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governesses, clerks, shopmen, and all in quest of salaried situations in public or private employment, not to emigrate to the Colony, unless they are going to join relatives or friends who can assist them. The demand for labour of all classes is very much on the increase. Good agricultural labourers, miners, and tradesmen can command good wages.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. In a report from the Colonial Secretary, dated Perth, March 1873, it is stated that “ There is an increasing demand for skilled labour of every kind. Carpenters, tailors, masons, shepherds, grooms, agricultural servants, blacksmiths, farriers, engineers, sawyers, miners, brewers, and domestic servants are in great demand, and are certain of meeting with constant and remunerative employment.

TASMANIA. Female domestic servants who thoroughly understand household work are in constant demand, at wages varying from 151. to 301. per year. Agricultural labourers always find employment at good wages, with rations of meat, flour, tea, and sugar, and dwellings rent free. For the average rate of wages, see Wages Tables, pp. 25-27.

New ZEALAND. The formation of railways within all the settled districts of the Colony and of roads through the districts hitherto exclusively occupied by natives, has created a large demand for labour of all kinds. Agricultural labourers are in most general demand, but a few mechanics and working tradesmen of all kinds find ready employment. For single women there is always a pressing demand both for domestic and dairy work.

Young men of no particular profession and withcut capital, fail to procure employment; and those brought up to mercantile pursuits are equally unsuccessful.

From September to April is the best season for arriving in New Zealand, and from May to August the least favourable. The Colony is very healthy at all seasons, but the weather is boisterous and rainy during the last-mentioned period, although it has been less so lately than in former years.

Hong Kong, The Hon. J. Gardiner Austin, Colonial Secretary, in a communication dated 26th October 1871, confirms previous reports that “ The demand for native labour is great," and that “ The large number of steamers employed on the coast, and in connexion with the port, give regular employment to engineers."

The carrying trade coastwise is now done almost entirely by steamers.

It is to be clearly understood that the Colony presents no field whatever for agricultural labour froin home,

FALKLAND ISLANDS. Extract from the Report of J. R. Longden, Esq., Colonial Secretary, dated 12th November 1858, which appears, from a Report of the present Colonial Secretary, dated 29th December 1871, to be still applicable :

“In a country like this, almost exclusively adapted

for grazing farms on a considerable scale, little labour is required in proportion to the extent of land occupied. The repairs of shipping frequenting the Port of Stanley would often employ many more artificers than are resident here, but that employment is, by its nature, very precarious, and, in the intervals, it would be difficult to find work. Three or four ship-carpenters and a blacksmith or two, with fair knowledge of their trade, would, I think, find employment at wages varying from 6s. or 78. a day to 158. or 168. when there is a press of work.

“The Colony being, however, established and held solely for its geographical position in regard to the commerce of England with her colonies in Australasia and on the north-west coast of America, emigrants cannot be recommended to come and settle here with the view of providing for themselves from the soil, as in the case of our wheatgrowing colonies, having a territorial value of their own, and a soil and climate which give the cultivator a safe hope of success.

“ The attractions for emigrants are very small; and labour, though high (ranging from 48. to 6s. a day), is not in much demand. Vegetables grow almost as well as in England, but their sale is limited.”

Clothing and most provisions are imported, and are therefore generally 30 to 40 per cent. above English retail prices. Beef is from 3d, to 4d., and mutton 6d. per lb. The fuel used is peat cut and dried. Labourers can earn from 5s. to 6s. a day, and carpenters from 8s. 4d, to 20s. a day, according to the demand, which, however, is somewhat uncertain, and fluctuates according to the casualties at sea in the neighbourhood of the islands. There are no banks in the colony.

'There were in January 1871 two surgeons in the Colony connected with the Government Departments, who were allowed private practice.

CAPE OF Good Hope. The Hon. the Colonial Secretary, in a Report, dated Cape Town, 5th February, 1872, says:

“ The demand for labour at the Cape of Good Hope is not such as to lead the government to hold out any inducement to intending immigrants who will depend upon daily labour for subsistence.”

