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Cyclone Althea Plaque
Cyclone Althea Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Ian Bevege

The plaque recognises the gratitude of Townsville citizens to the Australian Army for its help during Cyclone Althea in 1971.

Cyclone Althea hit the North on Christmas eve 1971 and, until Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin three years later, was considered the worst ever cyclone to hit a populated area in Australia.


Address:The Strand, ANZAC Park, Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255576
Long: 146.823009
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:24-December-1971
Actual Event End Date:24-December-1971


Front Inscription


This Plaque Records The Sincere Gratitude
And Appreciation Of All Townsville People
For The Outstanding Contribution Made By
Officers And Men Of The Australian Army
In Townsville Towards The Recovery Of This
City From The Serious Damage And Losses
Caused By Cyclone Althea On
Friday, December 24, 1971.

Erected By The Townsville City Council

Source: MA
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