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Floods at Armidale

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Monday 13 June 1921, The Sydney Morning Herald


ARMIDALE, Saturday.  
Light rain fell again yesterday and to-day.
A heavy thunderstorm and rain last night
caused a big flood in the Dumaresq River,
overflowing its banks in many places. Fenc-
ing was washed away. The Armidale Gas-
works and Fire Station were under water
during the early morning from one to two
feet. There will consequently be a shortage
in the gas supply for about a week.

BYRON BAY, Saturday.
Nearly six inches has fallen within
the last 48 hours. The storm came
with much lightning and thunder, but very
little wind, and only a moderate sea ran.
This afternoon the rain commenced to fall as  
heavily as yesterday. The heavy fall will
have a damaging effect on the shire roads to
the extent of hundreds of pounds.

LISMORE, Saturday.
The weather during the week has been
showery. Heavy rain fell on Friday, and in
consequence the creeks throughout the dis-
trict are again in flood. The river at Lismore
has risen about 6ft, submerging most of the
wharfs. The weather continues showery. It
is not anticipated that there will be a flood.
The rain will do a great amount of damage to
roads and low-lying pasture-land.

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March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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Tuesday 11 October 1910, The Sydney Morning Herald


The Decentralisation Commission took evi-  
dence to-day on the question of connection  
with a port on the north coast. The wit-
nesses examined were Messrs. J. McIlvreen
(Deputy Mayor), R. J. Higgins (president of
the P.P. Board and Ashford shire), G. T. T.
Butler (representing the farmers and set-
tlers), A. G. Lewin (orchardist, Little Plain),
B. C. Besley (Howell and Tingha), all of
whom, except Mr. Besley, favoured the Glen
Innes-Tenterfield-Byron Bay connection. Mr.
Besley supported Guyra-Coff's Harbour con-
nection. Mr. Nichols gave evidence regarding
a large seam of coal at Ashford, urging an  
extension north-west from Inverell to there.

Written by macalba

March 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm