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26-October-2014
26-October-2014
Photographs supplied by John Huth

Flood Marker erected by Brisbane City Council in 1999 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1974 flood in Brisbane. 

In January 1974 Brisbane was subjected to the worst flooding of the river since 1893. Heavy rain began to fall on Friday 25 January and by Saturday night 375mm had fallen in Brisbane. There were higher falls in the inland parts of the catchment. Vast areas of Brisbane were flooded and 14 lives were lost, 6700 homes ruined and 5000 people left homeless. The cost was almost $200 million.

Note : The plaque which was erected at the site of the Flood Marker commemorating the 25th anniversary and giving details is missing. 

Location

Address:Green Terrace, Downey Park, Windsor, 4030
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.441626
Long: 153.025055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood
Actual Event STart Date:25-January-1974

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Source: MA
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