In the News – April 14, 1899

Two articles appearing in The Argus on this day in 1899 have some relevance today.  Both dairy farmers and earthquakes have been in the news of late.

WARRNAMBOOL. (1899, April 14). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 6. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9513570

 

At least the dairy farmers of 1899 didn’t have to contend with  supermarkets selling their milk at discounted prices.

 

A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE. (1899, April 14). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 6. Retrieved February 16, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9513558

Wartook is a small settlement in the Grampians National Park, north of Halls Gap.  A reservoir was built in 1887 to provide water to the Wimmera/Mallee and at one time there was a post office and school.  Interestingly, further research at the Seismicity of Western Australia website found that an earthquake was felt in Robe, South Australia on May 2, 1899 which was a magnitude 5.3 quake. Robe is about 300kms south-west of Wartook.  An article from the South Australian Register can be seen at the following link Robe Earthquake


About these ads

2 responses to “In the News – April 14, 1899

  • Rosemary

    Hi,

    I just found your blog from geneabloggers and I’ll be following it. My father’s family started on the goldfields when Gt Grand-dad Henry Tissett finally managed to leave VDL and married in Portland in 1853.

    Cheers,

    Rosemary in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Merron Riddiford

    Hi Rosemary
    Great to hear from you and I’m glad you found my blog.

    I have found a Henry Tissott who was born around 1833 and died in 1900 at Timor, Victoria, Australia. He married Emma Sutherland in 1853 and they had around nine children. Henry was found drowned in a dam. This is a link to the article http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28676565 .
    Does this sound like your Henry?

    Regards
    Merron

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 157 other followers

%d bloggers like this: