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KAITANGATA.

On Wednesday evening at s</en o'clock the water began, to subside and N eleven this morning there was a difference £>f seven inches. Tlie whole township, howevei still remained uninhabitable, and d.u.rir;g y*k-ri&t*y as unany families .as possible we.;e conv/yed over the lake in boats to the high lands oijfthe St'rliug side, where they were distributed Amongst the neighboring houses. Except hyj riding over tbs ridges it is impossible to reath .the township by the ordinary road which Lbs been flooded. to that extent that no horae and rider could awim over it. TBe houses accowing to situation are filled with water to a deph varying from five feet to seven and as much/as ten feet. No lives have, fortunately, been l<£t, but the detraction '■ to property is immense, /The two churches old j and new, to which the yhabitants .fled are now j nearly empty, almost a/ baying been conveyed over to the other side J Mr Morrison says that! the greatest bravery/a- 1^ unselfishness have been shown by evepone inside and oni of the township. TW unfortunate population were able to reoeivf/suffieipnt food, and were only too thankful flat; .they had escaped with their lives. The ister first began to make a rapid impression o/Friday last, and continued to rise to that exfct that a general exodus to higher ground ati(o QOB took place. This departure was so unrers&l, that as a natural consequence there Ws .-an absence of the eenfational rescuers eficted in Balelutba. The lake overflowed its bpks as high a3 the main road to Kaitangata, irfnediately opposite to M.* 1 Ourrie's farm a/Bnro'side, ;

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KAITANGATA., Bruce Herald, Volume XI, Issue 1049, 4 October 1878

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KAITANGATA. Bruce Herald, Volume XI, Issue 1049, 4 October 1878

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