NATAL. It appears from a paper received on 23rd April 1873 from the Hon. the Colonial Secretary of Natal that there is activity in the building trade, and that the workmen are in full employment. In the country districts there is a limited demand for masons and bricklayers. Frequent applications are made for men combining knowledge of blacksmith's work and wagon making; also for carpenters and wheelwrights who are desirous to commence business on their own account.

Female domestic servants are much wanted, at from 121. to 301. per annum, with board.

A class of servant much required in the country districts is a handyman, namely, one who can do rough carpentering, bricklaying, and blacksmith's work, as well as general farm work.

Ordinary labouring men are often out of employment.

PRICES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE AND FARMING STOCK, North AMERICA.

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203. to 308.
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10_I. to ls.
96. to le.
88. to 128.
108. to 16s.
228. to 288.
158. to 11.

PROVISIONS, &c.
Arrowroot, per lb.
Bacon
Beef
Beer, per gallon
Blue
Brandy, per bottle
Bread, per 4 lb.

Ditto Seconds, 6 lbs.
Butter, fresh, per lb.

Ditto, salt
Candles, per lb.
Cheese, English, per lb.

Ditto Colonial
Coals, per ton
Coffee, per lb.
Corn starch, per lb.
Exgs, per dozen
Firewood, according to

locality, per cord
Fish, salt, per cwt.
Flour, best, per barrel

(196 lbs) Ditto Seconds

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0 2 0
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1s. 2d. to 18. 60. 20
6d. to sd.

1 0
38. to 48.

4 0 4jd. to 5d. 063 09

06 7d. to 8d. 0 10 3d. to 5d. 07 06

07 1 8

13 6d. to Gid. 07 23s. to 328.

30 0 90. to lld. 1 0

4d. to 6d. 1 0 1s. ld. to 18. 3d. 12

48. to 308. 20 0 8s. 5d. to 16s. 5d. 12 6 238. 6d. to 293. 29 0 208. 6d. to 258. 18 0

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8. d.
8. d.

8. d.

8. d. owls, per pair

18, 8d. to 28. 16 18.6d.tols.8d. 10d. to 18. 6d. 18. 8d, to 2s. eese, each

18. 7d. to 28. 10d. 2 0 18.3d.tols.9d. 18.4d.tols.id. 2 0 errings, per barrel 148. 4d. to 16s, 5d. 16 5 138. to 178. 20 0 158. to 18s. amb, per lb.

Bd. to 7d. 08 3d. to 4d. 3d. to 4d. 08 ilk, per quart

0 21

0 3 3d. to 4d. 2 d. 3d. to 4d. (utton, per Ib. 2d. to 3d. 03 2 d. to 3d. 4d.

06 atmeal, per cwt. 198. ld. to 198.6d. 12 6 108. to 128. 14 0

15 0 1, lamp, per gallon

18. 8d. to 28. 1 10 18. 9d. to 88. 38. to 38. 6d. (Kerosine)

1 8 epper, per lb.

7d. to 8d. 0 10 7d. to ls. 8d. to 9d. 6d. to 7d. ork, fresh

3 d. to 4d. 2 d. to 4d. 4d. to 6d. Ditto, salt

06 4jd. to 5d. 4d. to 6d. 04 orter, per bottle (Co

5d. to 9d. 10

9d.

08 lonial) itatoes, per busbel

28. to 28. Bd. 2 0 18.6d. to 18.9d. ls. to 18, 2d. 2 6 ice, per bag 178, 2d. to 188. 10d. 03

3d.

08 ugo,

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06 ls. 3d. 18. 9d. to 2s.

18.

13. to is. 20. 2 0 per barrel of 280 lbg.

5 3
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03 arch

ijd. to 2d. 0 3

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08 igar, white

6d. to 7d. 0 7 7d. to 8d. 7d. to 9d. 08 Ditto, brown

4 d. to bd. 05 4 d. to 5d. 4d. to 5d. 06 ex 18. 2d. to 38. 6d. 28. to 88. 28. to 3s.

