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The Floods in Australia.


Sydney, April 15. ' In consequence of the embankments , which have been thrown up around Bourketown it resembles a- fortified place. Electric lighting plant has been set up on the earthworks to enable labor^ to be. carried on night and day. . Bodies of Navvies are being hastily despatched to the assistance of the residents. An immense body of water is reported to be coming down. The Culgoa a few miles above Bourke is washing away all the homesteads on its banks. It is feared that when the flood reaches the town it will be doomed; water surrounds Bourke for twenty miles in every direction. Lord Carrington has started for Bourke, the town threatened by the flood.

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The Floods in Australia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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The Floods in Australia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890

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