The dreaded disease of Typhoid Fever had taken possession of our little town during the 1893 flood.
The School of Arts was used as a hospital. The building was filled with patients and a number of deaths occured.
The fever came again in January 1895 with many people stricken. The Baptist Minister, The Rev W Chaseling, died of the disease.
The cause of the typhoid was thought to be from seepage of back yard toilet pits into wells nearby as well as seepage from the cemetary into Dillins Lagoon, from where Hinton drew most of its drinking water.