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Kalinga Flood Marker : 28-07-2013
Kalinga Flood Marker : 28-07-2013
Photographs supplied by John Huth

Flood Marker erected by Brisbane City Council in 1999 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1974 flood in Brisbane. The marker shows the maximum level reached by the floodwaters in Kalinga Park on Tuesday 29th January 1974. The flood waters reached 8.4 metres from the creek.

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 details was missing when the image was photographed in 2013. 


Address:Bertha Street, Kalinga Park , Kalinga, 4030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.405681
Long: 153.051642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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