From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
| CLUNES BRIDGES WRECKED.|
POSTMASTER'S NARROW ESCAPE.
|CLUNES, Thursday.-To-day's rainfall was the heaviest for some years. In eight hours 199 points fell. Tullaroop Creek, which runs through the town, was higher than it has been since 1869. The lower part of the town was inundated, market gardeners suffered severely, and the suspension bridge, which cost £250, was carried away. Mr. Hutson, the postmaster, had a narrow escape of being drowned. He was on the suspension birdge at the time, and saved himself by crawling to the bank by the aid of some side wires. Birch's Creek, within the borough, was running four feet over Grunderman's bridge, which failed to carry the strain. One of the pillars gave way, and the bridge broke in two, and became a perfect wreck. This cut off road communication with Ullina, and the Berry United mine, which throws about 100 men out of employment for a time. The cost of replacing the bridges is estimated at about £800. Kilkenny Creek was also in flood; fences were carried away, and an immense amount of damage was done generally.|
Geography and climate
- ↑ The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 20 August 1909, page 5. Digital copy accessed via Trove.
--Beth Kicinski 14:36, 4 June 2013 (EST)