Reference numberNLB/15/537
Alternative reference numberNLB/15 p295-256
TitleCopy letter and telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Editor of 'The Times', Printing House Square, E.C.
Date23 October 1897
DescriptionIs authorized by the Chairman of the Coral Reef Committee to communicate the accompanying telegram from Sydney on the progress of the experimental boring on Funafuti. Telegram dated 18th October states 'September 16th. 643 feet, Last 120 feet coral reef rock. Still boring. Wrong machinery last year'.
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