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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



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