1896 - SHED FIRE - A fire at West Blowering, in the Tumut district, destroyed Chin Lung's shed and 19 tons of tobacco. The Chinese stood round weeping while the white men, at considerable risk, saved about 2500 bushels of maize. - (Ref- Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 29 August 1896).
1896 - Chin Lung's tobacco shed, West Blowering, which is about the largest in the district, was destroyed by fire last evening, together with 19 tons of tobacco leaf and 50 bushell, of maize. The fire originated in the tobacco stalks ctching fire during the process of curing. Tho Chinese stood around crying. Mr Watt, of West Blowering Station, with a few Europeans, pluckily pulled down portion of the shed at no small risk, and they saved about 2500 bushels of maize which was stored in the shed. Ihe property was uninsured. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 17 August 1896).
The woolshed, stables, outhouses, and all the fences at "Bongongo" have disappeared, as well as the fences in the "Jeremia" country. "Chidowla", belonging to Mr. I. Roche, has been devastated.
Mr. Jamieson's Gundagai run has been burnt out, and many sheep have been destroyed;
while at Mr. W. B. Smith's "Darbalara Station" 5000 acres of grass has been consumed and a number of sheep have perished.- (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Friday 10 January 1896).
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