Time Line

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Time Line


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This page is available to list details of significant dates. Like most pages on the AUS-NSW-WEST website, it relies on input from everyone to grow to be a resource for all.


1880

Moree officially opened up to settlement as a town.

1890

January: Heavy rainfall in Queensland, resulting in "the biggest flood [on the Darling] in thirty years" (Federal Standard, Wentworth)

May 24th Floodwaters at Menindie twenty miles wide.

June 28th Floodwaters still obstructing movement of mails.

October Coaches again able to travel upriver from Pooncarie.

December Coaches again able to travel between Wentworth and Pooncarie.

 

1894

Shearer's Strike at Grassmere, on the Darling River

 

1920

Drought resulting in many paddle steamers being stranded in the Darling River, esp. at Bourke.

 



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Last updated on 22 July 2018