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THE FLOODS IN THE KIMBERLEY,

DISTRICT.

SOME PARTICULARS OF THE LOSSES.

PRECARIOUS POSITION OF SEVERAL

OF THE INHABITANTS.

THREE NIGHTS UP TREES.

FURTHER RAINS THREATENING.

The Acting Postmaster-General, Mr. A. H. Williams, has received a telegram from the Postmaster at Derby stating that the station master at Fitiroy was ou the west side of the river, and therefore cut off freo» commuai, cation. Thd weather was threatening and! more rains were expee'ted. Stationmaster at Fitzroy was on the west side of the river, therefore cut off from communication. The weather was threatening and heavy rains were expected. Mr. Williams wired to the postmaster at Derby, asking bim, if possible, to supply a report of the loses shs tain ed, and received the following reply last night : The particulars of losses to hand are : Messrs. \ Lukin and Monger 14,000 sheep, including lambs; Emanuel 2,200, inoluding all the 'stud sheep; Marmion and others 1,300 ewes ; Yeeda station 800 sheep and a number of cattle. On the otber side of the river the losses are as yet unknown, but they are believed to be very great. Mr. Annear.of Fitzroy, advises that Blythe and several other whites were camped close to the river, and were in trees for three nights. On the-first night of the floods cattle were floating down the river all night. Mr. Annear noticed 10 head of cattle between the station and river. I have just returned from Yeeda. I left here at 2 p.m. on Sunday, after the despatch of the Albany mails, and arrived at Ye°da at 9 p.m. after travelling*through seven miles of water. I left Yeeda at 9 a.m. yesterday, and had three miles of boggy country and two miles of water up to my waist to go through, with a couple of creek? to swim. I found a telegraph pole near the angle carried away. I effected temporary repairs and returned to the station this evening. Had I not received every assistance from Yeeda station, fully a fortnight would have elapsed before com- munication could be restored. I will advise later re losses of cattle. .

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