Williams Street Dayboro in flood – 5th February 1931

Williams Street Dayboro in flood – 5th February 1931

Like last week’s photo, this photograph was taken from the house that was located next to the service station, although it was taken 80 years earlier than last week’s photo.  The photograph was taken before the flood had peaked.  The buildings are the Dayboro Sawmill with the railway goods shed to the left. 

The North Coast and Stanley District News of 12th February 1931 reported

“…On Thursday morning rain fell at the rate of an inch an hour, and the flood was worse than that of 93. In the main street, there was over 3ft. of water and several houses had to be abandoned…The water was nearly a foot deep in the butter factory.  The Rush Creek bridge collapsed, and losses of stock are reported. The approaches to the bridges over the Pine River at Lacey’s Creek and Armstrong Creek were badly damaged…It will be some considerable time before rail communication is restored…Dayboro township was isolated for three days…

 The rainfall registrations during the period at D’Aguilar and Delaney’s Creek were not so high as on Mt. Mee, which registered 54 inches at the State School for the eight days…”  That is approx. 1370 mm.

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