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Fri Mar 31 02:44:09 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Report on the Department of Ports and Harbours for the Year 1890-1891, by Department of Ports and Harbours This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Report on the Department of Ports and Harbours for the Year 1890-1891 Author: Department of Ports and Harbours Release Date: January 27, 2008 [EBook #24442] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK REPORT 1890-1891 *** Produced by Nick Wall, Brisbane, Australia.
nick0252@live.com.au 1891. QUEENSLAND. REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF PORTS AND HARBOURS FOR THE YEAR 1890-91. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command. TO THE HONOURABLE THE COLONIAL TREASURER. Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 26th August, 1891. SIR,--I have the honour to submit, for your information, the following Report concerning this Department for the past year:-I assumed charge on the 1st July, 1890, and found that the heavy gales and floods experienced in January of the same year had most seriously affected several of the dredged cuttings of the Brisbane, Mary, Burnett, and Fitzroy Rivers.
In some places the Brisbane River had silted up to such an extent that there were fully 18 inches less water than before the flood.
This, however, only proved a temporary inconvenience, as the dredges soon restored the cuttings to their original depths.
I also found that considerable changes had taken place in the formation of the banks at the northern entrance to Moreton Bay, necessitating the removal--to make the lead effective--of Tangaluma Light (which had only been established in 1885), also the removal (for the fourth time) of the Yellow Patch Light, and the building of two new cottages for the Fri Mar 31 02:44:09 2017 ...





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