SEVERE WEATHER IN THE
HEAVY SNOWFALLS IN NEW SOUTH
WALES AND VICTORIA.
DEATH FROM COLD AND EXPOSURE. (By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
SYDNEY, August 8.
The weather in the city to-day was the coldest yet experienced this winter. Re- ports from the country state that snow has fallen in many districts in the Southern por- tion of the colony, and at places where snow had not been seen for twenty years the ground was covered to a depth of several inches. Snowstorms occurred at Wagga Wagga, Orange, Tumut, Gundagai, Coota- mundra, Yass, Junee, and elsewhere. At Gundagai the fall was nearly 5in., and at Adelong 9in. Snowballing was general, and in honour of the unusual weather high-holi- day was proclaimed in some townships, the whole population giving themselves up to snowballing.
MELBOURNE, August 8.
Very cold weather prevails throughout the colony, and there have been heavy falls of snow in many places,
"The body of Patrick Donnelly, a line re- pairer, was found in the snow at Yankee Flat. He had taken shelter under a bush in a storm, and died from cold and exposure.