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Picture relating to Clermont - titled 'Flood damaged houses at Clermont, 1916'
Picture relating to Clermont - titled 'People at Clermont after the flood, 1916'
Picture relating to Clermont - titled 'Flood damaged, two-storey house at Clermont, 1916'
Picture relating to Clermont - titled 'Flood damaged Lagoon Bridge at Clermont, 1916'

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People at Clermont after the flood, 1916

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1916
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The 'Clermont Disaster' was caused by a cyclone that crossed the coastline between Bowen and Mackay on 27 December 1916. Torrential rain over the catchments of Wolfgang and Sandy Creeks above Clermont precipitated great flooding that cost 61 lives and caused enormous damage to buildings and livestock. The lower part of Clermont was submerged and the Theresa Creek recorded its highest flood level (Information taken from: B. Harman, Documentary and investigation of the Clermont storm, December, 1916).
This image shows a group of people sheltering in the Rectory after the flood at Clermont (Description supplied with photograph).

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