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On arrival, the farm buildings were well alight and the fire was at risk of spreading to the house.

The fire was fierce, local water was soon exhausted.

Several buildings were destroyed, also much equipment and some animals.

A man ( Palmer ) sleeping in the stable was accused of starting the fire and was arrested, tried and the case dismissed.

Cpt F A Beale.
Fm J Stevens
Fm J Bull
Fm J Davis
Fm W Blake
Fm Jerome
Fm H Noyce
Fm G Canning