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The plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1916 flood.

On the night of 28 December 1916 when cyclonic waters rushed through the town sweeping houses away, forcing people to clamber up trees to escape the torrent, and drowning at least 65 people. This memorial is found at the town entrance and the height marked is indicative of the water depth of this event. The monument is in the shape of a tree trunk because trees played an important role in saving some lives from the sudden floodwaters.


Address:Drummond & Capricorn Streets, 1916 Flood Memorial, Clermont, 4721
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.8175
Long: 147.639167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:29-December-1916
Actual Event End Date:29-December-2016


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 2016
Front Inscription

In memory of lives lost

This plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1916 flood and remembers with respect and dignity the more than 60 men, women and children whose lives were tragically lost during this devastating disaster.

This plaque was unveiled by Mayor anne Baker and Councillor Lyn Jones on behalf of the residents of Monash Lodge and Isaac Regional Council on 1 October 2016.


Right Side Inscription



Source: MA
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