1 6 obacco

1s. 5d. to 89. 3d. 1 8 18. 6d. ls.6d tols.8d 0 10 urkeys, each 28. Bd. to 48. 3d. 2 0 6d. per lb. 38. to 58.

5 0 eal, per lb.

3}d. to 5d. 04 2d. to 23d. 2d. to 4d. Bd. to 7d, fine, per doz.

98. to 168. 45 0 11. 188. 6d. to 80s. 308. to 408.

11. 158. Do. (Colonial) per gal.

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CLOTHING. lankets, per pair onnets, good straw oota, strong, I Colonial

Women's ong boots noes, stout, men's, p. pr.

women's alico, good stout, pr.yd. loth, for coats (Cana dian) per yard Soats,doeskin,shooting

# duffell or pilot ► moleskin fotton, for gowns, per

yard ounterpanes, good

coloured "lannel, per yard, domestic Croeks, duck fustian, per yard foloshes, India rubber Jandkerchiefs, cotton lats, felt, each Mattresses, each Prints, fast colours, per yard Shawls, woollen plaid sheeting, good calico, per yard sheets, good cotton, each Shirts, cotton, each

coloured, stout

twilled

flannel, per yard Stockings

(woollen, Colonial make) Trousers (homespun) Velveteen, per yard Vests, cloth

moleskin

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Prices in the AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.
Articles,
New

South
Victoria,
South Wales,

Western
Queensland,

Tasmania,

Australia, 3 Jan. 1873. 7 Nov. 1872.

Yes Zelal

Australia, 23 Jan. 1873.*

5 Dec. 1872.

31 Dec. 1872. CLOTHING.-Men.

Ist March 1873.

Dec. 182 Boots, strong - p. pair 58, 6d. to 78. 6d. 88. to 108.

98. to 208. 88. to 158.

128. to 18s. Caps

28. to 58.
18. 6d. to 38.

28. 6d. to 58. 18.6d. to 78.6d. 88. to 38. Coats, moleskin

78. 6d. to 98.

208.

108. shepherds

238.
128. to 20s,

158. to 808. 138. to 30s. Frocks, duck

38. 6d.

48. 6d. to 58. 48. 6d. to 8s. Handkerchiefs, cotton 4d. to 6d. 4d. to 10d.

6. to ls. 6d. to 18.

4d. to ls. Hats, cabbage-tree

68. to 10s.

158. to 30s. 58. to 6s, felt

23. 6d. to 78.

48. 6d. to 128. 28. to 168. as. 6d. to 5s. Manilla

2s. to 88.

48. to s. straw 28.6d, to 30s. 18. 68. to Bs.

28. 6d. to 98. 60. 28. 6d. to 6s. Jackets, moleskin

58. to 6s. Shirts, baize

48 to 78.6d.
78. to Ss.

58. to 7s. calico

3s. to 58.

48.6d. to 108.6d. 38. to 6s. coloured 28. 60. to 5s. 23. 6d. to 58.

38. to 108. 28. to 48. 60. 28. 3d. to 36.6d. flannel

38. 60. to 68.

78. to 158. 4s. to 88, 6d. 28. to 3s. Shoes, strong

-p. pair
48. 60. to 58 4$. to 6s.

68. to 128. 68. to 10s.

6s. to 10%. Socks, cotton

7. to ls.
9d. to ls.

bd. to 23. 60. 5d. to 1s. 80. to ls. 60. woollen

13. 60. to 28.

18. 30. to 38.

9d. to ls. 60.
Stockings, cotton
18. to 18. 6d.

9d. to 28.
woollen
1s. 6d. to 28. 6d.

18.3d.to2s.6d. Trowsers, common

ls. 3d. to 3s. 48. to 128.

58. to 108.

3s. 6d. duck

38. 6d.

78. to 128. 60. 38. 60. to 8s. 88. 6d.
flushing
128, 6d. 73. 6d. to 158.

