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Electricity at Kootingal

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Tuesday 9 September 1930, The Sydney Morning Herald



The official switching-on of electric current was performed at Kootingal, 15 miles from Tamworth, by Mr. J. Dwyer, in the presence of the Mayor of Tamworth and shire councillors on Saturday afternoon. The power is supplied from Tamworth municipal electricity undertaking, and the extension to Kootingal cost £6010. The Mayor of Tamworth (Alderman E. A. Briley) said that the sales of current, in terms of units, in 1900 amounted to 75,530, in 1919 594,770, and in 1929 2,790,341.

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June 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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Rabbit destruction

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Saturday 15 August 1936, The Sydney Morning Herald

Many Properties Cleaned Up.

TAMWORTH. Friday.-Reports to the Tamworth P.P. Board showed that rabbits are scarce in the Gunnedah. Kelvin, Wean road, Mullaley, and Boggabri districts, and a marked improvement is shown round Quirindi, Quipolly, Ardglen, Kankool, Wallabadah, and Willow Tree. A good clean-up is reported from Attunga Creek, Goonoo Goonoo, N.E. sub-division, Upper Moore Creek, Somerton, Moonbi Range, Garthowen, Kootingal, and Nemingha, where trapping has decreased owing to the scarcity of rabbits.

The rabbits have been kept in check at Rushes Creek. Wincoume, Barraba, Boran Crossing Yarramanbully, Glen Oak. Clent Hills, Croydon, Keepit, Carroll’s Gap, Black Springs, and Hawkin’s Creek.

Many holdings around Manilla and Barraba appear to have been permanently cleaned up. One landholder, who claimed to have freed his property of rabbits, said that he and others were now fighting rabbits from other properties where no action had been taken.

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April 27, 2010 at 6:05 am

Severe windstorm.

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Thursday 27 November, The Sydney Morning Herald

TAMWORTH, Wednesday      

Considerable damage was caused at Koot-
ingal by a terrific windstorm.—One of
the worst experienced for years. A weigh-
bridge house was blown over, a water supply
tank was unroofed, the telephone service was
disrupted, and trees were uprooted. Orchards
suffered severely.

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