TO THE EDITOB. Sik,—Of late the ocean has been making very rapid inroads on the beach, and in a short time the esplanade will bo washed away ; but the more immediate danger ließ in that part facing the Racecourse Hotel, whero the end of the lagoon is now within a few feet of the road. The constant traffic over the sandhills there, together with the trampling of the racehorses, has so levelled them that there is now a free passage right through to the ocean. Such wanton destruction of Nature's barrier is simply suicidal, and the question as to what is to be done I must leave to those whose life and property are in danger; but in a very short time precautions will be unavailing.—l am, etc., Watchful. Dunedin, July 3.
Permanent link to this item
THE SANDHILLS., Evening Star, Issue 7950, 4 July 1889
THE SANDHILLS. Evening Star, Issue 7950, 4 July 1889
Using This Item
Allied Press Ltd is the copyright owner for the Evening Star. You can reproduce in-copyright material from this newspaper for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons New Zealand BY-NC-SA licence. This newspaper is not available for commercial use without the consent of Allied Press Ltd. For advice on reproduction of out-of-copyright material from this newspaper, please refer to the Copyright guide.