Newstead Echo 100 years ago

MAY 1, 1918.
Beneficial Rain.
Whole District Benefitted
350 points for the Week.

The bountiful rains which have fallen during the past week have been very much appreciated. Reports received show that the downfall was fairly general and consequently relieves any anxiety regarding drought. In addition to freshening up the grass, the farmers will now be able to push on with ploughing operations, which had been delayed somewhat, on account of the ground being so hard.
The Loddon overflowed its banks at Newstead on Thursday evening and the Green Gully Creek spread over the flats, there being one large sheet of water reaching from the levee bank to Mr B Gervasoni's residence at the junction of the Joyces Creek and Butter Factory roads; luckily the wind veered towards the south and conditions improved, the water subsiding before any great damage was done, although the surface of the low lying roads have been scoured badly.

Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.
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