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THE STREAM AT SHEA'S.

TO THE EDITOR. . Sir, —The large stream of water crossing the road at Mr Shea's farm is not an unmixed blessing. „ Doubtless, it may have helped to supply the lower country j with water during "the drought, but while the stream flows with the force it does now, it is impossible for sheep to stem the current. I am engaged frequently in sheep driving as well as others, and have often to traverse the Alford Forest road. I find it not only a difficult but a dangerous matter to cross sheep, as the current is | far too strong for sheep to. stem, and they have often of late been washed down by the current into the paddock below. I 1 know one party who had to leave the road and go through the paddocks to find a safe crossing place for his sheep, and only yesterday two horses got stuck with a load of firewood of only ordinary dimensions, the dray going down in the crossing to the axle-tree. .At least a four feet wide sheep bridge should span this stream,, and a couple of side rails on that bridge would not come amiss.—l am, etc., : Jas. i Johnston,, '-' "Springburn. [The stream, raccording to a remark made by the Chairman at last County meeting, is not intended to be other than a temporary measure.—Ed.]

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THE STREAM AT SHEA'S., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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THE STREAM AT SHEA'S. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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