The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 26 February 1848, page 4.
M’Leay River, February 2.-The floods in this district have caused great destruction to the standing crops and also to the maize stored in the barns from last year. The inundation was very rapid, and higher than has ever been Known by the oldest residents, excepting an aged black, who states that ” when a picaniny cabon water all the same.”
Yarra-bandini was completely covered, und for many miles around was one sheet of water, in some places 15 to 20 feet deep, and -a fleet of sailing craft could have sailed on the spot where the horses should have run on the 26th January. Messrs. Chapman, Rudder, Ducat, Scott, and the small settlers lower down, are sufferers by the loss of stock, maize etc.
YARRABANDINI : BIRTHPLACE OF HARRIET FRANCES AND WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS IN 1852 and 1854 respectively.
Wednesday, July 9, 1851.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 July 1851, page 4.
TRANSFERS of runs.
It is hereby notified, for general information, that the interest of the previous occupants in the undermentioned runs of crown lands has
been transferred, with the sanction of the government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the regulations of 1st January, 1848, namely :-.
Chapman and Co.-Yarrabandini-to Chapman Frederick William
DO READ THIS ARTICLE : especially those of us with family from Yarrabandini. An Amazing tale of mud, and Chapmans, and holes more than 14 feet deep.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306237 The Brisbane Courier Monday 9 January 1871, page 4.