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Tuesday 26 July 1864, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

(From the Armidale Express, July 23.)

Our Walcha correspondent says rain commenced here on Monday week, and continued until last Saturday, when we had a fall of snow. The river and creeks have been up nearly as high as in the great flood of February last. The blacks are becoming rather troublesome on Dr. Morris’s station, Winterbourne. The police left here on Saturday last, and have not yet returned from Winterbourne.

GOLD ON GARA -On Thursday we saw a fine sample of gold, weighing 5 ozs. 3 dwts, from Gara station, some 12 miles E of Armidale. The diggings are in the Guyra River at Cox’s out-station, a short distance above the head station. The gold is scaly and waterworn, and has been got by sluicing, the one man employed having been about nine weeks gold digging on Gara, and having sold some gold previous to the lot above-mentioned. He has also found gold on the ranges, but, as yet, the only payable diggings he has discovered are in the river.

On Saturday night and Sunday morning Armidale was visited by another fall of snow. Towards Ben Lomond, we hear, it was very heavy. The wind blew nearly a gale at the beginning of the week, and was piercingly cold. The weather has again become frosty and fine.

At the Bundarra police court on the 11th instant, Mr Leigh, of Newstead, Byron Plains, appeared as agent of Mrs. Anderson, of Newstead, to meet an information laid by T. Cooper, Esq., alleging a breach of the Scab Act, in driving sheep along part of the boundary line of the Beverly Run, without giving the required notice. The case was proved, and a fine of £20 was inflicted.

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