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FLOODS IN VICTORIA AND TASMANIA.

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LOSS OP LIFE,

MELBOURNE. June 14,

Heavy rains have been followed by floods in all parts of the colony. Great damage has been done. Tire residents in the Avoca district had to leave a large quantity of stock to their fate. At Chiltern the Murray overflowed its banks, as it did at Wodonga, submerging a large tract of country. The inhabitants of Bowneville had to be rescued by boats. A buggy was washed away at Elmore, Misses Powell aud Talpiu being drowned. The townships of Guilford, Newstead, and Bavinghup, in the Castlernaine district, are all under water. The floods are the heaviest that have occurred since 1870. HOBART, June 14.

Heavy gales are raging on this coast, and several vessels are reported to be in jeopardy. The barque Natal Queen broke from her moorings in the river, but was recovered before she had sustained any damage. The Rotomahana had to leave for the Bind in the very teeth of the gale. Floods are general in the low-lying parts, and the city itself is threatened with inundation.

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FLOODS IN VICTORIA AND TASMANIA., Evening Star, Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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FLOODS IN VICTORIA AND TASMANIA. Evening Star, Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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