38. to 48. 6d. 10s, to 14s.

8s.
moleskin
58. 6d. to 8s. 58. to 108.

208. to 308. 68. to 108. 68. to 10s. Vests, moleskin - each

88. 6d. to 58.

78. to 128.

58.

48. to 10s. common 58. 6d. to 6s. 6a. 23. to 48.

48. 6d. to 73.6d. CLOTHING.–Women. Aprons, check each 18. 2d. 8d. to 18. 4d.

1s. to 28. 6d.

18. to 38. Blankets

- p. pair

18s.
48. to 208.

98. to 308. 78. 6d. to 30s. 108. to 20s. Bonnets, straw ench

48.
3d. to 2s.

28. 6d. to 10s. Ls. 60. to 58. Cs, to 8. Calico

- P. yard

nd.
7d. to ls. 60.

6d. to 28. 4d. to ls. 4d. to ls. white

60. to ls. Caps ench is. d. to ls.

6d. to 4s. 6a. ls. to 38. 60. 38. to 8. Dresses, Merino

-P. yard
10s. to 30s. 43. 6d. to 178. 6d.

each 21s. to 408. 28. 6d. to 8s. 158. to 20.
calico

68. to 78.
43. to 108.

each 188. to 248. 5d. to 9d.
fancy

5d. to ls. 3d. Flannel

18. 9d.
81. to 28. 60.

18.6d. to 28.6d. Is. to 28. 6d. 18. 3d. to 28. 6d. Gowns

each
Bs. to 10s. 78. 60. to 10s.

68. to 108.

78. 60. Mattresses 78. to 20s. 3s. to 11.60.

48. to 208. 203. to 100s.

58. to 108.
straw-

48. to 8s.
48. to 68. 53. to 208.

11. to 41. Petticoats, calico

Ss. to 4s.
38. to 78.

28, 6d. to 48.
flannel

58. 60.
68. to 12s.
48. 6d. to 6s. 60.

58. to 6s. Rugi (hearth)

6s. 9d.
89. to 10s.

78. to 208. 68. to 26s. 88. to 48. Shawls

03. to 108.
68. to 128.

88. to 808. 48. to 30s. 58. to 108. Sheeting, calico

-pyard
1s. to 28. 6d. 2s, to 2s.

ls. 6d. to 3s. 10d. to 28. 6d. 58. to me.
white

ls. 6d. to 3s. Sheets, double - p. pair

to 149.

78. 6d. to 18s. single

10d, to ls. 60.

48. to 108. 88. to 6s. 8d.tols.6d. pr.yd.! Shifts each 38. 6d. 28. to 28. 60. 28. 6d. to 38. 48. to 10s.

2. to 4s. Shoes - p. pair 4s. 38. to 6s. 28. to 78. 6d. 8d. to s.

38. to 8. Stays

28. 60.
ls. to 38.

28. to 98. 2s.6d. to 88. 58. to 128.
Stockings
ls. 6d. 9d. to ls. 6d.

6d. to 18. 6d. 10d. to 28. 60. 1s. to 28. PROVISIONS, &c. Bacon

#d. to ls.

8d. to ls. l.. to ls. 60. 8d. to 18. 4d. 8d. to ls. 9d, to ls. Beer -p.gall. ls. 4d. 103. to 128. hhd5l.to 71.108 23. to 3s.

68.
hhd 51. to 71.108. 108. to 12s,
Blue

18. 2d.
.ls. to 28.

Is. 6d. 9d. to ls. ls. to ls. 6d. 18. 8d. to 2s.
Brandy -

(228. to 408. case
-P. gall.

258.
188. to 20s. 188. to 22s.
158. to 18s. blk.

288. to s. Bread, Ist quality, 4 lb. loaf 1 d. to 2d. 6d. to 7d.

9d. per 26. loaf 3d.to3}d.21b.lf. and quality

1}d.
5 d.

8d. to 4d. 24d.toßd.2b.lf. Butter, fresh

18. 30.

