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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
Long: 114.743889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Approx. Event Start Date:1888
Approx. Event End Date:1888


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th May, 2009
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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