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Seeing no mention of this flourishing part of the world in your widely spread journal, I send you what news there is just to keep us before the public.
The squatters and business people are beginning to smooth out their wrinkles and wreath their faces in smiles or broad grins, as we have had about an inch of rain, and they think the drought has broken up, and I sincerely trust it has as things were beginning to look pretty bad.
The homestead at Mr. Christian's new pur- chase, Retreat, was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday the 21st inst. The manager, Mr. Fullerton, had occasion to go to the store, when it is supposed the cats upset the kero- sene lamp, and the place was immediately in flames. Being wood lined with osnaberg and thatched, it was quickly burned to the ground, and Mr. Fullerton only just man- aged to prevent the fire catching the store and kitchen by superhuman efforts.
Mount Marlow, Louisa Downs, and Allil bah, I believe, have been blessed with a copious downpour of rain, which is a real godsend as Mount Marlow and Louisa Downs were in a very precarious condition, and Mr. Raven, of Allilbah, was just starting all his sheep on the road, having given up all hopes of ever seeing any more rain. Shearing at Wellshot has been greatly impeded by rain, only 6000 being shorn in the last fourteen days.