on the 1st of Oct. He was received with a salute of 9 guns. Hia salary is stated to be 800l a-year, "with a small allowance for his table."
At a large sale of public lands which had taken place, the recent prices obtained for land had not been maintained. "Parties," says the Port Philip Gazette, "who talked of giving 30l per acre for the suburban allotments of Geelong, found themselves in possession at 15l and 16l."
The settlement was increasing.

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