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(6 pictures)
Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Scene in Winton, Queensland during flooding, ca.1930'
Picture relating to Innisfail - titled 'Sunken boat at Flying Fish Point, Innisfail, 1930'
Picture relating to Indooroopilly - titled 'Crowded cruise boat travelling up the Brisbane River, 1930'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Yachts anchored in Ross Creek, Townsville, ca. 1930'
Picture relating to Barney Point - titled 'Man, woman and children on a small rowing boat at Barney Point, Gladstone, Queensland, 1930'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Ships docked at Petrie Bight, Brisbane, ca. 1930'

Scene in Winton, Queensland during flooding, ca.1930

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1930
(contact QldPics about this picture)


Men on tower are looking out over the flooded channels to Mills Creek at the Police boat which was rescuing A. Blackman from an island between Mills and Nuslake Creeks during breaking of 1925-30 drought.( Description supplied with photograph.)

Winton is located in Central Queensland, 1400km North West of Brisbane. It is the major town in a cattle and sheep raising region. Originally known as Pelican Waterhole, it was renamed Winton by Robert Allen, the first postmaster. The town of Winton was gazetted in 1879. Winton is best known as the place where Banjo Paterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and the first performance of that song. (Information taken from Walkabout website, retrieved 12 July 2007 from

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: