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A monument commemorates the victims of the 1888 flood.
In 1888 a great flood devastated Greenough, costing at least four lives and destroying or severely damaging most homes and businesses. The Greenough River burst its banks after heavy rains inland and inundated the Front Flats and a large section of the Back Flats.
The Government organised the collection of donations and the relief fund provided £3,057 in aid by July of 1889. This memorial was funded by the Geraldton Historical Society, the City of Geraldton-Greenough and descendants of the deceased.
|Address:||Brand Highway, Greenough Pioneer Cemetery, Greenough, 6532|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.944444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1888|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1888|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th May, 2009|
Dedicated to the memory of
William Bone (50 years)
Catherine Bridgeman (65 years)
Isabella Cole (50 years)
Thomas Cole (57 years)
Who lost their lives in the flood of February 1888 and are buried in this vicinity.
Erected by the Geraldton Historical Society, the City of Geraldton Greenough and descendants of the deceased.