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Picture relating to Vernor - titled 'Engraving of the Vernor family rescued during the February flood near Fernvale, 1893'

Engraving of the Vernor family rescued during the February flood near Fernvale, 1893

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1893
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Captain Robert Vernor, a selector who took up land in the Esk district in 1868, had seved in the British Army in the Connaught Rangers. (Information taken from Department of Natural Resources and Water, Queensland Placenames database, 2007, retrieved 18 April 2007 from

The script under the engraving describes the members of the Vernor family stranded in trees in the Upper Brisbane River when their punt capsized during the floods. After a long night in the trees the family of eight was rescued and brought ashore exhausted and hungry.

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