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Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Building damaged in a cyclone in Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Sydney Street, Mackay, after a cyclone in 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Refugee tents at Mackay after the cyclone, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damaged Grand Hotel and buoy at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damaged Methodist Church at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to the Grand Hotel, Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damaged ships in the Pioneer River at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damaged ships at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclonic conditions on the Pioneer River, Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Workers clear a cyclone damaged house at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to the Tay (ship) at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to a house at Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to the township of Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to a theatre at Mackay , 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage at the Pioneer River, Mackay, 1918'
Picture relating to Mackay - titled 'Cyclone damage to Croker's Wharf at Mackay , 1918'

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Building damaged in a cyclone in Mackay, 1918

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1918
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An image of a building, situated on the north side of Pioneer River, with its roof damaged in a cyclone in 1918.
A disastrous cyclone hit the coast of Queensland in January 1918, one of the hardest hit areas being Mackay, which was inundated by a consequent tidal wave on the 20th and 21st of that month. For some period after the eye passed through Mackay the outside world had no real idea of the devastation, as all communications had been cut. Telegraph lines were down and dangerous seas prevented any navigation to the port of Mackay. The cyclone and the accompanying deluge (about 266mm were registered) wreaked havoc in the town of Mackay and particularly on the waterfront. Buildings were partially destroyed, unroofed, and overturned. Croker's stores on the riverfront were flattened. The ship 'Tay' and the barge 'Apa' were aground on the north bank, and the Sydney Street Bridge no longer spanned the river (Information taken from: TimeWalks, 2004, retrieved 27 May 2004 from <http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/qh/treasures/timewalks/other/mackay/cycloneQueensland >

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