The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 2
Mr. Webster to Dr. Hector
Mr. Webster to Dr. Hector.
18th January, 1873.
A most disastrous flood occurred at Collingwood last Tuesday, carrying away the coal wharf bodily, and Mr. Marshall advises me that thirteen of the tramway bridges are completely wrecked; estimated damage about £200. Mr. Marshall also notifies that the new contractors for the tunnel have thrown up their contract, after doing about 10 feet, and recommends that 200 feet of the tough measures be tendered for, as it is difficult to convince men that the ground will become easier.
M. Webster,Dr. Hector, Wellington.