BRUCE HERALD JAN 31, 1882
In the great flood of 1878 was a report of Balmoral home [Archibald’s house] submerged under 2.5 meters of water, while the family camped out in tents on the sand hills near their home. This flood was in fact several floods - September 25-26, September 29-30 and October 4 and October 12. These flood were the making of Inch Clutha. Before then the ground was very uneven, the tussocks standing up so the ploughing was practically impossible. Flood waters brought down a lot of silt which levelled up the ground and a great deal of the vegetation died out so cultivation became quite easy. to the Inch Clutha Presbyterian Church 150 years ago is housed, and still rings out each Sunday.
Then it was back to Stirling for the unveiling of a plaque by Crawford Anderson of Wanaka to commemorate his birthday and the naming of Stirling after his birthplace Stirling, in Scotland.
The plaque, and an information panel, is beside the oak tree planted at the 1985 reunion.
Lunch at the Athenaeum followed, with the family also visiting the Anderson family homes at Stirling and Inch Clutha, and burial sites at Bal- clutha cemeteries. Family artefacts are on display at the South Otago Museum, Balclutha.