Local sourcing of embossing machines, wire stitching machines, and other necessary appliances in connection with stamps and postal notes. Number of items embossed so far. Details of stamp face values to be created.
Melbourne Postal Conference, mail contractors competing with gov't funded rivals, European mandates on what ships can be used. SA meteorological records praised, continental standards agreed to on observation methods and instruments.
Locations and instruments for 1st and 2nd order weather stations, plans to fill in gasps, local and Inter-colonial reports, publication of daily reports at 4 places. Mentions anemograph, thermometer, barometer, rain gauge.