THE THREATENED TOWN.
(Received April 16, 1.15 p.m.)
Sydney, April 16. The topic of the hour is the situation at Bourke. The Darling river is still rising, and a crisis is expected to-night or to-morrow. It is thought the town will be safe'if the embankment holds. The. emergency entails unceasing watchfulness, as the line of earthworks is three miles in length. Nearly seven thousand pounds have been spent on the embankment. Fortunately the weather is beautifully fine. "Women and children, laden with all their worldly goods, are leaving by every train . The loss of stock is enormous, on many stations not a single head has been left alive.
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THE THREATENED TOWN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890
THE THREATENED TOWN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890
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