—A White Countryside —
Reports were received in The Register Office on Tuesday that a light fall of snow had occurred at Angaston, and that at Clare it had been falling steadily since 6.30 a.m. Mr. C. J. H. Wright, of Merildin, called and reported that snow fell heavily between Merildin and Manoora on Tuesday morning. The telegraph poles and fencing posts were white, black horses had adopted a magpie colour, and the backs of sheep were covered with snow. There was not a vestige of green to be seen any where, and so dense was the fall that one could not see more than 100 yards in front of him. The snow hanging to the dry stinkwort in the paddocks and on the tufts of grass along the railway line presented a picturesque stereoscopic effect. Animals evidently felt the cold very much, for horses were herded together in the corners of paddocks. Sheep did not feel the weather so keenly, although there was a likelihood of mortality among the younger lambs. Mr. Wright did not expect that the snowstorm would cause more damage to the crops than would frost. Seeding in the district had been protracted on account of wet weather, and the crops were backward. He pointed out that Broken Hill people on the train journey to Adelaide were greatly interested in the snow, as only on Monday they had had a dust storm, and evidence of it was on one of the passengers’ hats. As regarded the snow, thousands of acres were one mass of white, and in many places it was a couple of inches deep. Considerable interest was aroused in the city on Tuesday by the presence of a large snowball, which a gardener from Forest Range displayed at various places.