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)