8d.

is. 9d. to ls. 3d, 81. to 18, 6d. ls. 6d. to s.
salt -
1s.

18.3d. to 1s.bd. 6d. to 10d. 6d, to l8, 6d. ls. to ls. 6d. Candles

3d.

cà. 6d. to ls. 3d. 10d. to ls. 4d. 5d. to 7d. Is. 3d. to ls. 9d. Cheese, English

18. 60.
8d. to ls.

18. 60. 10d. to ls. 4d. 60. to 18. 8d. ls. to ls.6d,
Colonial

8d. to 1s.

18.

8d.

5d, to ls. 8d. 9d. to ls. Collee

Is, to ls. 4d. Is. 4d. to 1s. 8d. ls. 60. ls. to ls. 8d. ls. to ls.6d. 60. to 9d. Eggs

ls. to ls. 3d.

18.

9d. to ls, 8d. to 18. 6d. Is. 6d, to 23. Flour, 1st quality 1 d. to 1fd, 2d.

2 d.

2d.
2nd quality
1 d.

2d. to 2 d.
ljd.
2jd.

ljd. Milk

4d.
4d.

5d.
4d. to 6d.

6d.
Meat, beef, fresh
3d. to 4d. 1 d. to 23d.

Bf& M.1jd.tood. 8d. to 7d. 3d. to 6d.
salt -
2d. to 3d. ijd. to 2 d.

20. to 6d. 6d. to 10d. , mutton, fresh

3d.
ijd. to 4d.
3d. to 4d.

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3d. to 6d. 3d. to 6d, salt

ijd. to 3d. Mustard 8d. to ls. 3d. Is. 60. ls. to Is. 60. ls. id.

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23. 60.

38.

38. 60. 28. 6d. to 88. 3d. 88. 9d. to 48.6d. 88. to 4s. Oatmeal

10.
3d. to 3 d. 3jd.

4d.

sd. to 4d. 30. to 6d. Pepper

ls.
ls. to ls. 60.
29.

9d. to ls. Potatoes

58.
28, 6d. to 48. 78. to 98. 48. to 58.

38. to 3s.

Ss. to 128. Rioo

3d.
2d. to 4d.

3d.

3d. to 4d. 3d. to sd. 1 d. to 3d. Sago

bd.

50.
8d.

ls.

60. to 8d. 3d. to 4d. Sal

Id.
ld.
2d.

ld.
Id. to 2d.

Id. to 241. Soap

4d.
4d, to 6d.

4d.

4d. to 6d. 40. to 5d. sd. to ed. Starch

70.
7d.

8d.
9d. to 18.

8d.

8. to Ls. Sugar

4d.

31. to 5d. 3d. to 6d. 30. to 10d. 3d. to 6d. 2ju. to 6d. Тел

28.

28. od. to 36. 2s. to 88. 28. 6d. to 4s. Is. 6d. to 38. 1s. 60. to 3. Tobacco

88. 6d.
43. to be. 80. to 6.

88. to 6s. 38. 6d. to s. 4s. to Ge. Whent

36. to 38. 6d.
59.
3s. 10d. to 7s. 58. to 6s.

68. to 8a. Wine, Sherry

10s. to 12s. 16.6d, to 200. 18. to 298. 188. to 288. 18s. to 405. Colonial

48. Ad. to Rs. es.

28. Rd, to ls. 138. 6d. tn tand. Sa to 14. es given in this column are the average of the Sydney prices.

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per Ib.

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NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES.

CAPE OF
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148. to 16s.
81. to 91. per mo.

with board.
101, to 121, per mo.
with meat.

128.
128. to 168.

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NOVA SCOTIA,
Feb. 1873.

Feb. 1873. February 1873.
TRADE

Average

Average
OR

Wages.

Wages.

Average Wages.
CALLING.

Per day
Per day

Per day
without

without without Board. Board.

Board.

Sterling. Sterling. Sterling. vokbinders and Printers 48. to 78. 68. per day 4s. to 6s. acksmiths

48. to 8s.
68.

