In January 1920, 100 years ago, it rained quite a bit. The Brisbane Courier of 8th January 1920 reported “DAYBORO: January 7. Unsettled weather still prevails, with light to heavy showers. Up to 8 a.m. yesterday a further 2in fell, totalling 8.9in since the weather broke” which converts to approx. 226 mm.
Two weeks later it rained again. The Brisbane Courier of 22nd January 1920 reported “DAYBORO: January 21. Rain commenced to fall yesterday at about 8 a.m., and up to 8 o’clock this morning 5in. had fallen. The Pine River and all creeks are in high flood. Light to heavy rain was still falling at 2 p.m.” 5 inches converts to approx. 127mm.
The date of this photograph is unknown other than it was taken sometime between 1915 when the house at what is 1 Hay Road was built and before the Railway was opened in September 1920 [the railway buildings are not in the photo].