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(128 pictures)
Picture relating to Bowen - titled 'Storm damaged Australian Joint Stock Bank at Bowen, 1884'
Picture relating to Bowen - titled 'Bowen Railway Station after the 1899 cyclone'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Clement Wragge, ca. 1901'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Destruction of the Burns, Philp and Company's Bulk Store in Townsville caused by Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Bowen - titled 'Storm damaged Cooke's Hotel at Bowen after Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Anglican Church Bishop's Lodge, Townsville, 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Storm damaged buildings in Townsville following Cyclone 'Leonta' in 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Storm damaged houses in Townsville caused by Cyclone Leonta, 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Remains of St. John's Church, Townsville, which was destroyed by Cyclone 'Leonta' in 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Townsville after being struck by Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Flinders Street, Townsville, after Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Destruction of St. James Rectory by Cyclone Leonta, Townsville, 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Destruction of the Townsville Hospital's Harvey Ward caused by Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Sacred Heart Cathedral in Townsville, 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Destruction of Chinese Mission Hall in Townsville caused by Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Partially destroyed Townsville Grammar School after Cyclone 'Leonta', 1903'

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Destruction of St. James Rectory by Cyclone Leonta, Townsville, 1903

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1903
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Image of the back portion of St. James Rectory showing the remains of the kitchen and outbuildings. [Description supplied with photograph]
Cyclone Leonta struck Townsville on March 9, 1903. Hurricane force winds caused much damage to buildings including the brick hospital and grammar school. There were ten deaths in total, eight being killed in the hospital. [Information taken from: Tropical cyclone impacts along the Australian east coast from November to April 1858 to 2000, retrieved 22 October 2003, from <http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/impacts-eastcoast.htm>]

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Medical (open in new window) photo collection.