Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 107

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 107

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...year been established at the principal centres. These classes are open to all members of Division 1., and Class I., Division II. On the 11th March last a rear collision took place at Bakaia, in which four persons were killed and a considerable number injured, some very seriously. The collision took place between two excursion trains: the second excursion train ran into the rear of the first excursion, which was standing at the platform waiting the arrival of the ordinary afternoon train from Christchurch to Ashburton. The driver of the second excursion train has been tried for manslaughter and acquitted. A Royal Commission was appointed to investigate, and has, in addition to reporting on the causes of the accident, made valuable suggestions, which will receive the early attention of the Government. On behalf of the Government, I take this opportunity of expressing my deep regrets to the bereaved and injured. Hitherto the New Zealand railways have been remarkably free from accidents of so serious a nature, and I regret that our previous unblemished record should have been thus marred. 2. Eanuruos. Notwithstanding the largely increased railway business of the previous financial year, the receipts for 1898-99 show a very large increase, amounting to 93,657, as compared with 1897-98, which in turn showed an increase of 89,850 as compared with 1896-97. My estimate for 1898-99 was 1,370,000, so that the actual receipts have exceeded the estimate by 99,665. As a set-ofi, however, I would call attention to the fact that the financial year ending 31st March last contained two Easter Thursdays and two Good Fridays. The receipts per train-mile continue very steady---viz., 7s. 5d.. 1898-99; 7s. 6d., 1897-98; and more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,139g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915828
  • 9781236915825