29 June 1878 The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
The Bogongs and the ranges to the south-east of Tumut still retain their white covering.
A partial thaw occurred last week; but on Wednesday it snowed again in the high localities around us.
On the following morning there was snow nineteen inches deep in Mr. G. Forsyth's garden, at Yarrangobilly; while on the heights of Talbingo it lay many feet in depth.
In the neighbourhood of Bago and Tumbarumba the fall of snow has been very great. Last week the mailman and a constable, although experienced bushmen, twice vainly tried to reach the latter place.
Our police magistrate, Mr. F. W. Vyner, who has gone on his usual periodical trip to Tumbarumba, will undoubtedly have a cold time of it.
There, was no frost here last night, and during this forenoon a slight shower fell; the weather has been quite mild to-day, though there is every appearance of a severe frost to-night.
Owing to the severity of the season in the mountains, numbers of kangaroos have recently been observed in the vicinity of the town.
Flocks of satin bower birds, and others of the feathered tribe rarely seen near the haunts of men, congregate in our gardens and orchards, and boldly feed about our swellings.
Notwithstanding the cold weather that has prevailed of late, farmers and graziers speak of the season as a very favour-able one on the whole.
The rains, which fell just when needed, caused a plentiful supply of grass, and tock throughout the district are in excellent condition to with stand the effects of the winter.
As a sign of the wonderfully mild and growing weather which preceded the present cold temperature, there are in several orchards around here, apple trees bearing their second crop. Mr. T. U. Elliott has quite a goodly show of such apples in his garden at Gocup.
It appears that owing to some legal technicality the Attorney- General declined to prosecute in the case of the young men, T. Dunn and T. and B. Keefe, committed to Gundagai Quarter Sessions for the late assault upon the police in Tumut.
All the parties attended at the Court on the 21st instant, and were rather surprised at the abrupt termination of the case.
Sergeant Twellner, I believe, has been suffering from a fractured rib obtained in the affray.
There are only a few cases, possessing no public interest, set down for hearing at the District Court to be held here on Thursday next.
There is on view at the Bank of New South Wales here the prize presented by Mr. H. C. Tingcombe, at the late Tumut show, for the champion four-in-hand; Mr. John. Lloyd, manager for Cobb and Co., is owner of the prize, which consists of a very handsome silver cup, beautifully chased with appropriate symbols and bearing a suitable inscription.
Mr. E. G. Brown sold by auction on Thursday last a mob of mixed cattle, averaging from £2 5s. to £3 10s. per head.
He also disposed of a number of useful horses at satisfactory rates. He has also sold, privately, 54 head of mixed cattle on behalf of Mr. K. Cooke, of Petfield, to Mr. P. Nugent, of Tarcutta.