6s. ead and Biscuit Bakers - 21.108. to 31, with 58. per day

58. board per mo. itchers 21.108.to 31.48.with 58, 6d.

48. board per mo. iekmakers

48. to 6s. 38.6d. to 5s.6d. ricklayers

6s. to 12s. 78. 60. to 9s. 68. to 83, trriers

48. to 6s.

68.

58. rpenters and Joiners 88. to 148. 78. to 98.

58. to 7s. binet-makers

58. to 83.
63. 3d.

58. 6d.
opers
68. to 88.

48. to 6s. irters, with horse and cart 78. 60. to 8s.

108.

8s. achmen and Grooms 408. to 608. with 50s. per mo. 21. 108. per mo.*

board per mo.

and board, voks (women)

24s, to 60s, with 20$. to 258. 208. to 258. per mo."
board per mo.

per mo.

188. per mo.* úrywomen

168. to 408. with

beard per mo. ressmakers and Milliners

28. to 38. irm Labourers

608. to 808. 408, to 70s. 2s. to 48.

per mo. . Common do.

48. to 68.

48. ardeners

58. to 78.

78. 6d. 801. per an.* rooms

508. to 60s, with 241. per an. 21. per mo."
board per mo.

and board. abourers (Navvies)

48. to 6s.

48. 60.

48. to 48, 6d. illwrights and Mechanists 68. to 108,

78. 60,

68. to 108, Lillers

68. to 8s.

58. 60. (asons

:
6s. to 128.

:: inters and Glaziers

5s, to 78.

78.

5 to 78. lasterers

:58. to 88. 73. 6d. to 98. 68. to 108. Lambers and Glaziers

8s, to 88.
58. to 78.

68. 60. rinters (Compositors). 18. 3d. per 1,000.

58. 9 (Press)

58. 60. All presswork done

by steam. uarrymen

48. to 58.
48. 20.

48. to 58.
opemakers
38. 9d. to 68. 58, 6d.

43. to 58. oemakers

48. to 78.
4s. to 78.

58. to 68. swyers

43. to 58.

6s. hepherds or Herdsmen

50s. per mo. nipwrights & Boatbuilders 68. to 108. 68. to 78. 6d. 68. to 89. onemasons

58. to 78. Cd. 68. to 88. conecutters

68. to 12s,
8s. 3d.

68. to 7s. ddlers & Harnessmakers 58. to 88.

58. to 78.

48. to 68. Wilmakers

48.7

58. 6d. rvants (Male)

40s.to 60s. per 308. to 408. 121. to 201. per an."
m. and found.

per mo. (Female)

108. to ll. 14s. 208. to 258. 158. to 30s. per mo.
per mo.

per mo.

with board, &c. and found. aters and Shinglers 49. Bd. to 58. 6d. 58. to 6s.

43. to 58. inners 48. to 68. 501. per an,

88. ilors 58. to 88. gene- 501. per an."

58. rallywork by piece nsmiths, Braziers, &c.

38. to 78.

58.

58. to 6s. heelwrights

58. to 88.

6s. hitesmiths 68. to 88. 36l. per an.

48. to Bs.

28. to 3s. 1493. 6d. do. 21.168.do.* 31. to 41. 108.

per mo, 218, p. m. 268. p. mo.* or 18.0d.p,d, or 2s. p.d.

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+ Little or no demand, RINCE EDWARD ISLAND.-The average rate of wages in Prince Edward Island is nearly the same as in New Brunswick. Farm servants capable of

managing a farm, 801. to 401. Other Farm servants, 241. per annum currency. Female servants, 108. to 208. a month. * BRITISH COLUMBIA and VANCOUVER ISLAND.-The rates of wages differ so much according to the locality, demand, and season of the year, that it is ost impossible to form a general average for common labour. In the lower country wages are at the rates given above. At Cariboo and other mining triets wages go up as high as from 248. to 408. a day; but food and clothing is proportionately dear.

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