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The Lachlan river having overflowed its banks and spread itself over a large area of rabbit-infested land, the rodents were obliged to seek refuge on a comparatively small belt of high land near the town of Hillston. The inhabitants tcok the opportunity thus afforded of instituting a general massacre. A public holiday was proclaimed, a great drive was formed, wings being provided with wire netting, and the rabbits were driven into a small space. The slaughter was immense. The peopte jumped into the mass of rabbits so thickly crowded together that it was impossible to move without treading upon them, and made war upon them with waddies. In all, upwards of 8000 rabbits paid the penalty attaching to the character of pest. There is a big chance at Madras and Bombay for a number of bright skilled dentists. Madras is a city of 300*000 population, and has not a single dentist. I know people, says a missionary, who travel from thence to Bombay, nearly 1000 miles, m order to have a tooth stopped. There is only one good dentist m Bombay, and he refuses to stop teeth with gold, using a sort of cement that is not lasting. He charges £2 for drawing a tooth. A few good dentists could fo over there now and at once step into a ig business. _

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890

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