HAMILTON AREA LOSS £270,000
HAMILTON. Tues: Latest survey of the fire damage in Hamilton and district shows properties lost to be: Hamilton: 50 homes, also the rail- way coal shed, Patterson's sawmills and the gun club pavilion. Tarring- ton, 26 houses; and Dunkeld 36 houses, a total of 112 houses, also countless woolsheds. Tens of thou- sands of stock and many hundreds of miles of fencing were also des- troyed.
Assessments tentatively made by Hamilton town and Dundas shire councils give the town damage as £ 50,000 and shire losses at £ 220,000. More than 40 people were treated at Hamilton Hospital. Many were allowed to go home and 19 remain. Doris Violet Annette, 34; Isabel Ann Henderson, 65; Sarah Hearn, 93; Margaret Spring, 65; Shirley An-
nette, Elsie May McGregor, all of Hamilton; Doris Schultz. 34; E. Nagorcka, 19; Elizabeth Doyle, 66; Johanna Harnath, all of Tarrington;
Agnes Godfrey, 39; Beresford Strong
Whitford, both of Dunkeld; James
Madin, 78, of Hamilton; Arthur Flowers, 50, Merino; Eric Fitzgerald, 53, Hamilton; John Samuel Jackson,
67, Tarrington; Emmanuel James Annette, 69, Buckley Swamp; Carl Frederick Kurtze, 67, Tarrington; and an RAAF man are all progress-