Brisbane Floods

With two major floods in three years, Brisbanites were making comparisons with legendary floods from the past.

I found these two images from the 1893 flood in the Illustrated Sydney News, Saturday 18 February 1893.

Not being a Queenslander, I cannot make any judgements about the severity but it sure looks like a big one!

(There are two more images on page 14. The story is spread across both pages)

brisbaneflood1

brisbaneflood2

2 Responses

  1. Looks like Brissie had a fair share of Kiwis even in those days of non-Football … New Zealand Insurance? ;-)

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  2. LOL – All-Blacks go to Queensland and become All-Maroons. :)

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