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/ Sydmby, Januiry 2 The drought has broken up at Silverton. Melboubnb. January 2 It is still raining generally m the colony, and a heavy flooding has been experienced m 6ome places, m Maldon the main street was wrecked by the water pouring down it, and at Sandhurst a man named Bundle was drowned, (Reoelved January 3, 12 39 p ro.) Mblbodknb, J »DUary 3. Tho floods has been very heavy throughout most of the country districts., Gastlemaine is a picture of desolation. I At the digging township of Vaughan, ! about twelve miles from Castlemaine, the Chinese camp was swept away. Three of the-Chinese were drowned and two are missing. At Gouldford, an agricultural and mining district, between Castlemaine and Vaughan, the loss is estimated at £150,000. The Wimmimera district also suffered severely, and a block of buildings owned by McDowell, was entirely demolished by the gale. It is still raining heavily. Adelaide, January 3 I Sixty miles of railway line m course of construction to connect this city with Broken Hill mines suffered extensive damage by the floods. Great damage was done to tbe overland telegraph line. At Beltana the line is completely washed away, and the wtre m many places is under water.

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THE FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889

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THE FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889

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