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The Floods in Australia.

CRITICAL CONDITION OF BOURKE. [per press association.] ; ■;" • '< \ w (> Sydney, April 17. The • position" of Bourke is very critical, as there is a wall of 6ft of water all round the town. The embankment recently thrown up sprang a leak to-day, but by smart work it was stopped before serious damage; was done. The railway line was cut away to save the line and relieve the town and embankments. ,-■-'. At Brewarrimia, where a dam burst, the town is in undated to the depth of 4ft, and business is entirely suspended. Several brick building are collapsing, owing to their foundations giving way. The floods at Walgett are subsiding.

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The Floods in Australia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 6552, 18 April 1890

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The Floods in Australia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 6552, 18 April 1890

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