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Wellington Independent June 2nd 1864

Canterbury - The Press says:- From private letters we learn that the new Provincial Engineer, Mr George Aicken, sailed from Gravesend in the Amoor, on the 1st April. He has received his appointment from Mr G B Stephenson, who has a high opinion of his abilities and experience. By the same ship, Mr Theophilus Varley, also sailed to take the place of Mr Sheath as Telegraph Superintendent of this Province. By the British Empire, to sail on the 15th May, we may expect Mr Robert Speechly, who has been appointed Resident Architect for the Cathedral, with a salary of 250 a year, for four years.